Are you passionate about leading and building a dynamic team responsible for designing, developing, and maintaining complex software systems that meet the evolving needs of our customers? Do you have a keen interest in working with cutting-edge technologies and transforming software solutions to a cloud-based future? If so, we invite you to join our innovative and growing team as a Team Leader and Product Owner.
This position is ideal for individuals seeking to advance their careers and thrive in a supportive team environment.
What do we have to offer?
As the leader of our Scenario & Asset Valuation (SAV) solution's software development team, you will play a crucial role in Ortec Finance. Your team is end-to-end responsible for innovating, developing, and maintaining the software behind our Economic Scenario Generators (ESGs).
In this position, you will oversee the management and results of your team, with a focus on our most important project: delivering cloud-based economic scenarios to our customers using cutting-edge technologies. As the product owner, you will be responsible for the roadmap, backlog prioritization, and corresponding stories, as well as monitoring progress and re-evaluating priorities to ensure optimal development.
In addition to product ownership, you will also be responsible for technical architecture, working to create a scalable software platform. Your ability to connect with customers, the Client Servicing Team, and other internal and external stakeholders will be critical in developing a widely supported development agenda.
Guiding and coaching team members to use their talents and grow professionally is another essential part of this role. As a member of the SAV management team, you will contribute to departmental strategy and play an active role in shaping the future of the SAV solution. Within the role, there is a plenty of room for independence and autonomy.
The Scenario & Asset Valuation (SAV) solution
The Scenario & Asset Valuation (SAV) solution at Ortec Finance is a dynamic and innovative group of approximately 25 people, consisting of Quantitative Financial Analysts, Business Specialists, and Quantitative and Software Engineers. SAV is responsible for end-to-end innovation, calibration, software development, maintenance, and client-servicing of our Economic Scenario Generators (ESGs), which provide real-world and risk-neutral scenarios for investment, risk management, and valuation purposes. As a cornerstone of the advisory services provided by Ortec Finance, the Ortec Finance Scenario set (OFS) offers worldwide asset class coverage and serves as a crucial input for our clients’ financial decision-making. Our software and models support applications such as Asset Liability Management (ALM) and risk management for pension funds, insurance companies, asset managers, sovereign wealth funds, and private wealth management. Working in SAV offers an exciting opportunity to be part of a team at the forefront of economic scenario generation technology, with the freedom, flexibility, and independence to innovate and develop cutting-edge solutions. For a flavor of what we do, please refer to our introduction video, quarterly webinars or Insights.
As the leader of the software development team, you'll be working with a talented and diverse group of individuals with backgrounds in computer science, mathematics, and computational science. We value collaboration and knowledge sharing, and work together in an agile setting in T-shaped roles to contribute to all parts of the development process.
Our team is responsible for designing, developing, and maintaining the software that powers our Economic Scenario Generators (ESGs), which generate large numbers of scenarios for investment and risk management purposes. We use a range of technologies, with a focus on C# and Python. We are currently migrating our products to Kubernetes. We also work with public cloud and containers.
Our team is committed to delivering high-quality software and is always looking for ways to improve our processes and outcomes.
What’s in it for you?
We offer you a challenging and rewarding role in a growing company, while being part of an inspirational global business with ample opportunities for personal and professional career development.
The salary range is € 77.500 -€ 130.000 (including estimated variable pay, 13th month, holiday allowance), dependent on your role, competency profile and experience.
In addition to a competitive salary, we offer you excellent benefits, including:
- An open and informal work environment (Active staff association, annual ski trip, staff social events, annual summer and Christmas party and much more) with inspiring, smart and enthusiastic colleagues
- Opportunities to develop yourself with a training program as well as weekly research and knowledge meetings
- Hybrid working (Working from the office in Rotterdam at least one day a week, and Rotterdam or Amsterdam for at least a second day in the week. The other days you may work from a home office.)
- The prospect of a permanent contract, because we strive for a long-term collaboration
- Fixed 13th month, 8% holiday allowance, participation in a bonus scheme, participation in the pension scheme, commute and business travel allowance, working from home allowance, 27 vacation days and the possibility to buy more.
Who are you?
As a people manager, you possess strong decision-making skills and have a natural ability to motivate your team. You have excellent listening skills and can read between the lines to understand your team’s needs, empowering them to perform at their best. Although you may not be the technical expert in all areas, you have a good understanding of your team's strengths and weaknesses and can guide them towards success.
As the team leader, you will be responsible for building and maintaining a balanced and skilled team. This includes selecting, developing, mentoring, and motivating staff both individually and as a group, while continuously improving our desired way-of-working within the framework of the solution vision and development guidelines. You have a clear vision for the development of our products and technology, keeping up to date with the latest industry trends, and implementing innovations to stay ahead of the curve. Like us, you hold high standards for software development, and strive to continuously improve with an agile mindset. You are proactive, results-driven, and share our core values.
In addition, the following aspects are important:
- You have a bachelor or master’s degree in Computer Science, or a related field
- 6+ years of relevant experience
- Vision on development of products and technology in the relevant solution
- Experience with and capable of directing the development process (SCRUM)
- Solid command of the English language is required, both in speaking and in writing (and command of the Dutch language is a pre).
Who are we?
Working at Ortec Finance means working somewhere else. It means working in a world where colleagues meet, gather knowledge and where likeminded peers are always willing to help each other. Where the organizational culture is friendly, flat and non-political.
Working at Ortec Finance also means working in a continuously innovating world where science, academics and mathematics dominate, since models are key in helping Ortec Finance’ clients with complex financial decisions. Because that’s what we love: giving our clients the best advice possible. Where the daily job is very in-depth, based on evidence and relevant for society. It means a job that matters. Where the learning curve is steep; we learn something new every single day. And we need to, because continuous innovation is key. Especially in a fin tech world. We don’t necessarily follow all conventions. Because yes, we are a bit rebellious too.,p>Ortec Finance is the leading provider of technology and solutions for risk and return management. It is our purpose to enable people to manage the complexity of investment decisions. We do this through delivering leading technologies and solutions for investment decision-making to financial institutions around the world. Our strength lies in an effective combination of advanced models, innovative technology and in-depth market knowledge. More at www.ortecfinance.com.
More information or do you want to apply?
For more information regarding this position please contact Paul van ‘t Zelfde, Managing Director, at +31 6 50 270 269 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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