Bank of Ireland creates 130 new specialist IT roles

  • Bank of Ireland has announced plans to recruit 130 new tech professionals to work on its ambitious digital transformation plans.

    Businesses across Northern Ireland have been investing in core technologies and digital transformation throughout the pandemic, with many setting up robust remote workflows, e-commerce platforms, and cloud-based technologies for customers and workers. Bank of Ireland is no different, and has announced some ambitious plans for its ongoing digital transformation project.

    To support its new digital agenda, Bank of Ireland has announced the recruitment of 130 technology professionals. The roles span a wide range of digital skills, from Technical Architects, Software Developers and Engineers to Data Analysts, Scrum Masters, and tech-focused Project Managers.

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    The new hires will join the bank's in-house tech team working on improving digital services and offerings for customers, with the goal of responding to changes in customer behaviours with regard how they bank. The group is strongly encouraging women to apply for the roles and notes that 47% of all previously advertised IT roles have been filled by female candidates.

    Bank of Ireland recently announced plans to enable much greater employee flexibility post-pandemic, with plans to have employees work part from home and partly from office locations. The bank is investing in the creation of a network of agile work hubs throughout the UK to support flexible staff working and hotdesking, including one site in Belfast.

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    Bank of Ireland UK CEO Ian McLaughlin commented: "As digital banking continues to grow at an exponential rate we are delighted to be creating opportunities for digital professionals right across the bank. Right now, we have almost half a million log-ins to our mobile app every day. And contactless transactions have increased from 70 million a year in 2017 to 170 million in 2020."

    "We are investing strongly in technology and talent so that we can continue to innovate, to help us meet our customers changing needs as well as enabling us to bring new products and services to market, and develop our business into the future."

    For more information or to apply for one of the open positions, head over to 

    Source: Written based on press release


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