Solution Architect - Digital & Automation

  • Location

    Zürich, Switzerland

  • Sector:

    Project Management

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    Swiss Franc900.00 - Swiss Franc1000 per day

  • Contact:

    Kiran Oogarah

  • Email:


  • Job ref:

    JN -012021-87615_1610471110

  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

  • Duration:

    12 Months

  • Expiry date:


  • Startdate:


  • Consultant:


Senior Architect - Digital & Automation (Remote)

My client who are a large financial institution based in Zurich are recruiting a Senior Architect to join their team on a long-term project. The initial contract will be for 12 months with possible extensions or the possibility to go permanent afterwards.


This role is a key position within a newly built team responsible for the architecture and delivery of technology innovation and digitisation initiatives. It will play an important role in helping to foster a culture of technology excellence, automation, digitisation and better exploitation of data to further enable and accelerate growth ambitions. On behalf of the client We are looking for a hands-on architect with strong tech experience that can gude engineering teams and see through the implementation of e2e platforms.


  • To support Operating Entities in identifying and realizing the benefits of specific Digital and automation initiatives, as well as agile, DevOps and CI/CD practices in general.
  • To support define and implement technology best practices


  • To own and define architecture artefacts, guardrails and technical implementation guidelines in a clear and concise manner
  • To define the detailed platform architecture for full stack digital solutions
  • To review and provide recommendations on platform architure and microservices down to the code level and guide the engineers
  • To define and support the delivery of integration technologies, APIs etc. including back to front office, legacy to digital and internal and external/ partner integration.
  • To be the champion of Agile ways of working, and platform thinking driving ideas and solutions
  • To work with variety of internal and external partners, to run RFI's, RFP's and POC's at pace to support business requirements.


  • 10+ years of relevant, broad engineering experience and executive level presence
  • 5+ years of experience as the lead technologist/architect for a major product or service
  • Hands-on technology experience that include: java, javascript, .NET, data streaming, MQ, SQL, NoSQL, TypeScript, Docker, React, Kafka, Test automation tooling, CI/CD pipeline tools, AWS, Azure and GCP
  • Experience mentoring/training the engineering community on complex technical issues
  • Team player and able to work in an environment of high levels of change and diversity of activities
  • Highly proactive requiring little day to day direction and enjoy working at pace
  • Internal or external consultancy experience with multiple partners and priorities
  • Experience of leading teams and senior stakeholder engagement
  • Experience of integration of internal/ external and front to back office technologies incl. on premise and cloud environments.
  • Financial services experience as a senior architect

Please click apply or send your CV directly to Kiran.Oogarah@Darwinrecruitment.com

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