Bank for International Settlements (BIS)

BIS Basel

Technical Solutions Engineer – Advanced Networking

Office location: Basel

Department: General Secretariat

Unit: Information Technology and Services

Service: Employment – Duration: 3 years

Contract type: Fixed-term

FTE%: 100%

Application Deadline: 12/09/2022


The Bank for International Settlements has an interesting opportunity available for a Technical Solution Engineer specializing in sophisticated network architecture, design, and operations in a hybrid cloud environment.

Why you will love the BIS:

Continuous learning, professional development, and being part of a dynamic highly technical team is what we offer. You will be challenged and compensated for your work while experiencing life in the heart of continental Europe. You will play a pivotal role in supporting the Central Bank for Central Banks by optimizing technology and delivering innovative solutions to IT challenges. Working in a group of technical experts you will align network services to accelerate bank-wide innovation and cloud adoption. We take resiliency to heart and operate a sophisticated Active/Active Data Centre architecture based on modern networking technologies.

By joining the Network team:

  • You will have the opportunity to work with a diverse range of modern technologies in an organization that continuously seeks to implement the newest technologies to support a variety of business requirements.
  • Customer success is our priority. We value proactive service orientation. We address modern workplace challenges enabling and safeguarding our customers’ productivity.
  • We take resiliency to heart. You will work with a highly sophisticated and resilient IT infrastructure using the newest technologies across our Active/Active Data Centre architecture.
  • Innovation is in our DNA. We pride ourselves on creative thinking and embrace new ideas and new ways of working that bring efficiency and agility to our IT operations. If you are creative, visionary and strategic, you will thrive.
  • We are a close-knit IT community. You will belong to a team that believes in collaboration, is open to new ideas, and welcomes new members with diverse backgrounds and experiences.

Who you are:

You aren’t just a technologist; you have interpersonal skills and critical thinking, that will help you excel in an environment that embraces diversity and collaboration. Working with industry-leading technologies such as Cisco ACI, Cisco SDA, Palo Alto, and F5 you will assist with the acceleration of cloud adoption and automation.

Purpose of the role:

You will contribute to the team as a technical lead and will architect, implement, operate and automate advanced networking technologies. Your work will be hybrid by nature across on-premises infrastructure, software-defined networking and public cloud environments. DevOps experience and ways of working will be crucial to usher in automation across the networking stack to deliver the highest standards of operational excellence.


  • Optimization of technology: continuously improving and enhancing technology, finding unique ways to support business needs while strategically deploying new services to maintain a sustainable IT environment
  • Business Agility: growing the agility of the business through IT by providing automation that reduces manual work and decreases opportunities for error
  • Technology Strategy: supporting the selection of technology and influencing the strategy on next-generation infrastructure and its evolution (automation, monitoring and resilience)

  • IT Operations: maintaining high quality networking services with a focus on high-availability, reliability, and security.

Our minimum requirements for this role are:

  • Proven working experience with Firewalls – Palo Alto
  • Recent experience in F5 – LTM, ASM, APM
  • Exposure to Data Centre – Cisco ACI
  • Knowledge of Access networking- Cisco SDA
  • Automation (experience in one of the following: Ansible, Python, Terraform)
  • Cloud
  • WAN
  • Good communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of larger team of IT authorities

Who we are:

The Bank for International Settlements is a diverse organization with colleagues from over 60 countries. By joining us in the international city of Basel, you will work in a unique, highly rewarding and international work environment. We truly value diversity and inclusion and want to reflect the world we serve. We want the best people to work for us in an inclusive environment so welcome applications from all qualified candidates. At the BIS, we value equality and diversity in all its forms and one way we support diversity and inclusion is through our staff-run networks. You can discover more about diversity at the BIS here.

What the BIS offers:

In return, we offer a competitive compensation package, including a comprehensive set of expat and relocation benefits and allowances. In addition, thanks to our status as an international organization, we can hire globally and welcome applications from candidates of all nationalities and located anywhere in the world.

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