Head IT Application Development and Operations (Agile/DevOps)

  • Competitive
  • Zurich, Switzerland
  • Permanent, Full time
  • SIX Group Services AG
  • 25 Apr 19

Head IT Application Development and Operations (Agile/DevOps)

SIX Group AG (SIX) offers products and services for securities trading, stock market transactions, financial information and payment transactions in four business units. The company is owned by its own users, around 130 banks, and is a central infrastructure provider, ensuring the flow of information and money between banks, traders, merchants, investors and service providers worldwide.
Financial Information - one of SIX's four business units- is a leading global provider of financial information with core expertise in reference and regulatory data, especially corporate actions. With offices in 23 countries around the world, it combines the advantages of local expertise with global reach to serve the wealth and asset management industry as well as global financial institutions.

Main duties
As Head of Product Provisioning & Delivery you report to the Head of IT, Financial Information and lead a series of 4-6 DevOps teams (~80 people, representing IT functions such as business analysis, architecture, requirements engineering, application, risk and project management and security) that follow an agile methodology (SAFe, Scrum, Kanban). The mission is to deliver and operate services that extract data from the central data factory, organize it into packages according to the product catalogue and deliver them to customers according to their respective needs. You hold overall responsibility for the delivery and the run of all applications and services while guiding an exciting product and technology transformation to lay a new state of the art foundation for future offerings. In addition, you manage a sizeable budget, ensure alignment with internal and external stakeholders and maintain excellent service levels.

Your profile
You have at least 10 years of experience in a similar application development leadership position in an international IT organization. You have an inspiring, collaborative and mobilizing leadership style and are used to leading team heads (span of command at least 2 levels). As change agent, you love agile IT environments and have practical experience in DevOps methodology (ideally in the Financial Service industry). With your educational background in computer science or similar you are tech-savvy and able to drive innovation especially in the Big Data, Machine Learning and Cloud Computing fields. Thanks to your fluency in English (French/German a plus) you have strong communication skills including c-level in a multicultural context.

Interested?
Has this transformational mission critical function with strong quality and security requirements and high visibility and exposure to senior management caught your attention? Would you like to work in a highly agile environment promoting customer focus, collaboration, ownership and trust? If so, please send us your complete application.

If you have any questions, please call Melanie Kurath +41 58 399 31 80.

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