Actimize Development Lead - New York AFC Technology - Assistant Vice President

Actimize Development Lead - New York AFC Technology - Assistant Vice President

Job ID: 3169865
Full/Part-Time: Full-time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Listed: 2018-06-26
Location: New York, United States of America


Our technology teams are responsible for the bank's entire information technology infrastructure. They develop and maintain the software required to support the bank's business. The teams work closely with the businesses and other infrastructure units to modernise the bank's IT systems to reduce complexity, risk and enable business growth.

With award-winning mobile banking apps and trading systems, our technology helps Deutsche Bank deliver high-quality products to clients. We make sure that the phones and computers work and that emails are delivered - but we also develop solutions that help our people share their knowledge, expertise and passion for our business.

Deutsche Bank sees itself as a technology-driven company that can gain market share with new, cutting-edge ideas. The ambition is to be a leader in the area of digitalisation.
We are making investments into digital technology across all businesses to enhance the client experience, harness the power of data, and strengthen efficiency and controls by increasing automation. We are also collaborating with external partners such as start-ups, FinTechs, and technology specialists worldwide to discover and implement innovative solutions for our clients.

Deutsche Bank has become one of the first financial institutions to establish a professional research and development department, including capabilities such as four innovation labs and the digital factory in Frankfurt.
Join us here, and you'll constantly be looking ahead. We'll look to you to capitalise on new technological trends that can reshape our business and deliver value for our clients, whilst still meeting the demands of customers, regulators and the markets.

Position Overview

Job Title: Actimize Development Lead - New York AFC Technology
Corporate Title: Assistant Vice President
Department Name: AFC Technology
Location: New York

About Deutsche Bank

We are Germany's leading bank with strong positions in Europe and significant presence in the Americas and Asia Pacific. We're driving growth through our strong client franchise, investing heavily in digital technologies, prioritizing long-term success over short-term gains, and serving society with ambition and integrity. We serve our clients' real economic needs in commercial and investment banking, retail banking and transaction banking, and provide ground-breaking products and services in asset and wealth management. That means a career packed with opportunities to grow and the chance to shape the future of our clients.

Business Description

Within Deutsche Bank's Group CIO Division sits the Regulation, Compliance and Anti-Financial Crime Technology group which is responsible for the provision of technology for the Regulation, Compliance and Anti-Financial Crime (RCA) group.

The RCA group protects the integrity and reputation of Deutsche Bank. They manage the Bank's risks and help to avoid unintentional rule breaches and conflicts of interest. At the same time, they also advise us on ethical conduct and governance issues and keep our organization up-to-date on regulatory and political challenges.

The Anti-Financial Crime (AFC) group is responsible for protecting Deutsche Bank from financial and reputational losses incurred by financial crimes by assessing, controlling and mitigating risks. Risk types related to Anti-Financial Crime are consolidated in a comprehensive and effective risk management framework that covers Anti-Money-Laundering, Sanctions & Embargoes, Anti-Bribery & Corruption as well as Anti-Fraud & Investigations.

Working closely with all key divisional businesses, as an independent and robust second level control function, the Compliance Department seeks to manage compliance risk and deepen the culture of compliance at Deutsche Bank through the development and management of strategies that are sustainable and increases the trust of our clients.

Position Description

The role is in the Regulatory group, delivering technology to fulfill regulatory requirements related to Anti Financial Crime investigations (AFC). The AFC Case management platform leverages a Actimize and Hadoop infrastructure to provide technology solutions to enable AFC investigations and case management. An experienced Actimize Developer is needed to work as part of a global team.

The Actimize Developer is responsible for design, development, documenting and unit testing all aspects of one or more components within AFC Platform. You will partner with Business Analysis and Testing teams to deliver the changes from original concept through final implementation. He/ She must work independently on medium to large sized projects with strict dead-lines operating in a cross-application, mixed-technical environment. You will possess a solid hands-on development track record in Actimize, Mantas, Norkom and related applications. The role demands working alongside a geographically dispersed team consisting of development and QA vendor teams, FAs and BAs

The Actimize Developer adheres to established methodologies and standards as part of their responsibilities. This includes applying project management and systems development lifecycle processes within complex information technology projects. You are required to maintain line of communication within the cross-functional, diverse, multi-cultural teams, inclusive of business, operations, risk, finance, infrastructure, development, testing, and production support teams. You must possess strong verbal and written communication skills.

