IDB Invest Head of Technology

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Information Technology
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2100001299 Requisition #

IDB Invest Head of Technology 

IDB Invest is searching for a Head of Technology to lead IDB Invest Technology team working with the Chief of Analytics, Knowledge, and Information Division (AKI) of the Finance and Administration department (FNA). We are seeking a hands-on and experienced to lead the technology platforms across IDB Invest in trading, origination, risk, CRM, operations, and accounting. 

The Head of Technology will develop the strategic direction to ensure our platforms are robust and can scale through end-to-end integration and ensure sufficient controls are in place to maintain the accuracy and integrity of IT platforms.

This role will work closely with the Chief’s Division and the Head of Data Management and Analytics to set up a strategic vision and drive execution, to ensure the alignment of data and technology to achieve IDB Invest’s goals, while using connections with IDBG ITE technologies.

The team: You will be leading a highly motivated and creative team within the Information Technology and Platforms group. This person should have a strong track record of bringing out the best in people and teams that they have managed, creating a positive environment where employees are engaged, excited, and invested in the big picture goals that we are working towards.

What you’ll do:

  • Build partnerships with different business areas to understand business needs to build long-term strategic plans for acquiring and enabling efficient and cost-effective information processing technologies.
  • Drive operational excellence through technology and business knowledge while assessing future requests, issues, and challenges.
  • Develop and review budgets to align with stated goals, guidelines, and objectives Develop annual work programs to ensure the proper delivery of IT services.
  • Set up standards, and methodologies to various platform teams to provide business groups with the most comprehensive execution of change and support. 
  • Build partnerships with IDB ITE, and third-party application providers to allow technology teams to use the power of our infrastructure and third-party functionality. 
  • Collaborate with IDB ITE to ensure compliance with the IDB Group’s IT architectural principles, standards, and security policies.

What you will need:

Consanguinity: You have no family members (up to fourth degree of consanguinity and second degree of affinity, including spouse) working at the IDB, IDB Invest, or IDB Lab.

Education:  An advanced degree (at least Master’s or equivalent) in Information Technology, Engineering, Business Administration (MBA) or related field.

Experience: 

  • 15+ years of relevant IT and IT project management experience. Experience with agile project management highly desired.
  • Experience in new technologies in the Fintech space, including blockchain platforms to understand the technologies and value proposition of those platforms as they integrate in a legacy technology stack highly desirable.
  • Change management experience across technology and business.
  • Client facing skills with executive management, business unit heads, third-party vendors, regulators, and outside institutions where one’s knowledge and leadership have inspired change.
  • Expertise in core banking systems, lending platforms, order management, reference data, limits management, risk, operations, and accounting systems, CRM, ERPs
  • A solid background in application development and maintenance with geographically distributed teams and experience in vendor management of outsourced services.
  • Experience working in a financial services organization or similar highly desired.
  • Experience operating within complex organizations that balance multiple objectives a must.
  • Experience with business process management solutions and/or microservices and/or SOA.
  • Experience with security, disaster recovery and business continuity.
  • Experience with cloud architecture and business digitalization.

Languages: Oral and written proficiency in English is required; knowledge of Spanish, Portuguese and/or French is a plus.

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Opportunity Summary: 

  • Type of contract: Fixed term
  • Length of Contract: 3 years
  • Location: IDB Headquarters (Washington DC)

Our culture: Our people are committed and passionate about improving lives in Latin-America and the Caribbean, and they get to do what they love in a diverse, collaborative and stimulating work environment. We are the first Latin American and Caribbean development institution to be awarded the EDGE certification, recognizing our strong commitment to gender equality. As an employee you can be part of internal resource groups that connect our diverse community around common interests.

Because we are committed to providing equal opportunities in employment, we embrace all diversity and encourage women, LGBTQ+, persons with disabilities, Afro-descendants, and Indigenous people to apply.

About us: IDB Invest, a member of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Group, is a multilateral organization based in Washington, D.C., that is committed to the development of Latin America and the Caribbean through the private sector.

IDB Invest offers a competitive remuneration and benefits package.

Our team in Human Resources carefully reviews all applications.

A candidate has been pre-identified for this position and may apply. However, this remains a competitive process and other qualified candidates are encouraged to apply and will be duly considered.

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic and its implications for our Region, the IDB Group is reviewing its hiring needs and prioritizing its areas of talent acquisition. We encourage candidates to continue to apply to the active postings, yet current job openings may be subject to further decisions in terms of timing of the processes, or other actions, in accordance with business needs. Final hiring decisions may also be conditioned to the candidate’s ability to timely relocate to the post of duty at the moment of starting service.

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