Release and Environment Engineer - Avaloq

Zurich, Switzerland
Permanent - Full Time
NatWest Group
Job category
Technology Service & Relationship Management - Technology

Our people work differently depending on their jobs and needs. From hybrid working to flexible hours, we have plenty of options that help our people to thrive.

This role is based in Switzerland and as such all normal working days must be carried out in Switzerland.

We are looking for a Release and Environment Manager to join our team in Zurich.​

  • This is an exciting opportunity for someone interested in working in an international environment where you can interact with various stakeholders and share technical expertise within an open, collaborative organization

  • You’ll be working with new and innovative technology to deliver high impact solutions

  • Hone your existing skills and advance your career in this critical role.

What you'll do

We are looking for an enthusiastic team player to join our release and environment engineering team. Together with your team colleagues you will look after all tasks related to Avaloq release planning and deployment activities.

You will be responsible for managing Avaloq stack releases and improvement projects, preparation of environments and handling of code changes from integration to installation. Our ideal candidate has some experience in Avaloq world and wants to pursue an engineering career that will allow them to broaden their general knowledge, and deep-dive into maintenance of environments and technical tools for developers.

The Avaloq sub-teams include: Release and Environment Engineering / Release Management, Batch Engineering, and Performance and Data Growth, providing the right person with multiple learning opportunities across the Technical Application Management department. The function collaborates closely with Release Governance, Application Management, Operations, 3rd-party developers, Infrastructure, Release Management for Satellite Systems and IT Test Management.

You’ll also be responsible for:

  • Responsible to execute all Avaloq release and environment management services Avaloq (ACP, AFP, ACPR), e.g. integration of changes and deployment into test environments on IBM and OpenShift stacks

  • Close collaboration with Test Management and Release Delivery Services to ensure high quality releases

  • Planning and execution of deployment activities including active participation in cutover management

  • Support of release management and development related tool set, e.g. rolling out new ICEWorkbench versions, administration and optimization of ADAI stack inclusive of the integration robot; building into the code assistant to ensure coding quality

  • Set up and monitoring of ACP and AFP environements, regular execution of environment health and sanity checks, troubleshooting and resolution of environment issues

  • Continuous identification of improvements in processes and quality of services

  • Troubleshooting integration / server installation / tooling issues

  • Delivery of consulting services and support to other departments for technology and deployment (e.g. software developers)

  • Gatekeeping for Avaloq environments (assisting with code reviews, code audit, ASMD reviews, development factory, system performance monitoring where required)

  • Contact person for Avaloq Release Management (release planning, downloads, issue raising and resolution)

  • Assistance with Avaloq / Oracle / Firmware upgrades

The skills you'll need

To succeed in this role, you will preferably have a track record in release management, and be able to plan/control and manage lifecycle of tasks and software changes. Ideally, you will have a thorough understanding of Avaloq core platform and its related technical concepts (Oracle database, Avaloq object model, BGPs, doc_logger, CPU and memory usage etc.). We additionally expect you to have related professional training or IT experience record, or a degree in computer science/engineering (or equivalent).

You will also:

  • be a very strong team player with a positive attitude

  • have good social grace in contact with various stakeholders

  • have the ability to appropriately prioritize and plan complex work in a changing environment where situation can change throughout the day

  • be an analytical and structured, solution and service oriented person who takes ownership of their tasks

  • be able to work under pressure and take initiative

  • be fluent in English, both spoken and written, with German being a large bonus

Beneficial to the role:

  • JIRA knowledge

  • PL-SQL, UNIX and Linux skills

  • OpenShift stack knowledge

  • Gitlab / Bitbucket


At NatWest Group, we want everyone to feel welcome, regardless of your background or needs. If you need adjustments making to your working environment, we’ll do everything we can to support you. As part of this commitment, we offer flexible working options for some of our roles.

Who we are

NatWest Services (Switzerland) Ltd is a Zurich-based IT service provider and change enabler for the Wealth Businesses of NatWest Group. Our experienced teams are dedicated, determined and enthusiastic in using their capability and drive for innovation to design, build, maintain and run the delivery of an exceptional and sustainable service to UHNW, High Net Worth and Affluent clients.

The NatWest Group Wealth entities offer its clients a comprehensive range of private banking, wealth planning and investment management services through the Coutts, Private Client Advice & Investment Services (PCAIS) and Premier Banking brands. To anticipate and respond to changing client demand, there is a growing emphasis on delivering a full range of innovative digital services.