Bank of Ireland announces 130 new IT roles

Bank of Ireland is set to recruit 130 technology professionals to support the delivery of its new digital agenda.

The recruitment drive will include positions for technical architects, software developers, engineers, specialised project managers, scrum masters, and data analysts.

The bank said it strongly encourages female applicants to apply for these roles and that 47 per cent of all its previously advertised IT roles were filled by female candidates.

The recruitment drive follows Bank of Ireland’s recent move to offer all its employees a long term flexible working policy.

“In what is an incredibly competitive marketplace we are delighted to be offering these cutting-edge roles for digital professionals,” said Jackie Noakes, Bank of Ireland’s group chief operating officer. “The pace of banking is changing rapidly and we’ve reached a tipping point between traditional offline banking and 24/7 digital services.”

“That makes roles like these critical to how we serve our customers, bring products and services to market, and develop our business into the future. Right now, we have almost half a million log-ins to our mobile app every day. 80 per cent of our loans to farmers happen online or over the phone. And contactless transactions have increased from 70 million a year in 2017 to 170 million in 2020.”

She added: “Inside every bank there’s a tech company – delivering constant change driven by customer demand – and that’s why we’re investing strongly in our in-house digital engineering teams.”.

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