Head of Unit - Reference Data as a Service (f/m/d)

Deutsche Börse AG • Frankfurt am Main

Learn. Develop. Grow. But always: Share value

Join our international team that drives positive change, united by a spirit of openness and curiosity. We empower you to have an impact and to grow – personally and professionally. With us, you work at the heart of financial systems and evolve the way markets operate. We’re excited about the future because we are the ones shaping it. Let´s do this together by sharing value!

Who we are

Who we are

Tracing its origins to 1585, Deutsche Börse Group has become one of the world’s leading exchange organisations and an innovative market infrastructure provider. In this role, we provide investors, financial institutions and companies access to global capital markets. What’s your part in all this? With your commitment you contribute to the success of our unique business model: offering a wide range of products, services and technologies for security, transparency and integrity on the markets. By creating trust in the markets of today and tomorrow we foster growth and contribute to the prosperity of future generations.

Frankfurt am Main

Your career at Deutsche Börse Group

Your area of work: 

Within the CTO area (Chief Technology Officer), at Reference Data as a Service (S) we focus on collecting, validating, and distributing reference data from internal and external sources required to run our broad business. Currently, Reference Data as a Service (S) is in the process of transitioning from core Mainframe & Monolithic systems to cloud based & scalable architecture. 


As Head of Unit you will lead a team of software engineers and functional analysts who are end-to-end responsible for the architecture, data model, data delivery, and data streaming to all DBG’s internal and external clients. Your team will consist of strong individual experts in the areas of Functional Analysis, Engineering, and Architecture, and they are operating highly resilient applications today which started to transition into a data-oriented delivery model. 


Your responsibilities: 

  • You will be a role model as people leader – significant portion of your time will be to develop individuals within your organization, build a high performing team and support the cultural change 
  • You ensure service solutions are in line with user needs, business and regulatory demands to provide integrated workplace experience 
  • You actively collaborate with the teams in Frankfurt, Luxembourg and Prague to develop, customize and deliver Reference data services of internal and external customers. You actively manage capacity and budget for maintenance and change portfolio in your area 
  • Oversee the development of reference data platforms and ensure stable operations and delivery in the as-is world (Mainframe applications, Linux/Java/Oracle applications) as well stability of the transformed services (Golang, Python, Databricks, Cloud native architecture) 
  • Drive the transition of reference data platforms into the new world.


Your Profile: 

  • You have successfully completed a Bachelor's Degree (B.S./B.A.) in Computer Science, Engineering, Economics or equivalent certification 
  • You are experienced in people leadership – either line or program – including inter-cultural competence, multi-location (Germany, Luxembourg, Prague) 
  • You are experienced in agile project methodology and development – both IT internal as well as ambassador on the client side 
  • You are flexible and can adapt to changing environments and projects and you are committed to continuous learning 
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English; German language skills will be an asset 

Why Deutsche Börse Group?

We are committed to providing a work environment where everyone feels welcome and can reach their full potential. Our standards go far beyond simply matching candidates with the right position.


We enable you to move freely with our job tickets, job (e-)bikes and free parking opportunities.

Work environment

Collaboration, communication, or deep focus – in our modern office buildings you will find the perfect work environment. Free drinks and food and meal allowances included.

Health and wellbeing

We care for your health and wellbeing and besides various health promotion measures we offer you a group accident insurance and additional insurance offers at discounted rates.

Financial stability

We provide financial stability by offering attractive salaries, company pension schemes, participation in our Group Share Plan, as well as bonuses, subsidies and discounts.

Hybrid work

Collaborate and exchange on-site or work remotely several days a week in line with business needs and local regulations. Our hybrid working model combines the best of both worlds.

Flexible working hours

We want your job to fit your life situation and offer flexible working time models, part-time models, childcare allowance, or the possibility to study alongside your job.


Our market infrastructures are globally connected. Working with us means collaborating with like-minded colleagues across over 60 locations from more than 100 nations.


We promote individual development by offering internal development programmes, mentoring, further education and training budgets.

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