UniCredit Services S.C.p.A. org. sl. (US) is a Group Global Company of services, providing Information and Communication Technology for UniCredit Bank. UniCredit Services employs approximately 8000 colleagues and operates in 9 Countries: Czech Republic, Austria, Germany, Italy, Poland, Great Britain, Romania, Slovakia and Hungary.

API Team Leader

CIO CEE in UniCredit Services ensures the global delivery of ICT services to Central & Eastern Europe regions of UniCredit Group focusing mainly on Commercial Banking area. There are following global factories: CEE Digital Channels, CEE Core Banking, CEE Architectures & Enterprise Services. There are local IT competence centres maintaining specific banks’ applications In Hungary, Czech Rep. and Slovakia.

Aside from factories CEE CIO has also other competencies like CEE Agile Transformation, CEE CIO Office & Service management, which are supporting CEE IT project portfolio.

There is going to be created new internal cross-functional team focusing on CEE Open API domain. The mission of this team will be to operate specific IT assets like CEE API Sandbox, lead all Open API related projects and coordinate the activities with business and IT teams.

Key tasks and responsibilities

Role of CEE Open API Team Leader requires a very strong technical & architectural background, people management and organizational skills.

The candidate will have to setup and coordinate team of approx. 4 internal people and additional external workforce having a responsibility for the whole lifecycle of projects as well as for development and operations of selected IT systems. The role is expected to be hands on, where the candidate must be able to contribute to the delivery of the projects. Selected team leader will directly report to Head of CEE CIO Office & Service mgmt.

In the role the candidate will be responsible for the following activities:

Team management

  • Operative daily management of the team (tasks, activities, budgets, … )
  • Hiring of new team members
  • Building team’s competences
  • Approver for operative HR agenda (vacations, overtimes, sick leaves)
  • Education plans (trainings, conferences, certifications, special assignments)
  • Capacity planning and project assignments

Maintenance of CEE Open API related assets

  • Now there is CEE Sandbox asset (java based) to be managed, in the future the number of components might grow
  • Regular review of adherence to group standards (security, technology obsolescence, …)
  • Leading resolution of Open API related production incidents
  • Leadership of CEE Open API related initiatives
  • Management of program leveraging on its own team
  • Hands on participation in the delivery (from analyses, programming, quality assurance)
  • Present regularly status to senior executive level of the group

Qualification and competencies

  • Strong and proven experience in IT Delivery of large and complex projects
  • Strong IT architecture skills, certification is an advantage (TOGAF, Oracle Enterprise Architect)
  • Strong Enterprise JAVA development skills, deep knowledge of design patterns and best practices
  • Strong knowledge of mainstream JAVA libraries or their alternatives (Spring framework, Hibernate, SLF4J, … )
  • Good Knowledge of development tools like Eclipse, IntelliJ, GIT, SVN, Jenkins, maven and similar
  • Good knowledge of web/application servers (apache, Tomcat, WAS, JBoss, …)
  • Knowledge of DevOps principles and containers (e.g. Docker, Kubernetes, MS Azure, Google Cloud, …) is an advantage
  • Knowledge of frontend technologies is plus (e.g. HTML5, CSS, React, Angular, JQuery, Bootstrap)
  • Good ability to learn new technologies fast
  • Passion for IT, new technologies and hands on engagement (development, architecture creation)
  • Knowledge of PSD2 regulation, open API standards (Berlin Group) and overall Open API domain is big plus
  • Customer oriented, understanding of business needs
  • 100% reliable, flexible, “can do” and “extra mile” attitude
  • Willingness to assume responsibility and proactively solve problems
  • Great communication skills with ability to overcome barriers among people
  • Good organizational, execution and negotiation skills
  • Excellent leadership skills, team player, act always as an example for others
  • Pragmatic in difficult situations, understanding big picture, looking for win-win situations
  • Ability to quickly understand a problem and lead others towards solution
  • Ability to perform under stressful conditions, always calm under pressure
  • Mandatory fluent written and spoken English, other languages are plus
  • Available for occasional business trips

The experience we offer to you

  • Contribution to the delivery of strategic CEE IT projects
  • To build and manage new team of professionals
  • Working in an international environment
  • Have an autonomous role with high exposure to various functions across UniCredit group

Other information

  • 25 days of vacation
  • Birthday leave
  • 6 sick days
  • Meal ticket (110 CZK fully paid by employer)
  • Point of benefit cafeteria (Benefit +) – 20 0000
  • Trainings (hard skills, soft skills)
  • Career development
  • Pleasant work environment with excellent traffic availability (walking from the Budějovická metro station within 10min or by bus the 1st stop)
  • Safe parking of your motorcycle or bicycle in the building is free
  • Excellent services and shopping facilities at the BB Center complex
  • Canteen directly in the buildings Filadelfia
  • Location: Prague / CZ
  • Contract type: full time
  • Entry Date: 2021

Informace o pozici

UniCredit Services S.C.p.A organizační složka
Želetavská 1525/1, Praha – Michle
Required education: Secondary education or professional training with a school-leaving exam
Required languages: Czech (Intermediate), English (Intermediate)
Benefits: Meal tickets / catering allowance, Holidays 5 weeks, Educational courses, training, Cafeteria, Sick days, Occasional work from home
Listed in: Banking industry and financial services, IS/IT: Consultations, analyses, and project management, IT Analyst, IT Consultant, Project Manager, Business analyst
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UniCredit Services S.C.p.A. - organizační složka
Želetavská 1525/1, 140 92 Praha 4 – Michle, Česká republika
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