Graduate Trainee Program

Cloud Engineer

The GTP «Cloud Engineer» focuses on Cloud Engineering within our Enterprise Platforms environment, which is responsible for providing state-of-the-art infrastructure services to Vontobel.

Its private cloud delivers complete range of infrastructure products:

  • Collaboration services and virtual desktops
  • Platform-as-a-Service/PaaS products for business applications
  • Virtual machines (Linux, Windows, Solaris) and database services (Database-as-a-Service/DaaS with MSSQL and Oracle) implemented with highly virtualized platforms, monitoring and alerting services.

Enterprise Platforms functions according to agile principles, with small teams of well-educated and experienced technology specialists. As part of the Enterprise Platforms team you will be responsible for designing, engineering and operating infrastructure services in a cost-efficient manner at high quality and scale, while making these services consumable through self-service gateways.


Cloud Engineer Program modules:

  • Enterprise Platforms / Azure Services & Office 365 Engineering
  • IT Security / Cloud Security Engineering
  • Further guest assignments across different IT teams viable



  • Setup hybrid clouds & integrate cloud services into existing platforms
  • Design, test and create tomorrow's cloud services
  • Automate processes and workloads
  • Innovate internal processes & technologies
  • Thrive tomorrow’s ideas


Candidate profile

  • Master's degree in IT, Business IT or similar
  • Experience in at least one of the following areas: Powershell, C# or Python
  • Experience in Javascript, HTML5, REST is a plus
  • Experience with Docker, Azure or Office 365 Engineering is a plus
  • Experience in Cloud Security is a plus
  • Willing to complete additional training courses
  • Analytical and structured thinking, innovative & creative mind
  • Pro-active attitude, team player, able to work under pressure
  • Very good knowledge of German and English
  • Swiss or EU citizen


Insights from our graduate



  • M.Sc. In Energy Systems from the University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Previously worked in the analytics department of a large energy supplier
  • Joined the GTP in 2017
  • Currently works on deep learning and artificial intelligence projects

What convinced you about this program?
The main factor convincing me about this program was the opportunity to apply my existing knowledge in the areas of artificial intelligence and machine learning to solve challenging problems. The financial industry is experiencing drastic technology-led changes and there are many opportunities to provide innovative solutions. Additionally, I really liked the flexible structure of the program and the opportunity to bring in my own ideas.

What has been your personal highlight in your program so far?
My personal highlight was the implementation of a deep learning solution within the business, where I was responsible for the whole project. This included data processing, model development, evaluation and integration with the business infrastructure. This was a great learning opportunity as I had to deliver a complete solution that is now being used extensively throughout the company on a daily basis.

What is your advice for anyone interested in this GTP?
It has been a great experience for me so far. Therefore, I would advise anyone with an interest in technology and the financial industry to apply to the GTP. If you have questions you can always contact one of the recruiters, as they are very helpful and can provide you with additional information.


Stay tuned

Are you interested in joining our team at Vontobel? Do not hesitate to contact us anytime. We are looking forward to hear from you.

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