Who are we?

Compass Security is a Swiss company with over 70 employees in Switzerland, Germany, and Canada. Founded in 1999, Compass Security has developed into a technically outstanding and globally recognized IT security company. In addition to traditional security consulting services such as penetration testing, red-teaming and incident response, the portfolio also includes the cyber range of Hacking-Lab AG

Compass Security Cyber Defense AG is a subsidiary of Compass Security and is responsible for the development, operation and monitoring of all IT services of Compass Security and Hacking-Lab.

Compass Security Cyber Defense AG is looking for

Team Leader System Engineering

for Zurich, Bern, Basel or Rapperswil-Jona


Your tasks

As a Team Leader of the System Engineering/System Administration team, you will be responsible for leading and coordinating a group of currently three System Engineers. Your tasks include:

  •  Create an optimal working environment for the team to ensure efficiency and productivity.
  •  Prioritize, plan, coordinate, and monitor system administration activities as well as system improvements and optimizations (Jira tickets).
  •  Document Operations and Innovations processes and system landscape. Creation of play-books.
  •  Ensure availability, integrity, and security of IT infrastructure.
  •  Identify and resolve system administration issues and take proactive measures to prevent disruptions.
  •  Analyze, design, evaluate and implement new and secure IT solutions and innovations.
  •  Work closely with other departments to understand IT requirements and provide solutions.
  •  Mentoring and developing team members through training and coaching.
  •  Conduct performance reviews and feedback.
  •  Prepare reports for the attention of management (budget, performance, solved tickets, ...).


Your profile

You have a degree in a technical field (ETH, Uni, FH) and have several years of professional experience and in-depth knowledge as a system engineer, system administrator, IT architect, network administrator or DevOps engineer.

In addition...

  •  Proven leadership experience managing IT teams.
  •  Strong interpersonal skills, excellent communication, and teamwork skills.
  •  You enjoy working on challenging projects, together with other Engineers.
  •  You have several years of experience in system administration.
  •  Strong knowledge of system architecture, networks, and security.
  •  Experience in implementing IT best practices and standards.
  •  You have a good command of German or English.
  •  You have an impeccable reputation.


What do we offer?

  •  A motivated, agile team and flat hierarchies.
  •  You can deepen your knowledge in various areas of IT and IT security through research and exchange with our experienced employees.
  •  An attractive, modern equipped workplace and the possibility for home office.
  •  Flexible working hours and cool team events.
  •  We support you with targeted further training, individually or in a team, internally and externally.


Technologies used

  • CentOS, RHEL, Docker, Traefik, NGINX, Apache, vCenter, Synology
  • FortiGate und Mikrotik, Windows 10/11 Workstations
  • M365 Services (Mail, Teams, Forms, …)
  • Azure Tools, Atlassian Jira/Confluence, GitLab Services (Cloud and On-Premise)
  • Icinga Monitoring, Veeam Backup, Aruba Solutions

Are you interested?

Send us your application documents as PDF to hr(at)compass-security.com.

  • Motivation letter
  • Curriculum Vitae including picture
  • Letter of reference, references
  • Education and training certificates


Compass Security Cyber Defense AG
Walter Sprenger
Werkstrasse 20
8645 Jona

We can't consider applications from job agencies.