Security Architect (Zurich or Flamatt - Hybrid Work Model 80 -100%)


Security Architect (Zurich or Flamatt - Hybrid Work Model 80 -100%)


Company Description

Welcome to SMG Swiss Marketplace Group AG

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

A little bit about us to help ignite your imagination.

SMG Swiss Marketplace Group AG came together following the merger of Scout24 Switzerland and TX Markets in 2021. A union which included some of Switzerland's most well-known leading marketplaces.

Our exciting portfolio currently spans four business areas and includes Real Estate (,,,,, Automotive (,, CarForYou), General Marketplaces (,, and Finance and Insurance (

Become a part of our winning team at SMG.

We hire the best digital talents to meet the highest demands of our users and customers in Switzerland. In return, we offer you an attractive, innovative, friendly and fast-paced work environment where you can reach your full potential, achieve your goals, and your successes are celebrated.


Job Description

About The Role

The Security and Anti-Fraud team (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. At SMG we value security at the highest levels, 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 lead the Security Engineering Center (SEC), working with software engineers, product managers, IT, and SRE and platform teams to proactively identify and improve the security of our marketplaces.

You will be responsible for the design and architecture of security initiatives and features across SMG, protecting hundreds of employees and millions of end-users on our marketplaces. You will lead teams to identify and mitigate current risks, and implement/deploy security features or components.

About The Position

  • Initiate and lead projects to ensure the safety of our marketplace users and their data
  • Manage responsibilities effectively across multiple product areas
  • Lead strategic initiatives and play an active role in implementing solutions that require cross-functional participation (e.g., Engineering, Operations, Product)
  • Proactively identify automation and efficiency opportunities independently
  • 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 aiming at crawling or scraping our marketplaces
  • Structure and execute cross-functional programs by developing plans, gathering and synthesizing relevant data, leading analyses and developing final recommendations
  • Experience analysing the security of systems (Web Application security testing, platform or cloud-native security, vulnerability scanning, threat modelling, etc.)
  • Lead cross-collaboration with engineers and product managers and influence technical direction as well as provide guidance for complex security engineering initiatives
  • Drive security engineering projects to eliminate attack vectors, harden the platform, and enhance monitoring and intrusion detection/prevention systems
  • Perform technical security assessments, code audits, design reviews, and exercises
  • 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



About You

We already know you're talented, but here are some other requirements for the role:

  • You have completed your university studies in cybersecurity, computer science or a related field
  • Technical experience in protecting systems, security research, or security testing of platforms
  • Experience designing and implementing security features, e.g., authentication, authorization, and access control
  • Technical knowledge of one or more of the following: cloud security, cloud-native security, SIEM, virtual machines, IAM design, authentication protocols, or network security
  • Experience in analysing and identifying security problems, threat modelling, security architecture, and security reviews, as well as assessing security features
  • Experience in Web Development, and coding (e.g., Java, Go, NodeJS, C#.Net, TypeScript), and with databases, and/or querying (e.g., SQL and MySQL)
  • Experience leading engineers to develop security features, or deploy a security component, e.g., authentication
  • Ability to solve large unstructured business problems, working closely with cross-functional teams (e.g., Engineering and Product)
  • Ability to work independently and complete projects in a timely manner
  • Ability to navigate and influence cross-team stakeholders
  • Ability to quickly adapt and work in a fast-paced and fast-changing team environment
  • Experience leading cross-functional projects across organizational boundaries


Additional Information

Benefits you'll love

  • Flexible working hours and a culture of trust
  • Remote working with the possibility to work in our offices with your peers when you choose
  • Regular hackathons: explore, collaborate, and ideate on the things you think matter
  • Team-building activities, budget to spend time and build chemistry and trust with your team in a non-work setting or set up off-site working days to kickstart a new challenge in the most optimal way
  • Great office facilities with opportunities for plenty of social interactions, after-work-apéros, and regular company-wide events
  • Free Gym Facilities (Flamatt office)

If you are looking for an environment where you can grow professionally, lead our efforts towards moving to microservices, balance work and life habits and have a pleasant and enthusiastic environment, look no further and apply now.

SMG Swiss Marketplace Group AG came together following the merger of Scout24 Switzerland and TX Markets in 2021. A union which included some of Switzerland’s most well-known leading marketplaces.

Our exciting portfolio currently spans four business areas and includes Real Estate (,,,,, Automotive (,, CarForYou), General Marketplaces (,, and Finance and Insurance (


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