Financial Services Firm BBVA to Work with An Additional 2,600+ Tech Professionals in 2023

The financial institution is launching a new job portal “to attract people with technological backgrounds in the different countries where it has a presence.”

The Group expects to end 2023 “with over 2,600 new hires of this type of professionals, 1,000 of which will be in Spain.”

In recent years, technological talent (engineers, physicists, mathematicians and experts in artificial intelligence or data management) have “become one of the most sought after professionals in the labor market.”

In light of the challenge of recruiting and incorporating tech talent, BBVA (NYSE: BBVA) has created “a new job portal with the aim of not only being able to show available positions, but also to demonstrate to people with these technological backgrounds all the opportunities the bank offers STEM talent.”

BBVA has launched a new global software division “that brings together more than 16,000 developers across the Group.”

This new division “will speed up delivery of digital solutions and make them more easily scalable across the countries where the bank operates.”

Pedro J. Méndez, Global Head of Talent and Culture in the Engineering area at BBVA, said:

“We have segmented value propositions that are allowing us to provide our candidates what they expect to find in large companies like ours. We offer a long career path, with a flexible work model, a training program at the highest level and a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and the physical and mental well-being of our professionals. We also know that there are aspects that are important specifically for tech talent, such as participating in challenging projects or working with the latest technologies,” he added.

In fact, in the new online portal, it is employees in the Engineering and Data areas “who explain firsthand the opportunities that their current job provides in terms of learning, international mobility, use of the latest technologies, professional development and flexibility.”

The director noted:

“They will also find in this space information on the technological projects that BBVA carries out in the fields of development and architecture, security and infrastructure, as well as in the data field. The candidates can access information on BBVA’s awards and recognitions in the technology area and the major technological partners with which the Group collaborates: AWS, Google, Microsoft, IBM, Telefónica, Cisco or Salesforce, among others. BBVA is much more than a bank, it is technology.”

With the help of this portal, the Group aims “to hire over 2,600 professionals from the STEM field throughout 2023, 1,000 of which will be in Spain.”

Of this total amount foreseen for 2023, 1,200 have already joined the bank so far this year (500 in Spain).

Méndez explained:

“The profiles that we need the most for the Engineering area are software developers and data engineers, followed by experts in security, infrastructure and architecture.”

The profiles available for the Data area are in the data science and artificial intelligence field.

BBVA currently has “approximately 22,000 STEM professionals globally, which represents approximately 19 percent of the total workforce.”

One year ago, the bank launched “a global software unit that brings together over 16,000 developers and is allowing the bank to accelerate the creation of digital solutions and their scalability among the countries where it operates.”

In addition, the bank reinforced its commitment “to data and technology with the creation of two technological hubs in Bilbao to host its BBVA IT and BBVA Next Technologies units – two companies that are in charge of developing, maintaining and evolving the systems and applications of the bank in Spain and advanced architecture in Cloud technologies, security and data..”

On the data side, the bank reportedly “has more than 3,000 professionals working on engineering and data science following the momentum generated by projects related to artificial intelligence and the opening of an AI Factory center in Mexico. “

At the end of 2022, they claim to have “added over 3,600 technological professionals, 1,000 of this amount in Spain. It is a trend we expect to maintain throughout this year.”

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