Security Architect (f|m|d) (80-100%) - Switzerland - Hybrid Work

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Company Description

Welcome to SMG Swiss Marketplace Group
We are a pioneering network of online marketplaces and a leading European digital company that simplifies people's lives with forward-looking products.

Job Description

The Security and Anti-Fraud team (short for SAF) works to create and maintain the safest operating environment protecting hundreds of employees and millions of end-users. We lead, design, execute, and manage security initiatives, projects, products, and features across all marketplaces to improve the security of the infrastructure and our marketplaces, that is to ensure the safety of our employees and end-users. We actively monitor our infrastructure, systems, platforms, and marketplaces for attacks, intrusions, and fraud signals, and mitigate them. SMG values security, and SAF’s mission is to protect the users and their data without sacrificing User Experience or convenience.
The SAF team reports directly to the CEO. In this role, you will work with software engineers, product managers, IT, SRE and platform teams to proactively identify and improve the security of the marketplaces.

You will be responsible for the design and architecture of security initiatives and features across SMG, protecting hundreds of employees and millions of customers on our marketplaces. You will lead teams to identify and mitigate current risks and implement/deploy security features or components. You will also communicate concepts to stakeholders, internally and externally (e.g., community outreach).

About the position 

  • Initiate and lead projects to ensure the safety of our customers and their data
  • Lead strategic initiatives and play an active role in implementing solutions that require cross-functional participation (e.g., Engineering, Operations, Product)
  • Research trends, develop and implement risk mitigation strategies, and measure the effectiveness of our security controls
  • Develop deep industry and technology expertise to stay ahead of adversarial actors, e.g., crawling or scraping our marketplaces. Ideally, with expertise in AI
  • Run interest groups (e.g., guilds), organise activities, competitions, speak at conferences, and perform community outreach
  • Create and deliver security implementation recommendations, sample code, and technical presentations, adapting to different levels or key technical stakeholders
  • Document and present results to a variety of audiences, including highly technical engineers, and non-technical subject matter experts


  • You have completed your university studies in cybersecurity, computer science or a related field
  • Technical knowledge in one or more of the following:
    fraud detection/prevention, cloud security, security operations (e.g. incident management, SIEM, SOAR, or XDR), virtualization, IAM, network security, and product security.
  • Experience in analyzing and identifying security problems, threat modelling, security architecture, security reviews, and assessing security features
  • Experience in Web Development, and coding (e.g. Java, Go, NodeJS, or TypeScript), and with databases, and/or querying (e.g.S QL and MySQL)
  • Experience leading engineers to develop security features, or deploy a security component
  • Ability to solve large unstructured business problems, working closely or leading cross-functional teams (e.g., Engineering and Product)
  • Ability to work independently and complete multiple projects in a timely manner
  • Ability to quickly adapt and work in a fast-paced and fast-changing team environment

Additional Information

Benefits you’ll love:

  • 6 weeks of holidays (with the possibility to buy up to 10 additional days)
  • 40-hour week (flexitime with a cap at 45 hours ? We take work-life balance seriously)
  • 4 months' notice after the probationary period
  • SBB Half-Fare Card
  • You travel 1st class between SMG sites in Switzerland
  • 18 weeks maternity and 6 weeks paternity leave (also in case of adoption)
  • Professional accident and supplementary insurance (100% covered by SMG)
  • Independent counselling centre for personal and psychological problems
  • Gender-neutral fair pay with clearly defined career profiles
  • Choose your hardware (Mac or Windows + monitor for home)
  • Choose your mobile phone (iPhone, Samsung, Pixel)


Apply now with your CV and any additional documents you think we should read.
We are looking forward to getting to know you!




SMG Swiss Marketplace Group AG primarily engages directly with candidates. We do not accept unsolicited resumes or candidate profiles from recruitment agencies unless we have specifically requested their assistance for particular roles. Any submissions made without a prior request from our Talent Acquisition team will not be acknowledged or considered. We appreciate the understanding and cooperation of recruitment agencies in respecting this policy.

About Us

SMG Swiss Marketplace Group AG. is a pioneering network of online marketplaces and cutting-edge European digital company that simplifies people’s lives with innovative products.

SMG Swiss Marketplace Group AG. provides customers the best tools to meet their life decision needs. The portfolio includes Real Estate ( ImmoScout24 Homegate Publimmo CASASOFT IAZI Flatfox ), Automotive ( AutoScout24 MotoScout24 ), General Marketplaces ( Ricardo ) and Finance & Insurance ( FinanceScout24 ). The company was founded in November 2021 by TX Group AG, Ringier AG, La Mobilière and General Atlantic.