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Ecosystems Architect

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JOB FUNCTIONS

As a member of the Backbase Ecosystems Team, you will be responsible for building the technical propositions which power the Backbase Ecosystem Team Strategy across all regions.
Your challenge is to be an Architect that defines the future of Banking-as-a-Service with leading Cloud and FinTech organizations. You will be a technical leader to support the Ecosystems Team in delivering accelerated license growth, executing Backbase’s global ecosystem strategy, and be the thought leader in partner led technical pursuits.
You have a strong background in FinTechs, Enterprise Architecture, Technology in Banking or Consulting which you will use to shape the future of Backbase’s approach to Banking-as-a-Service.
  • You have a minimum of 8 - 10 years in IT, Consulting, Banking or FinTechs;
  • You have a minimum of 5 years architecture experience in customer-facing/consulting role English language, written and spoken;
  • You have the ability to run complex engagements with hardly any support from more senior team members;
  • You are able to manage escalation on C-level within the internal and external organisation Ability to fulfil; an important role supporting and advising partners with how to support their offerings with Backbase;
  • You have the ability to quickly understand the situation, context, and needs of the partners and FinTechs and be able to translate them into viable solutions;
  • You are self-sufficient as an Ecosystems Architect and be able to manage clients/stakeholders;
  • You have broad knowledge of the banking platforms (core banking, cloud, fintech etc) and technology stack once onboarded;
  • You know how to interact with internal stakeholders such as RnD
  • You have the ability to support sales teams from a technical and interpersonal perspective;
  • You are based in Amsterdam / EMEA based preferable.
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THE JOB AT BACKBASE

Backbase has an innovative, team-oriented ‘can do’ culture. We offer a flexible, informal, and exciting environment. This is the opportunity to join the category leader in Engagement Banking. You will report to the Head of Global Ecosystems.
You will be joining a newly formed Ecosystems Team within Backbase, which is leading the forefront of Backbase’s Banking-as-a-Service strategy, enabling market engagement with Cloud & Independent Software Vendors (ISVs), working with the most strategic global consulting organizations, and being at the forefront of FinTech innovation.
You are a self-starter, have extensive Digital Banking Experience, and can make an impact early as a thought leader.
You must be able to work closely with internal and external technology stakeholders such as Product, Sales, Marketing, R&D, and delivery. Ideally, you have extensive experience as a Management Consultant, Enterprise Architect, Domain Architect or R&D at a FinTech.
This role will work closely with your team to support execution across the sales, marketing, and product leadership. As an Ecosystem Architect, you get a chance to contribute to the propositions of digital banking projects for banks and financial
institutions, accelerating their digital transformation. It’s your responsibility to make sure that envisioned solutions become reality.
In this partner-facing role, you are comfortable switching between highly specific technical details and general business outcomes. It’s your job to translate partner and customer requirements into a distinguished design.
Also, you actively collaborate with partners and Backbase on product positioning, new propositions, and understanding how platforms work together in concert. Part of your role is also to participate in one or more defining our Ecosystem Propositions. You exemplify the core values and a passion to grow people and improve the ways of working and as well, participate in coaching, mentoring, and onboarding the Ecosystems team.
In short, you will act as an internal “CTO” where you can evangelize how Backbase and a limited set of Ecosystem partners can be used to power Banking-as-a-Service. You feel as comfortable working with consultants, FinTech, and customers as you do with internal stakeholders.
  • Be a thought leader in Digital Banking, and define how we work together with our Cloud, ISV, and FinTech Partners;
  • Provide inputs that define the value proposition of integrated offers in the market; Ensure balanced coverage of focus partners in EMEA, APAC, and the Americas as you will be the single point of contact of how Backbase is well architected with our ecosystem partners. This may be different ISVs per region or segment. Build, cultivate and maintain senior and field relationships for expanding their Backbase-based business;
  • When we ask you about architectural frameworks, you easily dig up your knowledge and best practices;
  • You should have experience in understanding how software platforms interact with each other, integrate and you should have foundational knowledge of the main cloud service providers
  • You should have banking specific domain or enterprise architecture knowledge You are street smart and digital savvy. A true team player with a sense of humor, hands-on and self-motivated, able to drive progress and hit deadlines; You are a well-rounded and experienced consultant with superior analytical, quantitative, and conceptual thinking skills;
  • You know how to spot commercial opportunities and translate these in close cooperation with sales into solid presentations, pitches, and/or tailored proposals; Digital Banking and FinTechs excite you and you are at home with both Business and Technical Audiences. You may have a background in software development, software architecture, SLDC or other disciplines that mix both technical disciplines.
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    REASONS TO 
    JOIN BACKBASE

