IT manager

Location: Brussels
Start date: 2019-03-27

End date: 2019-05-27


Our customer is a global leader in the fintech market, with more than three decades of experience. Their footprint gives scale to projects and talents. Innovation is part of their DNA and their diverse community of experts keeps anticipating the evolution of commerce worldwide. They are shaping the future of payments.

Our customer is delivering best in class payment solutions for European online and omnichannel merchants. Headquartered in Brussels, having more than 400 employees worldwide of which approx. 80 are within R&D collaborating with other R&D teams.

For running and transforming their R&D department they are urgently looking for an interim IT manager awaiting permanent hiring.


Until hand-over is done towards the perm position but expected a period of 6 months approximately.

Function information

As Head of R&D you will lead multiple teams out of Brussels across different locations. You foster mature team work and an agile leadership culture that embraces empowerment and autonomy through defining clear targets and constraints.

Your role is to improve the solutions i.e. payment engines and all its surrounding support system to scale with the growth in an efficient way. This includes reusing, evolving and decommissioning platforms. You assure the stability of your software and qualitative and timely time to market based on a strong automation strategy paired with a DevOps culture. You are the link between business product requests and development capacity and can lead the teams with clarity and energy to help create the most valuable offer to the market. You have end-to-end responsibility for development, technical operations and security compliance including corresponding budget. Meaning this is both an operational as well a transformation role.

Your function

  • Lead multiple development teams or tribes and grow them into DevOps teams
  • Promote an agile, result and customer driven culture by incorporating this behaviour yourself
  • Identify and coach technical leaders
  • Lead the creation or evolution of new functional features (e.g. payment methods) by participating in the teams within the boundaries of the strategy and architectural decisions 
  • Lead the identification and analysis of potential platform improvements
  • Lead the transformation both in way of working and reduce complexity in cost of ownership
  • Oversee IT budgets and work on optimizing growth and future cost efficiencies
  • You report to the CTO based in Sweden


  • You can inspire & motivate teams towards a common objective. You’re a natural leader with good people mgmt. skills.
  • You have been successful in leading activities in an ‘open innovation’ or collaborative environment, preferably in payment processing or Financial Services Industry with in-depth knowledge of products, design and architecture
  • You have a good knowledge on IT technical aspects combined with agile set-up and transformation towards a more devops organisation.
  • You have experience with quality control to assure stability and performance and living up to customer expectations
  • You deliver success through good internal stakeholder management
  • You have excellent influencing, promotion and negotiating skills, presenting and gathering support
  • Experience with development in cloud (AWS or Azure) and subscribing to innovation power within Infrastructure are considered as assets
  • You are fluent in English. French and other languages are a plus.


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Mobile: +32 (0)473 807 993

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