Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)

IT Security
CHF 180’000 / year

RULEMATCH has built a digital assets trading and clearing venue with world-class partners to meet the specific needs of regulated financial institutions. By offering significantly more capital-efficient and lower latency trading, RULEMATCH is helping increase institutional adoption and enable the next evolution of the crypto and digital asset market.

We are about to launch our trading platform consisting of on-prem and cloud capabilities and are looking for a technically oriented Chief Information Security Officer. In this role, you will build and lead a holistic IT security function with an equal focus on confidentiality, integrity, and availability of RULEMATCH data and IT systems, as well as the specific aspects of cybersecurity. You will report to the CEO.

While the gradual build-up and leadership of the IT Security team is part of the position, we are looking for candidates who are not primarily seeking a management role, but who can bring an effective, hands-on IT Security perspective based on their solid experience as an engineer. You are not afraid to intervene in processes and enforce necessary adjustments.

A passionate IT security leader will be given the opportunity and authority to thrive in a technically challenging environment where their contribution is valued as absolutely critical to success.


  • Implement and oversee the company’s IT security framework including cybersecurity
  • Ensure that security considerations are considered in every phase of the system development life cycle, striving for the principle of SecDevOps
  • Continuously evaluate and manage the company’s IT risk posture
  • Manage business continuity and disaster recovery preparation
  • Ensure compliance with relevant regulations and best practices
  • Be responsible for IT security policies, standards, and key controls
  • Lead the company’s IT security certification activities
  • Be responsible for assigning internal access rights and other security-critical tasks
  • Lead incident response and crisis management
  • Promote a culture of strong information security
  • Ensure ongoing cybersecurity awareness training and education for users
  • Establish and lead a high-performing IT security team
  • Engage with partners, clients, auditors, and regulators on IT security issues


  • 7-10 years of experience in information security, some of which preferably in a leadership role
  • Proven experience in the implementation of IT security frameworks and certifications, preferably in financial services or other highly regulated industries
  • Strong technical acumen in IT infrastructure and networking as well as in cybersecurity technologies, including firewalls, intrusion detection systems, VPNs, and security protocols
  • Working experience as a systems engineer is a must
  • University degree in computer science or in a related technical field required and master’s degree preferred (equivalent work experience will be considered)
  • Relevant professional certification such as CISSP, CISM, CISA or similar are highly desirable
  • Fluency in verbal and written English required, German is a big plus
  • Strategic mindset with the ability to align security measures with business objectives
  • Willingness to go the extra mile in a startup environment


  • Annual salary of CHF 180’000 and additional stock appreciation rights to participate in the increase in value of the company
  • Competitive pension plan benefits
  • Be part of a venture in a fast-growing market with the ambition to compete with the world's best
  • Inspiring environment with a focus on excellence, teamwork, and transparency
  • Work in the city center of Zurich

Please note that only direct applications with a valid work permit for Switzerland will be considered for this position.

Updated: 1 month ago
Job ID: 10959194
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11-50 employees
Capital Markets

RULEMATCH is a Fintech venture in the field of digital asset trading, led by founders with strong industry knowledge and backed by world-leading partners.

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