OP is a financial services group with strong visions for the future. We are constantly hiring new colleagues to OP Financial Group’s central cooperative where even the most ambitious career dreams can come true. We are strategically building a culture that allows you to work with bold, transforming solutions and, as a member of our pioneering team, make a difference in the lives of millions of people in Finland.
Lead Developer, Cloud Analytics, Non-life insurance
As a Lead Developer you will be analyzing business needs, planning the solution architecture together with the Tech Lead, guiding your team in implementation, and finding ways to manage dependencies in our complex ecosystem. Your job varies from planning to hands-on duties to guiding your team in implementation. You work closely and communicate well with various stakeholders outside your team by using your superb negotiation skills.
You will join the Process, Quality & Analytics team, belonging to Shared Systems and Processes tribe in the Non-Life Insurance business area. The team is leading analytics efforts in the business area, and consists of around 10 professionals including Data Scientists, Process Developers, Data Engineers and Developers.
One of the core areas for the team is data analytics concerning fraud detection in claims, payments and purchases, and in order to bring these solutions into the public cloud, you also take part in engineering data pipelines, and integrations to bring data on a big scale to our cloud based data lakes. The team is also building webservices that connect with the analytics models to bring together the larger processes. In your role, one of your responsibilities is to be driving the adoption of DevOps practices within the team to make it easier to build, deploy, test, and maintain these solutions.
OP is currently executing a large-scale DevOps transformation. Teams are improving solution architecture, automating CI/CD pipelines and taking in increasing amounts ownership of service operations. We embrace the 10:20:70 rule and reserve time for improving day-to-day working and learning. Shared Systems and Processes tribe is committed for the DevOps transformation based on OP’s DevOps transformation framework. Check out what DevOps means to us and how your working days might look like in the future.
In our Agile teams all tasks are prioritized through one backlog owned by the team. Mentality is to empower the teams and give them freedom on decision making. Our teams utilize Scrum or Kanban based on their own needs. Agile ceremonies are followed, but common sense is used on implementation of them. That's why we hope that you enjoy working in a team and you are an active team member. Improving our practices is a task for us all. Sprints cycles are extended with quarterly planning session to improve the cooperation within the tribe and between the tribe.
What we hope from you
A solid background in programming is essential for this role, as is experience with public cloud services. Your strong analytical skills enable you to problem solve independently, as well as mentor and coach others. You are fluent in English and being able to communicate in Finnish is a big plus. Previous experience in data analytics is not a must, as this is a developer role first and foremost. To thrive in this kind of environment, you should be proficient in several of these technologies:
Experience in the following is seen as advantageous:
What we offer to you
You get to work with Big Data, Machine Learning and Advance Analytics solutions and you will join our Cloudification journey. Based on your vision and experience, you give your input to our cloudification work which is being one of the cornerstones of our ICT strategy.
Our corporate culture and every-day operations are based on our core values: People First, Responsibility and Succeeding Together. These core values have enabled our cooperative success through decades, and they will also form the cornerstone of our future corporate culture. Our values are present in OP Software Development as well. People First and Responsibility: we are building the systems and solutions to make them more secure and smoother for our customers and employees to use. People First doesn’t only apply to our customers who are using our solutions, but also for our people who are designing, coding, configurating, implementing and testing technical solutions. We appreciate that you have a life outside of OP as well, and we encourage you to that. It’s important that you have a good work-life balance! That’s why we want our employees to be able to live their lives to the full as well. We have a large community of developers working at OP and Succeeding Together. This also means that there is always help available. We have active chapters for Developers and you can join them to share your knowledge and benchmark ideas on various technical topics of Software Development. Here We have created our internal education program, OP Software Academy , for you to broaden and deepen your technical skills and competence.
We also offer you extensive occupational benefits together with the perks from banking and financial domain. You can find more information here.
More information and application instructions
Please apply here as soon as possible and latest by the 20th of June 2021! And don’t wait, we will interview and hire the best. If you have questions about this position or what it's like to work at OP, please contact Product Owner, Hannu Ruohola firstname.lastname (at) pohjola.fi.
If you are a solid fit, we will expeditiously set up a brief 'phone screen' with you where we will get to know you, qualify your background and match you to the particular position (or a different one if we find your background is more suitable for something else). After that, we will manage your candidate experience to be sure you are thoroughly prepared for every interview step you will participate in, and to be sure you are enjoying the process (and not too stressed out: a job search can be hard!) Keep in mind that you will eventually need to go through a coding assignment, assessment and background/medical check prior to employment. For more information about data privacy, our principles of recruiting and our values, please explore our careers page https://op-careers.fi
OP is the leading financial services group in Finland and pioneer in the industry’s digital transformation. Owned by our customers, we are the largest financial sector employer in Finland. OP Financial Group employs over 12,000 professionals and provides banking, asset management, wealth management, insurance and healthcare services for our more than four million customers.