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Manager Projectmanagement Web applications

Professional Services | Amsterdam, Netherlands | Full Time

Job Description

Backbase is hiring | Project Manager Web Applications


We are Backbase

Financials want the most compelling digital experience for their customers, but in today’s Web 2.0 World, legacy banking systems struggle to keep pace. Backbase helps financials to create a new user experience layer on top of their existing systems that combines content, data and functionality from different underlying systems into fresh customer dialogs. Backbase’s white-label Bank 2.0 Portal software enables financials to deliver next-generation online banking services across multiple devices (including tablets and smart phones), and turns their online channel into a true customer experience platform. Backbase helps financial organizations to re-use their existing systems, and enter the era of 'Engagement Banking' where they manage and optimize their online customer experiences and grow revenue and loyalty.

Backbase is a Visionary software vendor listed the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Horizontal Portal Software, founded in 2003 and privately held. Working for Backbase you have the opportunity to live in two of the most culturally vibrant cities in the world: Amsterdam (headquarters) or New York City (North American office).

The team

The Project Manager is part of our Expert Services team based in Amsterdam. The team is our client facing department who provides expert services to our clients. You will report to the Operations Manager directly.

The goal

Project Managers at Backbase not only manage projects, but also pre-sales Proof-of-Concepts for large International clients. Therefore, the ideal candidate will have a technical background and possess commercial drive, and the ability to identify new opportunities on client engagements.

Most project work is done in the Backbase office in Amsterdam; however, some project executions are done at the client site. Therefore, since our product is sold worldwide, you sometimes have to travel abroad for periods ranging from a few days up to a few weeks inorder to manage the commercial interests of the project.
The ideal candidate possesses strong leadership qualities, effecting buy-in and involvement on all levels of the project, and should be accustomed to communicating at the steering committee level to customers, but should also feel comfortable in technical discussions with an architect.
At Backbase, we are used to hard work, but we also enjoy recreation. Our Wii and professional table football are ready for use when you need to de-stress. We often like to have a drink together to celebrate new projects.

Your profile

Your experience

  • Experience leading technically complex internet projects;
  • 5-10 years experience managing web based projects for large clients in the financial sector;
  • Experience as Project Manager in an agency or services organization;
  • Experience managing international projects (at IPMA level);
  • Prince2 practitioner or IPMA C certification with SCRUM experience is preferred;
  • Experience with business consultancy and business development is preferred.
Your profile/characteristics
  • Academic Degree such as Bachelor, HBO or higher is preferred;
  • Ability to work well under stress;
  • Excellent communication skills in both English and Dutch;
  • Flexibility regarding work location, and a willingness to travel;
  • Strong communication skills (at steering committee level).

The offer

Backbase provides excellent company benefits for this role including:

  • Market rate salary (depending on experience);
  • 25 holidays (based upon a 40hr work week)
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Free lunch, drinks, snacks, fruit
  • Potential International career opportunities

Backbase offers you a challenging job in an informal and ambitious environment where personal development is highly valued. This is all within a successful, young and growing organization with a matching company spirit.

Next steps

If this job appeals to you and you think you are up for the challenge, please use the apply button on this page.

For more information please contact Wouter Koeleman (Sr. Recruiter)  at +31 (0)20 468 6838 or by email: wouter(at)