Technical Application Manager / Unix Engineer

Zurich, Switzerland
Permanent - Full Time
NatWest Group
Job category
Software Engineering - 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 Technical Application Manager / Unix Engineer in Zurich.

  • This is an exciting opportunity for someone interested in working in an international environment.

  • You will work with various stakeholders and share the technical expertise within an agile, collaborative organization.

  • You will be joining our bank as it's transforming its architecture, pushing forward with innovative solutions in various technologies.

What you'll do

In this role, you will be responsible for managing our Unix based file transfer environment which bases on common software components. You will be responsible for the whole process end-to-end after a file transfer request has been raised by the business or a project. Collecting all requirements, dealing with all involved partners in CH and as well as in UK is needed to implement a file transfer with success. Testing in non-PROD environments with all stakeholders and following the process to move it into PROD environment is part of the job, as well as documenting.

You will also answer to questions raised by people, work on tickets (Incidents, Service Requests) and will provide on call-service on weekends and as well as during the week if required.

The function is positioned within a growing team of Unix Engineers / Application Managers and collaborates closely with Release Management, 3rd-party developers, Engineering, IT Operations, Avaloq Release Management and IT Test Management.

Additionally, you’ll be responsible for:

  • Building, testing and implementing new File Transfers

  • Analysis and resolving of specific technical issues (performance, stabilioty, missing files, etc.)

  • Project support (consulting)

  • Documentation of system landscape and processes

  • Improving and automating processes

  • Interface to 3rd Party Provider/Suppliers

The skills you'll need

To succeed in this role, you'll bring an advanced experience in scripting in Bash, Pearl and Python as well as deep understanding of Unix. In this role, you’ll also need to take over ownership, show initiative and persistency. We additionally expect you to have a university degree in computer science/engineering (or equivalent).

You’ll also demonstrate:

  • Experience with Unix environments (RedHat 7/8)

  • Experience with databases (Oracle, MS SQL Server)

  • Experience with Network and Firewall principles

  • Solution and service orientation

  • Good social interaction in contact with business and IT Developers

  • Analytical & structured way of thinking and working

  • Fluent English spoken and written

  • German would be an asset


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 an 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, Adam & Company, 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.