SIX drives the transformation of financial markets.


What sets us apart drives us ahead: between local roots and global relevance, we are a unique blend of tradition and future, of foundation and growth. We value bright minds and inspire them to grow with their ideas. Come and shape the future of finance with us.



 Head Application Operations (80-100%)

Zurich | working from home up t 60% | Reference 6270



Do you want to work in an agile, self-organized environment where passion, trust, innovation and operational robustness are key principles? 
Are you keen on learning new things and introducing fresh perspectives to tackle challenging topics? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you!


As responsible for the application IT operations team for SIX Swiss Exchange, you will be part of a dynamic team. The pivotal role involves overseeing the operations of critical applications in a large IT environment.



What You Will Do 

  • lead the application IT operations team, provide guidance, mentorship, and instruction to the DevOps team. Establish values such as collaboration, communication, service consciousness, motivation etc.

  • ensure the operational service level and stability of the applications for the SIX Swiss Exchange

  • collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure seamless operations and information flow

  • identify and implement opportunities to improve and automate operational tasks in the entire application landscape

  • improve DevOps processes, identify bottlenecks, inefficiencies, and areas for automation or optimization, and implement the solutions

  • strategy development for a shared future with our sister organization responsible for the BME exchanges


What You Bring 

  • 5+ years of experience managing a team of DevOps engineers in an Agile environment with a higher educational achievement in software engineering or a technology related field

  • experience with modernizing the operational aspects of legacy applications and implement automation tools and frameworks (CI/CD pipelines)

  • proven experience in managing either observability tools such as monitoring platforms (e.g Prometheus, Grafana etc.), logging solutions and distributed tracing to provide insights into system and application behavior, or managing CI Automation tools such as Azure DevOps, GitLab/Github, Ansible, ArgoCD

  • experience working on Production environments taking into consideration customer uptime, disaster recovery plans & incident troubleshooting

  • fluent in English (both verbal and writing), moderate German, Spanish is a plus


If you have any questions, please call Alisha Thoma at +41 58 399 53 34.


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. 

What We Offer

Flexible Work Models
We trust our employees and offer a work environment that is well-balanced, productive and fosters success. 

Personal Development
You will benefit from a culture of continuous learning and feedback. Your personal growth is supported through an extensive learning offering.

Agile Working Methods 
Whether through scrum or design thinking,
we solve exciting tasks together in teams.