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Head of Architecture - IT Technologies ( German & English )

Head of Architecture - IT Technologies ( German & English )

Permanent Role

Bern - Switzerland

On behalf of our client, a well-known Company from the Public Sector, we are looking for German & English speaking Head of Architecture for a permanent role based in Bern - Switzerland.


As Head of Architecture and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) you will support the business transformation by driving forward technological innovations within our Client's Business.

In the implementation and anchoring of our client's business model and the technology strategy, you will take on a leading role and further develop digital business initiatives.

Your main tasks include:

  • You are responsible for the technology strategy (including governance) and roadmap for the entire Client's Business Group and manage an area with around 25 internal / external employees in a matrix organization.

  • From a technological point of view, you manage and control the architecture topics (including target images and roadmaps) across all business clusters, focus areas and architectural layers.

  • As an expert, you drive technological development in the business areas, create standards / guidelines / principles and analyze and evaluate growing technologies / trends.

  • In all architectural disciplines you represent the view and interests of the group, ensure the business-IT alignment and develop target images based on the strategy.

  • As a client of internal IT projects, you are responsible for success and are responsible for process management of technology and application lifecycle planning.

Your Skills and Experience

  • You have a higher degree (Uni, FH, HF) in computer science or technology and have many years of experience in the role of CTO at corporate level.

  • You have in-depth experience in the control of complex and company-wide IT architectures and have a deep and broad understanding of IT technologies.

  • Solid management experience in matrix organizations as well as the ability to discuss and negotiate at C-level are required for this function.

  • As a translator between technology and business, you are used to managing and accompanying larger transformation projects.

  • Entrepreneurial thinking and acting, a high degree of customer and service orientation as well as distinctive advisory skills are among your strengths.

  • A confident, negotiating manner as well as communication skills in German and English

  • French or Italian language an added advantage

If interested, please send me your application to: