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Senior Functional Application Manager - Payments



The Hague, Netherlands
Posted on Saturday, April 6, 2024


Are you in for a challenging job? Do you know Payment applications and processes in and out? Look no further and apply for our new vacancy!

Job Description:

What will you do?

As an Application Manager Payments, you are responsible for an adequate, functional and stable IT environment for customers/employees of the bank.

  • You manage all systems that fall under your care. You do this from a complete end-to-end perspective with all relevant stakeholders (internal and external) in the payment/operations chain.

  • You coach and guide your team colleagues, coordinate and plan activities and actively support the Agile way of working in the team.

  • You guarantee the quality and continuity of your own IT business services by primarily preventing incidents and, secondarily, resolving the incidents as quickly and effectively as possible. Sometimes this requires work outside business hours.

  • You look forward, at Life Cycle Management as well as continuously improving our landscape.

  • You are (partly) responsible for -or participate in- the relevant IT changes/projects as well as for the final acceptance of these changes/projects on your IT systems.

  • You communicate with your business clients about content or incidents, about problems and changes. You make IT transparent for them.

Your team

As Application Manager you are part of the Corporate Banking and Treasury IT (CBT-IT) Department. This department is responsible for end-to-end IT support and development of applications for our corporate asset classes. CBT-IT is also responsible for our Payments applications of all NIBC asset classes and our Treasury applications. Our way of working is based on Agile Scrum and Kanban.

Within this team you will work in the Payments IT Team; we are responsible for the continuity of the payments/operations processes within the bank. We make sure all payment streams run flawless and prevent issues or solve them quick. And we continuously improve our IT-landscape by innovation-projects and changes. Our landscape consists, amongst others, of a Payment Hub, SWIFT and a Reconciliation application.

The CBT-IT Department is a multidisciplinary team in which several competences are present. The team consists of different ages, nationalities and backgrounds. We strive for an informal, collegial and inclusive atmosphere where respect, trust and appreciation are core values.

NIBC as an IT employer

NIBC IT consists out of several domains and together NIBC IT aims to be one of the driving forces behind the digital transformation of our bank, an ongoing process that will profoundly change the relationship with our clients and the way we do business. We are closely connected and have short lines of communication. If you have a good idea today, you may be elaborating it tomorrow. IT is forever changing and so is NIBC and in order for us to be able to keep on changing, we need sophisticated individuals to help us lead the bank into the future.

NIBC as organisation

Founded in 1945 to finance the visionary entrepreneurs who helped rebuilding the Netherlands after the second World War, NIBC was closely collaborating while professionally supporting companies and individuals in realizing their dreams and goals with a sustainable future in mind. As a multicultural midsize bank with a working environment that is best described as dynamic and ambitious, we share a forward-thinking, can-do attitude with our employees and clients which we call our THINK YES mentality. Our corporate values are Professional, Adaptive, Collaborative and Entrepreneurial. You will have a direct and meaningful impact on both the bank and its clients. By building our company on optimism and mutual trust, and with our THINK YES mentality, NIBC is an enterprising bank that enables ambitions.

What’s in it for you?

NIBC is an ambitious environment where together we strive to create a fantastic workplace where you feel safe and challenged to be the best version of yourself. This is in line Professional, Adaptive, Collaborative and Entrepreneurial, since you are in the lead of setting the PACE of your career at NIBC. In addition, you receive a competitive salary, plus:

  • Several ways to support your development personally and professionally, a.o.:

- Personal development budget, to spend at your own discretion

- Professional budget provided by your manager, to develop yourself in your work

- In-house training offering

  • NIBC embraces the Hybrid way of Working. This means that we support working from home as well as encourage our colleagues to come to the office. NIBC's guideline is to spend at least half of the working time at the office;

  • Travel expenses or NS Business Card 1st class;

  • 32 holidays (which do not have to be registered);

  • Excellent pension scheme (26% NIBC contribution);

  • A voucher to improve your home office;

  • The opportunity to take ownership and show initiative in your role. We are always open to new ideas, and encourage to use your voice;

  • The nature of our Grow to Make a Difference program enables you to be in charge of your own development;

  • As part of our Recognition Program, employees can be rewarded for exceptional efforts;

  • Two staff associations: YoungNIBC and MyLeisure;

  • Vitality program, annual company-wide sports & leisure days;

  • Monthly internet allowance;

  • Laptop and a company phone;

  • Excellent facilities at the office (Coffeecorner, Restaurant, Exchange bar); · Last but not least, a fun workplace in which diversity and inclusion is valued (click here).

What do you bring?

You are the linking pin between Business and IT. You add value by your experience and knowledge within our area. You have strong communication skills, are creative, entrepreneurial, emphatic and you know how to work together with different disciplines. You are not afraid to ask questions and you understand that technology is about people. In our area we work a lot with external vendors and external employees, it is important you know how to spread your knowledge:

  • You operate on an HBO/WO level – with focus on IT, preferably with a technical background.

  • You know the SWIFT components/landscape in and out.

  • You have affinity and knowledge of payment and reconciliation processes within and outside a bank.

  • You have at least 5-10 years relevant work experience on managing information systems in the payments process and payment hubs/factories.

  • You are experienced in working in an Agile environment (Kanban / Scrum)

  • You drive improvements and provide ideas for new developments.

  • You love to solve incidents and make sure they don’t happen again.

  • You keep cool in stressful times.

  • You are capable of coaching and helping colleagues on behavior as well as content.

  • Preferred Dutch speaking, but at least Fluent in English, having experience with the Dutch culture.

Still intrigued?

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For more information about this vacancy, please contact Peter Groen via

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