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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, Data Factory, Financial Information

Zurich | 80-100 % | Reference 3965



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

You are passionate about leading people, delivering real outcomes to your customers, driving technology transformation, ensuring operational excellence and organizational efficiency.

You will oversee an international organization (US, Switzerland, Poland) made of 70+ staff, following an Agile methodology and organized as a series of DevOps teams.

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



What You Will Do

  • Accountable for all aspects of the Data Factory applications and services lifecycle, from initial inception to daily operations
  • Lead solution design, software engineering and technology transformation in line with SIX enterprise architecture and Financial Information target architecture
  • Maintain level of service and operational stability according to customers SLAs
  • Full management responsibility of the Data Factory team employees and the associated budget
  • Ensure alignment of your team priorities and staff allocation with the business project portfolio and strategy
  • Ensure that IT processes, tooling and services comply with SIX governance, risk, security and compliance policies and meet regulatory requirements

What You Bring

  • Master’s degree in computer science or similar and at least 10 years of experience in leading software engineering teams in major global and international IT organizations, ideally in Financial Services industry
  • Tech-savvy, able to drive innovation and familiar with Agile and DevOps
  • Passionate by customer satisfaction and spotless quality of service
  • Inspiring and mobilizing leadership style with high authenticity and empathy, able to transform organizations and act as a change agent, setting directions and pace in fast evolving environments
  • Ability to create strong and extended networks across diverse teams, functions and cultures
  • Strong communication and negotiation skills, including at C-level
  • Analytical, structured, result oriented mindset
  • Language: Fluent in English, German is a plus

If you have any questions, please call Melanie Kurath at +41 58 399 3180.


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.