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Lead Software Engineer to Developer Platform Engineering

Paço de Arcos, Lisbon, PT, 2770-131

Job ID: 10361 


We are looking for our new captain to technically lead the greenfield build-up of a competitive developer platform as an internal product.


Would you like to be part of our latest venture in a progressive technology strategy?


We offer an innovative opportunity to be part of the great journey in Nordea Asset Management to bring our business and tech capabilities to the next level - where you will have a great influence!

About this opportunity

We are looking to build a co-located team from scratch that will deliver and own a competitive internal Developer Platform – think Thoughtworks “Platform as a Product” or Team Topologies “Platform Engineering Team”. The platform is there to accelerate our internal value streams in their deliveries on business outcomes, and should hence do most of the technical heavy lifting. Initial scope are capabilities like CI/CD pipelines, Security and IAM, Private and Public Cloud curation and adoption, Active Metadata Management, API Gateway/Management and Data Pipeline Orchestration. The team will have end-to-end ownership of the commercial success of our platform investments, build & run and our decisions along the way to deliver a loved internal Product. All this will of course happen in close collaboration with value streams and enablement layers in the organization.

You will join a new team in the Software Delivery Engineering part of our tech organization and will have collaborative engineers within DevOps Engineering, Site Reliability Engineering and Cloud Engineering close to you. Also, a lot of value streams, enablement teams and architects looking forward to the fruitful collaboration and engineering. A data mesh architecture, modern ways of working and established business domain boundaries will guide our journey from here.

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


Welcome to a motivated crew working in an agile development environment, advancing the future of software engineering in very close collaboration with the cross-functional Product Teams.  

What you’ll be doing:


You will skilled the composition of custom-written and utility software to deliver the capabilities needed to have a successful “Developer Platform” Product internally.

The tasks will include:

  • Curation of internal services and public cloud services to maximize value and adoption
  • End-to-end build/run ownership of all platform capabilities
  • Accelerate GitOps, Everything as Code, Cloud First and API First patterns
  • Influence, design, build and run bets within CI/CD, Microservice Cloud Ready/Native architecture, API Gateway, Active Metadata, Data Pipeline orchestration, etc.
  • Maximize Developer Experience, “shift left” and other platform goals 
  • Mature product capabilities from collaboration and experimentation to self-service


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 Software Engineer with experience in software delivery engineering or developer experience. You could be the right candidate, if you have a solid understanding of software delivery capabilities in 2022 and the skills to technically lead our Developer Platform Product. Our ideal candidate most likely has a Master's in computer science or engineering.


  • You have a product mindset, are self-driven and show good ownership traits
  • Expert in software architecture for continuous delivery
  • Expert in CI/CD pipelines for a cloud ready/native pattern
  • Experience with accelerating Developer Experience and effectiveness with e.g. portals, templates, documentation and demoes or other adoption strategies
  • A good understanding of how to compose modern platform layers (thin and / or fat) and make them a success
  • Experience with or interest in owning and running shared services effectively


We also expect that you are innovative, outcome oriented and an engineer that leads in culture and craftmanship. 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.

Department:  IT/Technology

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