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Development Lead for Python


Our opportunity
Development Lead for PythonHybrid

Interested in working in a stimulating and challenging environment in developing actuarial applications in python, adopting DevOps and cloud technologies? Interested in gaining detailed first-hand insights into advanced financial models and their implementation from a truly global perspective?

Your role
As the team is currently accelerating its cloud and DevOps adoption, this is a great opportunity to shape our journey. We build new and actively refactor existing actuarial applications using the right mix of modern technologies (e.g. Python, Conda, Airflow, Kubernetes, Containers, Azure Cloud). As part of this we are actively transforming the way we work by adopting DevOps and agile principles and by leveraging innovation and capabilities cloud technologies and modern development platforms offer to us.


As a Development Lead for Python, your main responsibilities will involve: 

  • Lead the re-design and transition to a python cloud environment of actuarial applications which are crucial for Zurich business steering and regulatory reporting (e.g. replicating portfolio for market risk, economic scenario generator, etc.).
  • Oversight and coach less experienced team members in delivering systems/applications refactoring/enhancements and in embracing more modern technologies and way of working (e.g. DevOps).
  • Actively engage with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders to leverage top level expertise and services and to ensure life actuarial applications and systems are up to highest quality standards.
  • Keeping abreast of latest technological developments and best practice to identify and implement future developments.
  • Lead application development strategy and best practice for the whole team.
  • Lead a small team of developers


Your Skills and Experience 

As a Development Lead for Python, your skills and qualifications will ideally include:


  • Master in computer science or related fields
  • 5+ years of experience as software engineer or developer, ideally working on financial models implementation (e.g. economic capital modelling, economic scenarios generator implementation, etc.)
  • Hands-on experience with Python or other programming languages commonly used in finance (e.g. C, R) is a must.
  • Hand-on experience with DevOps tools (e.g. Git, CI/CD pipelines, etc.) and package/environment management systems (e.g. conda)
  • Knowledge of Cloud Services in Azure or others major cloud providers (e.g. AWS, etc.) is a plus
  • Interest in automation topics and workflow orchestration tools (e.g. Apache Airflow) is a plus
  • Passion about technology and ability to develop innovative solutions with a problem-solving and solution-oriented attitude, with a strong commitment to quality
  • Strong sense of responsibility and adherence to deadlines
  • Good communication, coordination and team leading skills
  • Good English (verbal and written)


We offer

Apart from minimal monthly salary offer starting from 3100EUR/gross and a yearly bonus we offer benefits package which includes:


Working time benefits

Personal days off, Concentrated work week, Additional vacation, Home office, Extra days off at occasion of childbirth, Sabbatical leave


Monetary benefits

Life insurance from Zurich Austria, Compensation for salary loss during sick leave, 3rd pension pillar contribution, Risk Life Insurance, Meal contribution on top of the legally required minimum, Years of service bonus, Wedding bonus, Baby bonus


Other benefits

Edenred electronic cafeteria, Public Transport contribution, Maternity leave benefits, Company and team events, Free parking at the office building, Massages in the office



Professional Certifications, Online Education Portals, Extensive Onboarding program, Strengths based culture (GALLUP)


  • Location(s): Bratislava 
  • Hybrid working: It would be nice to meet you in the office 2-3 times a week, if you live close by. We are also open to hear your preference to work from home more often
  • Schedule: Full-time


About us

At our company, we recognize the importance of fostering an open-minded, safe and inclusive environment for everyone. We stand with diversity and respect different backgrounds and lifestyles. That's why we've implemented numerous initiatives to ensure our employees feel comfortable, accepted and respected at all times.

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