Innovation and innovators thrive at Oerlikon. We are a powerhouse for surface engineering, polymer processing and additive manufacturing. You can pursue your passion for developing solutions that reduce energy and resource consumption, protect the environment and enable superior product performance.

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Career opportunities

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Oerlikon (SIX: OERL) is a global innovation powerhouse for surface engineering, polymer processing and additive manufacturing. The Group’s solutions and comprehensive services, together with its advanced materials, improve and maximize performance, function, design and sustainability of its customer’s products and manufacturing processes in key industries. Pioneering technology for decades, everything Oerlikon invents and does is guided by its passion to support customer’s goals and foster a sustainable world. Headquartered in Pfäffikon, Switzerland, the Group operates its business in two Divisions – Surface Solutions and Polymer Processing. It has a global footprint of more than 10 600 employees at 179 locations in 37 countries and generated sales of CHF 2.3 billion in 2020.


Senior In-House SAP Consultant PLM Stream


Your main tasks

  • Analyzes and defines solutions within the Incident, Change-, Portfolio- and Project-Process
  • Understands the business issues and data challenges
  • Suggests areas of improvement
  • Leads projects and initiatives in the PLM stream area
  • Reviews and edits requirements, specifications, business processes, and recommendations related to the proposed solution
  • Develop functional specifications and system design specifications
  • Recommends technical solutions
  • Cooperating with consultants from other streams such as Basis, PTP and D2S
  • Takes responsibilities in the 2nd and 3rd level support
  • Managing of the external AMS partner
  • Drive for process harmonization and build-up of a global process catalog

Your profile

  • Bachelor in Applied Computer Science, Information Technology or similar
  • More than 5 years experience in the SAP value stream PLM
  • Very advanced PLM stream knowledge
  • End-to-End Process Customizing and Integration (ECTR, Pronovia)
  • Experience and a good understanding of related SAP ERP Streams like D2S, PTP etc.
  • Attendances in Full-Circle Implementations
  • Professional experience in international projects
  • Ideally, experience in planning/execution of migration and rollout projects
  • Experience with managing external partner
  • Basic knowledge of ABAP is an advantage
  • Excellent language skills in German and English

We offer

  • Challenging global environment where you can bring in your ideas and your drive to further develop the business
  • Attractive working conditions and a workplace in the countryside
  • Great development opportunities within the group
  • A competitive salary and an outstanding benefits package

System Specialist Linux & Cloud (gn)


Would you like to develop within the cloud area? Do you enjoy designing and implementing Linux & Cloud Solutions within state-of-the-art-technology in a global technology corporation?

We are looking for a ICT System Specialist Linux & Cloud (f/m/d) to join our Corporate Infrastructure Operations Team

Location: You can choose to work from one of our offices in Warsaw/Poland, Remscheid or Feldkirchen/Germany, Pfäffikon/Switzerland, Balzers/Liechtenstein


In your new role you will …

  • be responsible to engineer, configure, install, maintain and troubleshoot Linux & Cloud services
  • test, release and roll out new technologies and develop the services
  • monitor system performance and guarantee hardware and software processes
  • provide 2nd and 3rd level support and troubleshooting to resolve issues
  • liaise with internal and external IT colleagues to resolve problems
  • be part of corporate IT projects

Your profile

This job is for you if you …

  • feel comfortable with on-premises as well as with cloud services
  • have at least 5 years of experience with Linux technologies (preferred in the area of Red Hat Enterprise, Linux Security and Architecture)
  • have good experience with Cloud solutions e.g. AWS or Azure
  • nice to have: already gained experience with the operation of Checkmk
  • possess excellent customer orientation as well as strong technical problem solving skills
  • have a high level of self-initiative and drive to get things done
  • are willing to travel up to 10% on an international level
  • are comfortable in communicating fluently in English and, ideally, German

We offer

  • a high level of responsibility and the opportunity to grow and develop
  • being part of a global team using state-of-the-art technologies
  • a very welcoming, supportive and collaborative team spirit and an open company culture
  • attractive working conditions including home office possibility
  • Lunch Checks & healthy food catering via Felfel
  • modern office facilities at our global headquarters nestled between the shores of lake Zurich and the beautiful Etzel mountain
  • alternatively an office location at our premises in Balzers/LI at the foot of castle Gutenberg and the Central Eastern Alps, the majestic Rätikon mountain

