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Technical Director

Professional Services | Amsterdam, Netherlands | Full Time

Job Description

The opportunity

The Technical Director will be responsible for all architecture and solution designs for Backbase client implementations in a specific region. The primary aim of the role is to oversee a team of solution architects to ensure world-class solutions are delivered for our customers. The role also involves collaboration with a broad range of specialists across the business, such as experts in application development, solution architecture, business analysis and infrastructure, and includes the definition of technology patterns and strategies.

  • Report to: Director Professional Services
  • Accountable to: Sales, Delivery Managers, Professional Services Group

Essential job responsibilities:

You will be responsible for governing all technical aspects of implementation projects, leading the regional solution architecture team, as well as technical briefings and business requirement gathering sessions. You will author technical documents as required, and will design and document integration needs. You will be responsible for managing client expectations, and will assist the pre-sales team with technical workshops to improve their knowledge. You will nurture, grow and train the regional technical team, too, and liaise with R&D to plan future releases and feed requirements.

Travel: Yes, this role requires travel withim EMEA/Asia-Pac region.

Location: Backbase HQ, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Your profile

  • You should have extensive experience working within banking and/or complex financial institutions;
  • Knowledge of retail, business or commercial transaction banking;
  • Extensive knowledge of Java EE and associated frameworks, including Spring;
  • Extensive knowledge of large-scale, web-based solutions, n tier architecture;
  • Extensive experience working with web services and integration frameworks;
  • Demonstrable understanding of Service Oriented Architecture (SOA);
  • Demonstrable experience of driving solution design through to implementation;
  • Strong leadership skills, with experience of leading and mentoring solution architects;
  • Experience of agile development, including CI;
  • Proven knowledge of providing digital services across a complex product layer;
  • Knowledge of architectural frameworks and best practices;
  • Proven solution engineering and real-world delivery experience;
  • Clear and confident technical communication skills (be able to document requirements clearly and concisely).

Desirable attributes:

  • Experience of mobile development on Android/iOS;
  • Good knowledge of TOGAF;
  • Agile/Scrum certification;;
  • Knowledge of Enterprise Integration patterns;
  • Knowledge of security best practice;
  • Knowledge of Apache Camel, Maven, and modern web frameworks.

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 Petra Wijnholds by email: petra(at)backbase.com

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 and fruit;
  • Company fitness plan;
  • 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.

About Backbase

Backbase employees come from all over the world to do what we do best, which is work with other passionately devoted professionals to create inspiring products. We are the best at what we do because we’re dedicated to pushing innovation in the digital banking world. Every person at Backbase believes in promoting a collaborative, fun and inspiring work environment, and we’re committed to creating a beautifully designed product that inspires not only our clients, but us too. Each day, we strive to learn something new from our customers and colleagues that contributes to the holistic nature of our growing success as a technical innovator in the world of digital banking.