• Job code: QR6855
  • Management/Consultancy/Analyse/Coaching

IT Area Lead (Detavast)


For our client in Amsterdam we are looking for an IT Area Lead (PEGA) -DetaVast-


- IT Custodianship of our One Pega Platform with a view to keeping IT Risk down

- Implementing the transition from legacy infrastructure platforms to private cloud solution

- Predictable delivery of our software by Squads in your area where we live up to our promises with respect to quality, timelines and features

- Reliable operation of IT assets where KPIs for Incidents are met and SLAs are lived up to

- Stakeholder management and contributing to QBRs of your area

- Providing technical leadership, and growing craftsmanship on the part of IT Chapters in your area with an emphasis on

- Agile customer-centric software development

- Analytics and metrics of customer behavior

- People-oriented management and growth of Chapter leads and technical people

- High quality recruitment process

- Reduction of Infra costs through the move to IPC

- Proper budget control

- Automated testing and continuous delivery

- Close integration of our efforts with TPA with respect to both contributing to it as well as consumption

- Optimizing the setup of what we build off-shore to ensure we are able to iterate faster. Primary location for OPP development are SSI-partners in India

Your Key Responsibilities

- Creating and ensuring the 'new' culture and one Agile Way of Working

- Responsible for effective collaboration and for one Agile Way of Working within the One Pega Platform squads.

- Ensures proper implementation of One Agile Way of Working across the IT Area

- Acts as an ambassador for culture change and serves as a role model in terms of the new way of working: from 'an organisation talking' to 'an organisation doing'

- Stimulates cross-border interaction between and alignment across people, squads, areas and chapters

- Drives cross-cultural collaboration by creating awareness and understanding, leveraging diversity

- Creates an atmosphere in which everyone feels appreciated and heard

- Developing craftsmanship of everyone working in the IT domain cross-border


Also responsible for ensuring overall IT maturity and for developing craftsmanship of the employees working in the IT Area

Management responsibility for several Chapter Leads.

- Encourages Chapter Leads to continuously develop their capabilities and competencies to remain up-to-market in their field at all times

- Oversees overall IT maturity in chapters and drives continuous craftsmanship development in the IT Area across countries

- Designing the IT Vision for One Pega Platform and executing the IT strategy

Responsible For:

- Defining and implementing the IT strategy with proper IT Landscape for the IT Area in line with IT strategy in order to realize the purposes of the Tribes

- Identifying and adopting applicable changes in the market with regards to innovation, time to market, etc. for the IT Area

- Ensuring a safe and compliant bank from an IT perspective (IT custodianship)

- Delivery responsibility and responsibility for IT-related decisions within the IT Area

- Defining and implementing vendor and sourcing strategy


A colleague with a talent for taking it on and making it happen, enthusiasm for helping others to be successful and a knack for always being a step ahead. In other words, you strive to bring fresh ideas to life and embrace challenges in a fast changing and complex environment. You are a naturally collaborative person who listens and invests in others to achieve common goals. You love to challenge the status quo and are eager to propose creative solutions to problems.

Qualification Criteria (Essential):

Person should have very strong technical background in PEGA where he/she had led at-least two to three Global PEGA implementations preferably in financial domain

Proven track record and technical skills:

- Master of Science in Computer Science or an equivalent field

- You are genuinely interested in and understand business and how our customers use our products.

- You stay up-to-day on how the business is changing and are able to think together with our business colleagues about how best to evolve our proposition

- You are passionate about growing and developing technical people

- You possess excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills

- You love technology and naturally stay up-to-date on relevant new developments

- Existing experience in line management of teams responsible for high criticality applications

- Proven track record of past Engineering experience, preferably in creating high scalability mission-critical applications

- You value a multi-cultured environment where English is the working language and you easily get on with people from different cultural backgrounds

- Excellent analytical skills

- Being inspiring and exude energy and passion

- Having the ability to display style flexibility to teams and adapt plan, approach and behaviour to the different needs and situations

- Having keen IT market focus: passion for major trends in the way of working including, for example, Lean IT, continuous delivery, cloud processes, etc.

- Having excellent problem-solving skills and passion for and the ability to redesigning processes that would otherwise pose an impediment to the organization; have the ability to structure issues and make major problems surmountable

- Having a strong organizational sensitivity and the ability to understand and take into account the underlying issues, opportunities and dynamics of the cross-border organization

- Being focused on collaboration: have the ability to set aside own 'ego' in the interests of achieving the best results; helping others to be successful

- Being able to achieve optimum results by empowering teams and giving them responsibility, while 'provoking' them, challenging them and keeping them on the ball

- Basing management on facts and data (both in day-to-day management and in determining strategic direction)

- Having a continuous improvement mind-set