Job Opportunities / Zurich

Posted on 09 April 2007 by info

Work-in-Switzerland regularly posts a sampling of job offers across Switzerland — usually on a bi-weekly basis. Our job board permits those interesting in surveying the employment marketplace to get an idea of some of the jobs currently being recruited. We also supply the contact information in case you wish to follow up on the opportunity. See our postings concerning job application procedures and culture in Switzerland for an overview fo the type of documents and the format of the c.v. expected by recruiters and Human Resources officials who will read your job application. Our listing is a very small snapshot of employment opportunities at any given time and is designed to simply highlight a few positions currently up for recruitment.

One of the fields with most diverse and pressing need for qualified candidates is information systems, I.T., and telecommunications. A small selection of current opportunities :

I.T. / Information Systems:

Senior Solution Architect (m/w) for Credit Suisse in Zurich. Responsible for design and implementation of the Bank’s data warehouse solution. Contact: Beat Roncato, IT Recruiting, Credit Suisse / Ref. 303160, RHSR 21, Postfach, 8070 Zürich, Tel. +41 44 332 88 19, E-Mail: beat.roncato@credit-suisse.com

IT Security Officer for Credit Suisse in Zurich
Conduct information risk assessments and apprise management of appropriate levels of safeguards and functions.. Advise and provide support on the relevant and applicable IT security standards. Provide guidance on the processes, tools and controls that are required to adhere to IT security standards. Co-ordinate local security activities with European and global security specialists and internal IT security audits, assess results and follow-up audit action plans. Provide security and risk assessment services jobs in SwitzerlandInitiate and manage security projects. Contact: Beat Roncato, IT Recruiting, Credit Suisse / Ref. 303160, RHSR 21, Postfach, 8070 Zürich, Tel. +41 44 332 88 19, E-Mail: beat.roncato@credit-suisse.com

Data Feed Manager (m/w) for Credit Suisse in Zurich Analysis, flow and data feed services. Contact: Beat Roncato, IT Recruiting, Credit Suisse / Ref. 303160, RHSR 21, Postfach, 8070 Zürich, Tel. +41 44 332 88 19, E-Mail: beat.roncato@credit-suisse.com

Senior Business Engineer (m/w) for Credit Suisse in Zurich
For management of accounting and reporting functions. Contact: Beat Roncato, IT Recruiting, Credit Suisse / Ref. 303160, RHSR 21, Postfach, 8070 Zürich, Tel. +41 44 332 88 19, E-Mail: beat.roncato@credit-suisse.com

Information Risk Officer for Price Waterhouse Coopers in Zurich Conduct information risk analyses. Candidate should have good analytical skills and experience in managing projects, possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, have strong personal time management. Apply online at www.pwc.ch/careers or contact PricewaterhouseCoopers AG, Sandra Schürmann, Birchstrasse 160, 8050 Zürich, Telefon 058 792 19 63

jobs in Switzerland Application Support for Price Waterhouse Coopers in Zurich. Should have strong background in SAP SD/MM, SAP HR, BSI CRM. Analysis and implementation. Apply to PricewaterhouseCoopers AG, Sandra Schürmann, Birchstrasse 160, 8050 Zürich, Telefon 058 792 19 63

recruiting agencies career fairs and spontaneous job applications employment inquiries via corporate website recruitment pages job offers in the press

Notes on Finding a Job in Switzerland

Switzerland appears from the outside to be a paradise for standard of living and great working conditions. Swiss salaries are among the highest in the world and despite a downturn during the early 1990s, unemployment remains the lowest in Europe.

Though it can appear difficult at first, getting a job in Switzerland isn’t as complicated as the Swiss authorities may have you believe. And under Swiss law all workers – foreign like Swiss—must be employed under the same conditions. There are currently more than 1.6 million foreigners resident in Switzerland, which means more than a fifth of the population. Economists claim this is one of the ingredients of Swiss success in employment opportunities and breath of job openings.

For European citizens, there is complete freedom of employment in Switzerland. But for non-EU-citizens who want to work in Switzerland, there is a burden of proof on the company wishing to hire to show that there are no suitable local candidates for that job.

Always consider that there are important differences in the Swiss labor market from canton to canton. As noted elsewhere on this website, Geneva is the area with the highest percentage of foreign workers –nearly 50%. Many of them are employed at the international organizations, where no Swiss work permit is necessary. One ramification of the different regional differences in Switzerland is language: Consider the local language of the area in which you want to live and work. German is spoken by roughly 2/3 of the population. Roughly 20% speak French and almost 10 percent speak Italian. While a job in a large multinational will ultimately require English, a smaller Swiss company will work in the local language.

Lastly, Switzerland regulates and usually requires formal qualifications. For many sectors, professions, and trades, foreign qualifications can be recognized as equivalent insofar as the training is considered equivalent similar to the Swiss qualification. As a result of the bilateral agreements, Switzerland recognizes most EU diplomas and qualifications.

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