Bank of Ireland announces 130 specialist IT roles to help deliver ambitious digital customer agenda

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  • ‘Inside every bank there’s a tech company – delivering constant change driven by customer demand – and that’s why we’re investing strongly in our in-house digital engineering teams.’  
  • Bank strongly encourages female talent to apply for these specialist roles, with 47% of all previously advertised IT roles being filled by female candidates

29 April 2021: Bank of Ireland has announced the recruitment of 130 technology professionals to support the delivery of its ambitious digital agenda. The new roles – which include Technical Architects, Software Developers, Engineers, specialised Project Managers, Scrum Masters and Data Analysts – will join the Bank’s cutting-edge in-house tech teams, strongly supporting the enhancement of digital services and offerings for all customers.

Successful candidates will have the opportunity to play a strong role in Bank of Ireland’s ongoing digital transformation at a time when customer behaviours and preferences are evolving faster than ever. The Bank was recently named the leading company in Bearing Point’s Digital Leader’s in Ireland 2021 report, and these positions will further support the Bank’s ambitious transformation programme. 

Jackie Noakes, Bank of Ireland’s Group Chief Operating Officer said: “In what is an incredibly competitive marketplace we are delighted to be offering these cutting edge roles for digital professionals. The pace of banking is changing rapidly and we’ve reached a tipping point between traditional offline banking and 24/7 digital services. That makes roles like these critical to how we serve our customers, bring products and services to market, and develop our business into the future.

“Right now, we have almost half a million log-ins to our mobile app every day. 80% of our loans to farmers happen online or over the phone. And contactless transactions have increased from 70 million a year in 2017 to 170 million in 2020. Inside every bank there’s a tech company – delivering constant change driven by customer demand – and that’s why we’re investing strongly in our in-house digital engineering teams.”  

This high-tech role recruitment drive follows Bank of Ireland’s announcement of its new ways of working, offering employees greater flexibility to work from a combination of home and office locations.  Along with working from home, Bank of Ireland colleagues will have access to multiple bank buildings including a new network of agile hubs – 11 in Ireland four in the UK – with meeting spaces and bookable desks, encouraging flexibility and enhancing work-life balance. 

Seán Fleming TD, Minister of State for Financial Services, Credit Unions and Insurance said:“I welcome the announcement by Bank of Ireland of 130 new roles in digital technology. It is clear that there has been a move to digital technology in recent years in every sector and banking is no different. This recruitment campaign for highly specialised technology roles highlights the need for investment in digital technology. I am particularly delighted that these jobs will be geographically spread in line with the Ireland for Finance action plan 2021 which has regionalisation as one of its key priorities.”

Jackie Noakes concluded: “So far this year, Bank of Ireland has bucked the trend with 47% of all previously advertised IT roles being filled by female candidates. We’re keen to maintain this, and so are strongly encouraging female talent to look at these roles and to consider Bank of Ireland for the next step in their career.”

Of the 130 roles investment in 2021, 30 are at an advanced recruitment stage and 100 roles are currently advertised or will be advertised with the expectation the roles will be hired over the next 12 months.

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