DevOps Engineer & Consultant


DevOps Engineer & Consultant

Do you think working in the banking sector can’t be exciting, rewarding and challenging? Think again. At Knowledge Lab, we develop pioneering solutions that enable financial institutions to make the most valuable business decisions. With us, you will have the opportunity to apply and expand your skills in ways you never thought possible - and you will have fun doing it. Join a successful team of great people with ambition, passion and ideas, all using and developing their talents for good - at work and in life.

The Position

As a DevOps Engineer and Consultant, you will reimagine how to build and deploy software onsite on our customers’ premises as well as on our in-house development platform. You build solutions and infrastructures that enable our customers to have more efficient use of data and let them make data driven decisions. Your goal is to accelerate the end-to-end engineering lifecycle by building tools and platforms that make it easier to create, deploy, and iterate on secure and highly available software platforms. You will closely collaborate with consultant colleagues and our in-house team of data engineers, data scientists, software engineers and UX experts when preparing showcases and prototypes. In addition, you will actively share your knowledge within the team.


  • Client-facing expert for DevOps engineering challenges
  • Build and maintain highly available systems for service deployment and management
  • Design and evolve software managing and configuration for modern microservice data-pipelining infrastructures
  • Architect and manage secure, scalable infrastructure with appropriate tooling to support our external and internal use cases
  • Develop tools such as CI/CD pipelines, container schedulers, and custom applications
  • Debug complex issues and performance problems throughout the technology stack

What you offer

Minimum qualifications

  • BS or Master’s degree in Computer Science or a related engineering discipline
  • Strong analytical skills with a mindset to make things “as simple as possible, but not simpler”
  • Extensive experience with microservices infrastructures and tools (Docker, Kubernetes, Openshift, Azure DevOps) at scale
  • Proficiency in leveraging CI/CD tools to automate deployment and testing (e.g. Jenkins, Bamboo)
  • Experience working with a cloud provider (AWS/Azure/GCE) or in-house data centers
  • Knowledge of infrastructure automation tools (e.g. Ansible, Puppet, Chef)
  • Experience with scripting languages including Python, Perl, Unix/Linux Shell or PowerShell
  • Experience with relational databases and good command of SQL
  • Strong interest in banking and financial services industry
  • Open, curious, team-oriented personality with persistency and tenacity
  • High sense of ownership and quality
  • Excellent communication skills, both towards customers and peers
  • Ability to think ahead, work independently and set priorities
  • Very strong command of English, good command of German (verbal and written)
  • Willingness to travel (mostly within Switzerland, occasionally EU/UK)

Preferred qualifications

  • Professional experience in Banking or financial services industry
  • Experience with core banking platforms (e.g. Avaloq or similar)
  • Experience with Big Data platforms (e.g. Spark, Hadoop), data pipelines and ETL
  • Relevant programming experience (Java, PL/SQL or other)

Why should you apply?

At Knowledge Lab, we offer:

  • An inclusive culture that values interdisciplinarity, freedom and responsibility
  • The possibility to shape a young company
  • Excellent growth and personal development opportunities
  • Interesting projects and challenging tasks

About Knowledge Lab

Knowledge Lab AG is a consulting, software engineering and data science company for financial institutions. Founded in 2016 and based in Zurich, Knowledge Lab serves customers within Switzerland and Europe. An interdisciplinary team of 20 employees works with its clients to develop solutions at the forefront of banking transformation. Knowledge Lab constantly researches new approaches and ideas in its own lab.

For further information please contact:

Peter Häusermann

Knowledge Lab AG

+41 (44) 461 09 36