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Tech Area Lead - Risk Insights

Swiss Re

Information about the position

  • Place of work: Bratislava
  • Basic wage component (gross) and other rewards: From 4 000 EUR/monthMinimum base salary for this job from 4000 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

Are you a senior technology leader with a hands-on approach to coaching and guiding technologists to deliver solutions? Do you embrace the servant-leader model of technology leadership? Are able to plan the strategic technology direction while executing tactically to achieve short-term goals that are aligned to the strategic goals?

If you answered yes to all these questions, then you have the prerequisites needed to be a Tech Area Leader in Swiss Re.

The Risk Insights Tech Area Leader is responsible for the overall technology delivery for Risk Insights Alliance which includes various Product Areas like 'Pricing', 'Medical Reinsurance' , 'Client Guide' and 'Underwriting' . You will partner with the business Alliance lead, Product Area Leaders and Tech Area Leaders of all Product Areas within the Alliance to determine priorities and ensure that technology can support the goals of the organization. You will align technology strategy with fellow Tech Area Leads to maximize technology investments and decide where experimentation is warranted to innovate and drive practices and technology forward.

You will be integral in the decision of technical tooling and carry out regular reviews of performance metrics. From a people management perspective, you will be the ultimate responsibility of the Product Areas technical personnel, including coordination with vendors. You should be able to deal with multiple stakeholders outside your organization. You inform the people in your area about the state and direction of the tech strategy adopted. You will mentor the people around you and drive collaboration and knowledge sharing to benefit your area and the broader organization.

We’re looking for leaders who …

Are hands-on technologists, passionate about technology and eager to learn new technologies and sharing your knowledge

Bring passion to your work inspiring your teams

Have extensive experience of managing agile cross functional and continuous delivery teams

Are a great mentors, strong relationship builders and confident communicators able to facilitate the technical skills of people they lead

Are data driven and a pragmatic problem solvers with business acumen who loves creating order out of chaos and think strategically about tough trade-offs

Have a resilient personality, comfortable with change and able to get over setbacks and motivate peers to do the same

Have ability to listen, comprehend the vision, challenge requirements and work out a realistic design

About the Team

The team consist of Tech Area leads for each Product Area who are highly passionate about technology and deep understanding of business process

The team has a proven track record of successful delivery and have pipeline of deliveries planned for next 2-3 years

The team is also focused on next phase of Cloud transformation which is a critical part of digital transformation

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 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.

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

Language skills

English - Upper intermediate (B2)

Personality requirements and skills

To succeed in this role, you will possess …

Proven experience as technological leader having lead projects spanning multiple teams or headed an IT division or organization

Substantial experience in IT architecture and development in an agile environment

Negotiation capabilities to resolve trade-offs at your level without need for escalating

Proven analytical skills, business acumen and experience making decisions based on hard and soft data

A deep understanding of your area of expertise and the common hurdles and challenges there within

Commitment to the organization’s new way of working through greater collaboration and breaking down of technological siloes

Good understanding of emerging technology trends and Cloud architecture

Experience in designing applications with global regulations and data protection guideline requirements

Open to new ideas and ability to adapt to changes

Experience in applying technology to solve business problems and realize vision & strategy

Experience working with global teams across multiple time zones and cultures


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