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Technology Quality Architect

Swiss Re

Information about the position

  • Place of work: Mlynské nivy 12, Bratislava
  • Basic wage component (gross) and other rewards: From 2 700 EUR/monthMinimum base salary for this job from 2700 EUR gross/month/full time. Our offer to you may be higher based on your skills and experience and will include additional rewards and benefits.
  • Contract type: full-time

Job description, responsibilities and duties

About the team
As part of the team Technology Quality & Assurance Services, you will support all build and run activities within IT. Our team ensures the architectural fit and the end-to-end quality of all IT solutions, whether in-house developed or 3rd party solutions requiring technical integration.

About the role
Your primary responsibility is to ensure and improve the quality of Swiss Re's IT infrastructure. You have insight in all important IT projects and visibility to senior management. Your main tasks are:
- Introduce and utilize Service Reliability Engineering practices to improve the quality, security, reliability and performance of the whole lifecycle of IT infrastructure services, from design, through deployment, operation and improvement.
- Support the cloud transformation of the IT organization to public cloud environments (Azure, AWS, Alibaba) and modern technologies.
- Perform quality reviews for prioritized development artefacts (architectural and solution design, system configurations with special focus on the security and business continuity aspects).
- Raise infrastructure quality risks to the appropriate level of risk taker.
- Reflect on, improve and share technology standards, guidelines and best practices to avoid duplication of past mistakes.
- Drive the community communication process "Architecture Forum", which serves as a reflection, learning and norming body for technology architecture, design and quality.
- Support project teams with design, architecture, or technology challenges.
- Contribute to the further development of our infrastructure architecture landscape.

Information about the selection process

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, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Minimum base salary for this job from 2700 EUR gross/month/full time. Our offer to you may be higher based on your skills and experience and will include additional rewards and benefits. We are required by law to disclose basic wage component (minimum salary) for the advertised positions. We carefully consider your professional competencies, qualifications and experience in our compensation package and/or when offering you other positions. Our compensation philosophy is to pay fairly, also considering market situation and the value employees may bring to Swiss Re.

We provide feedback to all candidates via email. If you have not heard back from us, please check your spam folder.

Requirements for the employee

Candidates with education suit the position

Secondary with school-leaving examination
Follow-up/Higher Professional Education
University education (Bachelor's degree)
University education (Master's degree)
Postgraduate (Doctorate)

Language skills

English - Upper intermediate (B2)

Personality requirements and skills

About You
Ideally, you are a solutions architect with a full-stack developer background and solid experience as a Service / Site Reliability Engineer, or an IT infrastructure engineer. You have a broad, end-to-end understanding of IT infrastructure and platform services, but are also able to drill down to understand solution components and the factors that impact their quality. You have an in-depth understanding on end-to-end application security, including infrastructure and cloud solutions. You have a passion for technology and are now looking for a job with a global impact.
- More than 7 years relevant working experience, including experience in managing team members, suppliers and vendors.
- BSc or MSc in a relevant field (Computer Science, Information Technology, or similar).
- Experience in introducing DevOps, Continuous Delivery, and "Infrastructure as Code".
- Strong experience in designing, analyzing and troubleshooting IT infrastructure systems, including various Cloud platforms.
- Expert in technical solution design, technology architecture and technologies in an enterprise environment.
- Practical skills in applying state-of-the-art procedures, tools and methods to realise IT solutions and systematically solve problems.
- Experience with the major Cloud platforms, MS Azure preferred.
- Thorough understanding of the latest security principles, techniques, and protocols.
- Proven ability to own, drive and manage change across a complex environment.
- Very strong team working skills, ability to promote cross-functional teamwork.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills in English (written and spoken), German beneficial.


Brief description of the company

As the world 's leading reinsurance company, Swiss Reinsurance Company, based in Zurich, Switzerland, we specialize in covering concepts in capital and risk management.
We combine financial strength with experience, knowledge and creative thought to exploit new opportunities in the interests of our clients, staff and shareholders. Opportunities for you. Opportunities for us.

Number of employees

1000 and more employees

Company address

Swiss Re Management AG, org. zložka
Mlynské Nivy 12
821 08 Bratislava


Contact person: Miroslava Stratena