Working for SWITCH

We are looking for bright, forward-thinking minds.

Shape the digital services of the future with us

In our exciting work environment, we connect universities with the free market economy, research and services. At SWITCH, experienced specialists devote their energies to cybersecurity, digital identities and the use of research data. We have been operating and protecting the .ch and .li domains and other critical digital infrastructures since the early days of the internet. We facilitate and accelerate digital developments for the Swiss education, research and innovation community and other customers.

SWITCH is constantly growing and requires reinforcements. At SWITCH, you can expect a wide variety of meaningful tasks, with plenty of freedom and attractive opportunities for further development – both on and off the job. We also attach a great deal of importance to a healthy work-life balance.

Professional fields



At SWITCH, we offer you exciting IT jobs in the Linux environment. You will have the opportunity to work with the latest technologies and tools and try out new working methods. The areas of activity are very diverse. Our employees run infrastructures, applications and innovative services and develop them further alongside customers and other IT specialists. You will also have the chance to work on or lead projects. At SWITCH, we rely on agile project management. We also attach a great deal of importance to teamwork and close interdisciplinary cooperation.



Specialists with a background in marketing, finance, sales, procurement or product management can expect wide-ranging roles at SWITCH. In your daily work, in concept development processes, in projects – you can expect plenty of creative freedom and personal responsibility.
As SWITCH is associated with universities, many of the organisation’s employees work as community managers. They promote both exchange and cooperation between the communities of educational institutions – our customers – and SWITCH with the aim of jointly developing innovative services.

Career starters

Career starters

Are you just starting out in your IT career? Would you like to work in an organisation that creates the greatest possible benefit for educational and research institutions? Then SWITCH is the perfect place for you to take your first steps in your professional life. ‘Learning by doing’ is our motto. You will get involved in operations, program, create documentation, get to know our wide range of customers and much more besides. In addition to apprenticeships, we also offer internships, part-time positions and junior posts in IT. Start your career at SWITCH and learn from our experienced employees.

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Your benefits

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Our vacancies

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Our organisation

150+ employees are committed to providing innovative services for the education sector.

What we expect from employees

What we expect from employees

We are looking for bright minds with initiative and a feel for quality. We believe that the ability to work independently and to cooperate as part of an interdisciplinary team are just as important as maintaining respectful relationships with colleagues. Are you ready for a new, exciting challenge? Then send in your application to SWITCH!


A lot of experts work at SWITCH. Here, you’re not only challenged, but also offered the support you need and the necessary resources to keep developing yourself further.

Rolf Brugger, Product Manager SWITCH edu-ID

A thing that is very special about SWITCH is how people work together in teams. We don’t hold back on sharing our opinions and ideas, but there is always a great deal of respect.

Ann Harding, Team Leader Infrastructure and Platform as Service

At SWITCH, I particularly appreciate the flexibility and the meaningful work in a cooperative and fuss-free environment. Major advantages include the healthy work-life balance, the benefits and the support, both in the job itself and further education.

Angel Ares, Windows System Engineer

Developing innovative digital solutions is what motivates me every day.
From my very first day here, I’ve received a warm welcome and been integrated into the company. SWITCH has an open work culture, and my colleagues share valuable expertise with me every day. The diverse skills and knowledge of my colleagues are impressive.
SWITCH supports me in my personal and professional development. I’m more than just a resource; I’m also treated as a human, with my own unique personality and opinions. All of this spurs me on and makes me proud to be a SWITCHie.

Philipp Meili, System Engineer

SWITCH is a great place to work with a rich and very dynamic culture. I have met so many talented people with an amazing passion for work, who are always ready to share their knowledge.
What I love the most is the freedom to create a way of working that fits best for me and the opportunity to work in multiple projects, which makes my job very diverse and helps me to advance.
I consider myself fortunate to be a part of the Swiss education and research network.

Anca Maria Paraschiv, Network Engineer


Stephanie Kunzelmann

Stephanie Kunzelmann
People & Culture

+41 44 253 98 21

Jennifer Keller

Jennifer Keller
People & Culture

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