IT Chapter Lead Tech / Generics – Microfocus Platform

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IT Chapterlead Microfocus

We are looking for an inspiring IT Chapter Lead with experience in the Cobol/PL1 MicroFocus platform within the collections & Generics department. Within the Agile Way of Working, he or she gives direction to the craftsmanship of the chapter members and contributes hands-on in a squad to achieving the strategic objectives. You do this in by working end-to-end Agile yourself on the user stories from the backlog.

As an IT Chapter Lead MicroFocus stack you actively participate in the development, management and monitoring of Cobol/PL1 applications in a continuously improving organization. You have positive energy, know the Agile Way-of-Work and are open to various challenges on a platform with (very) different IT systems. You are great at motivating colleagues, have a strong drive to achieve results and you are more than skilled in the field of MicroFocus related software and hardware.

The opportunity

On the one hand, as a Development or Operations Engineer in a professional team of Development and Operations Engineers (DevOps team), you fulfill an important IT substantive role in adapting the business Cobol/PL1 MicroFocus applications of ING. You work closely with other colleagues within the IT Area and beyond. You not only 'talk' technology, but also understand the process importance of the applications and what this ultimately means for our customers. You also give substance to the IT strategy and you manage migrations to target environments and new technologies.

In WoW, 60% of your time is therefore involved in development, simplifying, decommissioning, management and implementation of applications. You act as a coach of the team (chapter) for the other 40% of your position and you are responsible for all HR aspects associated with stimulating, motivating and coaching the experts in your Chapter, which consists on average of 16 Cobol/PL1 MicroFocus specialists. As a Chapter Lead, in the WoW model, you are responsible for the mastery of your employees. You also work together with other IT areas based on a platform expertise that you have set up and manage.

The team

You work together with your enthusiastic and professional colleagues in a DevOps team from a location in Amsterdam Southeast. Your team (Chapter) performs activities for various Tribes and is part of the Chief Information Office (CIO) in the Netherlands. CIO is primarily focused on facilitating IT activities. Working at CIO means working within a professional, dynamic department in a continuously changing and complex environment. There is room for innovation, quality comes first and the customer is central to all activities.

The DevOps teams use the Scrum methodology and a far-reaching Agile Way-of-Work. This puts us at the forefront of the working method followed for designing, building and testing applications, as well as the process of managing and ultimately transforming applications to target platforms. In this way we continuously work on optimizing the service to our customers and strengthening our leading position in the market. In your position, you therefore have a direct influence on customer satisfaction and, of course, you are expected to put the customer's interests first in all your work.

Who are you

- Inspiring and you show energy and passion

- Focus on working together, you facilitate others to be successful

- You have a strong market focus in IT (Lean IT, continuous delivery, cloud processes, etc.)

- You have strong Analytical Skills to unravel source code for unbundling but also for problem-solving (incidents)

- You are quickly familiarized with the Agile Way-of-Work and use this WoW to pursue the goals

- You achieve the best results by empowering your IT Engineers, giving them responsibility, challenging them and keeping them sharp

- You have a mindset of continuous improvement

- You do your work with great awareness of the risks that we and our customers can run

How to succeed

We hire smart people like you for your potential. Our biggest expectation is that you’ll stay curious. Keep learning. Take on responsibility. In return, we’ll back you to develop into an even more awesome version of yourself.

- HBO/WO work and thinking level

- Experience developing and managing applications on IBM Mainframe Platform

- Extensive experience with COBOL, PL1, JCL, CICS, IMS, SQL server, UAC, Azure DevOps

- Extensive experience with the MicroFocus Platform

- Experience with the Windows Server OS

- Experience with Scrum/Agile Way-of-Work

- Strong analytical skills

- Strong people management skills

- 'take it on and make it happen' mentality

Rewards & benefits

Rewards and benefits

We want to make sure that it’s possible for you to strike the right balance between your career and your private life. You can find out more about our employment conditions at

The benefits of working with us at ING include:

• A salary tailored to your qualities and experience

• 24-27 vacation days depending on contract

• Pension scheme

• 13th month salary

• Individual Savings Contribution (BIS), 3.5% of your gross annual salary

• 8% Holiday payment

• Personal growth and challenging work with endless possibilities

• An informal working environment with innovative colleagues

• Work Agile, so new ideas come to life faster

About us

With 57,000 employees and operations in approximately 40 countries, there is no shortage of opportunities for people with initiative who want to help people take a step ahead in life and in business. Do you want to work at the cutting edge of what’s possible and at the same time ensure you work with integrity and hold the customer’s interests at heart? Do you want to be surrounded by progressive, inspiring, diverse and supportive colleagues? Then there is no better place to invest your talents than at ING. Join us. Apply today.

Vacature informatie

Organisatie: ING

Locatie: Amsterdam

Opleidingsniveau: WO

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