PartnerRe Ltd. is a leading global reinsurer, providing multi-line reinsurance to insurance companies. It is a dynamic, challenging, and rewarding place to work. We are always looking for bright, proactive people with expert knowledge skills, and integrity to join our international team. Our culture is based on trust, responsibility, openness, and initiative, and we pride ourselves on delivering the best possible reinsurance solutions for our clients.
Deployment Engineer (80%-100%)
This opportunity, based in our Zurich office is embedded in our Life & Health, Tools and & Technology team.
PartnerRe uses R intensively and actively supports the local R user community. Tools & Technology is a growing team operating at the intersection of business and IT. We are ensuring that actuaries and data scientist have seamless access to state-of-the-art analytics capabilities and tools.
About the role
In this position you will take a key technical role in design, development and implementation of our deployment process for the Analytics Platform and related tools.
Furthermore you will closely collaborate with team members to enhance our current approach based on containerization with Docker, CI/CD pipelines, and Ansible/Terraform. You will extend our monitoring and management of the hybrid on-premise and cloud-based deployments.
You will contribute to company-wide user base as subject matter expert on how to improve application performance, security, ease of deployment, and stability.
You will work closely with the IT team to enrich deployment tooling and deliver robust enterprise-level security infrastructure. You will diagnose environmental issues and you will actively collaborate in resolving them from concept to completion.
You will engage with vendors and open-source contributors and community to stay abreast of new technologies and exchange ideas.
The primary areas of responsibility are:
- Establish deployment strategy and guidance for production-level scripts, tools and APIs - Implement CI/CD best practices, deployment pipelines and test automation frameworks to enable frequent releases - Introduce system and application telemetry, logging and monitoring to facilitate fast detection and resolution of issues - Maintain continuous system-wide health and proactively seek out potential issues - Ensure appropriate level of documentation for code optimization and deployment related topics - Provide occasional coding support for building R-based tools
You have a passion for creating efficient and robust solutions for broad group of stakeholders by automating operations and improving infrastructure security.
You welcome new challenges and are eager to explore new tools and solutions, assessing them for their potential to improve our deployment process.
You are proactive and can work both, autonomously and in collaborative setting.
You are a skillful communicator who fits well in a dynamic, culturally diverse environment. You enjoy working across locations and time zones in a flexible fashion.
Moreover, you have the following background, skills and mindset:
- Expert proficiency in R and Docker, and SQL - Experience of distributed application concepts and DevOps tools - Solid knowledge of Linux and Ansible - Familiarity with Cloud platforms and tools - Strong debugging and problem-solving skills - Fluency in English
The following experiences and knowledge are plus:
- Container orchestration platforms - Deployment of RStudio products (Server & Shiny) - Improvement of security concepts - Data protection regulations
What we can offer you
An international environment, where you will be challenged, can learn from Senior Specialists and are exposed to multiple sections of our business. Our structure fosters collaboration with various stakeholders. One of PartnerRe's core strengths is its technical know-how, built over many years of investment in the right people working on challenges. Be that person and join us!
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