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 Senior System Engineer (Messaging)

Zurich, Madrid | Working from home up to 60% | Reference 6066



Join SIX Group AG, a leader in the financial services industry. We are seeking for a motivated, talented and experienced System Engineer who is passionate about innovation and automation to enhance our Messaging Platform.

You will be part of an international team that develops and maintains the messaging platform (IBM MQ and Kafka) for multiple lines of business. Your main responsibility will be engineering and operating this platform, but a significant portion of your role will also involve automating processes and enhancing our self-service processes. 

To excel in this role, you should have a background in managing platforms with a strong passion for automation and enjoy working collaboratively in an Agile team. You should possess experience and knowledge in common messaging patterns. You will be expected to drive and enforce standardization, simplification, and scalability by taking on responsibilities as a DevOps engineer, challenging the status quo, and introducing new ideas and solutions. Your expertise in Kubernetes will be crucial for SIX and the team to efficiently engineer and deploy our self-service portal and automation platform in a fully automated manner.


What You Will Do

  • develop and maintain our messaging platform (IBM MQ) to support various business lines
  • implement and manage CI/CD pipelines and modern development workflows using infrastructure as code
  • maintain and migrate existing pipelines in Jenkins to a modern architecture stack
  • employ advanced scripting and programming skills in languages for effective platform automation
  • engage in system design and architecture, especially for distributed systems in large-scale environments
  • drive disaster recovery planning and execute capacity planning strategies for future scalability
  • participate in on-call rotations, ensuring system reliability and rapid incident response

What You Bring 

  • proficiency in containerization technologies such as Kubernetes/OpenShift and Infrastructure as Code using tools like GitLab and Jenkins
  • strong skills in programming and configuration management tools (e.g. Ansible).
  • strong background in monitoring tools like Prometheus for efficient system oversight.
  • semonstrated experience in network protocols (TCP/IP, HTTP), network security, and firewall configurations.
  • understanding of messaging concepts (incl. hardware appliances)
  • communicative team-player with good self-management capabilities
  • a proactive attitude and the ability to take initiative in identifying and resolving issues
  • proficient with English both verbal and in writing


If you have any questions, please call Yuliya Stoyko at +34 917095993.


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.