Lead Developer, innovation unit OP Lab


OP Lab is OP's internal innovation unit. We identify and analyze future phenomena, contextualize them within the business, and test the feasibility and attractiveness of business opportunities. We innovate and implement special projects that improve and accelerate the business using different technologies or ways of doing things. Our OP Lab team consists of just over 30 people working with innovations.

We are now looking for a Lead Developer to be responsible for the development of special projects in collaboration with the business units.

The position

As a Lead Developer, you will play a key role in implementing creative projects that build future capabilities and open new paths for OP Lab. You will be involved in software development yourself and guide and mentor other top-notch developers from OP and our partners.

As a Lead Developer, you will be responsible for development definitions, technology choices, and guiding the development team to achieve high-quality results. We work seamlessly with the OP Lab team and OP business experts.

What we expect from you

We expect you to be a versatile development professional with previous experience in similar roles. You have the ability to guide product and service development, take responsibility for diverse projects, and collaborate extensively with stakeholders. You foster an innovation culture within the team and encourage entrepreneurial thinking by promoting experimentation and exploration of new ideas and technologies. You are passionate about innovations and keeping up with the latest technology trends.

In summary, we expect you to have:

  • Several years of experience in software development, including at least one year in a lead role.
  • Skills in multiple programming languages such as Java, Python, JavaScript, etc.
  • Expertise in designing, deploying, and managing cloud-based applications.
  • Understanding of service architectures and APIs.
  • Experience in software project requirements definition and technology selection.
  • Proficiency in best practices of software development, especially agile methodologies.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and networking abilities.
  • Fluent proficiency in both Finnish and English.

Why should you apply?

In this role, you have the opportunity to broadly impact OP Group's business and future solutions. You will benefit from the flexible and diverse work tasks offered by OP Lab and significantly influence the direction and content of your work and career.

You will work alongside a team of pioneering experts who support your development. It is important to us that everyone has the opportunity to grow through their work, and both your colleagues and supervisors will help you to move forward - you won't be alone.

Through your actions and attitude, you can influence your career path with us. We support your development and encourage you to move forward boldly. We have many different inhouse career opportunities, whether you would want to progress vertically or horizontally in your career. 10% of your working time is allocated to developing your skills or experimenting with new methods. You can pursue your development, for example, through OP Software Academy, where you can expand your expertise in various areas.

Because life is more than just work, it is of utmost importance that our staff feels well and can maintain well-being. We value the balance between work and time off and we work flexibly with the help of adaptable working hours and remote work.

What's next?

For more information, please contact Heikki Rautila, Head of OP Lab, at +358 400 823 626 or visit this link. To apply, send us your application, CV, and salary request by Sunday, June 4, 2023.

In the financial industry, trust and responsibility are the foundation of our operations. Therefore, the selected candidate for the position will undergo a credit check, a check on business connections, a drug test, and a basic security clearance conducted by the Security Police.

OP Group is a workplace that values equality and diversity. We encourage individuals of all backgrounds to apply for jobs with us, and we welcome all gender identities, ages, cultures, and minority groups.

OP Group is the largest financial group in Finland. We are owned by our customers and are one of the most attractive employers in the financial industry in Finland. Our group employs 13,000 professionals and we produce and develop banking, investment, insurance, and real estate brokerage services for four million customers. For more information about OP as an employer and all our open positions, please visit www.op-careers.fi.