Senior Operations Associate

Swissblock Technologies AG

Swissblock Technologies AG

Key information

  • Publication date:

    22 May 2024
  • Workload:

  • Contract type:

    Unlimited employment
  • Language:

    English (Fluent), German (Native language)

At Swissblock, we're not just at the forefront of innovation in the world of cryptocurrencies but also enjoying every step of our journey to become a Cross-Asset long/short Private Wealth Manager. Experienced portfolio managers and traders have joined us with the shared vision of making a mark in the larger world of traditional finance. 

We seek an operations professional to bring passion and structure to lay the foundations of a new company branch. Our mission is to ensure we assemble a group of experts and build a solid team while launching the business.

We are partnering with the best solution providers to make the trading and post-trading workflow as transparent and efficient as possible. The overarching goal is to simplify communication and allow our key resources to focus together on problem-solving whilst considering automation.

As an Operations Associate, you will be responsible for:
  • Supporting portfolio managers and execution traders, the functions include trade capture, reconciliation, positions & trade query resolution, ad-hoc reporting, settlement, compressions, collapses and corporate actions.
  • Gathering a detailed understanding of upcoming trading strategy updates and anticipating operative impact and needs.
  • Build and maintain solid relationships with external third-party vendors, ensuring our business expansion roadmap is understood and reflected in quality and efficiency.
  • Managing all related layers of complexity involved in daily positions and cash reconciliation.
  • Granting consistency of information in OMS to ensure reliability of marked-to-market p&l.
  • Reviewing, improving and documenting existing procedures to secure and smoothen all aspects of trading and the post-trading workflow. 
  • Implement and monitor all required operational key risk and process indicators to identify, communicate and solve all related issues.
 You will also be interfacing with:
  • The technology team, to improve workflow and reporting automation and increase scalability.
  • Compliance, particularly with maintenance of automated order filtering and management of exceptions.
  • Treasury activity (collateral and cash equivalent management) to always allow portfolio managers and executing traders to operate safely.
  • Pricing and valuation review flow, focusing on easing communication through common data standards and understanding.
What you’ll bring:
We seek someone with 5-10years hands-on experience in a cross-asset operational role, covering OTC rates, credit, FX, and listed products. Working knowledge of Markit MTM, DTCC, ICE link, Trade Web and Bloomberg would be a strong plus.
This is a role for someone who not only wants to follow procedures but for someone with a marked self-starter attitude and desire to position themself as a future pillar and potential leader of a rising team. New procedures must be designed and implemented to best compromise between flexibility and risk control in a dynamically changing environment. To leave a fingerprint, a candidate should show exceptional organizational skills, the ability to prioritize, and the ability to manage multiple tasks while maintaining a high level of quality. Being practical and thorough under pressure will make you stand out.
Strong verbal and written communication skills are essential for establishing and maintaining trust-based relationships and correctly balancing leadership with active team life. Applicants must have business fluency in English; proficiency in German would be a strong asset.
Finally, excellent computer skills with an ability to quickly learn new applications and proprietary systems will be key to increasing the level of automation, containing time allocated to recursive tasks and allow for better focus on all manually involved aspects.
Why you should apply:
At Swissblock, we offer an exciting and diverse environment with flat hierarchies and excellent peers. Even if we are young, we are a self-funded and already profitable company with a culture based on responsibility and merit. Empowerment is a key value that is reflected in our career opportunities dynamics, which continuously grow with the business.
In addition to a sleek and cutting-edge office in Baar, Switzerland, with the flexibility to work from your home office once a week, we propose a competitive compensation package, an annual bonus, 25 days of annual leave, progressive social benefits, and engaging company events.


  • Callum PorterTalent Acquisition Specialist
  • Swissblock Technologies AG