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Chapter Lead Java Developers @ Channels & Customer Experience for Enterprises

Last update 07.05.2024

 Chapter Lead Java Developers @ Channels & Customer Experience for Enterprises

  • Do you want to take an important role in the Agile transformation of the largest business bank in Belgium?
  • Do you want to take a leading role in your area of expertise? Do you want to translate the latest developments in your area of expertise to the value proposition of BNP Paribas Fortis?

You can join us @ the Channel & Customer Experience tribe for Enterprises as a Chapter lead for the Java (front-end and back-end) developers. This tribe has an E2E product responsibility on the digital solution (web & app) created for the Enterprises clients of the largest business Bank in the country. The tribe consists of multi-disciplinary teams (squads) combining all the IT & business skills needed to develop & maintain these solutions.

Every tribe/squad member is also part of a chapter. As Chapter lead you’re a people manager and expertise lead. This expertise you use to develop the right competences in your chapter and you play an important role in the career development of your chapter members. You are also a part of the tribe leadership.

The team works at the center of Brussels, the building has a company restaurant and the bank has a flexible homeworking policy. 

Your Future Job

As Chapter lead for the developers, you manage a team with development skills mainly focused on Javascript and Java. You report to the IT Tribe Lead, who reports to Area Lead Channels & Customer Experience. 

Your activities as People Manager

  • You nurture the employees in your chapter by ensuring they develop the right skills & knowledge and you manage with them their career plans.
  • You recruit new chapter members in line with current & future needs of the tribe and ensure a good onboarding of them.
  • You support team members on difficult or complex questions and support them in the necessary changes.
  • You provide during the year continuous feedback to your chapter members and are responsible for the annual evaluation and the renumeration decisions in your chapter.
  • You contribute to the daily functioning of the tribe and represent your chapter in the tribe leadership. 
  • You help building an open feedback culture at all levels in our tribe and cultivate an open communication and a high level of trust within the tribe.

Your activities as expert

  • You provide pro-active recommendations based on the market evolutions in your expertise domain. 
  • You collaborate closely with the squads, products owners, agile coaches and other stakeholders in order to continuously improve the way of working, tools and skills of your chapter members. 
  • You translate the needs of your expertise area in strategic development points for the chapter/guild.
  • Part of your job is also to create an environment that will allow your developers to thrive.

Play your cards

The following qualities and skills are important:

  • You have at least 5 years experience in an IT environment
  • You have a master degree or equivalent by experience
  • You have a good knowledge of English and either French or Dutch
  • You have a significant background as developer with one of the following technologies: Javascript (preferably) or Java. Knowledge of HTML and CSS is a plus
  • You have a DevOps mindset and strive for quality
  • You are a "software craftsman" who sees software development as a craft
  • You have a strong knowledge of software engineering fundamentals and always aimed for the quality in software
    • You know the principles behind clean code and them
    • You have a solid understanding of development methodologies. Test Driven Development (TDD) experience is a plus 
  • You have experience with continuous integration/delivery
  • You have experience with complex technical projects
  • You have experience in (managing), coaching and mentoring developers. While experience as a people manager is a plus, it is not a must.
  • You are familiar with the In’s and out’s of agile-oriented teams and methodologies
  • You have good social skills and have an empathic mind, you can relate to the feelings and sentiments of the people in your chapter
  • You have passion and strive for innovation

Your future workplace

In a changing world, diversity and inclusion are core values for team well-being and performance. At BNP Paribas Fortis, we want to welcome and retain all talents, regardless of gender, age, origin or sexual orientation, and irrespective of whether or not they are living with a disability, as each of them have their own experience and identity. Together, let's build the bank of tomorrow: innovative, responsible and sustainable. All of our full-time vacancies are also open to candidates wishing to work 80% or 90%.

Thanks to the daily commitment of our more than 12,000 employees, BNP Paribas Fortis aims to be a responsible and sustainable leader and the preferred partner of our clients over the long term. For IT it means developing ingenious banking technologies to continuously offer them tailored solutions—at every key moment in their lives.

Our IT teams work at the centre of Brussels, just a few 100m from the central station, the building has a company restaurant and the bank has a flexible homeworking policy.

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By choosing us,  you get

  • Excellent opportunities to develop, personally and professionally, and spread your wings.
  • A permanent contract and an attractive pay package.
  • A position in a responsible, socially engaged organisation where diversity and inclusion are the standard.
  • The possibility of working part time (80 or 90 per cent).

Choose BNP Paribas Fortis now and apply here.

We will make our first selections on the basis of your CV and letter of motivation. Are you the candidate we’re looking for? Then you’re sure to hear from us. Good luck!

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  • What if we told you that working in our Group isn’t quite what you might think? At BNP Paribas, we do a multitude of different jobs that are constantly evolving to meet the expectations of our clients and society as a whole. Whether through everyday tasks or major projects, doing one of our jobs means making a personal commitment to taking sustainable action.

  • Feeling good about your job means bringing your whole self to work and being who you are. It’s also about having the resources you need to achieve a healthy work-life balance. Both of these are major commitments at BNP Paribas.

  • At BNP Paribas, developing your skills is as important to us as it is to you. And the skills you learn with us will help you through the rest of your working life.

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