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Lead Developer & Solution Architect

Paço de Arcos, Lisbon, PT, 2770-131

Job ID: 10283 

We are looking for a Lead Developer & Solution Architect to embark on Nordea Asset Management’s IT journey. This is an opportunity for someone who wants to work with smart people in a collaborative environment and link the Business side with IT.

Would you like to be part of building up innovative IT solutions at a leading European Asset Manager and would you also like to be part of a journey, which will bring automation into our IT development processes and prepare a transition of our IT solutions to the cloud using a modern technology stack (C#/.NET, Python, Rest APIs, Kubernetes, Docker, Splunk)?

We offer an innovative opportunity to be part of the great journey in Nordea Asset Management to bring our business and technological platform to the next level.

About this opportunity

We are looking to in-house a lot of operational tasks currently outsourced to a service provider. This implies building a new digital platform for our BackOffice teams, where they can operate exceptions handling efficiently at a low operational cost. To achieve this, we are establishing a new committed team in Lisbon consisting of business specialist, business analysts and developers. As our new software engineer you will take part in this, both as to forming the team culture, way of working and delivering new business capabilities with modern technology. 

You will join Operations Solutions, who is responsible for delivering in-house IT development towards our Operations organization. This covers both application development, integration with external / internal systems, building domain APIs, reporting solutions etc., primarily based on our core system SimCorp Dimension. You will be responsible for developing new, innovative IT solutions covering the whole software delivery lifecycle together with our highly skilled C#/.NET developers, solution architects, product owners and other stakeholders.

The role is based in Lisbon with reference to the Copenhagen office.


Welcome to a motivated team working in an agile development environment, in very close collaboration with the business. You will be part of an agile dev-ops team working mainly for Operations. 

What you’ll be doing:


You will work the full stack and ensure that IT solutions are delivered effectively, on-time and on-quality.


The tasks will include:


  • Work as a full stack developer (frontend and backend development).
  • Collaboration with product owners, business stakeholders and your colleagues in the team to develop the right business solutions.
  • Leading and participating in IT systems and IT infrastructure designs linked to our Enterprise Architects.
  • Being an anchor person and leading in our transition from Oracle PL/SQL to modern architecture and technologies (.net framework, python).
  • Being part of developing and maintain code standards and new solution architecture standards against our enterprise architecture.
  • Proactive guiding, implementing and governing architectural principles, best practices and common change initiatives to secure high quality in IT solutions.
  • Leading and participating in frequent reviews of IT solutions, hereunder re-code review in the team.
  • Pro-actively learning and taking on new tools and technologies to apply them into our tool stack.
  • Leading and participating in future CI/CD initiatives.
  • Being a team-player and keen on knowledge sharing with your peers.
  • Being able to communicate complex concepts in clear and understable ways to build understanding with other developers and business stakeholders.
  • Having curious mindset and acting as a mentor.

Who you are

Collaboration. Ownership. Passion. Courage. These are the four key values that guide us in being at our best. We imagine that you enjoy learning and are excited about bringing your ideas to the table. You’re trusted, willing to speak up – even when it’s difficult – and committed to empowering others.

Your profile and background:


This position could be suitable for you as a Lead Developer & Solution Architect with experience in the financial markets. You could be the right candidate, if you have a logical mind supported by a solid portfolio of IT skills. Our ideal candidate most likely has a Master's in computer science or engineering.


  • +8 years experience.
  • Expert the .NET stack and EF6.
  • Expert into REST APIs, event-driven architecture.
  • Senior knowledge of deployment pipelines (CI/CD) using e.g. Jenkins/Bamboo, Docker and Kubernetes.
  • Senior knowledge of PL/SQL is considered a plus.
  • Experience from the financial sector, preferably from another asset manager is considered a plus.


We expect that you are curious, have the courage to try out new things and are a knowledge sharing team member. Corporate language is English, so you should have a good proficiency in written and oral English.


If this sounds like you, get in touch!


Next steps

Submit your application no later than 31/07/2022

At Nordea, we know that an inclusive workplace is a sustainable workplace. We deeply believe that our diverse backgrounds, experiences, characteristics and traits make us better at serving customers and communities. So please come as you are.


Please be aware that any applications or CVs coming through email or direct messages will not be accepted or considered.

Department:  IT/Technology

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