IT Area Lead of Data Management

IT Area Lead of Data Management

  • IT
  • Financial Services
  • Amsterdam
  • Vanaf 10 jaar werkervaring
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  • 10+ years’ IT work experience
  • Large data platform architectures
  • Complex corporate context
  • Managerial experience
  • Agile
  • Master’s degree in computer science or a similar field

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ING is one of the most innovative financial institutions in the world. Their effective data management is crucial to maintain and strengthen this leading position. The IT Area Lead of Data Management will manage a large team of experts and transform ING’s Wholesale Banking data architecture to maximize efficiency, and minimize risks.

About ING

ING is a global financial institution with market leadership in the Benelux, a strong pan-European base, and a growing presence worldwide. Its purpose – as a bank, employer, and an engaged member of society – is to empower people to stay ahead in life and business. More than sixty thousand ING employees serve around thirty-seven million customers, corporate clients, and institutions in over forty countries. The bank’s retail products include savings, payments, investments, loans, and mortgages.

For its Wholesale Banking clients, ING provides specialized lending, tailored corporate finance, debt and equity market solutions, and payments and cash management solutions. Its omnichannel approach and dedicated focus on a high level of customer experience are vital to the bank’s success.

Thanks to its state-of-the-art tech stack and data ecosystem, ING is a digital frontrunner in the global banking sector. Together with its innovation partners, they continue improving capabilities and developing disruptive new features. Data is a vital component in this ongoing cycle and in the bank’s  DNA. Besides providing a superior customer experience, data is also creates value, enhances scaling up, and is used to develop new products. It also helps ING meet its regulatory requirements, mitigate risks, reduce costs, and make better-informed business decisions.

Vacancy: IT Area Lead of Data Management

The IT Area Lead of Data Management will be the driving force of ING’s data management for Wholesale Banking Tech in The Netherlands. They will be responsible for one of its largest data lakes and optimally leverage its contents to strengthen the bank’s position as the digital standard in its industry.

Taking ownership for the overall health of the company’s data management, the Data Lead will develop ING’s roadmap for data and analytics capabilities, execute its delivery, confidently lead agile teams, provide clear direction, and ensure quality and its pace of release. This role works proactively, continuously analyzing processes, assessing any potential risks, and redesigning them to avoid situations that may become an issue for the bank’s future data management. They develop and implement streamlined IT policies to improve efficiencies, reduce risks, and consider main data principles, data transformation techniques, functional management, and market trends. They also have experience working with large data sets and the tools that process them, including Hadoop®.

As the visionary of the transformation of ING’s data architecture, the IT Area Lead of Data Management will be responsible for developing the architecture, as well as implementing new ways of working to ensure it runs seamlessly. Utilizing strong leadership and project management skills, this role will bring structure, discipline, and inspiration to their team of more than one hundred data and platform engineers in The Netherlands, Romania, and India. They will report to the IT Lead Cross Product Services (CPS) and collaborate with the local IT Area Lead in Romania to jointly oversee the onsite team. They will offer team motivation, guidance, and mentorship, creating a first-class agile working environment to attract and retain the best engineers, and encourage innovative thinking around data, analytics, and AI.

Curious and hands-on, the IT Area Lead of Data Management is eager to deeply understand the organization and its data management down to the smallest detail. They immerse themselves in their new role, both technically and personally, to understand underlying issues, opportunities, and dynamics of the cross-border organization. Creative and energetic, they bring fresh ideas to life and embrace challenges in this fast-changing and complex environment. This role is ideal for a strong people leader with a background in data management, architecture, and delivery.

“Data is a hot topic across the organization, even reaching Board level discussions. Until now, we have avoided any issues with our Wholesale Banking data lake and the IT Area Lead of Data Management will keep it that way, guiding the team and working proactively to stay ahead of trends and minimize risks” –  Sijmen Moerman, Hiring Manager of ING Wholesale Banking


ING is working with Top of Minds to fill this vacancy.
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