Head of Software Engineering
About Swiss Re
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
As the Vice President of Software Engineering for iptiQ Americas, you will be working on several of the key technology initiatives leveraging cutting edge data, cloud and integration technologies. Working for the CTO, you will lead a team and be responsible for core platform and associated technologies. You will use your passion about cloud based offerings to implement solutions within a modular architecture. You will be working with some of the brightest and smartest people who are set to be the best and the fastest in life and health insurance space.
The ideal person will be someone who can operate in strategic initiatives and deliver tactically while demonstrating strong analytical and leadership skills. This person will have a deep understanding of technology solutions and have proven him/herself with out of box problem solving skills and innovative mindset.
About the team
We are a fast growing unit, established to deliver innovative protection solutions sold directly to consumers through a wide distribution channels. Our team delivers the coordination, infrastructure and competencies 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 through digital capabilities and making it more accessible to people. Our motto is to "provide protection solutions as they should be". This means delivering solutions consumers feel good about buying and we feel good about selling.
Imagine working for a company that truly cares about their employees and customer experience. Imagine working for a values-driven organization that has the ambition and desire to be the best in white label insurance products in the world.
Must have minimum 12 years' experience in software engineering with minimum of 5 years managing a team and 3 years working on Cloud based technologies and SaaS solutions.
Hands-on experience in development of Micro services and containerized application (Docker images or Kubernetes) with expertise in distributed cache and load balancing.
Hands-on experience building browser applications with one or more of the following component-based frameworks: Spring, React, Vue, Angular, Ember, or Polymer
Proven experience with SOA, design patterns, web services technologies, APIs, Applications, Application Ecosystem, and Micro API's.
Extensive Experience with web services standards and related technologies (HTTP, XML, JSON, REST, SOAP, WS*) and authentication methods such as OAuth and SAML
Experience implementing continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) tools and systems with hands-on experience with Jenkins or VSTS.
NoSQL technologies like MongoDB, Redis or HBase
Experience with data integration, data lake approaches, data architecture and ETL tools
Secure code development and security design
Experience implementing messaging or streaming services using Kafka or Rabbit MQ
Experience with Azure based IaaS, PaaS and SaaS solutions is a strong plus.
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science / MIS or relevant work experience
Proven experience in hiring, mentoring and growing a high energy team of technical analyst, developers and automation engineers.
Demonstrated ability to think strategically about business, product, and technical issues.
Strong verbal and written communication skills with proven ability to work effectively across internal and external organizations
Strong analytical, problem solving and influencing skills
Ability to work under pressure and handle multiple priorities with aggressive timelines
Experience working in a Start-up environment is a strong plus
Ability to travel as needed