Lead Software Engineer (java)

iptiQ190 days ago120,000 - 150,000 CHF
Zürich, CH

About this job

Compensation: CHF 120k - 150k
Location options: Paid relocation
Job type: Full-time
Experience level: Senior, Lead
Role: Backend Developer


java, reactjs, rest, javascript, amazon-web-services

Job description

Lead Software Engineer iptiQ EMEA L&H 

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

You will be the Lead Software Engineer for the technology platform within the iptiQ EMEA Technology & Operations department. This is a rare opportunity to join a new business unit within an established company; combining the dynamic spirit of a startup with the backing of Swiss Re's strong organisation.    

As the lead software engineer, you will work closely in multi-functional teams to shape the technology platform that fulfill our business and product vision and ultimately bring value to our customers and partners by disrupting the traditional insurance proposition. This will require seeking complex problems within a distributed infrastructure by designing, implementing and testing simple, scalable, reliable and configurable solutions.

Your responsibilities include:

  • Design and implement new features and/or components within our platform and develop prototypes quickly to allow an iterative approach
  • Deliver high-quality code, focusing on simplicity, performance, maintainability and scalability
  • Optimise applications and components to maximize configurability, speed and efficiency, ease of development of new features and the ability to scale business processes
  • Create common libraries and frameworks demonstrated across the platform to streamline development of complex applications
  • End-to-end responsibility on the applications implemented, including automated testing, monitoring, identifying issues or bottlenecks and delivering improvements of the platform

We are looking forward to working with you as the lead software engineer.

You will report directly to the Head of Digital Innovation of iptiQ EMEA.

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. iptiQ is young, motivated and technology driven team, organised 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


  • Proven software development capabilities, i.e. 5+ years hands-on experience as a full-stack developer and in solution architecture.
  • Experienced in the following languages and frameworks:
    • Mandatory: Enterprise Java
    • Desirable: JavaScript, TypeScript, Docker, React
    • Optional: Camunda, Kafka, Rest Assured, WireMock, OpenShift, AWS
  • Experience with high-traffic micro services architectures and best practices around designing, scaling and monitoring concurrent systems (using different technologies and preferably RESTful APIs and message passing protocols)
  • You carefully evaluate design trade-offs and strive for simple, elegant, algorithmically efficient solutions
  • Your code is easy to read, test and re-use and you constantly improve quality over time
  • You understand performance metrics, how to collect and use them to continuously improve performance, scalability and efficiency
  • Experience in the design of data-models for relational and NoSQL data stores
  • Experience in test-drive-development (TDD) and in the automated testing of APIs and user interfaces

About you:

  • Great team player: you collaborate effectively with team members, express technical leadership supporting your views and ideas while keeping open to different opinions, being fearless and always supplying to the overall growth of the team
  • Open to pair programming and XP techniques
  • Continuous learner who stays up-to-date with the latest trends and carefully vet with proper pragmatism and long-term vision the adoption of new technologies
  • Master’s degree in computer science, engineering or equivalent working experience
  • Ability to speak and write English fluently


Zürich, CH

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