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Zurich, ZH, CH


Intern iptiQ EMEA L&H (CTO) 

About iptiQ

Become a part of a growing and dynamic entrepreneurial team within the established Swiss Re Group. iptiQ is a start-up unit, established to provide innovative protection solutions directly to consumers. Our team delivers the coordination, infrastructure and competences that are key to driving forward this new business; working closely with our partners and clients. Our mission is to reduce the protection gap by simplifying life insurance and making it more accessible to people. Our motto is "now life is easier for everyone". For us this means making life insurance easier to sell, to buy and to trust.


About the Role

This is a unique opportunity to see technology from a different angle: As an intern in iptiQ EMEA L&H of Life Capital you will work directly with the Chief Technology and Operations Officer (CTOO) in his role as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and as such participate in all his day-to-day activities, understand and contribute to strategic decisions, experience what it means to operate enterprise software and learn about the insurance business.


Tasks to be performed could include:

  • Assist the CTOO in defining the Tech strategy
  • Participate in key strategic projects (e.g., development of new digital capabilities)
  • Liaise with key stakeholders in business and local peers
  • Perform selection of key packages (e.g., content management, CRM, chatbot)
  • Participate in selected meetings with members of the CTOO Management team and iptiQ's Executive team
  • Independently conduct analysis (excel), prepare presentation (PowerPoint) and explain your results


What will you learn?

  • Experience Technology from a different perspective
  • Understand how to manage technology programs
  • Improve your communication and analytical skills
  • Contribute to Make vs Buy decisions
  • Manage and interact with IT outsources


About the Team


iptiQ is a unit within the newly built Swiss Re Life Capital; established to deliver white-label life insurance solutions to be sold through partners, directly to consumers. We are a young, motivated and technology driven team, organized to provide creative solutions for life insurance distributors across Europe that engage with consumers in non-traditional ways. Through our strong operational infrastructure, creative thinking, insurance know-how and ecommerce competences we want to drive the digitalization of the life insurance business in Europe.


About You


  • You are in your Master studies or have recently completed your Master with an outstanding academic track record in engineering, computer science or similar field (top 5% of students)
  • Do you engage in broad extra-curricular activities which prove your ability to work with different people?
  • Excellent analytical skills and passion for online sales channels
  • Excellent oral and written English, other language like French, German are a plus
  • Curiosity and willingness to step out of your comfort zone
  • Good technical understanding, programming experience in cloud environments (AWS) with nodejs as a plus
  • Team player who naturally brings individuals together as needed, across countries and functions
  • Reliable, open-minded, creative and enthusiastic
  • Are you able to work at a high standard on your own as well as in a variety of project teams?
  • Strong excel and power point skills


Duration of internship: 5-6 months, starting March 2019


We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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