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Tech Lead, Private Customers Tribe

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Päivämäärä: 13.1.2021

Sijainti: Helsinki, FI

Yritys: OP Ryhmä

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. 


We are now looking for a Tech Lead to work for OP Group in Helsinki or Oulu campus. In this significant role your responsibility is to Lead the technical solutions and architecture to meet the business targets for Private Customers Tribe.




You will participate in the architectural work and lead the software development for the tribe. You will work closely together with our Lead Developers, Enterprise Architects, IT Area Leads and Business Leads – and with both internal and external partners. You have a vision and a roadmap for developing and renewing systems in this respected area. You will essentially be building and implementing the tribe’s technology roadmap. In this role you will bring architectural decisions to our Lead Developers, who then implement those architectural guidelines into mobile digital services. Partly architectural and partly tech manager role, you will turn these guidelines into technologies and an implementable roadmap following the OP ICT strategy. This can then be followed by the 10 teams in the tribe. In practice this is to get the most out of legacy systems, while maintaining them too, always some kind of small development work there to be done. One key element of your work is to manage or reduce the technical debt of our systems. Based on your vision and experience, you give your input to cloudification work which is being one of the cornerstones of our ICT strategy.


As a Tech Lead you will be the bridge between enterprise architecture and development. You will be the bridge between enterprise architecture and Lead Developers in the Privat Customers tribe.


What we expect from you 


To be successful in this position you could be the kind of Technical Manager who likes people well enough to lead them, but without needing to be their boss. We lead people utilizing the CALMS framework.


What we are looking for in your application


  • Experience as a Solution, Software or System Architect, experience as an Enterprise Architect is an asset
  • Experience from software delivery on strategic level
  • Enterprise Agile understanding and ability to help in deploying respective practices in teams
  • Cloud Migration, AWS
  • General understanding of DevOps
  • Experience of Container technologies, AI, working together with Data Science
  • Early experience in hands-on coding in Java, React
  • Strong skills as networker, you are a natural with people 
  • Fluent communication skills in Finnish and English
  • Ability to lead technology work and make cost-effective sustainable decisions, sometimes under pressure


What we offer to you 


This is a leading position where you get to lead solutions that affect the everyday lives of millions of people. In this position you will be leading the development of pioneering financial digital services in Finland. This is a leader position where you will develop yourself and can leave your mark.


Our vision is to be the leading financial services group in Finland and the most appealing one for our customers, personnel and partners. To reach this goal, OP Financial Group’s central cooperative has shifted to agile, self-managed practices that give freedom and responsibility to teams, speed up decision-making and guide our work to meet our customers’ needs. We are reducing the number of decision-making levels and management focuses on providing coaching and support for personnel in their work. With this transformation, we aim to improve employee experience, customer experience and operational efficiency. 


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. 


We have added an important twist to concentrate on building a developer culture, thereby bringing technical alignment to our goal of autonomy. Together with agile transformation we have introduced an innovative and culturally necessary DevOps culture to everything we do, reinforced by our OP Engineering Principles (see brief YouTube teaser here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2xlVGMxoY8 )


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 


Apply for the position by sending us your application letter and CV via the link below on 7th February at the latest. Tell us in your application letter why you are a good match for this role and what you need to succeed in this key position. 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).


For more information about the Tech Lead position, please contact Juha Pere, Competence Lead, Developers, Banking Software. You can reach Juha on his mobile 0505219304 or by email firstname.lastname (at) op.fi. The best time to reach Juha is to call him on Tuesday 19.01.2021 at 9-11 or on Wednesday 27.01.2021 at 14-16. OP’s recruitments run normally despite the COVID-19 situation. We have replaced most of our face-to-face interviews with online interviews for the time being – your safety is our priority. Please note that we might proceed in the recruitment process already during the application period, so we hope to hear from you soon!

The successful candidate’s credit history and corporate connections will be checked. Taking a drug test and filling in a health questionnaire will also be required. 



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. 





Työpaikan segmentti: Engineer, Developer, Cloud, Information Technology, IT Architecture, Engineering, Technology