IT Software Engineer Scala/Java

Employment Type:Contract
Schedule:Start Date: Nov 2018 - Oct 2019
Job Location:Zurich Switzerland
Job Function:

  • As a Software Engineer you will have a unique and exciting opportunity to join a young and dynamic company, committed to delivering value added services in the investment product space.
  • You will be part of the IT Development department, responsible for designing, implementing and maintaining key business applications and services on our highly-specialized investment product management platform. We value Agility (through SCRUM), Technology (through a modern micro-services platform built with functional programming in Scala) and Collaboration.
  • Thanks to a fluid and concentrated organization, frequent communication with end-users and internal training on the investment product domain you will provide concrete and robust technology solutions to our clients, partners and users.
  • As part of the Insurance & Wealth Planning Solutions Development team, you will specifically contribute to a rapid growth of the business line.
  • Deliver high quality solutions in tight timeframes to meet demanding customer requirements
  • Work closely with business and other IT units to gather and understand requirements
  • Contribute to software and architectural design decisions
  • Conduce to a robust automated test suite to work in a continuous integration / continuous deployment environment
  • Become involved in the internal DevOps and Scala guilds, building relationships with other developers and identifying / implementing best practices
  • Maintain close interaction with the business on very diverse topics: front-end portals to management of long-maturity life insurance products
Job Requirement:

  • Fluency in English is essential
  • Eligibility to work in Switzerland
  • Experience building scalable, distributed applications in Scala and Java
  • Strong understanding of Algorithms and Data Structures
  • Experience in developing software in an agile environment
  • Interest in the latest programming trends such as functional and reactive programming
  • Knowledge of relational and non-relational database systems
  • Experience in implementation of APIs for integration with internal and external systems
  • Strong problem solving skills & ability to learn in a fast paced environment
  • Financial background in either banking or the insurance industry
  • Cloud migration activities either Public or Private
  • Experience of working with design thinking techniques in iterative sprints is an advantage to this role
  • CQRS and event sourcing hands on experience
  • Knowledge of server-less architecture would be a benefit
  • DevOps experience configuration management, containers, virtualisation, continuous integration and deployment
  • Practical experience with, either or both, AWS or Azure
  • Akka / Akka Persistence / Akka HTTP / Akka Streams
  • ScalaZ
  • Play
  • Slick
  • Kafka / event streaming pipelines
  • Docker
  • Kubernetes
  • AWS
  • Jenkins
  • AngularJS