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Leadership in Cloud Innovation

Our client, originally an ETH spinoff, in the Greater Zurich area is a young, fast-growing and innovative, international, high-tech enterprise. To strengthening the company’s branch in Zurich specialized in the development, production and worldwide sales of sophisticated cloud solutions we are looking for a result-oriented, male or female

Software Architect

The Cloud Team is in charge of providing and operating a secure, compliant, agile, scalable and cost-effective external cloud environment to support the dynamic needs of internal and external customers. As a successful candidate you will work closely with the information, security and DevOps teams, cloud platform and infrastructure engineers, as well as internal customers. The ability to be flexible, yet focused, is essential to succeeding in this fast-moving, dynamic environment.
Roles and Responsibilities

  • Head design, implementation and support for the cloud infrastructure (Amazon Web Services or Microsoft Azure) and topologies for internal and external customers
  • Head projects for implementing core infrastructure, DevOps, networking and cloud-based services
  • Head projects for migrating and deploying cloud-based solutions (Azure or AWS)
  • Develop automation to streamline evidence collection
  • Maintain security and compliance service catalog for cloud platform
  • Develop procedures to automate security and compliance checks during code builds and deployments
  • Train internal customers in best practices with AWS security and compliance-focused tools
  • Write and maintain relevant documentation
  • Embrace a culture of continuous development and service excellence


  • Education: BSc/MSc degree in computer science or related field, or equivalent experience
  • Language: fluent/business level English (verbal & written), German language skills advantageous
  • 8+ years project experience in migrating and deploying cloud-based solutions (Azure or AWS)
  • 3+ years as a project head
  • Deep product knowledge and understanding of product features including: AWS, Microsoft Azure, IaaS, PaaS, SaaS Solutions, Virtualization, VMware, Citrix
  • Advanced knowledge of Availability and Disaster Recovery principles, patterns and usage
  • Understanding of cloud ecosystem and leading-edge cloud emerging technologies
  • TLS/SSL, encryption and key management principles
  • Experience with networking principles and technologies (DNS, Load Balancers, Reverse Proxies)
  • Experience in an “Agile” software development environment (working with “user stories”, “development velocities” and “sprints”)
  • Practical experience in sizing hardware and storage needs
  • Ability to lead a team of more than 10 people
  • Strong analytical problem-solving ability
  • Strong presentation, written and verbal communication skills
  • Self-starter with the ability to work independently or as part of a project team
To meet these challenges, you are able to take advantage of your profound analytical, negotiation, entrepreneurial, communication and execution skills. Please send us your application by email. We thank you for your interest and look forward to hearing from you.

  • Job title Software Architect
  • Sector Information Technology / Telecommunications
  • Occupational group Others
  • Region Greater Zurich
  • reference number 3477.ZH
  • Your consultant
    Christian Vils (CV)
    Christian Vils - christian.vils(at)
    Engineering Management Selection E.M.S. AG
    Rütistrasse 66, 8032 Zürich
    Tel. +41 44 266 13 13

„Italy has always fascinated me. That is where I find the energy and pleasure in life that I bring into my work.“

Christian Vils

Tel. +41 44 266 13 13

Education & Experience

Electronics engineering graduate from the University of Applied Sciences in Zurich, specialising in communication engineering and IT. Deputy production engineer at St. Gallen Business School. Software developer at an insurance company. Software team leader for CIM solutions. Founder and CEO of an ERP systems company supplying solutions to the manufacturing industry. Previously branch manager of an international ERP applications provider. Currently managing partner of E.M.S. AG, Zurich.

Christian Vils
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