Head of Software Excellence (Switzerland)

Zurich ,  Bern

Are you driven by the convergence of customer experience, business strategy, and cutting-edge software engineering? Do you possess the vision and leadership prowess to steer teams towards unprecedented success? If you're ready to leave your mark, this is your golden opportunity at Zühlke. 

About Zühlke

At Zühlke, we're not just a consultancy; we're catalysts for global innovation and technological advancement. Our mission? To create unparalleled value for our clients, forge enduring partnerships, and shape the trajectory of technology-driven solutions.

About this role

As our Head of Software Excellence (Switzerland), you'll oversee a team of over 130 skilled colleagues and lead 14 People Leads. You'll serve as a chief architect of business growth, driving pre-sales initiatives, shaping compelling software engineering offerings, and spearheading our expansion in software engineering and consulting.

How you`ll make an impact
  • Craft and execute a strategic vision for software engineering, tailored to the Swiss market, driving exponential business growth.
  • Collaborate closely with global stakeholders to ensure local strategies complement and enhance the overarching vision, facilitating impactful digital transformations.
  • Lead and inspire a cadre of high-performing Team Leads, propelling our practice's leadership to new heights.
  • Partner with sales teams to develop innovative technology solutions and persuasive proposals, securing new business and ensuring project success.
  • Cultivate and nurture relationships with key clients, both locally and globally, understanding their unique needs and guiding them toward prosperous futures.
  • Embrace a consultative approach to foster enduring trust and forge long-term partnerships, delivering bespoke software solutions aligned with clients' strategic objectives.
  • Engage actively in the global Software Excellence leadership team, fostering knowledge exchange and disseminating best practices across international markets.
What matters to us
  • Extensive leadership experience (10+ years) in managing large, high-performing software engineering teams.
  • A proven track record of driving business growth through strategic software development projects.
  • Profound understanding of architecture, technologies, and methodologies.
  • Stellar communication and presentation skills, with the ability to articulate design concepts and strategies convincingly.
  • Demonstrated success in pre-sales activities, crafting compelling proposals, and securing client buy-in.
  • A collaborative, international mindset, thriving in a global leadership environment.
  • Fluency in English and German.

What Zühlke is all about

  • Unique culture - we communicate openly with each other, assess ourselves honestly and enjoy working in a team. Diversity and inclusion play an important role in this.
  • Foster “on the job” learning -  we are committed to the growth of our people and are investing in their development. We’re empowering them to build the skills they need to make a positive impact, both personally and for our clients, today and in the future.
  • Knowledge exchange - we have an interdisciplinary approach, culture of knowledge sharing and learning from each other.
  • International topic groups – we exchange experience, knowledge and support each other in our further development within our internal communities.
  • Great workplace – we offer a culture of trust, encourage you to think outside the box and to share your ideas.
  • Sustainability - a matter close to our hearts. We aim to ensure that our projects and services are as sustainable as possible and also make our customers more sustainable.

Ready to redefine Software Excellence with us? Seize this opportunity to drive innovation and lead change at Zühlke. Apply now and embark on a journey of endless possibilities. 

Zurich ,  Bern

Luciano Burkhard

Recruiting & Talent Relations