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Technology Leader for Data, Integration & BI

Date:  23 Apr 2024
Job ID:  8431
Company:  Alpiq AG

Olten, CH

Contract Type:  Permanent
Job Type:  Full-time position
Job Level:  Managers
LinkedIn:  #LI-SFCH

Central to Alpiq’s strategy is a growing and dynamic energy trading, sales and origination business which relies on cutting edge IT services and applications to compete and succeed.

You will lead a multi-location data organisation covering data management and governance, delivery of data products and projects, management data Platform technology, data integration services and tools for self-service business intelligence. You will work with closely business and function leaders to data continues to be an enabler for the business strategy. This position is placed in Olten/Lausanne, Switzerland and reports to the Group CIO.

Your main responsibilities

  • Lead, design and implement Data Strategy and Data Architecture in support of business needs and company strategy areas
  • Manages data platform, data assets (data domains, domain model, data views etc) and underpinning technology and tools to deliver the company wide data strategy
  • Leads Market Data services and associated applications to support business and functions
  • Lead and implements Integration and API’s for businesses and corporate functions
  • Leads the analysis and implementation of business intelligence and data reporting for stakeholders in corporate functions
  • Establishes and enforces data governance policies to maintain data integrity, security, and compliance
  • Curates and organize data for business consumption and ensure data can be democratized for stakeholders via the implementation of easy-to-follow data management practices, including quality standards, catalogues, API framework, education program and decision support capabilities.
  • Develop strategies for identifying and mitigating data-related risks
  • Leads and drives a culture of continuous improvement in data processes and related technologies
  • Leads all teams that perform above activities


Your profile

  • 10 to 15 years of technology leadership/management experience of which eight of those were leading data strategy and implementation  
  • Ability to lead, inspire and motivate a large and diverse multi location team
  • Deep understanding of business data architecture
  • Strong domain knowledge in Energy, Power, Gas, RES and data 
  • Knowledge of programming and cloud technologies for data ingestion, processing and analytics, such as Python, Java and data science frameworks such as Keras and Tensorflow 
  • Experience of product & project management and software development methodologies (e.g. Agile, DevOps) 
  • Strong technical knowledge of cloud and Data platform technologies
  • Strong communication skills with ability to communicate to C Suite level.
  • Natural ability to influence business stakeholders.
  • Ability to educate non data savvy business stakeholders on complex data topics. 
  • Successful track record in data transformation in a Trading or Energy asset environment
  • Strong team player 
Your benefits
  • Generous annual leave incl. bridge days and free working days between Christmas and New Year
  • Opportunity of 5 days flexible leave
  • Very good social benefits and excellent pension fund contributions, optional additional savings contribution (tax free)
  • Financial contribution to daycare center costs and voluntary family allowance
  • Free barista coffee and fruit
  • Various flexible work models
  • Financial and/or time support for further education
  • Complete benefits overview

What is also important to us:

Diversity and inclusion
At Alpiq, we believe in the power of diverse teams. We pay great attention to keeping our recruiting process free of any discriminatory bias and we actively use diversity as a selection criteria, when personal and functional requirements are met. We always strive to create an inclusive company culture, and an example of this is, that we try to offer part-time solutions for candidates who match our requirements. Is that important to you and are you really keen on a role, that is only posted as full time? If yes, then please reach out to us and we will check if we can find a solution that works for both sides.

Data protection
At Alpiq, data privacy is an important topic. Please therefore take note of the corresponding Privacy Notice that appears in the online application form and explains in detail the purpose for which we process your personal data. It is of great concern to us to inform you as transparently as possible and process your data only in a fair manner.

Application process
Even though we try to consider candidate needs individually, we are not always able to avoid standard communication, due to the high number of applications. Therefore, we kindly ask for your understanding. For more information about our recruiting process and some useful tips and tricks on how to apply, please follow this link.  

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Reto Röllin



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