Head of Academy Head of Academy …

Avaloq Evolution AG
in Zurich, Switzerland
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 19 Oct 20
Avaloq Evolution AG
in Zurich, Switzerland
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 19 Oct 20
Head of Academy

Writing the future. Together.
Avaloq is a value driven, fast-paced financial technology and services company and we are committed to developing the banking solutions of tomorrow.

By joining Avaloq, you’ll become a key part of our effort to power the digital transformation of the financial services industry. Our ambition is big and bold – to provide full end-to-end digital solutions by combining our leading efficiency with a flexible, responsible digital user experience. Headquartered in Zurich, Avaloq has over 2,000 employees globally. More information is available at www.avaloq.com

Your team
The Avaloq Academy is a global team with members in Edinburgh, Manila, Pune and Zurich. We create and deliver education (onsite and online training) to certify and accredit external partners and to on-board and up-skill internal employees who work on the Avaloq Banking System. This system interfaces with bank databases and is both highly complex and highly customisable and this is the focus of most training delivered. You will be joining a team of experienced technical trainers who love to learn and teach. Their mission is to equip participants for upcoming projects by teaching new customisation methods and the latest product developments.

Your mission
As Head of Academy, you will be the domain owner and ambassador for all existing and new products of the domain.

  • Lead and coordinate all activities of the domain with a strong focus on product and service excellence
  • Own the domain products and services with end-to-end accountability during the complete life cycle (strategy, budgeting and decommissioning)
  • Be the first contact and go-to person to senior peers, internal and external stakeholders across functions and geographies
  • Represent Academy in decision bodies, client and partner forums as well as external exhibitions.
  • Build up a strong team and network of highly skilled subject matter experts who deliver amazing education, collaborate with other subject-matter experts across multiple locations

What you need

  • Proven track record and a minimum of 3 years of experience in a leadership role (both people and technical leadership experience required) in an international education environment
  • Excellent analytical skills and a structured, result-oriented working practice with a high sense of responsibility to drive the success of your mandate in an independent and focused way
  • Excellent team player and winning personality with distinctive communication and presentation skills
  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in computer science or information technology, with post-graduate certification as Agile/Kanban/SCRUM professional is a plus
  • Solid knowledge in SQL and PL/SQL
  • Experience working with different banking modules, such as Regulatory Reporting, Compliance or Operations
  • Avaloq certification and a minimum of 3 years of experience working with Avaloq products and services
  • International work experience is a plus (e.g. secondment, work & travel)
  • Fluent in English and basic knowledge of German (both written and verbal)

You will get extra points for the following

  • Experience as consultant or practitioner in financial services or software engineering
  • Any additional language is considered as a plus

Now let’s talk about perks and compensation
We offer competitive base salaries and if you prove yourself as a super-star, you might be entitled to an extraordinary achievement reward. Depending on the performance in the respective year, Avaloq aims to share the success with all employees by paying out so called Success Share Units.

Place of work

Don’t be shy – apply!
Avaloq Evolution AG
Kristin Stengel, Talent Acquisition Professional
Allmendstrasse 140 - 8027 Zürich


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