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    a global community

    With 60+ nationalities working side-by-side in 9 offices around the world, Backbase is a place where you can work on projects with people from all over the world.

    pride and fun

    We take pride in our achievements and we love to celebrate them. We host a variety of parties, celebrations, team outings, games nights and office drinks in all our global hubs.

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    We leave when our clients are happy. Not a day earlier. This committed way of working has won over a lot of our clients’ hearts. This isn’t our first rodeo.

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    PARTNERS & ALLIANCES

    Banking is changing rapidly. We’re on a mission to serve 10% of all smartphone users worldwide with a Backbase-powered financial app. Yes, that means 400 million people. Ambitious? Yes. Challenging? Absolutely. But we see it as exploring millions of initiatives and flexing our brain power.  

    The Partners & Alliances organization is the cornerstone for achieving this mission. We have an intrinsic drive to amaze customers with our partner ecosystem. Not just selling software, but by crafting unique and integrated solutions together with our services and technology alliances. This is how we impact an industry and change the way people experience banking globally.

    the adventure

    PARTNERS & ALLIANCES 

    We are industry game changers. We are recognized for building the #1 Engagement Banking Platform. But winning clients and delivering customer success only comes with a strong partner ecosystem. At Backbase, you get to combine your passion for sales, alliances and technology to gain credibility and address rapidly changing customer needs. It’s not an easy task! It’s your job to work together with Sales, Solution Engineering and our Customer Success experts to drive innovation and provide a flawless user experience for the clients of your partners.

    Our Partners & Alliances team is relatively small, so with your can-do attitude and entrepreneurial mindset, you’d be able to make a difference to the industry and Backbase. A successful partner means a positive impact on the lives of millions of end-users around the world.

    explore the world

    Traveling is a big part of your job: whether you represent Backbase at a conference or onsite of the client, if you don’t have that frequent flyer card, you’d gain one pretty quickly.   

    top-notch players

    Our partners are frontrunners in financial services around the world. So you can imagine – the partnerships we have are with the world’s leading technology and services firms and responsibility is high.

    ahead of tech

    We believe that innovation should keep moving forward. That’s why we constantly re-invest in our product to make it better for our customers.

    fun

    Friday beers, yearly parties, team outings, Strong Vikings competitions, travels around the world. Here, you’d build real friendships.

    team structure

    SALES PARTNERS & ALLIANCES 

    For the size of the organization (1200+ people), we have a rather small Global Partner Business team, counting around 15 members across the world. Our VP of Partner Business (located in Amsterdam HQ) is leading the team and strategy. Together with Regional Sales VPs, Regional Customers Success VPs and their teams, they are responsible for achieving the yearly revenue and customer success goals.

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    Location

    • Amsterdam 50
    • Atlanta 18
    • Berlin 1
    • Boise 7
    • Bristol 8
    • Cardiff 15
    • Dubai 1
    • Frankfurt 2
    • Guadalajara 3
    • Hyderabad 11
    • Krakow 23
    • London 10
    • Melbourne 2
    • Mexico City 16
    • Singapore 8
    • Sydney 2
    • Tokyo 3
    • Toronto 4
    • Utrecht 3
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    BACKBASE IN AMSTERDAM

    Where it all began! Two guys, our founder Jouk and his partner, set out on a mission “to make the internet more beautiful”. Fast-forward 16 years, our offices in Amsterdam are home to over 480 people. The Amsterdam HQ is the largest of our offices and boasts an international mix of talented people. Working in software engineering, sales, marketing, academy or business support, we have a great team that’s driving our growth.

