ABN AMRO is working hard to maximize the usage of APIs. APIs are used to simplify the IT landscape and offer the business opportunities to anticipate faster and develop better products.
The Enterprise Integration Technology department is the place within ABN AMRO where everything related to APIs comes together. Within our department, we have teams working on multiple areas of the API landscape. We are building and maintaining innovative API platforms, we help the business to design and create the best possible APIs, and support the developers in and outside of the bank with our developer portals. In short, we give internal and external development teams the best integration experience possible!
Our API Competence Center is the central place where we set up the standards and guidelines to make sure everything runs smoothly. But that’s not all, within this team, we also deliver consultancy and architectural support to the business that is starting with APIs or runs into challenges. This team is at the start of innovations and faces the challenges that come with discovering new grounds.
We are now looking for a new champion in our Competence Center. Someone who is up for the challenge and wants to help our business and developers to reach the next level in APIs.
The API Domain Expert works with development teams and management to ensure that new apllications or changes on the field of APIs are implemented correctly. This makes the role of an API Domain Expert complex; on the one hand helping the team with his/her expertise, and on the other hand maintaining the standards that need to be followed, which can be a complicating and even a limiting factor for the same team.
The API Domain Expert develops critical knowledge on the API skill areas, and also monitors future developments to continually be up to date with his/her knowledge. The Domain Expert does not only work for specific IT domains or business Grids, but has a scope that covers all departments and Business lines within ABN AMRO. He/she, has an outside-in view to translating developments from the market into bank-specific issues.
Organization and Grid/Block support
You are responsible for promoting and application of standards, while supporting IT development teams for the API area. You will also advice employees on the possibilities and new developments in the field of integration technologies and methodologies. The management's will also have wishes in this regard, so you will analyze their wishes and give them advice. You advice the organization on the design of processes and will create, together with other CoEs the right eco-system around the development teams, so that they can perform optimally.
Knowledge development and innovation
You master all sub-areas within this discipline, and perform as a point of contact for existing technologies and methodologies and will be the first point of contact concerning new technologies and methodologies, including their application. You follow developments and trends in the field of integration, gathers knowledge about this and reports this to the rest of the CoE.
Communication and education
You setup and maintains a knowledge management environment. You will proactively stimulate knowledge transfer within the bank concerning APIs. You know how to assess which knowledge is lacking in the target groups. To transfer knowledge, you give presentations, workshops, and training courses for employees, both inside and outside of the bank.
You make proposals for the professionalization of the organization around current, and new, technologies and methodologies. You present yourself as the expert of the API area, and coach development team members in further development of their competencies around APIs.
You are responsible for stakeholder management, determines who the stakeholders are, establishes their attitude towards the technologies and methodologies to be applied. You convince the stakeholders and ensures that they can propagate the applied technologies and methodologies in the organization. You will also initiates and maintain communities (Triangles) within the API field with sufficient coverage from within the organization.
Quality Assurance on standards and guidelines is important. You are mandated and responsible for the propagation and control of policies regarding the standards to be applied.
The success of our organization depends on the quality of our people and the ideas they have. We believe that new insights emerge from an interplay of cultures, knowledge, and experience. Diversity is therefore very important to ABN AMRO!
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