Cloud & Infrastructure Solution Architect

Zurich, Switzerland
Permanent - Full Time
NatWest Group
Job category
Technology Architecture - 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.

Join us as a Cloud & Infrastructure Solution Architect

  • For someone with a background in defining business and application architectures and roadmaps for complex enterprises, this is an excellent opportunity to join our business

  • You'll be defining the intentional architecture for your assigned scope in order to ensure that the current architecture being delivered by engineers best supports the enterprise and its long term strategy

  • With valuable exposure, you’ll be building and leveraging relationships with colleagues across the bank to ensure commercially focused decisions and to create long term value for the bank

What you'll do

As a Cloud & Infrastructure Solution Architect, you’ll be defining and communicating the current, resultant and target state architecture for your assigned scope. You’ll be making sure that the architecture links to, and is informed by, our overall strategy and architecture, and produces the architecture outcomes. You'll also be focusing on the Cloud and infrastructure aspects of Enterprise Architecture.

We’ll look to you to influence the development of business strategies at an organisational level, identifying transformational opportunities for our businesses and technology areas associated with both new and existing technologies.

As well as this, you’ll be:

  • Translating architecture roadmaps into packages of work that allow frequent incremental delivery of value to be included in product backlog

  • Defining, creating and maintaining architecture models, roadmaps, standards and outcomes, using architecture strategies to ensure alignment to adjacent and higher level model

  • Developing Cloud migration strategies, and designing and communicating infrastructure strategy plans

  • Working closely with business owners, portfolio managers, product managers and release managers to define the target intentional architecture

  • Leading complex and technically challenging architectural transformations, coordinating design and platform teams across domains

  • Seeking out and utilising continuous feedback, fostering adaptive design and engineering practices to drive the collaboration of programmes and teams around a common technical vision

The skills you'll need

To succeed in this role, you’ll need expert knowledge of application architecture, and at least one business, data or infrastructure architecture with working knowledge of the remaining disciplines. You’ll have excellent communication skills with the ability to clearly communicate complex technical concepts to colleagues, up to senior leadership level, along with a good understanding of Agile methodologies with experience of working in an Agile team.

You’ll also demonstrate:

  • Good collaboration and stakeholder management skills

  • Experience of developing, syndicating and communicating architectures, designs and proposals for action in the Cloud and infrastructure space

  • An understanding of industry architecture frameworks, such as TOGAF and ArchiMate

  • Experience of working with business solution vendors, technology vendors and products within the market

  • Experience in designing or managing containerization platforms such as Kubernetes, Docker or OpenShift, leveraging appropriate toolsets to deliver towards a CI/CD strategy

  • A background in systems development change life cycles, best practices and approaches


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.