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IT Operations Specialist (80% - 100%)

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Rothschild & Co Bank AG

Rothschild & Co

Rothschild & Co is one of the world's largest independent financial advisory groups. We offer a distinct perspective that makes a meaningful difference to our clients’ business and wealth.

With a team of 3,800 talented financial services specialists on the ground in 40 countries across the world, we provide independent advice on M&A, strategy and financing, as well as investment and wealth management solutions to large institutions, families, individuals and governments. As a family-controlled business that has been at the centre of the world’s financial markets for over 200 years, we can rely on an unrivalled network of specialists and are known for our track-record of outstanding execution in financial services.

Rothschild & Co Wealth Management

For over 200 years, Rothschild & Co’s freedom to offer objective advice and our commitment to personal service have combined to shape and grow our private clients’ wealth, building value for generations. Our dynamic growth and ambitious targets in relation to quality, innovation and reliability have created a need for the above mentioned role.

IT Operations Specialist (80% - 100%)

Overview of Role

Rothschild & Co as an organisation requires a high quality and responsive IT service for busy professionals. The organisation is committed to excellence and discretion in the services provided to its clients and needs similarly high standards in support of its own staff. Rothschild & Co is building a strong IT Operations Support team to support the business in its ambitious strategic objectives.

The successful candidate will have a varied and hands-on role working in the Business Applications Team taking responsibility of operating, supporting, maintaining and upgrading the Business Application platform and in particular the new Front Platform of the Bank.

As a member of a small team, it is important the candidate is solution oriented, thinks flexibly, takes ownership and has the ability to work independently.


System Management - Setup, maintenance, monitoring and support of the Business Applications platform of the Bank. The main components of the platform are:

  • Infrastructure: Linux, Windows and AIX Servers
  • Databases: MS SQL and Oracle
  • Key Applications: Avaloq core Banking, Avaloq Front Platform (eBanking), Advisory system Finantix

Main tasks:

  • Operations - overseeing and executing the day-to-day activities of Operating systems as well as the Core- and surrounding Applications and Databases
  • Installing applications and interfaces using automation and based on a banking security standard
  • Operations – Ensuring system processes are properly scheduled and monitored during the day and on call. Managing incidents and system upgrades out of office hours or over weekends
  • Release Management - Managing testing and releases of new IT services, with a strong emphasis on adopting proper change management processes
  • Problem Management - Assisting in continual improvement of systems through careful analysis of issues and their causes
  • Service Management – Coordination with external parties providing infrastructure and application services
  • Project Management – Managing smaller technical IT projects such as infrastructure change or introduction of a new service

Education and Qualifications

  • Detailed “Run-the-Bank” knowledge and ability to drive operational efficiency and improvements
  • Excellent knowledge of Linux / Unix
  • Knowledge as Database Administrator Oracle and/or MS SQL
  • Other useful skills include knowledge of tools like PKI infrastructure, Splunk, experience in programming in Shell-Script and PowerShell
  • 2nd and 3rd level support experience
  • Knowledge around network and system security topics e.g. hardening, WAF, Loadbalancer and firewalls
  • Experience in release and change management e.g. Bamboo, BitBucket and Nexus

Experience, Skills and Competencies Required

  • Ability to solve problems independently, quickly and completely and to communicate them clearly to management
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills in English and German
  • Experience of managing small projects independently like for example system upgrades
  • Strong team player with an ability to establish and maintain a high level of trust and confidence amongst peers and colleagues
  • Flexible individual willing to get involved where required and keen to face new challenges and learn new tools
  • Strong Service Delivery Mentality with real attention to quality and excellence in all areas
  • Strong IT Background
  • ITIL Foundation

If you are curious to learn more about us and have valuable experiences in a similar role, then please submit your CV and Cover Letter through our recruitment tool.


Rothschild & Co Bank AG
Herr Joël Räber
Zollikerstrasse 181
8034 Zürich
+41 44 384 71 81

Website https://www.rothschildandco.com/

Genève / Zürich / Zurich / Geneva

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