Test Specialist (BI)

As a Test specialist, you will be responsible for building, testing and maintaining one of the largest data warehouses of the Rabobank, the Group Risk Finance Data Platform (GRFD). This data warehouse contains all financial and financial risk data of the entire Rabobank Group. The data warehouse will be expanded in the coming years due to the increasing amount of required reporting functions and increasing amount of data sources needed for reporting. The system is of strategic importance for the Rabobank for internal and external reporting purposes, especially reporting to regulators. 

Making a difference 

  • working on a broad spectrum of challenges and solving complex puzzles;

  • quickly changing gears from technical to functional aspects and then back again;

  • working in a multinational team;

  • working on the technical side of a very large data warehouse;

  • guiding Scrum team colleagues on technical topics;

  • and working within one of the most strategic programs within the Bank?

Then the Test Engineer job fits you perfectly! 

You do this by:

  • positioning yourself as a dynamic software engineer with a specialisation in data warehousing, business intelligence and a passion for continuous improvement of our application. You can expand the platform and are able to quickly and efficiently solve (potential) problems. You work together with other specialists proposing solutions for complex problems.

  • Continuously questioning and investigating the chosen solutions to discover potential issues preventing the optimal working of the system.

  • Building and maintaining the automated test suite in Fitnesse.

  • Challenging the developers and business analyst on all topics related to quality.

  • Looking for technical and performance improvements in the chosen solution and at the same time ensuring required documentation is completed and automation standards are adhered to in our modern Agile working environment.

  • Having the right mind set and motivation to develop yourself and learn new things.

With each other
We work together at the Rabobank. GRFD is part of the delivery cluster Data Structural which is part of the IT Systems Risk, Finance and Compliance domain. GRFD is part of a larger program which relies on the GRFD team members to build a future looking data logistic and reporting landscape for Risk & Finance. The program has as its goal to provide all Group financial and financial risk reports for internal and external customers, especially for regulators.

This data warehouse uses SAP HANA XSA as a database engine and Informatica applications, including PowerCenter for the ETL functionalities. For test automation we use Fitnesse. The various architectural data layers are based on the DataVault technique and dimensional modelling, derived from a central group-wide logical data model. De new GRFD data logistics are being implemented to standardise and improve the quality of the various required reports and to be able to respond more quickly to internal requirements and those of the regulators.

With you

Client focus, vision, collaboration, communication and continuous improvement are basic building blocks for this function. In addition, you should recognize the importance of the following items: 

  • Minimum of a HBO work and thought level;

  • Proven experience in a BI/data warehouse environment as a software tester;

  • Experience in the financial sector, with main focus in the banking sector;

  • (Knowledge and experience of ETL development methods and best practices in Informatica PowerCenter as well as experience in BI related test methodologies;)

  • Proven SQL knowledge;

  • A quality mindset

  • Experience with exploratory testing

  • Experience with test automation

  • Experience with data modelling techniques (DataVault, dimensional, relational) and their implementation in various databases;

  • Experience with continuous integration and deployment including the use of GIT.

  • Knowledge and experience of working in Agile/Scrum projects;

  • Experience with SAP Hana XSA and/or SAP Powerdesigner and/or Fitnesse is desirable. 

Also important to know:

  • You already live in the EU

  • You are not working for one of Rabobank's strategic partners

Growing a better world together

You'll already be aware that Rabobank is a financial services provider for 7.1 million customers in 40 countries. But did you know that we aim to contribute to real change with our 'Growing a better world together' mission?  We do so in countless ways, such as:

  • Every year we invest heavily in the Dutch club life. We support around 1250 organizations in sports and culture that are a home away from home for many people.

  • In a project with Humanitas we help people who have financial problems to get their administration in order.

  • Together with Vluchtelingenwerk Nederland we help 1,500 refugees to find a suitable job. 


Salary & Benefits

Become the best version of yourself! We are happy to help you by putting your development on the center stage and investing in an environment where you will continue to learn. We give you the space to innovate and do business. In this way we offer you plenty of growth opportunities and help you exceed your own expectations, so that you can grow as a professional. In addition, you can count on us (for example, a 36-hour week):

  • a gross monthly salary between € 3.259 and € 5.384 based on 36hrs week (Job scale 8 till 9);

  • a guarantee (13th) thirteenth month and (8%)holiday allowance;

  • an Employee Benefit Budget (10% or 11%) of your monthly income). How you use this budget is up to you. Consider, for example, buying extra vacation days or an extra contribution to your pension;

  • flexibility in working hours and location-independent work;

  • 100% reimbursement of commuting if you travel with public transport! Still commuting by car or by motorcycle? Then opt for a commuting allowance;

  • a pension scheme where you contribute only 3.5%;

  • a development budget focusing on you and your needs and a training budget related to your function specific needs.

Let's meet. 
Are you the person we’re looking for? Our new colleague who wants to strengthen the Rabobank as a Software Engineer Group Risk & Finance Data platform and thus make the difference for yourself, our customers and society in general? If you answer yes, we would like to receive your application for this vacancy in Utrecht! #LI-Onsite, #LI-Hybrid, #LI-Remote

Good to know:

  • Jonathan Moreno Gonzalez, Senior Global IT Recruiter, would be happy to answer any questions about the application procedure via jonathan.moreno.gonzalez@rabobank.nl Applications, (cv's +motivation letters) need to be submitted via the Apply button and not via e-mail directly as according to GDPR guidelines they will be delete it.
  • The application process includes screening. Based on the screening procedures in place at Rabobank, we assess whether new staff are reliable enough to work at Rabobank.
  • The application process for this vacancy includes an individual assessment.
  • Everyone is different, and it is exactly those differences that help us become an even better bank. That's why we want to know who you really are!



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