GTP - Data Science & Data Engineering

As Trainee Data Science & Data Engineering, you will benefit from the full Graduate Trainee Program offerings during your time at Vontobel.

Your opportunity

Be part of the team driving the transformation, helping to adapt data driven approach! As a Trainee in Data Science & Data Engineering, you will…

  • work with state of the art cloud-based solutions such as Azure or Snowflake;

  • use latest technologies such as Python 3/Scala/Java, Spark, SQL to solve real-world problems;

  • learn to design, develop, deploy and monitor data pipelines;

  • leverage state-of-the-art ML to solve various problems ranging from predicting client behavior to making investment decisions;

  • improve your use of programming languages, see them applied out in the wild and learn to use them idiomatically;

  • contribute to designing, developing, deploying and monitoring real-world data science solutions;

  • rotate through various teams and projects according to your preference and the availability at the time;

  • have the chance to state your personal preferences and interests and choose your projects;

  • be responsible for truly driving your projects and fully feel integrated in the team;

  • have the chance to complete additional training courses and benefit from your own educational budget of CHF 5’000, which you can also use to attend a relevant conference that you choose in agreement with your program mentor;

  • start on October 1, 2021 and conclude the program September 30, 2023 (24 months) ;

Your program supervisor and mentor during the time will remain the same person, however you will change Module Coach in the various teams you will join.

This program will give you a great overview of various Data Science and Engineering initiatives which Vontobel is driving. After completing this 2 year training, we will be happy to have you join as Data Scientist or Data Engineer depending on your preferences and priorities.

We work closely with multiple teams and departments on improving efficiency in making decisions based on data and machine learning techniques.

Those kind of projects my vary in the form and timeline, from quick PoC, through enhancement of existing application, to pilot versions of new systems.

You will have an opportunity to work with people from across the company – AM, WM, SP, MA etc.

Since data engineering and data science are closely related, it will be even possible to shift your initial focus from one to the other. Hence the exact timeline of how much time you’ll effectively spend in a given area will depend on both your preferences and availability at that time.

You will also be joining a very diverse and international team. Your team is located in the heart of Zurich, Gotthardstrasse 43, right next to the lake. 


Your background includes..

  • a Masters degree (university or university of applied sciences);

  • a study background in a highly quantitative field, e.g. mathematics, physics, computer science, data sience, data engineering or similar OR finance, economics, statistics, econometrics or similar;

  • at least one experience in the industry;

You are

  • excited about the financial industry;

  • a curious person, with an analytical and structured mindset;

  • a pro-active person;

  • willing to complete additional training courses;

  • excited to be in an international team;

  • fluent in English;

  • authorized to work in EU or Switzerland, we welcome candidates with an international background;


Hiring manager

Francois Rüf will be your program mentor! Digital disruption, AI, machine learning, cloud computing, online business models and a great team - these are the ingredients that make me wake up each morning - creating endless new opportunities.
Currently helping Vontobel to develop a data strategy and bring in AI and machine learning skills.

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Thank you for the time to consider Vontobel. We appreciate you taking the time to submit your application. Our Talent Acquisition team will carefully assess your application and will respond to you in a timely manner.

If you have any question you can contact us through our contact form.



Zürich / Gotthardstrasse 43