Head of DevOps

  • Backbase
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Jul 11, 2017
Full time Banking Business Development Management

Job Description

Backbase takes a lead in the fintech market. We have transformed the way banks are doing business, and story continues. With over 400 employees, we are globally expanding, and more of our products are being used by more financial institutions every day. This requires internal change.

As Head of DevOps, you will continue employing DevOps principles within our company, accelerating the change we already started. It’s up to you how to bring it all together, taking the company on the path you want it to go.

We have matured our internal tools, and the teams are aligned to adopt a new culture, but there’s still a lot of work to be done. Your list of achievements should include shorter release cycles, more deployments, less failures, higher productivity, and greater customer satisfaction.

What will you be doing?

You will be defining the DevOps strategy – implementing policies and deciding where to invest. You determine the plan for the next six months, plus the long-term strategy. More important is your commitment to your teams. You will have daily interactions with our R&D specialists and will liaise with customers, and in this highly visible role you interact across the company, visiting teams on-site and taking them out for beers to reward their hard work. In your presence, cohesion between teams is promoted and effective communication is increased. Everything is aimed at employing the DevOps philosophy in our work processes and maintaining a solid service stability.

You’re also not afraid of getting your hands dirty by doing some development work yourself. Furthermore, you dedicate yourself to investigating tools available in the market, improving each and every area of the systems. You will continuously work on further developing environments. In unusual situations, your expert knowledge guides you in making the right decisions. You will also have the option to speak at events, promoting DevOps and Backbase.

Who are you?

  • You excel in managing production and testing environments.
  • You master in automating stuff.
  • Years of experience in real engineering operations.
  • A manager who leads by example and is able to work with a wide variety of people and personalities.
  • You have experience in banking or financial services.
  • You are a strong presenter; you know how to “own the room”.
  • You definitely over-deliver without under-promising.
  • You have run and configured CI & CD systems previously.

 Why Backbase?

Whether or not you’ve heard of us, you and your friends have probably used some of the products we’ve created. Backbase accelerates the transformation of digital banking. From being a Dutch startup company five years ago, we are now an international market leader. Despite having a leading market position, we haven’t lost our startup mentality and we’re not done innovating just yet. Working in teams with highly talented and skilled professionals from all over the world, we share a drive to make things better, nicer, and more advanced. More than 400 specialists dedicate themselves to what we do best, which is transforming global financial services with inspiring, innovative solutions. At Backbase, we love to create outstanding experiences, not just for our customers and users, but for ourselves, and this is what motivates us to transform our industry by delivering our best work.