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Scala Software Developer - Zurich, Switzerland


Posted on Apr 25, 2021 by SystemRS

Zürich, Switzerland
Immediate Start
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Scala Software Developer - Zurich, Switzerland

About the Role

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 rapid growth of the business line.

As part of the Insurance and Wealth Planning Software Engineering team you will specifically contribute to a key business unit managing the processing, trading and hedging of long-maturity Life-Insurance Products through a modern white-labelling IT platform

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • 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
  • Contribute 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


  • Fluency in English is essential
  • 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 Google Cloud Platform
  • Akka/Akka Persistence/Akka HTTP/Akka Streams
  • Cats/FS2
  • Slick
  • Kafka/event streaming pipelines
  • Docker
  • Kubernetes
  • AWS
  • Jenkins

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