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Head of Market Risk IT, Gdańsk

Nordea Markets is the leading international capital markets operator and investment banking partner in the Nordic and Baltic Sea regions.

Nordea Markets rely on Capital Markets IT to provide technology that will allow the bank to stand strong and excel in this environment. We, Capital Markets IT, are developers, business analysts, architects, project managers and other technologists working all over the world.

Using leading edge technologies, we develop high performance real-time systems, processing a large number of transactions daily, and supporting hundreds of users distributed across our offices world-wide.

At the beginning of 2014 we have opened a new IT Development Centre office in Poland, Tricity. Our ambition is to become a leading Capital Markets development unit with top quality developers.

Currently we are looking for:

Head of Market Risk IT

Location: Gdańsk


The position we offer:

Are you looking to lead a very ambitious and fast growing team of engineers? You will be responsible for “making it happen” and leading business deliveries across both green field and matured initiatives.


We are in flight with a major business and IT transformation in Risk Management. We are redesigning our risk engine with a service-oriented approach using loosely coupled services, asynchronous communication and resilient design.


We are building systems which are responsible for Risk Management for the whole of Nordea. Our systems are required to be highly scalable, reactive and capable and operate with millions of deals and terabytes of data. They use thousands of grid cores and produce billions of records.


Your challenge, should you chose to accept it, is to lead an organization of 20-30 people that can deliver organised into several strong software engineering teams working on the next generation risk systems.


You will spend considerable time promoting the right thing as well as liaising with business owners and the greater IT organization.


We like working agile in small teams with a close relationship to business. You will also have a lot of stakeholders within IT especially with Core Services teams providing foundational components.


Last, but not least, you will secure stable daily operations of the existing legacy systems and actively manage the major technology and the skills transformation needed to take us to the future architecture.



We offer:

  • Stable employment conditions in international environment

  • Agile project approach

  • Challenging tasks

  • Cafeteria benefits plan (life insurance, retirement program, sport card, private health care, cinema tickets)

  • Possibility to increase your knowledge and skills 

Qualifications you need:

You are experienced and have excellent leadership skills. You know how to lead a team of software engineers and have hands-on experience with delivery of big software projects. You are up-to-date with recent technology trends.


If you haven’t forgotten how to code read on:


You are interested in using web-scale technologies such as Redis, Cassandra, Hadoop, mongoDB, Kafka, Spark, Docker and microservice architecture and either you are already working with some of these or you would like to. You are passionate about using technology to transform business and proud of your track record of using technology innovation to solve big problems and create new opportunities.

  • welcome disruptive change and see it as a source of competitive advantage.
  • practice leadership via empowerment and motivation.
  • communicate effectively at all levels in an organisation.
  • know how to motivate and influence people to work towards a common vision.
  • use substantial time to keep yourself updated on technology advances both inside and outside of your current business domain.
  • practice Scrum/XP/Kanban or similar and know how to optimise for sustainable speed of delivery.
  • understand and adhere to the principles of good IT architecture and can explain them to others.
  • like to adopt and reuse the work of others.
  • enjoy problem solving and thrive when challenged.
  • like getting things done.
  • are curious.
  • maybe have experience working in Investment Banking, Financial Services or similar industries


You will be based with the engineering team in Gdansk in a very international working environment and fluent English is essential.




More information and send application:

To apply for this position please send CV in English (including permit for processing personal data: I give my permission for the processing of my personal data that is essential for the recruitment process in Nordea Bank AB branch in Poland, in accordance with the Act of 29.08.1997 on the Protection of Personal Data (Journal of Laws No. 133, item 883 amended)).

We reserve the right to reply only to selected applications.