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Trading System Architect/Engineer (Ref. A1199)

Bank J. Safra Sarasin AG
Zürich, Basel


Trading System Architect/Engineer (Ref. A1199)

Trading System Architect/Engineer (Ref. A1199)

Bank J. Safra Sarasin Ltd is a leading sustainable private bank, offering all the advantages of the Swiss banking environment together with dynamic and personalised advisory services focusing on opportunities in international financial markets. The Bank provides a high level of services and expertise when acting as investment advisor and asset manager for private and institutional clients. Financial strength, excellent client services and outstanding quality are therefore key elements of its corporate philosophy.

J. Safra Sarasin's most valuable capital is its employees. They are essential to the success of the organisation, now and in the future. Their technical expertise, professional qualifications and social skills are highly valued by the Group's clients, management and business partners. The success of J. Safra Sarasin depends on the enthusiasm and commitment of every one of its employees worldwide.


Chief Operating Officer


Trading System Architect/Engineer (Ref. A1199)


Zurich, CH; Basel, CH

Function/Position objectives

Develop and Implement new solutions in conjunction with the user within our execution trading and order routing systems Front Arena, Omni and Avaloq.

This position includes project management and frequent travelling between Basel / Zurich.


  • Define new processes and workflow starting from entry point implement them within our order routing and trading system (Front Arena AMS) and ensure proper booking in the operational systems.
  • Optimize and overhaul existing workflows, implement enhancements.
  • Testing of new functionalities and introduce them to the user.
  • Maintenance and third level support, documentation.
  • Business analysis for new features in the trading system.
  • Education: University degree (IT, natural sciences).
  • Previous work experience in IT is a must, in the area Trading or Back Office is a plus.
  • Strong analytical thinking and solution-oriented working style.
  • Knowledge in one of the following applications a must: Front Arena AMS/OMNI or AVALOQ (Trading, Operation, Settlement)  a big plus: Bloomberg (EMSX, TSOX, MAP, BloombergNet), Reuters, Fidessa.
  • Experience in execution trading projects - preferably (but not necessarily) in one of those: FIX protocol (definition and configuration), Front Arena software suite (focus exchange).
  • Financial know-how is a big plus: Trading and Operation.
  • Teamwork - working in a flexible and dynamic development team with a broad scope of activities.