He works as a Senior Project Manager in Internet of Things (IoT) Product Development at Munich Re Germany at our location in Munich.
Ensuring continuous development
Jan’s day revolves around bringing existing business models into the IoT landscape. He and his colleagues provide hardware and software that help insurers reduce the complexities involved in underwriting IoT risks. Their turnkey solution comprises data analytics, back-end operations, alerts and monitoring. Jan contributes to several software projects, and his role varies from project to project. As a business developer, he specifies market and customer requirements. As a product owner, he works with agile and waterfall product development tools to build portals, apps, and systems connected to the Internet of Things. And, as a senior project manager, it’s his job to select and adapt tools and methodologies to accomplish the task at hand.
Smooth collaboration is vital to Jan’s projects. He is part of teams where business developers, tech and data specialists can work side-by-side with subject-matter experts from literally any industry sector. As the project’s communication facilitator, his days start with stand-ups. It’s Jan’s job to understand the complexities involved, consider everyone’s perspectives, keep track of the big picture and then translate it all into a set of actions that keep his project on course.
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An insight into Jan's working environment at Munich Re
"For me, smooth collaboration during a project is the number one priority - at Munich Re, that's exactly what we have. I work in teams where business developers, tech and data specialists work side by side with professionals from every industry sector.
I see myself as a communication facilitator for projects. My workday typically starts with stand-up conferences where I get updates. My job is to grasp the existing complexities in each project and to take the different perspectives of all the specialists involved into account. In doing so, I always have to keep an overview and develop packages of measures that keep the respective projects on track."
Our projects are steeped in cutting-edge technology. The solutions we build not only minimise risks and offer actionable insights but can prevent incidents from occurring in the first place. We are not just building a tool to manage risk exposure – we are making the world a safer place.