Prior experience in the Financial Services environment is a plus, especially the knowledge in the domain of Anti Financial Crime, Regulation and Compliance


  • Participate in the review of Business Requirements and contribute materially to the development of functional design
  • Development of source code, including descriptions, for all Software Components in accordance with the Detailed Software Requirements Specification, the functional design and technical design documents
  • Work closely with other solution architect and functional analyst within the team to understand the requirements and design a solution that complies with the requirements
  • Resolve problems with software and responds to suggestions for improvements and enhancements
  • Create High Level Design and detailed design documents with support of architects for the assigned scope items
  • Provide L0/L1/L2/L3 development effort
  • Thorough impact analysis to identify all impacted internal and also external dependent modules Actively participate in defect triage meetings
  • Support QA/UAT team by reviewing test cases and timely resolution of defects
  • Develop comprehensive unit test cases and unit test plan
  • Conduct comprehensive unit testing and assist in building an automated unit and regression test suite
  • Timely status updates to Supervisor/Lead
  • Conduct peer review during design, coding and testing
  • Conduct demos (POC) and seek early feedback
  • Work closely with other data and analytics team members to optimize the company's data systems

Work Experience, Education & Certification(s):

  • Undergraduate Degree in technical discipline (Computer Science preferred) from an accredited college or university (or equivalent diploma / work experience)
  • Previous experience as a developer in Big Data, Java, SQL and/or related technologies

  • Master's Degree in Information Management, Computer Science or related discipline

Essential Technical Experience & Skills:
  • Experience building RCM and AIS solutions
  • Experience performing root cause analysis on issues occurring from these environments and fixing them
  • Experience applying standards and well defined processes to the RCM and AIS code/solutions being built
  • Familiarity with Big data and AVA (Actimize visual analytics) integration with AIS and RCM respectively
  • Strong understanding of enterprise design patterns and regular object oriented design patterns
  • Knowledge of the software development life cycle, especially in the analysis of software design, code development and its application to testing
  • Proven track-record of successful IT project delivery to high-pressure clients
  • Experience coding with various programming languages - Java, SQL, HTML, XML, XSLT essential and Python highly desirable
  • Extensive experience practicing Agile and Test Driven Development
  • Extensive experience practicing Continuous Integration and Delivery
  • Sound understanding of technology stack including storage, networking, messaging and hardware
  • Experience of working in a robust technology environment with a clear appreciation of software development best practices and change control procedures
  • Experience performing root cause analysis on internal and external data and processes to answer specific business questions and identify opportunities for improvement
  • Understanding of data architecture and protocols
  • Ability to develop code to stringent non-functional requirements
  • Thorough understanding of the wider technology landscape, emerging technologies and able to understand and communicate how they apply to the business domain and existing platform
  • Working understanding of IT security and how it applies to application design, implementation and operation
  • A strong understanding of the process of building applications, the technical environment within which they operate, the processes required to successfully manage their day to day operation and their ongoing maintenance and capacity planning

Preferable Technical Skills:
  • Understanding of SOA & high-level IT architecture
  • Spring , Hibernate and Tableau development experience
  • Experience or interest in automation of quantitative tasks e.g. Machine learning, Artifical Intelligence
  • Experience building and optimizing 'big data' processes, pipelines, architectures and data sets
  • Experience working with and extracting value from large, disconnected and/or unstructured datasets
  • Demonstrated ability to build processes that support data transformation, data structures, metadata, dependency and workload management
  • Strong understanding of enterprise design patterns and regular object oriented design patterns
  • Develop ETL solutions using available tools at hand (Hive, Impala, Pentaho etc).

Essential Soft skills:
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to manage and work with cross-functional teams
  • Excellent communicator and listener who is able to present across all levels in the organization
  • Can demonstrate the ability to thrive within a dynamic, fast paced environment with short delivery cycles and changing requirements
  • Solution orientated & pragmatic with sensitivity to business needs & requirements
  • Personal organization, completer/finisher, consensus building

Language Required
  • English

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