    Located in Amsterdam-Oost (East), our EMEA HQ offices are a stone’s throw away from the beautiful Tropenmuseum, the Amsterdam Royal Zoo and famous windmill brewery Brouwerij ‘t IJ. Famous for its breathtaking architecture, canals, and over 881,000 bikes,  Amsterdam is a city that’s easy to fall in love with.

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    CULTURE

    Our Amsterdam office is home to people from all over the world working in small, lean teams. Loud and busy sometimes but always friendly, helpful, and super fun. We love to celebrate each other’s achievements, share jokes, and our love for food, movies, traveling, and sports. We’re one big and diverse family working towards the same goal.

    With graffiti of Marilyn Monroe and Pulp Fiction stars John Travolta, and Samuel L. Jackson looking cool on our walls, you can probably guess that we love entertainment. From games nights and parties to boat rides and Dj gigs – you name it, we have it.

    lunch

    Free, healthy lunches every day. Plus snacks and drinks.

    social

    Friday parties every month. Office boat you can use with your team.

    health

    Discounted gym membership through our corporate fitness plan.

    training budget

    Specific budget for your personal development.

    referral

    Referral bonus incentive for bringing the best talent.

    clothing

    You can wear clothes you feel comfortable in.

    high spec equipment

    We provide all employees with high-spec Macs and tech set up.

    well-being

    Access to the premium Headspace app.

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    Location

    • Amsterdam 62
    • Atlanta 10
    • Berlin 1
    • Boise 7
    • Bristol 11
    • Cardiff 16
    • Frankfurt 2
    • Guadalajara 3
    • Hyderabad 15
    • Krakow 20
    • Kuala Lumpur 1
    • London 15
    • manila 1
    • Melbourne 1
    • Mexico City 16
    • Milan 1
    • Singapore 7
    • Sydney 2
    • Tokyo 4
    • Toronto 7
    • Utrecht 3
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    OUR VALUES

    We explore new routes. We don’t shy away from being critical of ourselves, our products and our industry. We are open, direct and always questioning the status quo; to keep on learning and keep ourselves and others on their toes.

    can do

    OUR VALUES

    No matter the challenge, we use our creative minds to find ways to make things happen. We are ambitious to be the best in class in the industry. Raising the bar. Pushing each other’s limits to bring out our best. We are determined & pragmatic. No Fluff. Just Stuff.

    entrepreneurial

    OUR VALUES

    We solve hard problems and look for new opportunities for growth. We inspire. We mobilize the right talent to succeed in our mission. We persevere where others would give up. We feel proud when our vision comes true.

    craftspeople

    OUR VALUES

    We are a company of builders, designers, makers, and doers, always open to learn and improve, shaping the future of banking together with our customers. We ask for feedback and constantly seek insights that make us better.

    together

    OUR VALUES

    We are strong. We come from all over the world and embrace diversity. We believe in open dialogue among a small team of people who trust one another, who are focused outside themselves. This way we create shared consciousness and shared authorship of ideas that no single person could have arrived at independently.

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    APPLICATION PROCESS

    Your upcoming steps in the hiring journey with us depend on the role that you have applied for, however, this is what you can expect. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected].

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    Let’s DeepDive

    The next step in your journey is to meet us in person. Our secret sauce is hiring people with different perspectives. Show us your special powers in a case or a technical test. Again, the process differs per role, your Recruiter will tell you all about it.

    Welcome to the family!

    It’s official – let’s make it happen together! We look forward to shaping the future of banking with you.

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    • Amsterdam 81
    • Atlanta 17
    • Boise 5
    • Bristol 5
    • Cardiff 10
    • Dubai 1
    • Frankfurt 3
    • Guadalajara 7
    • Hyderabad 13
    • jakarta 1
    • Krakow 18
    • Kuala Lumpur 1
    • London 11
    • Manila 2
    • Melbourne 1
    • Mexico City 12
    • Milan 1
    • Princeton 1
    • Singapore 10
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