Head of Business Applications (IT)

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  1. Permanent
  2. English
  3. Director
  4. Digital & Technology
  5. Zurich
  6. Financial Services
  7. Application Development, Management, Data Management, ETL Frameworks, Portfolio Management, Asset Management
Our client is an investment management company.
On behalf of our client, Swisslinx is currently looking for a Head of Business Applications (IT).
This is a permanent role based in Zurich.

Your mission

- Overall responsibility of all business applications used by investment professionals, including application development of the underlying data platform
- Business analysis and working with end user on ideas, projects and solving business problems
- Working with senior investment professionals and heads of Compliance, Risk, Legal and the COO
- Managing teams of external part-time and full-time technology consultants
- Making strategic architectural decisions
- Maintenance and support of business applications and data platform
- Analysing, coding and implementation of changes (manageability and maintainability are explicit requirements for this)
- Designing and building interfaces to other applications
- Troubleshooting and debugging
- Responsible for the software development lifecycle and change management process
- Scrum master in an agile team
- Liaising and building relationships with external counterparties and vendors
- Visiting technical conferences and building professional peer networks
- Prepare annual budgets for this area
- Mentoring junior team members
- Reporting to the Head of Technology

Your background

- Have a Bachelor degree in Computer Science or equivalent
- Have at least 10 years of IT experience including architecting data platforms, application development, business analysis with senior investment managers, and experience in leading a technical team
- Have a strong interest in financial services, with a focus in asset and wealth management
- Be a team player
- Have a hands-on mentality and be pro-active
- Have discipline and attention to detail
- Demonstrate strategic vision
- Be familiar with agile methodologies and test-driven development (TDD) in delivering software
- Have experience with the following applications and frameworks, or equivalent:
- Markit EDM (cadis) – data management platforms
- Talend Enterprise – ETL frameworks
- Markit thinkFolio – portfolio management systems
- Tableau - data visualization tools
- ActiveBatch - enterprise scheduling tools
- Java, Python- programming languages
- Microsoft SQL Server - relational databases
- Integrate quickly and work effectively in a multicultural team of professionals
- Have previous work experience in either asset or wealth management, or other related fields in the financial industry
- Be willing to travel internationally

What’s on offer

- Work for a dynamic fast-paced company
- International and multi-cultural working environment

If you think of yourself as a highly motivated, ambitious person, please apply via email: katia@swisslinx.com. For further information, do not hesitate to contact us: +41 (0)58 268 10 40.

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