FRESH – Risk Dedicated Solutions – IT Team Leader

Employment contract:



Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal





About the job
  • FRESH is an IT framework encompassing Projects & Systems of Finance and RISK functions that brings together a community of 1.600 experts coming from Finance, RISK and IT backgrounds, with a strong focus on efficiency, proximity, agility and time-to-market. It is a new worldwide organizational model that contributes to tackle major challenges of Group’s transformation of today and tomorrow, building the best offer for Finance and RISK community through a progressive rotation towards new technologies and best practices
  • FRESH is a unique organization within BNP Paribas, part of IT Group yet actively managed through an innovative partnership with Finance and RISK
  • Risk Dedicated Solutions is in charge of delivering dedicated solutions for RISK reporting streams and supporting RISK missions and transformation
  • RDS 09 – Risk Reporting & Analytics team aims to provide support services to its users in the creation, maintenance and evolution of BI solutions, enabling RISK teams to produce different dashboards for the Group’s credit & operational risks (e.g. risk profile steering, risk measures, risk monitoring, etc.)
  • The systems involved are: SAS Risk, a platform that allows RISK users to prepare data, produce several analysis and reporting for credit analysts, top management and regulators; DARK (Data Analytics RisK), a platform that allows RISK SGCP users to go further in their reporting by producing dashboards which are user-friendly, dynamic and configurable; DERIK RB (DEclic data for RisK efficiency Retail Banking), which provides users with an industrial tool to manage information coming from alerting systems
Your Main Activities Are
  • Manage the activity from a business and team management standpoint, providing estimations and planning for activities in development, reporting of the necessary KPI of the activity and ensure team alignment in the proper accomplishment of the team’s results
  • Support the team members in managing teams’ tasks, solve escalating issues and report incidents
  • Manage all team organization related topics: workload planning and distribution (including the management of remote work planning, staff holidays, absences and backup schemes), follow-up on recruitment processes, new joiners onboarding and internal mobilities, and among other responsibilities
  • Be an active contributor in the development of new projects and stakeholder’s relationship, while acting as well in the support of transversal projects designed to foster the overall efficiency objectives
  • Participate in the improvement of current processes / procedures, by adopting a bottom-up approach
  • Contribute to the definition and performance of all necessary controls / action plans for the activity, in order to identify operational risk areas and ensure that the activity is delivered to a high quality standard
  • Define clear team goals and team members’ objectives in line with the department strategy and together with the manager, evaluate daily work, perform regular objectives reviews and write annual appraisals
  • Follow-up on all team member’s performance and motivation, support, develop and empower them focusing the attention on their individual skillset, aspirations and development needs, in order to capacitate them to the current role and future challenges
  • Create an inspiring team environment with an open communication culture
Profile and Skills to Success
  • Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, Business Management, Information Technology or Computer Science
  • Professional experience in IT and team management
  • Experience as a business analyst or as a functional expert on Credit Risk, IFRS9, Basel regulations or Stress Tests
  • Knowledge of methodologies for efficiency, operational permanent controls and report
  • Knowledge of SQL, Python, Dataiku, Apache NiFi, SAS, Tableau, JIRA and Agile
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Word)
  • Fluency in English (spoken and written) and ability to report
  • Accountability
  • Able to active listening
  • Able to work as a team
  • Client focused
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to solve problems, make decisions, plan and organize
  • Pro-active attitude with ability to work with various teams in a fast changing, demanding and deadline-focused environment
  • Ability to influence
  • Able to inspire others and generate people’s commitment
  • Ability to develop others and improve their skills
  • Be able to share knowledge
  • At ease with multi-tasking
About the Team
  • In Lisbon, the team will be in charge of building a new reporting platform to industrialize the needs expressed by RISK EM team and support the several initiatives launched by other business teams, more particular, those related to the implementation of RISK Data Services framework. The objective is to understand the needs expressed by the business team and then to implement a coherent solution, based on the existing group service offers
  • RDS 06 – Risk Stress Testing team is in charge of implementing stress test calculation engines for credit risk, internal capital and IFRS9 provisions. Within the scope of the projects monitored by the team, there are high visibility projects (Basel IV and IFRS9), regulatory developments (climatic stress tests, EBA stress tests, etc.) and internal developments
  • The systems involved aim to: Provide the calculation of risk parameters; Provide metrics for regulatory purposes: provisions, cost of risk, capital and RWA; Ensure the generation of macro-scenarios; Perform data quality processes; Allow users to monitor their own stress test use cases autonomously, by using a dedicated user interface
  • In Lisbon, the team will be in charge of both production and support to end users. The team will also be part of the definition, specification and testing regarding new evolutions of the engines and the UI, accordingly
Why joining BNP Paribas?
  • Leading banking institution
BNP Paribas is a leader in the Eurozone, and a prominent international banking institution with strong roots in Europe’s banking history. It has a presence in 65 countries, with around 190 000 Employees – including more than 145 000 in Europe.
  • Our presence in Portugal
Since 1985, BNP Paribas was one of the first foreign banks to operate in the country. Today, the Group has around 7.100 employees across several entities operating directly in the territory, offering a wide range of integrated financial solutions to support its clients and their businesses.
  • International reach
Thanks to its international presence and regular and close collaboration among its different entities, BNP Paribas has the resources to support all clients with financing, investment, savings and protection solutions that help make their projects a success. BNP Paribas holds key positions in its three core operating divisions:
Retail Banking, a division that brings together all of the Group’s retail activities and specialized business lines;
Investment & Protection Services that include specialized businesses offering a wide range of savings, investment and protection services;
Corporate & Institutional Banking division that offers tailored financial solutions for corporate and institutional clients.
  • Diversity and Inclusion commitment
BNP Paribas is an equal opportunity employer and proud to provide equal employment opportunity to all job seekers. We are actively committed to ensuring that no individual is discriminated against on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy and maternity/paternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation. Equity and diversity are at the core of our recruitment policy because we believe that they foster creativity and efficiency, which in turn increase performance and productivity. We strive to reflect the society we live in, while keeping with the image of our clients.
  • Commitment towards work/life balance
At BNP Paribas we care about our employees wellbeing and promote a culture of good integration between work and rest. We believe our employees have rich personal lives outside of work, being fundamental to be disconnected from work to recharge both physically and mentally. Only through this balance we may all be at our best while working.
  • Remote Working Conditions
At BNP Paribas, we embrace a Smart Working framework based on trust, autonomy and collaboration. Within this framework, eligible employees can benefit from flexible remote working modalities adapted to our hybrid working environment. To guarantee a comfortable and efficient working set-up, eligible employees are provided with both the office and home equipment, are entitled to an equipment allowance and can benefit from exclusive partnerships to purchase additional equipment at reduced prices.
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