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Platform Engineer

Swiss Re

Information about the position

  • Place of work: Mlynské nivy 12, Bratislava
  • Basic wage component (gross) and other rewards: From 1 700 EUR/monthMinimum base salary for this job is from 1700 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

Our Stargate Platform Engineering Team is looking for an enthusiastic Platform Engineer who is ready for an exciting career. We architect, develop and maintain Swiss Re data engineering backbone, named Stargate – our state-of-the-art data platform, while it processes petabytes of real-world data and used broadly within Swiss Re!

As our Platform Engineer you will chip in architecture decisions, design and development of various integrations for the Stargate analytics platform, mainly:
- Architect, develop and maintain integrations between Stargate platform and other Swiss RE IT systems.
- Identify, architect and implement automations that improve our platform.
- Secure and report Stargate availability and reliability, by monitoring the platform metrics (resource usage, performance, network I/O, etc)
- Establish and nurture constructive alliances with Stargate internal clients, and power-user communities in the business.
- Work closely together with Palantir engineers, in order to improve Stargate platform.
- Be the guiding voice for platform users! Advising and tutoring them on best practices and recommended patterns inside the platform.
- Improve and coordinate the platform access model and operations.
- Supervise, coordinate between interested parties and resolve support issues and documentation relevant topics from the platform knowledge base.

About the Team

We, the Stargate Platform Engineering, are a distributed team with members in both Switzerland and Slovakia. Together we empower Swiss Re's business units in developing state-of-the-art technology solutions using sophisticated analytics techniques applied to both structured and unstructured data for their business.

Stargate is composed of multiple globally distributed teams of high-profile software engineers and data scientists specialized in data & text mining and visual analytics. We also keep a tight relationship with the academia on groundbreaking research for modelling and analytics. This is an excellent opportunity to work with a few of the best minds in their fields while helping shape one of the industry leading analytical platforms, broaden your knowledge in the area of distributed computing, access concepts, infrastructure and large IT solution operations.

Information about the selection process

*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 are an equal opportunity employer, and we value diversity at our company. Our aim is to live visible and invisible diversity – diversity of age, race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, physical abilities, personalities and experiences – at all levels and in all functions and regions. We also collaborate in a flexible working environment, providing you with a compelling degree of autonomy to decide how, when and where to carry out your tasks.

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

University education (Bachelor's degree)
University education (Master's degree)
Postgraduate (Doctorate)

Language skills

English - Upper intermediate (B2)

Personality requirements and skills

What is the profile of the ideal candidate for this position? Here are some characteristics:
- Fascinated by Big Data concepts and engineering. Previous experience with Apache Big Data projects (e.g. Spark, Hadoop, Flink, Kafka) is a plus.
- Strong understanding data processing architectures and computing technologies.
- IT professional holding consistent practical experience with databases, Linux administration, networking and security.
- Having previously worked as application manager, infrastructure specialist, DevOps or Platform Engineer with tech stack of interest.
- Hold excellent technical writing skills: you can distil complex technical issues into small, clear nuggets of information, and are capable of effectively communicating with vendors' support specialists.
- Experienced developing data intensive processes on distributed systems.
- Understands complex relationships between in-house and cloud-based application components, including authentication, authorization, encryption and performance.
- Has proven track record of experience with SQL, Java, Python, Spark, Linux, Security, Network Integration and other DevOps concepts.
- Proficient English skills and a mature communication style is required.
- AWS/Azure/GCP certificates are a plus
- Holds a bachelor or master's degree in one of the following (or related) fields as a plus: Computer Science, Computer/Electronics Engineering


Brief description of the company

As the world's leading and most diversified global reinsurer, we offer as our core business financial services products that enable risk taking essential to enterprise and progress. Our company was founded in Zurich, Switzerland in 1863, and operates in more than 25 countries and provides its expertise and services to clients throughout the world. We combine financial strengths with experience, knowledge and creative thought to explore new opportunities in the interests of our clients, staff and shareholders.

Number of employees

1000 and more employees

Company address

Swiss Re Business Services (Slovakia) s.r.o.
Mlynske Nivy 12
821 08 Bratislava


Kontaktná osoba: Maria Pollakova