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Bank of Ireland to create 100 new flexible working roles in tech

10 Mar 2022

The bank is hiring again after it recruited for 130 tech roles last year due to demand for digital banking services.

Bank of Ireland is planning to recruit for 100 tech roles that will come with flexible and remote working options.

The bank is looking for technical architects, software developers, engineers, specialised project managers, scrum masters and data analysts. New recruits will join the bank’s existing tech teams as it works to further its digital banking services offering.

In line with Bank of Ireland’s flexible working policy, the new hires can work from anywhere across the island of Ireland. They can work from a combination of home and central office locations, as well as from the bank’s network of 11 remote working hubs.

The hubs are located in Swords, Blanchardstown, Santry, Newlands Cross, Gorey, Mullingar, Newbridge, Dundalk, Northern Cross, Balbriggan and Naas.

Bank of Ireland’s tech-focused hiring spree is part of its ongoing digital transformation strategy, which aims to increase digital services for customers across personal, business and corporate banking as well as the bank’s wealth and insurance business.

The new jobs are on top of the 130 similar tech roles it recruited for last year.

Eimear Harty, HR director at the bank’s group technology and customer solutions division, said the recruitment of the new technology positions would prove “critical” in terms of how the bank serves its customers and develops its business into the future.

“Banking is changing fast,” she said, adding that the bank’s mobile app log-ins had grown significantly in the past year. The vast majority of its product applications are now digitised.

“We have many colleagues with deep technology expertise and these new positions will add to this. We are ambitious for the development of our digital services, and we offer a very progressive approach to flexible working,” Harty added.

Minister of State for Financial Services, Credit Unions and Insurance Seán Fleming, TD, said the jobs announcement was a sign that “the digital finance ecosystem in Ireland continues to grow”.

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Blathnaid O’Dea
By Blathnaid O’Dea

Blathnaid O’Dea worked as a Careers reporter until 2024, coming from a background in the Humanities. She likes people, pranking, pictures of puffins – and apparently alliteration.

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