Head of Payments Data Engineering

Taastrup, DK, 2630

Job ID: 23641 

Would you like to lead a team of Data Engineers and SW Developers? be our expert in development of our data applications/ pipelines in Payments Data domain ? We are now looking for an experienced SW developer/data engineer with ambitions to take up a role as Lead for Payments Data Engineering team, developing and maintaining our data & analytical payment applications. The role is ~50% hands-on technical work (design + development) and ~50% leadership.


At Nordea, we know our customers’ needs are changing – and we’re deeply committed to meeting them with the financial solutions of tomorrow. We’re creating an agile environment where we’re harnessing the power of technology – one where you can make an impact. So bring your skills, ideas and unique background. With us, you’ll find plenty of opportunities to grow and make your mark on something bigger.


About this opportunity


As the Capability Team Leader for Payments Data Engineering, you’ll be part of a capability leadership team of 5 leaders within the Payments Data domain. You play a valuable role in leading a team of developers and data analysts, internals as well as consultants. You will provide the strategic oversight, direction and deep technical understanding of how to modernize and develop our data pipelines – Batch (classic ETL/ELT) as well as streaming / event based (Kafka).


What you’ll be doing:

  • Managing a team of Developers and Data Analysts
  • Be technical mentor and perform competence development and knowledge sharing within your capability – including hiring
  • Deployment and use of relevant standards, frameworks and tools 
  • Hands-on design, development and implementation of our data and analytical payment solutions
  • Identify and drive initiatives for capability uplift within Payments Data Engineering, including but not limited to competence development, knowledge sharing, deployment and use of relevant standards, frameworks and tools


The role is based in Copenhagen (Taastrup). 


Who you are

Collaboration. Ownership. Passion. Courage. These are the values that guide us in being at our best – and that we imagine you share with us.   

To succeed in this role, we believe that you have: 

  • Strong communication skills to teach and convey messages in a professional manner
  • Skills in coaching team members in the areas of performance, standards and work methods
  • Ability to resolve conflicts (mediation skills)
  • Ability to manage challenging conversations e.g. performance assessment


Your experience and background:  

  • Expert in Java and or Scala and SQL 
  • Strong experience  with Kafka distributed event store and stream-processing platform (as producer and consumer) as well as classic ETL/ELT and data modelling
  • Proven work experience as an Expert Data Engineer, building and maintaining performant data pipelines, platforms and applications for reporting and analytics (cloud + on prem)
  • Minimum 10 years of professional experience as SW developer, Data/BI Architect, BI Specialist or Data Engineer (ideally a combination) 
  • Some team/technical leader experience
  • Experience in large scale production environments and implementation of modern data architectures
  • Degree in computer science and engineering, mathematical modelling or similar


If this sounds like you, get in touch!


Next steps

Submit your application no later than 28/06/2024. For more information, you’re welcome to contact Troels Nissen, troels.nissen@nordea.com.

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