Backend Software Engineer - PL/SQL (80%-100%)

Allmendstrasse 140, 8041 Zürich, Switzerland | Full-time

A bit about the role

As a member of the development team, you will be part of a group of highly qualified, motivated, and dynamic employees who are responsible for very central parts within the Avaloq Banking Suite, such as modelling financial instruments and Money Account products, maintaining, and enhancing central engines like interest calculation, risk figure calculation and the framework to store daily financial data, as well as the entire position keeping for various financial products.

We will place great trust in you and give you the freedom to help shape the banking framework on which the rest of the company is built. This role will bring you into contact with a wide range of industry experts. In addition to these experts, external partners and customers will also help you and challenge you to constantly improve your knowledge of how to develop great software and the business processes involved. Together with our software experts, you analyse customer requirements and drive the design of new or the improvement of existing functionalities.

The Avaloq Banking Suite is one of the largest PL/SQL applications in the world. Development in PL/SQL takes place in our integrated development environment - a customised Eclipse platform. This in turn is tightly integrated with a build automation and delivery system, enabling a standardised and automated process. Our microservices are Java-based and developed in IntelliJ/Bitbucket.

Your key tasks

  • Drive the design of new product features and functionality in collaboration with business analysts, product owners, software architects and fellow developers
  • Maintenance of existing functionality
  • Extension of Avaloq’s standard product configuration
  • Analyse and implement customer requirements
  • Work in an Agile environment, helping to constantly improve our processes and introduce new technologies
  • Provide support to other development teams
  • Technical support of customer projects
  • Work on interdisciplinary innovation projects
  • Development of automated tests

A bit about you

  • University degree in computer science, business informatics, computer/electronic engineering or equivalent experience
  • In-depth knowledge of Oracle database technologies (SQL, PL/SQL) and proven record of applying those technologies in enterprise projects
  • Solid experience in software engineering and developing complex applications
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills and the ability to think abstractly
  • Open minded, team oriented and communicative
  • Eager to learn and understand the business needs, aiming to provide best solutions for our business area
  • Strong written and spoken English language skills

You will get extra points for the following

  • Experience in the banking business, knowledge of financial instruments
  • Experience with Java, JavaEE and Spring Boot / microservices
  • German language skills
  • Avaloq ACP certified professional

Additional information

We realize that managing work life balance is a challenge we all face in our daily lives and in order to support with this we are pleased to offer hybrid and flexible working for most of our Avaloqers to maintain work life balance and still continue our fantastic Avaloq culture in our global offices.
In Avaloq we are proud to embrace diversity and understand the success of our business is built on the power of different opinions, we are whole heartedly committed to fostering an equal opportunity environment and inclusive culture where you can be your true authentic self.
We hire, compensate and promote regardless of origin, age, gender identity, sexual orientation or any other fantastic traits that make us all unique, we have done our best to write this advert in an inclusive and neutral way.
Please be aware that we will not accept speculative CV submissions for any of our roles from recruitment agencies, and any unsolicited candidate submissions will be exempt from any payment expectations.


Annual bonus

At Avaloq we work hard to remain an industry leading provider and we love to reward our colleagues with a share of that success with an annual bonus, you will even remain eligible for annual bonus while you do the hardest job of your life – taking care of your children during parental leave.

Flexible working

We understand that fitting your life around your job can be challenging which is why in most roles we offer flexible working to allow you to thrive both in and out of work.

Instant recognition

We love to see people thriving in their roles and we have an instant recognition scheme at Avaloq to help managers reward the great work our colleagues deliver with a gift to say thanks.

Access to Udemy for professional and personal learning

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A bit about us

A bit about us

Founded and headquartered in Switzerland, Avaloq is continuously expanding its global footprint with around 2,500 colleagues in 10 countries, and more than 160 clients in 35 countries. We are an industry-leading provider of wealth management technology and services for financial institutions around the world, including private banks and wealth managers, investment managers, as well as retail and neo banks. Our research led approach and continual innovation is powered by the passion and creativity of our colleagues.

We are always looking for talented people to join us on our mission to orchestrate the financial ecosystem and democratize access to wealth management. Avaloq offers the opportunity to work closely with some of the world’s leading financial institutions as we jointly develop and shape careers. Championing a collaborative, supportive and flexible work environment empowers our colleagues to reach their full potential.

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