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Head of Development (Investment Funds Services)

Date: 07-May-2019

Location: Prague, 108, CZ

Company: Deutsche Börse Group

Group Company: Deutsche Börse Services sro

Head of Development (Investment Funds Services) 

Full-time | Permanent


Deutsche Börse Group is one of the largest exchange organisations worldwide. As a financial marketplace organizer, the company provides a portfolio of services covering the entire process chain: securities and derivatives trading and clearing, netting and transaction settlement, risk management, custody and provision of market information. Information Technology designs, builds and operates the technological infrastructure of the company. These highly integrated and automated IT systems are essential to our success.


We are looking for a IT Head of Unit to join and lead the Investment Funds software development unit in Prague. The unit is composed of several teams in charge of developing and maintaining Vestima and Oxygen, the Deutsche Börse order routing and reference data platforms for Investment Funds. Vestima and Oxygen run on regularly upgraded, up to date versions of JavaEE Weblogic Application Servers and Oracle Database, and are essentially developed in Java 8.

This unit will work in close collaboration with others IT and Business units based in Luxembourg and Ireland.


The candidate will be involved in the following activities:

  • Identify talents within and outside the team, and create opportunities for the team members to upgrade their skills and experience
  • Assign targets and conduct yearly appraisal of staffs
  • Participate in the hiring and ramp-up of new developers
  • Lead software engineers (internal and external) in their developments tasks on Vestima and other IFS applications
  • Liaise with business users, project managers, business analysts, QA engineers and other development teams
  • Secure development plans and ensure proper internal and external resources allocation
  • Optimise the management of the external resources to stay within cost budget
  • Secure production and customer testing support
  • Define the application SLA and providing KPIs
  • Be the main point of contact for the IT audit process
  • Be contributor to the general application architecture and design


The candidate should possess and demonstrate the following skills and qualification:

  • Strong people management and diplomatic skills
  • At least 7 years of practical experience with leading an IT development team, ideally of 10 or more developers.
  • An excellent level of spoken and written English is mandatory
  • Fluency in Czech is an asset, but not mandatory
  • Willingness to travel around 2 to 4 weeks per year
  • An interest in financial world (Mutual / Hedge Funds) is appreciated
  • Technical experience, especially with full-stack Java application development, is an asset

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