IT entry programme

Your start as a tech entrepreneur

Are you looking for a vocation, rather than just a job? Do you want to make a big impact, take on responsibility and boldly break new ground in digital banking with your team? Tread your own path with us and help shape the digital transformation! In our innovative IT entry programme, you have the opportunity to take on direct product responsibility in multifunctional and agile teams and to continue your personal development for 12 to 18 months. This will allow you to hit the ground running as a tech entrepreneur at PostFinance.

The IT entry programme at a glance

Duration
12 to 18 months
Start
March and August 2024
Level of employment
100%
Salary
CHF 80,000 to 95,000 per year
Application period

18 September – 8 October 2023 to start in March 2024

April/May 2024 to start in August 2024

Programme schedule

In our 12- to 18-month IT entry programme, you will take on product responsibility for an internal or external PostFinance application after an induction period. You will develop these products with your team in an agile working environment. You will be supported by experienced coaches and mentors. In the process, you will expand your individual skills and become the next tech entrepreneur at PostFinance.

During the programme, you will learn about different practices from design thinking, lean startup and DevOps and implement them immediately. Working alongside your team, you will ensure high-quality software, using tools such as Java, Angular or GitLab.

The goal of the programme is to keep you employed in our organization after graduation. You may then become a coach and mentor for future programme participants.

As a tech entrepreneur, you fit the following profiles and want to expand your knowledge of one route:

Technology profile

As a passionate software developer, your main task is to enhance the product. In addition to technical expertise, you have interpersonal skills to drive your team forward.

Suitable roles for you include Architecture Owner or Lead Developer.

Business profile

With the business profile, you bring an entrepreneurial perspective to product development. You make sure that the product offers added value. You involve the various stakeholders and speak your users’ language.

Suitable roles for you include Product Owner or Scrum Master.

Qualities you need to have as a tech entrepreneur:

Depending on the profile, different skills and requirements are needed. Across the board, we are looking for people for our entry programmes who think and act boldly – in other words, people with a “can-do” attitude.

What you have to offer:

  • You have a degree in computer science, business informatics or a similar subject at tertiary level (university/university of applied sciences) or comparable training/further education.
  • You have a perfect command of German and good English skills.
  • You have already gained some work experience – for example, from internships or part-time jobs.
  • With your palpable passion as a (business) computer scientist, you are ready to push your limits and leave your comfort zone to take on new challenges.
  • You show initiative and are willing to share your experience with your colleagues.

Do you have any questions?

If you have any questions about our programme, please contact Marius Dufaux, Solution Team Lead. He will be happy to answer them.

Contact: marius.dufaux@postfinance.ch

Meet our current tech entrepreneurs

  • As a tech entrepreneur, I am my own boss. I developed an internal survey tool with Zacharia. As the Architecture Owner, I am responsible for the technical implementation and security of the application. This includes not only the development, but also operation of the software. I constantly have to tackle new topics in the IT field, which means that I learn a lot in terms of technical, methodological and human skills. As we supervise apprentices, one of my tasks is to pass on my knowledge and ensure that the apprentices progress. I like working here because I am faced with new challenges every day and have to find my own way to solve them with my team.

    Contact: youri.weber.2@postfinance.ch

  • After my apprenticeship, I developed an internal survey tool with Youri. I was in charge of the whole process, right from the start. In addition to my role as Product Owner, I also act as a vocational trainer, as our team is partly made up of apprentices. The whole experience was new territory for me, because I knew how to develop software, but I had no idea what else was involved. I started this adventure with a lot of motivation, commitment and curiosity, and on my journey, I did many things right, but even more wrong. But it was precisely by making mistakes that I was able to grow. I learned a huge amount in a very short time. And that’s what our programme is all about: doing, making mistakes and learning from them!

    Contact: zacharia.ghammar.2@postfinance.ch

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