Solution Architect

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

  • This is an exciting opportunity for someone interested in working in an international environment, while being able to interact with various stakeholders.

  • You will be joining our organisation as it's transforming its architecture and pushing forward with innovative digital solutions in various technologies, with Avaloq as underlying Core Banking System.

  • You will have the opportunity to share your technical expertise in a collaborative, agile and forward thinking team Environment.

What you'll do

As a Solution Architect with Focus on Avaloq Core Banking integration, your role is to work within the Digital Delivery Team and to design software and interfaces to ensure rapid software development, re-usability of components and low operating costs. With this, you are contributing to a smooth online banking operation (Run-the-Bank) and a fast implementation of new online banking features (Change-the-Bank).

The applicant must be able to understand the system environment with focus on the Avaloq Core Banking and the interface to our Front Data Store that serves as the basis for our online banking and other banking applications. The role involves finding and implementing viable solutions for new business requirements as well as the analysis of incidents. While the focus is on the Avaloq Integration the applicant must be able to navigate and work with the full stack architecture including the Frontend / Backend (Container Platform with API microservices).

You’ll also be:

  • Develop detailed solution designs within the solution architecture team, reflecting new business requirements and existing technology landscape

  • Challenge business and technical requirements and support design of effective solutions

  • Collaboration with business analysts and change managers

  • Owner of/Responsible for the Avaloq Compo for API (Audit)

  • Incident and problem analysis and coordination of bug-fixes

  • Support technical project management, change management, incident resolution

  • Coordination of changes with other application management teams

  • Implementation of update scripts to resolve data issues

  • Coordinating and working with multiple development teams both onsite and near-shore

  • Run-the-Bank activities (maintenance, bug-fixing)

  • Create MI Reports and relevant Avaloq scripts for relevant business stakeholder

The skills you'll need

We’re looking for a team player with good interpersonal and communication skills. To be successful in this role you’ll need to have proven technical background and an engineering degree or equivalent, preferably in Computer Science. Additionally, you’ll provide a vast know-how in Avaloq including Avaloq Core and Front Platform customization (Avaloq certified) as well as with AMI/EMI and AMI Webservices. You’ll demonstrate experience in designing and developing backend services/web services as well as with Container Platform (Openshift) environments.

You’ll also Need:

  • DevOps knowledge including Docker, GitLab, Jenkins

  • Oracle database know-how (SQL / ERM / Data modelling)

  • Project management skills

  • Acquaintance with Windows and Unix environments

  • Proven knowledge of Java and web technologies (e.g. Java 8/11, REST, Swagger/RAML, XML, JSON) and web security (e.g. identity management, OAuth 2.0).

  • Understanding of API design tool (e.g. Swagger tools) and API Management platforms

  • English written and spoken on negotiation level, German is an asset

  • Flexibility in working times (on call for system upgrades on weekends)


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, 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.