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Corporate IT - Head of Reference Data Services (f/m/d)

Date: 16-Jul-2019

Location: Luxembourg, L, LU

Company: Deutsche Börse Group

Group Company: Clearstream Banking Luxembourg

Corporate IT - Head of Reference Data Services (f/m/d) 

Full-time | Permanent

 

Field of Activity

Corporate IT of Deutsche Börse Group is in charge of end user workplace experience, voice & communication, application development and operations for all group processes such as Financial Core, Customer Care, Control & Corporate Processes, as well as Deutsche Börse Group’s Reference Data Platform. We also develop and operate our Enterprise Analytics and Digital Boardroom which are the core of sharing and measuring our group’s success.

 

Our mission is simple – Make IT Run!

 

We are passionate in running our existing IT landscape and exploring every day what makes DBG as a company, and thus all our colleagues, run better – simplify and automate processes, use modern technology and devices, and make collaboration fun. We are driven by user experience, performance, stable operations, and a high degree of Information Security and Compliance.

 

The Head of Reference Data Services must be an inspiring leader in the dimensions of technology and people leadership with first proven record in strategic or operational execution. You are dedicated to your team and your team’s success, live our DBG Corporate and IT values, and are a role model in a team of junior and senior talents with diversity in experience, background, and locations. Personal motivated egos are not embraced. You can live with 80% quality (information security, compliance and operations are always 100%) for the sake of speed, delivery, and positive customer experience, while meeting tight deadlines and juggling multiple critical requests.

 

You will lead three product data teams that cover the full value chain of DBG from pre-trade, trade, and post-trade: Prices/ Trading/ Rating Data, Customer/ Counterparty Data, Instrument/ Institution Data. Each team is end-to-end responsible for the data model, data delivery, and data streaming to all DBG’s internal and external clients. The teams consist of strong individual experts in the areas of Functional Analysis, Engineering, and Architecture, and are operating highly resilient applications today which started to transition into a data-oriented delivery model. This is a unique opportunity for DBG as well as the teams as we are just about to re-design data model, data architecture, and software platforms into a modern cloud-native Software-as-a-Service / Data-as-a-Service environment – you can shape, design, develop jointly with the team. 

 

The perfect candidate for this role will have a “can do” positive attitude, model cultural transformation by embracing and encompassing diversity & inclusion. Bring your curiosity and interest in life-long learning to all situations, mixed with a great sense of humor to diffuse challenging situations.

 

If you strive to take ownership and develop creative solutions, are fascinated by technology, and like to work in a challenging and fast paced environment – then you are exactly the person we are looking for.

 

Tasks/responsibilities

  • Be a role model as people leader – significant portion of your time will be to develop individuals within your organization, and build a high performing team
  • Be a role model for customer and user experience for everything we do, every day
  • Oversee the development of DBG’s reference data platforms and ensure stable operations and delivery in the as-is world (mainframe applications, Linux/Java/Oracle applications, 3rd party applications)
  • Build the minimum viable product as reference architecture for DBG – data-oriented platform, microservice & API-driven architecture, re-design of data model, simple UI, simple data access
  • Build a roadmap to transition the existing services and applications into the new platform in alignment with internal and external customers, as they need to transition as well
  • Build-up/evolve capacity and skills in DevOps, Data Architecture, agile software development methodology (eg Scrum), and IT operations for the new platform
  • Accompany very closely the teams on the journey – this requires true people leadership, as each team member is a strong asset with many years of experience
  • Oversee and deliver (internal) customer projects in scope, budget, timeline
  • Implement and further evolve a process-oriented and KPI-oriented thinking (eg development processes, release management, product backlog)
  • Implement and evolve a DevOps culture jointly with your and the operations team, including documentation
  • Stay on top of market trends in technology, people/skills, data to continuously evolve your organization
  • Support strategic initiatives, as well as compliance initiatives (2nd line of defence) within Corporate IT

 
Qualifications/required skills

  • 10+ years’ experience in software and financial industry with background in (reference) data models, data structures, software engineering
  • Implementation experience with modern software development practices and software architectures (microservice / API architectures, at least one cloud hyperscaler like Azure, AWS, or GCP)
  • Strong understanding in DevOps and SRE principals with proven experience
  • Experience in people leadership – either line or program – including inter-cultural competence, multi-location (Germany, Luxembourg, Prag)
  • Experience in delivery & operations, including shift & capacity planning, of highly production-critical systems
  • Experience in agile project methodologies and reporting – both IT internal as well as ambassador on the client side
  • Experience in proper scope, budget/capacity, timeline planning and active management
  • Strong process orientation and client focus, including constant benchmarking and measurement of delivery
  • Language skills – fluent English, ideally also German as a significant part of the team is in Germany
  • Strong presentation skills to internal and external stakeholders up to C-Level – simple, smart, convincing


Dedication, team and communication skills, flexibility as well as competent handling of MS Office applications round out your profile. There are numerous good reasons to work for us: responsibility at an early stage, attractive social benefits, an international working environment and a broad variety of career opportunities. Applications from disabled persons are welcome.

Are you interested in working with a pleasant and very dedicated team? Convince us with an appealing application. Please use our online application portal.


Deutsche Börse Group, Human Resources
www.deutsche-boerse.com

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