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Head Application Management Credit & Risk

Coutts & Co

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Head Application Management Credit & Risk

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Who Are We

RBS Services Switzerland provides IT services for the Private Banking Division of the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) in multiple countries and jurisdictions. Avaloq is the core platform used to provide banking services for our division, complemented by interfacing systems such as the enterprise data warehouse, trading systems and payment interfaces. Delivering the experience expected by our clients requires a state of the art platform and provisioning of fully integrated services for all of our users, maintained and continuously improved by great people who are willing to grow into important roles and who dedicate their energy to best in class service for the bank’s business.

Role Summary

We are looking for an experienced manager to lead our Application Management Credit & Risk department. Candidates are expected to provide strong leadership and management skills, and experience in the areas of business analysis, software development and solution design. Preferably candidates have got work experience with the Avaloq Banking Suite. Candidates will be managing multiple teams working on all topics related to Credit, Risk and Anti Money Laundering.


  • Management of 5 software development teams with up to 40 permanent and contract staff
  • Management of the project portfolio for Credit and Risk related Business areas from a Technology perspective, including collaboration with other Streams and IT departments
  • Provider of stable banking system in the functional areas of Credit and Risk, ensuring production incidents and change requests are managed effectively and to risk tolerances
  • Senior contact for Change, Business and Design leaders in the Private Banking Division
  • Optimisation of the team’s performance by acting as a gatekeeper and enabler, focussing on individuals’ strengths and creation of a collaborative team culture
  • Budget responsibility for teams and projects


  • Line management, project management and coaching
  • Very good command of English and excellent communication skills
  • Analytical, structured and efficient way of working, ability to deliver complex solutions
  • Ability to explain, abstract and present technical solutions to senior Business stakeholders
  • Ability to explain high level Business concepts and requirements to technical experts


  • University degree or equivalent in Engineering, preferably in Computer Science
  • Experience in leading teams, preferably in the Finance industry
  • Subject matter expertise in Credit and/or Risk, ideally full knowledge of the UK Credit Lifecycle
  • Project management experience, agile methodologies are an advantage
  • Avaloq parameterisation and / or general programming experience are an advantage
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