Shaping the Future of Banking is Digital. Innovation, leading change, and disrupting the financial services industry has been a part of Erste Group’s DNA for 200 years. This has resulted in the Group becoming a digital banking success story with IT being an integral part of our customer service promise. Our tech team at Erste Group ensures successful delivery of innovative digital banking solutions across our banks within the CEE region. This powers our market-leading digital banking platform, George, with more than 4 million customers and provides the foundation for transformation and success into the digital era. Our diverse, international team of over 50 nationalities is agile, creative, playful and committed in shaping the future of banking. We’re looking for great people to help us deliver this promise. A dynamic IT community – Learning and doing, together Coding for scale, iterating and delivering market ready solutions as we aim to continuously improve the code-base is how we work together. Our tech specialists have their own area of focus with enough autonomy to discuss and review the technical requirements. We believe that having the freedom to create solutions can ultimately impact the financial lives of millions of customers.

Erste Group

Wien, AT

Software Architect for George (all genders)

Banking has a name. And we create it.

Almost 7 million people across Europe organise their personal finances with George. Where design meets technology, George stands out on an open platform. We invite you to develop this platform with us into the next dimension. We achieve this by empowering people to understand, manage and, last but not least, enjoy one of their most personal things: their money.

We are agile. We are hiring. We are George. Join us in making banking simple, intelligent, and personal!


While you are a wizard across several technological stacks, it is your charisma with communicating architecture concepts, which allows you to mingle within various development and business discussions, choose the right technologies for a specific problem. As a Software Architect for George, you will elaborate on futureproof software architectures by preparing high-level and low-level solutions designs, while taking the most responsible approach to the decisions made. Collaboration with other architects in the group, assessing, developing and redesigning existing architectures is how you create an environment for solution generation.

What you’ll bring with you

  • Rock-solid experience in Software Development & Architecture (Preferably JVM experience)
  • Successfully completed technical studies (Uni, FH, HTL) and an ability to act on this knowledge
  • An analytical, structured and solution oriented mindset
  • A natural confidence with your communication and team skills, while being fluent in English
  • Hands on mentality, you won’t be afraid to write code if needed

You will impress us by

  • Being able to clearly identify reuse potential within the group and adapt areas of improvement and automation
  • Preparing dazzling proof of concepts that answer every question thrown at it
  • Respecting the challenges that others deal with, while strive to help the team reach its goals and potential
  • Having the nature to stand the heat, noise and criticism without losing your smile
  • Having some street credibility with the leading cloud technologies and vendors, with some banking knowledge on the side
  • Experience with mission critical systems
  • Familiar with microservice architecture and container platforms (Openshift,Kubernetes)
  • Experience in API design patterns

Why you will like us

  • We’re a team of experienced developers which loves to exchange ideas and push the boundaries
  • We provide a relaxed, professional environment and all the hardware & software you need to work efficiently (e.g. MacBook Pro, mobile device, licenses...)
  • We're open minded, and always keen to stand up and go the extra mile for the correct solution
  • We care for your personal well-being and career development while actively supporting your educational needs
  • We encourage regular conference visits and multiple chances to shine with George
  • New Work is not just another buzz word to us. We proactively adapt to the ever-changing work environment of today
  • Working from home, virtual office, working while riding a bike. What ever and how ever you do your best work to make George shine, is fine by us.

A competitive and performance-related salary dependent on your professional and personal qualifications is granted - the minimum wage for this position in accordance with the respective collective agreement is EUR 50.652,- gross per year. But this is just a formality - we would be happy to talk about your actual salary in person!

The way we are

As an employee of Erste Group IT, the success of our people is more than a motto, it’s our manifest. We nurture a work environment where age, skin colour, gender, sexual orientation and cultural background are seen as the key to our success – we live diversity!

If you’ve got this far

It seems we have your interest. If you think you are a good fit for this position, please get in touch with us, we’d love to catch up.