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Work in IT: The 10 Most in-demand tech jobs in Santander

13/05/20 9 min. read

If you are looking for a job in IT this post will be of great help. In Santander we are constantly evolving our technology, incorporating people like you to our team, who are always bugging with your computer and trying new things, self-training in a thousand and one technologies that call your attention and you want to know and share.

If you want to be part of a team that participates in cool projects, that tests your initiative and creativity… Why don’t you take a look?

If you want to work in IT, these are the most demanded profiles in Santander:

Agile / Scrum Master 🎯

All teams are evolving and transforming to the Agile model. The Scrum Master (or project facilitator) is the person who leads the teams in agile project management. His or her mission is to help Scrum teams achieve their goals up to the final Sprint.

Some of the main functions of the Scrum Master are:

  • Leads and ensures that the team understands the Scrum framework
  • Removes obstacles that may arise
  • He is the facilitator of the Scrum sessions
  • Guide the Product Owner in his tasks
  • Represents the multi-functional team

We recommend that you see this Agile Glossary and read this post if you want to know more about how we understand Agile in Santander.

APIs Developer/Architect ⚙️

The APIs are basic to be able to provide our services in the best way and at the speed required by the digital world. Therefore, both APIs developer and architect profiles are in high demand in our technology area.

As an API developer your mission will be to convert the technical and functional solutions, proposed by Solution Designers and Business Architects, to technical requirements and develop them, passing the necessary certifications until the release in production of the API.

The API architects are essential in this process as they are responsible for providing a clear focus according to the business objectives. Some of their functions are:

  • Providing strategic vision and ensuring that stakeholders agree with management and timing
  • Develops and communicates the plan that accompanies the strategy, and creates management support reports
  • It contributes to the development of standards and policies for the development of APIs.
  • Leads and implements all plans related to API development and management to meet business objectives.

Technical Support Engineer ⌨️

Another highly demanded role is the Technical Support Engineer. This IT specialist is in charge of helping to solve technical problems.

Some of the things you will need to do are:

  • Create and adapt batch mode scripts (mass batch processing) for the Cloud platforms
  • Execute improvements for batch processes
  • Technical and functional analysis of lab processes using qualitative and performance criteria
  • Provide technical advice to development teams
  • Validate the processes of the entire software development cycle

BPM Administrator 🚀

The administration of BPM (Business Process Management) is also one of the most demanded professions, even if these are names that sound less familiar to the general public. We are looking for BPM administrators that fulfill functions such as:

  • Scheduling and Executes critical tasks, as well as provide technical support in critical incidents
  • Design and create technical procedures, defining best practices and ensuring the health of production systems and processes
  • System Owner accountability for the platform service

Cloud Architect / Engineer ☁️

The Cloud fill a space in everyone’s life, or rather, the life of all of us fill a space in the Cloud 😊

In Santander we work with public and private Cloud and as you can guess, some of our most indispensable IT roles are those of Cloud Engineer and Architect.

From a Cloud Architect we expect him to technically lead the Public Cloud strategy, providing support on how to design highly scalable, flexible, resilient, secure and cost effective architectures for Grupo Santander, that will allow them to migrate existing workloads to the cloud.

As a Cloud Engineer your main mission will be to help Santander entities migrate their information and services to the Cloud. To do this we will need you to help with the design, analyze the milestones of the project and recommend possible improvements to the system.

Data Architect / Developer  ♟

Data architects and developers are roles that normally work in “tandem” mode conceptualizing, visualizing and developing the company’s Data Framework.

As a Data Architect you will have to design and support the implementation of the data architecture to achieve the business objectives, facing different challenges, from the most technical aspects to data modeling and data governance.

As a Data Developer you will be responsible for developing data management components aligned with CTO policies. You will develop, test, scale and implement the components to deploy global financial products.


A DevOps Engineer is a professional profile expert in agile system administration and collaboration with operations and development teams. DevOps teams work with a wide variety of technologies and tools, code and scripts.

In Santander, as DevOps you will collaborate on DevOps projects from start to finish, contributing a complete vision in architecture, design, solution deployment, systems integration, automation, execution and support.

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BI Developer 🛸

Business Intelligence Developers make the data “understandable” to the business!

It is an indispensable role that develops and supports BI tools to transform data into ready-to-consume insights to make business decisions. Among the functions of the BI development team are:

  • The technical execution of development for information systems
  • Evolution and corrective maintenance of the existing solution
  • Support for service incidents

Software Engineer / Developer (Front and Back – end) 💻

How could the software not be on this list! If you are a Software Engineer or you are specialized as a developer, both frontend and backend, at Grupo Santander we have a great team waiting for you.

As a SW Engineer you will interpret the solutions provided to transcribe them into the programming languages and parameters needed to generate the technical components integrated into the designed solutions. Some of the development solutions you will have to know are COBOL, Oracle, Elipse and/or ALM.

The Frontend Developers are in charge of the final design of the technical solutions according to the requirements of Usability and User Experience. Therefore, they work hand in hand with the UI/UX team to transcribe the design requirements to technical solutions to achieve a complete development of the project. You will need languages such as: HTML, CSS, Javascript, Swift, Java Android, Kotlin… and of course, you will need to handle the responsive design and the frameworks of Angular, Java, Java (Android), etc.

As a Backend Developer your work will consist of developing, testing and deploying the technical and functional solutions, ensuring the operation and compliance required in your developments. The Frontend and Backend of our teams complement each other and to work in Backend you need to handle: Java, Spring boot, Junit, Mockito, Newman, Postman, APIs, Git, Jenkins, etc.

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Other positions in Technology ⚡️

As Enterprise Architect your goal will be to align Santander’s strategy and business plans with technology to create a solution that helps us achieve our goals.

As Solutions Architect you will assume the leadership, facilitation, analysis and design tasks necessary for the development of Specific IT Solutions Architecture in at least 6 layers of architecture: Applications, Data, Technique, Infrastructure, Cybersecurity and Monitoring.

IT Architect, the name of this role defines its functions quite well. IT architects are responsible for leading, analyzing and designing the IT architecture for further development.

As Platform Engineer, your mission will be to provide maintenance and operation of specific production system, being responsible for ensuring service level through investigations, control system assessments and design support.

As Systems Integration Engineer, the mission of this team is to convert functional requirements (Benchmarking, Consulting proposals, Functional Requirements, Stories or Epics Backlog) into Industrial Solutions or Technical Platforms.

The Santander Experience 🙌

Joining Santander is more than just getting a new job. It is living a whole experience, not only because you will be contributing with us to improve people’s lives, but you will have fun doing it and you will always be learning new things in a work environment that has less and less to do with a bank, and much more with a big technology company.

That is why we will soon launch our Be Tech! program where you will find new positions in the most demanded technologies. Be sure to follow us through our profiles in social networks: LinkedIn and Instagram. We are looking for you!

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