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Trading Infrastructure Lead

Posted on Jul 28, 2020 by Harvey Nash IT Recruitment Switzerland

Zug, Switzerland
Immediate Start
Annual Salary

For our client, energy company, we are looking for a Trading Infrastructure Lead for a 6 months project (wxtention planned) in Zug (remote work)

Position: Trading Infrastructure Lead

Location: Remote

Starting date: Immediate


  • Operational Oversight:

  • Setup Production environment & interface monitoring (applications monitoring is not included.

  • Order new Licenses, monitor & manage use of existing across all applications.

  • Co-ordinate patching to avoid interruption to Trading hours.

  • Ensure suppliers & internal teams are held to account for quality of service.

  • Co-ordinate Infrastructure-related activities in relation to Group Security. eg impact of email filtering changes on critical trading alerts.

  • Interface to the release management process to ensure infrastructure co-ordination. eg avoid conflicts between application release & patching weekends.

  • Manage Change:

  • Lead "ETRM Infrastructure Stabilisation" project - reach a steady state as agreed with stakeholders. ETRM Stabilisation covers all production use applications (Endur, Entrader, Methane, Karma, CMDP, EDM, REC-ENG etc)

  • Correct current Licensing where applicable - joiner/leaver process interface.

  • Monitor and control the use of all non-prod environments in co-ordination with project managers and IT leads.

  • Handle all New & Enhancement Infrastructure requests impacting the landscape.

  • Manage Process: IT Operating Model subset

  • Identify and document Infrastructure-related processes: (EPM)

  • eg New Infrastructure Ordering - via Group IT

  • eg Infra decommissio

  • Review and present process status (LVL3 EPM) in context of the maturity required to reach strategic objectives

  • Strategic Responsibilities:

  • Manage Infrastructure budget to deliver the 3 domains as above which includes 1) current suppliers, 2) future services and the recruitment of external support as well as 3) ongoing and new projects.

  • Source and optimise a 3rd party supplier eco-system tightly integrated to our internal teams.

  • Continuous assessment of the AS-IS situation and updates of the TO -BE plan relative to Business Strategy and Technology direction ie relevance of/migration to Cloud/Hybrid Infrastructure.

  • Define and maintain relevant definitions of quality required for ETRM business.

  • Set out and communicate roadmap for achieving Environment Mgmt. best practice and reaching higher levels of maturity across infrastructure support processes.


  • Extensive prior relevant experience

  • Experience in leading operational processes, change and improvement, delivering infrastructure technologies products and services

  • Exposure in European energy/commodity trading environment preferred

  • Experience developing projects for the identification of best practices (Infrastructure design and architecture, design of metrics, analytical tools, benchmarking activities and related reporting)

  • Consistently demonstrate clear and concise written and verbal communication with ability to communicate technical concepts to a non-technical audience

  • Proven analytical, diagnostic and multitasking skills with focus on execution and attention to detail

  • Experience in creating Business case and Benefits Realisation

  • Demonstrated ability to both work independently and partner with virtual teams in a high-pressure Matrix environment

  • Demonstrated ability to take ownership of various parts of a project/initiative with tight deadlines or unexpected changes in expectation/requirements

  • Bachelor's degree/University degree or equivalent experience

  • Excellent level of English with additional good understanding of German is preferred

  • Strong interpersonal skills and extremely resourceful

Reference: 917586722

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