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Manager IT Architecture (m/w/d)

We are looking for a Manager IT Architecture (m/w/d). As the Manager IT Architecture you will own the process to manage the IT architecture by defining and standardizing the building blocks of the Oerlikon information systems including applications, data and infrastructure. The process integrates into an overall Enterprise Architecture management process including business operation, IT service and process design. The process inputs are the defined business processes and IT services used to support business operation. The preferred location for this role is Pfäffikon or Wohlen.


  • Integrates requirements of various stakeholders and functions such as business process owners, IoT and digitalization initiatives, embedded industrial IT developers, IT security, compliance and risk management etc. into a unified IT architecture
  • Interacts with the business process and IT service owners to define the requirements for the IT landscape
  • Guides and supports the heads and specialists of business applications and infrastructure to translate the high-level landscape into the respective solution architectures
  • Elaborates and maintains a process to manage and document this landscape applying appropriate frameworks and tools
  • Defines the IT architecture strategy combining strategic business plans, technological progress and product life-cycle strategies of the implemented vendor products
  • Consults IT specialists to integrate IT architectural dependencies into the respective IT procedures such as monitoring, risk management etc.
  • Evaluates risks of IT architectures and manages exposure to meet corporate guidelines and IT security requirements
  • Elaborates a framework of standards and guidelines to be used by the IT teams for implementation
  • Defines and monitors a set of relevant KPI’s to make sure that the architecture design is implemented properly

We expect

  • Strategic and conceptual planning of IT architectures
  • Up-to-date knowledge of current IT technologies
  • Frameworks for IT architecture and process modelling such as TOGAF, BPM, etc.
  • Assessing and prioritizing business (process) requirements and translating them into IT architectures
  • Consulting and advising business and IT departments and individuals
  • Skills to analyze complex situations and find pragmatic practical solutions
  • Higher education in a technical area
  • Several years of experience in design and management of IT infrastructure and application architectures
  • Working experience in multi-national and geographically dispersed teams preferably in the industrial area
  • German and English language both written and spoken

We offer

  • Attractive work conditions
  • Team-oriented company culture and open-door policy
  • Personal and professional development
  • A competitive salary and an outstanding benefits package

About us

Oerlikon is a leading global technology Group, with a clear strategy to become a global powerhouse in surface solutions, advanced materials and materials processing. Backed by the key ability to intelligently engineer and process surface solutions and advanced materials, the Group is committed to invest in value-bringing technologies that provide customers with lighter, more durable, more efficient and environmentally sustainable products. A Swiss company with over 100 years of tradition, Oerlikon has a global footprint of over 13 500 employees at more than 180 locations in 37 countries and sales of CHF 2.3 billion in 2016. The company invested CHF 94 million in R&D in 2016 and has over 1 000 specialists developing innovative and customer-oriented products and services.

The Surface Solutions Segment of the Oerlikon Group includes the two brands Oerlikon Balzers and Oerlikon Metco. The Segment operates more than 145 facilities with over 140 coating centres in 37 countries in Europe, the Americas, Asia and Australia, employing more than 6 000 people.
Oerlikon Balzers is one of the world’s leading suppliers of surface technologies that significantly improve the performance and durability of precision components as well as tools for the metal and plastics processing industries. Oerlikon Balzers operates a dynamically growing network of more than 100 coating centres in 35 countries in Europe, the Americas and Asia. Join us and become a part of our future oriented, international team.