The bank for a changing world

We are looking for

IT Team Leader / Scrum Master

Apply REF: 1908RSK3220

BNP Paribas is a leading European bank with an international reach. It has a presence in 73 countries, with more than 192,000 employees – including more than 146,000 in Europe and over 4,000 in Portugal alone.  


BNP Paribas is present in Portugal since 1985, having been one of the first foreign banks to operate in the country. Today, BNP Paribas has several entities operating directly in this territory, offering a wide range of integrated financial solutions to support its clients and their businesses.   


Worldwide, the Group has key positions in its three main activities: Domestic Markets and International Financial Services (whose retail-banking networks and financial services are covered by Retail Banking & Services) and Corporate & Institutional Banking, which serves two client franchises: corporate clients and institutional investors. The Group helps all its clients (individuals, community associations, entrepreneurs, SMEs, corporate and institutional clients) to realise their projects through solutions spanning financing, investment, savings and protection insurance. 




Within BNP Paribas, RISK is the name of the risk management department dealing with the four main types of financial risks: market, counterparty, credit and operational risks. It is a control tower over all the business units of the bank. As a matter of fact the RISK department has become extremely strategic for the bank, firstly as a strong decision driver for Senior Management and secondly for regulatory reasons since the 2008 financial crisis.


The RISK ERA Systems team is part of RISK. Its mission consists in providing the Bank with a comprehensive capital markets risk system used to calculate market and counterparty risk figures using advanced methodologies, and to support the needs of users for risk analysis and risk reporting. It is hence a key team in charge of one of the biggest databases in BNP Paribas. 

While the team already has a strong presence all around the world – London, Paris, Brussels, New-York, Hong-Kong, Mumbai – we are building a new branch in Lisbon to support our local users.

The team shall be made of eight people, split into two teams: Market Risk Measures – back-end computation of market and counterparty risk metrics and Data Governance Tool – data quality monitoring within our risk system.

In this context, we are looking for a Team Leader with relevant IT experience, who could also act as a Scrum Master.  




1. Purpose of Job


Be involved in the construction of a new RISK ERA Systems branch in Portugal within the dynamic RISK Lisbon Hub. Lead two teams there: Data Governance Tool (DGT) and Market Risk Measures (MRM), and be responsible for the integrity of the related IT environment. Also act as a Scrum Master under the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) methodology.

2. Main Tasks 



  • Troubleshoot any IT issue impacting or coming from RISK ERA Systems Lisbon, potentially liaising with people in other locations  


  • Manage people and resources on a daily basis to:
    • Meet the objectives set by RISK ERA Systems management
    • Ensure users satisfaction - in Lisbon and elsewhere
  • Be the representative of RISK ERA Systems Lisbon, both locally and globally
  • In particular, be able to showcase the success of the team in Lisbon with relevant KPIs
  • Ensure a strong cooperation with other locations like London, Paris and Mumbai 


  • Make sure the team is included into the global SAFe environment
  • Guarantee the quality of the developments delivered by RISK ERA Systems Lisbon ideally using Scrum ceremonies (daily stand-ups, testing, sprint retrospectives…)
  • Ensure a stable and satisfying delivery pace at all times 


  • Master’s degree in IT and/or Finance
  • A certification in AGILE, SAFe or any other IT framework is a plus
  • At least three/four years of experience with IT or data management
  • An experience in team management is recommended
  • Strong knowledge of development processes and procedures – e.g. release management
  • Strong knowledge of the main types of IT architectures
  • Knowledge of CICD and testing practices
  • A basic knowledge in Angular, SQL, Java or Python is a plus
  • Being familiar with JIRA is a plus
  • Good Communication and Listening skills – in particular, ability to chair meetings efficiently
  • Problem solving – being solution oriented
  • Conflict management & resolution skills
  • People skills & talent development – coaching/mentoring
  • English mandatory
  • Optional: French and Portuguese


BNP Paribas is an equal opportunity employer and proud to provide equal employment opportunity to all job seekers. We are actively committed to ensuring that no individual is discriminated against on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation. Equity and diversity are at the core of our recruitment policy because we believe that they foster creativity and efficiency which in turn increase performance and productivity. We strive to reflect the society we live in, while keeping with the image of our clients.

Please note that only applications submitted in English will be considered.

In case you are selected for this role, further documentation will be requested to support your hiring process.

Primary Location: PT-11-LisbonJob Type: Standard / PermanentJob: RISKSEducation Level: Bachelor Degree or equivalent (>= 3 years)Experience Level: At least 3 yearsSchedule: Full-time Behavioural competency: Critical thinkingTransversal competency: Analytical Ability