Lead Data Developer, EDW

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Päivämäärä: 14.6.2022

Sijainti: Helsinki, FI

Yritys: OP Ryhmä

Do you have the drive to develop the most critical asset of Finland’s largest banking & insurance company while making an impact on the daily life of up to millions of customers? Have you led dev teams (partially off-shore), or distributed agile teams before? If you often find yourself pondering how complex data landscape could be efficiently turned to serve wide sets of business needs, we might have something for you.


We are looking for a Lead Data Developer (EDW) to strengthen our Data Warehousing tribe.

Lead Data Developer, EDW


As a Lead Data Developer, you play a key role in producing high quality data assets. There are five scrum teams participating in the EDW development and you support some of them. Our group (in OP lingo, a tribe) is responsible for both new and existing data warehousing solutions, while this role will focus on building the new Enterprise Data Warehouse.


What’s the role like?


You are a technical leader in the Data Warehousing tribe, responsible for developing and maintaining OP’s data warehousing solutions for retail banking, corporate banking, and insurance business units. Our tribe is a lean and self-organized development organization consisting of all the required roles (Product Owners, Solution Analysts, Developers and Test Engineers) to answer and support the needs of the business units. 


Your work is a mix of hands-on coding and guiding others. You lead your teams’ technical development work and support, coach, and mentor your developers in solving technical challenges. You define the best practices and industry standards for teams to follow, create the needed guidelines, ensure teams adhere to them, and refine as needed. You are responsible for validating that each implementation meets the qualitative requirements, assessing the impacts of the requirements on the architecture and negotiating with various stakeholders if necessary.


A lead developer also has a role to ensure that the teams’ work fits into the bigger picture at OP. OP’s analytical data ecosystem consists of the Data Warehouses, an evolving data lake platform and calculation engines. With the help of tech leads and the platform team you make sure that this ecosystem serves the business by delivering the right data to the right consumer at the right time. A Lead developer is responsible for making sure that all the devs in the team understand the architecture target picture and can work towards it. 


Most of your colleagues are located in Helsinki, but like the rest of OP, we work flexibly, combining both office days and remote work. Our teams are made up of internal employees, locally based vendors, and offshore vendors. You coordinate and actively guide the work of the whole team, which means using a suite of communication tools to stay connected and keep the teams working in the same direction.

Who are you?

You have several years of experience in data warehousing solutions and their development, as well as an understanding of data integrations and data pipeline (ETL / ELT) development. These you have gained through hands-on development work from recent past. You understand data architecture and know how to translate information needs into technical solutions without jeopardizing the usability for our end-users. At least basic understanding of data warehousing data modeling is essential in your daily work.

Technology-wise, we have a wide range of techs and tools in our use. Hence, if we should list some of the main techs and tools you will most likely use in your future daily work, those would be, for example: IBM DataStage, Teradata (TPT, BTEQ, Viewpoint, etc), AWS, Control-M, GIT, Jenkins, Python, Robot Framework. Any acquired understanding of code generation, metadata management and CI/CD tools is a plus.


We use agile methods in our daily work, so we hope that you are familiar with those, or you have an agile mindset! Your way of working is goal-oriented and analytical; you are good at prioritizing tasks and solution-oriented. Thanks to your communicational and cooperation skills, you have a way to motivate others to participate and create innovative solutions together! You communicate fluently in English and hopefully also in Finnish.

It wouldn’t be fair if we had nothing to offer you:


Ambitious goals and means to deliver
The financial sector is not famous for its agility and moving fast. In Data warehousing we have ambitious goals to move simplify our own stuff, moving to cloud and changing the way all business segments engage with and use data for the good of our customers. The journey is not short, but there’s plenty of attainable milestones and the impact to OP group and it’s customers is guaranteed to be huge.  

We now have both a right and a responsibility to dedicate time to improve our individual skills, to build up the competencies we personally feel would help us evolve. You are encouraged to learn and grow (at work!). This working model organizes our ways of working into 70% ‘business as usual, 20% improving operations and continuous improvement, and 10% building up new competencies and learning and growing.

OP Software Academy
You will also have our OP Software Academy at your disposal for learning new technologies or methodologies, or honing the skills in your current stack. Or maybe you’re interested to share your experience with other developers? Great! Learn more about OP Software Academy and listen to our OP Tech Podcast episode on Software Academy (the episode in Finnish). 

We work to live
One of the strongest points to mention about joining OP’s future as technology house is about balance: coming to work here is easy in that you will have balance, between work and life. Of course, we have a wide range of staff benefits in your use including a personnel fund and special terms for employee banking, insurance, and loan services. We invest in wellbeing at work by encouraging a good work-life balance and offering lunch, comprehensive occupational health care, sport and cultural benefits, and opportunities for affordable holidays in OP timeshares.

Did we spark your interest?  
Great, we can’t wait to hear from you! Due to summer holiday season, the application period is open until Sun 7.8.2022 after which we’ll get back to you at the latest. Meanwhile, take a relaxing position in your hammock and enjoy the summer! 

Any questions in mind? There’s so much we just couldn’t fit to one job ad. This said, Henri Korhonen (Competence Lead) is happy to tell you more about the role and OP as an employer. You can reach Henri via phone (p. +358504873482) or email (henri.korhonen(at)op.fi). Please note that Henri is enjoying his summer holiday between 18th July - 21th Aug.

In the financial sector, our business is founded on trust and accountability, which is why the successful candidate will be checked for credit history and corporate connections and must take a drug test and personnel security clearance.


OP Financial Group is the leading financial services group in Finland and a 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 and insurance services for our more than four million customers. For more information about OP as an employer and for all vacancies, go to www.op-careers.fi.. #Li-Hybrid #LI-MS3

Työpaikan segmentti: Data Warehouse, Testing, Developer, Cloud, Data Modeler, Technology, Data