Head Container Platform

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

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

Join us as Head Container Platform

  • You will be leading a team that will deliver key capabilities to support the digitisation of the NWG’s Wealth Franchise

  • Your team will be the centre of excellence for containerisation, workload management, CI/CD and hosting on the cloud in Wealth CDIO

  • You can hone your existing leadership skills, grow your technical skills and advance your career in this transformational and fast paced role

What you'll do

As Head Container Platform, you will

  • Set the long term strategy and roadmap for the DevOps Platform, which includes the technologies for API gateway, containerisation, CI/CD tooling and Cloud service providers

  • Work with the rest of Wealth CDIO leaders to build the backlog of priorities for the team

  • Continue delivering platform capabilities in the areas of containerisation, cloud, automation, DevOps and CI/CD, in a private and public hybrid cloud environment

  • Provide support to stakeholders in the optimal use of new technologies

  • Build, develop and support your team of DevOps engineers & consultants through their career

The skills you'll need

To succeed in this role, you need to be able to effortlessly switch between your role as a leader and the role of an Engineer. We'll expect specific experience with container technologies, especially Red Hat Openshift/OKD and Kubernetes, and a background of using CI/CD tools, such as Git/Gitlab, Jenkins, Artifactory, and DevOps.

You’ll need to have a computer science or engineering related degree, coupled with excellent English and German communication skills.

You’ll also demonstrate:

  • Experience in Platform Monitoring using Prometheus, InfluxDB, Grafana Dashboards, Graylog and ElasticSearch

  • Good knowledge of integration technologies technologies related to Container Platforms and Infrastructure components (Cloud Storage)

  • Experience in dealing with infrastructure as code, such as Terraform and AWS Cloud Formation

  • Experience in automation and configuration management technologies

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

  • A keen eye for detail


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.