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Head IT Architecture Financial Information (80-100%)



IT, Accounting & Finance
Zürich, Switzerland
Posted on Thursday, March 23, 2023

We drive the transformation of the financial markets. That’s why we invest in bright minds, in their ideas, knowledge and development. We do that by combining our best sides.

If you would like to find out why stability makes us so agile, why experience makes us so curious and why empathy makes us so impactful, apply now for the position of

Head IT Architecture Financial Information (80-100%)

Zurich | working from home up to 60% | Reference 5101

The SIX Financial Information IT organization supports the Financial Information business unit (BFI) in achieving its strategic objectives, by designing, delivering, operating, and supporting applications and services throughout their entire life cycle, in an efficient, sustainable, and timely manner.

You are passionate about data, shaping enterprise grade architectures, leading teams in designing customer-centric solutions, driving technology transformation, ensuring operational excellence, and establishing strong collaborations with stakeholders, customers, partners, and suppliers. You will oversee our IT architecture team and lead our design authority, supporting a combined business and IT international organization of over 800 staff, operating under a SAFe® and DevOps model.

The role is based in Zürich, Switzerland (UK and France possible) and you will report to the Head IT, Financial information. SIX offers a hybrid working model.

What You Will Do

  • lead the IT architecture team, own the operating model for the IT architecture practice and organize architecture work
  • accountable for defining and advocating the IT architecture principles and the target IT architecture supporting the business unit strategy and for enabling efficient execution through IT architecture roadmaps
  • lead the solution design that supports organic and inorganic business initiatives and provide design guidance to DevOps teams
  • lead technology excellence: promote IT standards, define enablers meeting technology lifecycle, ensure industry and technology watch, drive innovation and support technical leads in developing staff and adopting new technology
  • accountable for compliance with IT governance: lead design authority, ensure proper IT architecture documentation, contribute to and ensure adherence to SIX Group IT governance (including security, technical debt management, technology lifecycle, operational readiness, etc.)
  • ensure liaison with business stakeholders, customers, technology partners (including support to RFP and M&A) and corporate functions (enterprise architecture, security, compliance, etc.)

What You Bring

  • MSc in Computer Science or similar and at least 10 years of experience in similar positions in the financial services industry, with a focus on Data Management and an international experience
  • strong business acumen and ability to gather and refine business requirements, tech-savvy and able to drive innovation (especially in the Data Management, Analytics, Machine Learning, APIs and Cloud Computing fields)
  • able to shape, share, and drive adoption of an IT vision, balancing short-, mid- and long-term benefits and keeping bigger picture and detailed solutions aligned
  • strong communication (fluent in English, German is a plus) and negotiation skills, towards IT and non-IT audiences, including at C-level
  • pragmatic, result oriented, high-energy personality, able to drive execution and to transform organizations, highly collaborative, able to create strong and extended networks across diverse teams, functions and cultures

If you have any questions, please contact Daniela Eberle at

For this vacancy we only accept direct applications.

Diversity is important to us. Therefore, we are looking to receiving applications regardless of any personal background.

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