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Technical Director

Professional Services | Amsterdam, Netherlands | Full Time

Job Description

The opportunity

Provide technical leadership for teams that accelerate digital transformations for banks

What you actually do:

Work with world class delivery teams to successfully deliver digital transformation projects with the world’s largest and most complex banks. With the Operations Manager and Delivery Manager, form a management team that runs multiple delivery teams. Provide direction and oversight to the development teams to ensure success.

  • Lead or support initial technical requirements gathering sessions

  • Manage and mitigate technical risks in projects

  • Ensure overall strategy for projects is aligned with standards

  • Provide clear technical strategy to Projects

  • Ensure technical solution is correct for all engagements / projects

  • Evaluate technical level of teams and escalate when necessary

  • Identify and drive technical improvements

  • Manage, protect and mentor technical leads across a variety of technology

  • Sign off project / engagement estimates

Your profile

What you've done:

Designed web based architectures that are production ready; covering security, deployment, performance, caching, sizing, scalability, and service availability;

Managed C level external and internal stakeholders

Delivered projects using Agile development methodologies

Had experience in one or more consultancy roles

Had hands on experience developing complex web and / or mobile applications

What you need:

Have broad, operational knowledge of application servers, databases, load balancers and other infrastructure components required to deploy web applications in a highly available and scalable environment

Define, refine and ensure implementations meet Non-Functional Requirements

Understand JavaScript frameworks, MVC patterns and principles of REST APIs

Have a broad knowledge of the Java EE platform

Have excellent communication and presentation skills in English and be equally comfortable in a deep dive technical workshop and a board level sales presentation

Lead, guide and govern development team leads

Lead DevOps to define and implement CI / CD pipelines

Have a demonstrable understanding of Service Oriented Architecture (SOA)

Knowledge of architectural frameworks and best practices

Define omni-channel solutions that deliver across device including desktop, tablet and mobile.

Work with QA lead to define test strategy

Experienced with Enterprise Integration Patterns and Frameworks

What we'd like:

Have experience in Spring, Maven, Jenkins.

Created solutions for financial services, especially banking

Experience with Portal / Web Content Management

Familiar with architectural patterns such as Microservices, CQRS, event sourcing

Experience with virtualisation technology such as Docker, Vagrant, Ansible

Experience using API gateway, service registry, etc.


As part of project teams, willing to travel up to 20-30%.

As a consultancy role, willing to travel 20-50%

About Backbase Professional Services

The Professional Services team are the experts that guide projects to success. We have dedicated specialists in UX design, lean development, digital marketing, and web project management - guaranteeing projects are implemented as quickly and smoothly as possible. We ensure our customers’ get the most out of their online platform by sharing our knowledge and years of experience with front- and back-end development, best-practice implementation processes, enterprise architecture and digital marketing. Backbase's experts help bring our customers’ ideas to life and guide projects to success.

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