(Associate) Banking Software Specialist – based in Luxembourg

  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / YEAR
  • Job type:
    FULL_TIME
  • Posted:
    2 months ago
  • Category:
    Budget and Accounting, Finance, Fintech, Information and Communication Technology, Treasury and Investment
  • Deadline:
    26/02/2024

JOB DESCRIPTION

This position is based at our Luxembourg headquarters and requires regular office presence. The EIB offers you the opportunity to live and work in a truly international and multi-cultural environment. We also offer relocation support.

The EIB, the European Union’s bank, is seeking to recruit for its Group Corporate Services Directorate – Groupe Digital Office (GCS-GDO), Business Solutions Department (BSD), Finance Division (FD), Collateral & Market Data Management Unit (C&M) at its headquarters in Luxembourg, an (Associate) Banking Software Specialist*.

This is a full time position at grade 4/5 for which the EIB offers a permanent contract.

*internally referred as (Associate) Officer IT Applications

Panel interviews are anticipated for March 2024

Purpose

You will work on critical IT software solutions in the finance domain in close collaboration with business counterparts. Join our team and contribute to reach the EIB objectives through innovation and digitalisation.

Operating Network

You will report to the Head of Unit and work in close cooperation with all other divisions of the Group Digital Office and the user community. You will be responsible for a series of critical financial applications in which errors or delays (e.g. in payments or missed reconciliations) could have a big impact.

Accountabilities

  • Conduct analysis with business representatives to formulate technical solution design/specifications, identify and prioritise new business requirements and cloud related activities
  • Take project management responsibilities for assigned IT projects, coordinating the planning and implementation of new or enhanced software solution
  • Coordinate, participate-in and improve the full lifecycle of a development project. Active development participation is expected
  • Manage and provide 2nd level user support, channel and prioritise enquiries from end-users; including the analysis of technical incidents, identification of temporary workaround, follow-up of resolutions in co-operation with other IT teams and the external software vendor
  • Ensure that IT policies and initiatives in the domain of market data & vollateral management are implemented and key operational processes are run in the most effective and efficient way
  • Maximize the utilisation of standard functionalities offered by our core software packages and gradually supplement functionalities with new modules (both IT- and user-built) in an Agile way
  • Collaborate with consultants involved in maintenance and project activities to ensure the delivery of expected solutions to internal business customers

Qualifications

  • University degree (minimum an equivalent to a Bachelor) preferably in computer science or related field
  • At least 3 years’ professional experience involving requirements analysis, software design, development, 2nd level support, implementation and maintenance of enterprise information management systems, preferably in a banking environment, ideally in a mixed IT / Finance environment
  • In-depth technical knowledge of banking packages and interfacing techniques
  • Experience with one or more banking packages such as ION WallStreet, FIS, Calypso, or market data management system like Golden Source, Alveo, Neoxam or Markit would be an advantage
  • Good technical background in Object oriented design programming (C#, Java) and scripting languages (Unix shell, Python, PL-SQL) and DBMS Systems (Oracle and/or Sybase SQL, DB Schema)
  • Good knowledge of cloud principles. AWS architecture and functioning would be an asset
  • Good knowledge of Financial IT applications architecture and IT infrastructure
  • Ideally, good knowledge of financial instruments (such as bonds, derivatives, repos) and business processes (such as post-trade processing)
  • Good knowledge of project management principles, methods and practices
  • Excellent knowledge of English and/or French (*), with a good command of the other. Knowledge of other EU languages would be an advantage.

Competencies

Find out more about EIB core competencies here

(*) Unless stated explicitly as a required qualification, a good command of French is not a pre-requisite for hire. As both English and French are however official working languages of the EIB, proficiency in both languages is a pre-requisite for your future career development. Any language clause in your contract must be fulfilled in order for you to be eligible for a promotion (either via the annual appraisal cycle or via an internal selection process). Proficiency is understood to mean the attainment of level 5 of the Inter Institutional language courses, corresponding to B1.2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL). The Bank offers appropriate training support.

We are an equal opportunities employer, who believes that diversity is good for our people and our business. We encourage all suitably qualified and eligible candidates to apply regardless of their gender identity/expression, age, racial, ethnic and cultural background, religion and beliefs, sexual orientation/identity, disability or neurodiversity.

Applicants with specific needs are encouraged to request reasonable accommodations at any stage during the recruitment process. Please contact the EIB Recruitment team Jobs@eib.org who will ensure that your request is handled.

By applying for this position, you acknowledge the importance of maintaining the security and integrity of the Information of the EIB Group. In case of selection for the position you agree to comply with all measures (policies, controls, document classification and management) implemented by the EIB Group to prevent unauthorised disclosure of any information or any damage to the EIB Group reputation.

Deadline for applications: 26th February 2024

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