Senior In-House SAP Consultant


Your main tasks

  • Ensure the quality and stability of introduced changes in the system
  • Continuous improvements of existing interfaces and processes with regard to the digitization strategy
  • Assumption of project management tasks, quality control of work from third-party companies
  • Support and important contact and coaching partner for business and module consultants in matters relating to optimized technology.
  • Advisory person and support in trouble shooting for internal consultants and project team, key users in subject matter areas involving Basis, Landscape, Solution Manager, Transport management, interfaces
  • Operational support of complex SAP system landscapes, with focus on Basis in cooperation with outsourced basis provider
  • Support and manage SAP release changes and upgrade projects, SPS Upgrades including HR late support packages, GUI Updates, Kernel and security patches through creation and management of run books
  • Transport management in solution manager, using focused Build and ChaRM
  • Provide and Improve SAP systems performance optimizations
  • Coordination on OS/DB Migration, SAP upgrades, various technical configurations and Certifications in ABAP and Java stacks

Your profile

  • Several years of core Basis experience with at least four SAP Technologies or Products
  • Experience in running and operations of complex SAP ECC, BW, PI/PO , GTS, GRC, Netweaver, Gateways and Solution Manager..
  • Understanding of the processes and procedures required to operate and maintain SAP service and systems
  • Prior experiences in the build, test deploy SAP solutions in On-Premises and Cloud Framework
  • Has operations experiences in more than 2~3 large scale SAP Deployments
  • Agile Project management experience

Possible workplaces

Balzers, LI; Pfäffikon SZ, CH; Mumbai, India

Lead Software Architect


Your responsabilities

  • Help develop and design an overall IoT & software ecosystem engagement strategy.
  • In partnership with e.g. the business development, solution architects and sales team, formulate and execute an software strategy.
  • Lead a small team of software developers.
  • Conduct one-to-few and one-to-many training sessions to transfer knowledge.
  • Capture and share best-practice knowledge amongst the communities.
  • Experience developing software solutions and passion for getting hands dirty with code.
  • Build deep relationships with senior technical individuals within customers to enable them to be cloud advocates.

Your profile

  • Master’s degree or equivalent experience in computer science
  • Experience in managing teams sized 8 – 10 members
  • 3+ years of experience of AWS, platform implementation in a highly technical and analytical role.
  • 5+ years of experience in application architecture, database architecture, and networking.
  • Understanding of various communication protocols e.g. Soap, restful, etc.
  • Intermediate/advanced knowledge of the cloud services, market segments, customer base and industry verticals.
  • Understanding of application, server, and network security and compliance requirements (e.g. GDPR, ISO27xxx)
  • Deep knowledge in SQL and NonSQL (eg. Maria DB, DocumentDB, Loki, etc.)
  • Deep knowledge in C/C++, Javascript, Typescript and Python
  • Experience programming applications backed by cloud services.
  • Fluent command in English is a must, German is a plus.

We offer

  • A responsible position that requires teamwork and a high level of personal commitment
  • Join a cross-cultural and diverse team
  • All perks of having your working contract located in Bavaria
  • The possibility to work flexibly remotely and from the office

Cloud Architect


In this role, you work together with software developers, data engineers, data scientists to set up and implement cloud architectures. Our role is located in our office near Munich and can be placed immediately. (Currently located in Feldkirchen and moves to Garching in autumn).

Your responsabilities

  • You find solutions and implement them using cloud services
  • You manage cloud services to offer continuous operations
  • With your technical skills you take of projects in a public or private Cloud implementation
  • Create Infrastructure as a code
  • Architect and implement multi-region distribution of applications and databases

Your profile

  • Bachelor/Masters degree in Business Computer Science or similar with 3+ years of experience
  • Good understanding of container orchestration using Kubernetes, EKS, ECS
  • Good work experience in automating infrastructure and build pipelines (CI/CD) using AWS, Terraform, AWS CDK
  • Good experience in using git and work with agile methodologies stack
  • Fluent English verbal and written

We offer

  • An international, innovative agile working and start up environment
  • A responsible position that requires teamwork and a high level of personal commitment
  • Join a cross-cultural and diverse team