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Tech24ward: Talent that keeps the world running

Innovation waits for no one. And today’s most innovative businesses need solutions that will keep them running anytime, anywhere. That’s why at Deutsche Bank, we’re designing and building the digital bank of the future. From opening Digital Factories across the globe to developing the latest in artificial intelligence, blockchain and automatic speech, to launching a robo-advisor for our investors, we’re pioneering the next generation of systems that will make us a stronger, safer bank. If you’re looking for the opportunity to revolutionize an industry and drive global business forward, you’ll find it with us. Tech powers global business. Will you help us power tech?

Hear from our Group COO, Kim Hammonds, as she discusses exciting technology trends, innovative projects and the future of technology at Deutsche Bank.

Innovative ideas, evolving language: The terms that power technology

When it comes to technology, our interns and graduates need to talk the talk. When navigating the fast-moving world of emerging tech, you might come across complex topics, unclear definitions or concepts that seem greater than the words that describe them. We’re here to help you set the record straight on what you’ll hear in this space as well as on this page. Have a look at the top terms all Deutsche Bank tech talent should know to help transform the future of banking. You may even learn some interesting things about Deutsche Bank as well.

  • Digital Disruptors

    Artificial Intelligence

    The theory and development of computer systems able to perform tasks that normally require human intelligence, such as visual perception, speech recognition, decision-making and translation between languages.

    *Deutsche Asset Management has its own Robo technology, WISE, which is based on research and the combined knowledge of over 600 of our fund managers and analysts. Learn more here

    Big Data

    Extremely large data sets that may be analyzed computationally to reveal patterns, trends and associations, especially relating to human behavior and interactions.

    *The Hive is our data lab in Dublin where data science, visualization, analytics and technology specialists use cutting-edge tools and techniques to support a range of initiatives across the bank. Learn more here

    Bitcoin

    A type of digital currency in which encryption techniques are used to regulate the generation of units of currency and verify the transfer of funds, operating independently of a central bank.

    Blockchain

    A digital ledger in which transactions made in bitcoin or another cryptocurrency are recorded chronologically and publicly.

    Cloud

    A network of remote servers hosted on the internet and used to store, manage and process data in place of local servers or personal computers.

    *Our new application hosting platform, ‘Fabric’, enables developers to get their apps up and running in minutes.

    Cryptocurrencies

    Digital currencies that use cryptography to regulate the generation of units of currency and secure the transfer of funds, operating outside of a central bank.

    Internet of Things (IoT)

    The interconnection through the internet of computing devices embedded in everyday objects, enabling them to send and receive data.

    *Deutsche Bank was the first German bank to bring mobile banking via the Apple Watch.

  • Programming languages and acronyms

    C# (Pronounced ''C Sharp'')

    A general object-oriented programming language developed by Microsoft. Arrays in C++ are pointers, while in C#, they are objects that may include methods and properties.

    ETF (Exchange-Traded Fund)

    A type of fund traded on a stock exchange that holds assets like commodities, bonds and stocks and tracks an index. ETFs experience price fluctuations as they are bought and sold.

    Fintech (Financial Technology)

    Computer programs and other technology used to support or enable banking and financial services.

    *Deutsche Bank has four innovation labs across the globe where we partner with FinTech start-ups and other collaborative partners like MIT. Learn more about how we’re joining forces with technology start-ups here

    IFTTT (If This Then That)

    A service that allows you to create connections, or Recipes, based on the statement 'If This Then That'. A Recipe can be set up to automatically do something when something else happens.

    Java

    A general-purpose computer programming language designed to produce programs that will run on any computer system.

    KYC (Know Your Customer)

    The process through which banks identify and verify information about their customers to protect both the customers and the banks.

    *Deutsche Bank rolled out a KYC policy across our Corporate & Investment Banking and Global Markets business, creating improved transparency and clear accountability.

    Python

    A high-level general-purpose programming language.

    Regtech (Regulatory Technology)

    Computer programs and other technology used to support banks and businesses with regulatory rules and guidelines compliance.

    Ruby

    An open source, interpreted, object-oriented programming language created by Yukihiro Matsumoto.

  • Additional industry terms

    Accelerator

    Fixed-term programs that provide mentorship, education and financial support for start-up businesses, resulting in a pitch event or a demo day.

    Actionable Analytics/Smart data

    Digital information developed for use at a collection point prior to traveling to a downstream platform for more analytics. Performing correlation and analytics on data sets creates smart data.

    Agile

    A set of practices for software development based on iterative development, where requirements and solutions evolve through cross-functional team collaboration.

    *Our Digital Factory in Frankfurt is an agile working environment where software developers, IT specialists and financial experts from 12 nations work together to translate ideas into digital solutions and products for our clients. Learn more here

    API

    Application Programming Interface: a set of program instructions, protocols and tools for building application software.

    AuM

    Assets Under Management: the total market value of assets managed by an investment company on behalf of clients.

    Cyber

    Relating to a characteristic of the culture of computers, information technology and virtual reality.

    Open Banking

    The use of open APIs to allow third party software developers to build applications and software with a bank’s data.

    *Deutsche Bank’s own API, dbAPI, allows programmers to test their ideas for digital services and solutions through the bank’s proprietary development environment. Check out how over 70 participants from 22 countries used dbAPI during our first external Hackathon here

    Quantum Computing

    The disciple of developing computer technology based on the principles of quantum theory, which explains the nature and behavior of energy and matter on the atomic and subatomic level.

    ZigBee

    A wireless protocol common in connected home products operating within a mesh network that helps them talk to each other in a standardized fashion.

Together, we’re building the digital bank of the future

The solutions we create and the systems we run touch every part of our business – no matter the time or place. Deutsche Bank is driven by technology and our tech is driven by our people. Meet some of our brilliant team members from across our global offices who are at the heart of it.

At a glance

Helen
Change and Project Management Analyst, Germany

“There are huge opportunities to craft Deutsche Bank’s approach to technology. Currently, I’m responsible for setting up a small team of developers and business people to quickly prototype application program interface products and establish a corresponding process. I have the chance to manage the topic right from the start, which is a testament to the nature of our working environment. Together with my supportive colleagues, whom I have always felt are open and willing to share their knowledge, I am excited to take on that challenge. For those who are open-minded and ready to involve themselves in a challenging environment, technology at Deutsche Bank is definitely worth joining.”

Advice for your advancement

“Don’t be afraid to ask questions – people will always appreciate that you are eager to learn new things and be more likely to support your learning efforts. And have fun! Work won’t always be fun, but if you find a topic you’re passionate about it becomes that much easier to overcome challenges and perform well.”

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Christian
Analyst, Germany

“Currently, I work in our private banking division, taking care of the IT systems in our branches. We have an extensive reporting system that I am improving through automation. I’ve held various roles in technology departments across the bank and my passion lies at the point in a company where IT and business interact. Deutsche Bank offers various roles at exactly this position. You could be anything from a business analyst where you use your understanding of the business to build an IT system to an IT project manager or the product owner of our mobile banking app. That’s why I decided to start my career here at the bank.”

Advice for your advancement

“Try to do internships at different companies, big and small, consulting and non-consulting, industry, software and a bank. This is the best way to have an overview of the different fields and types of work you will do.”

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Dilara
Analyst, Full-stack Developer, Foreign Exchange IT, UK

“During university, I studied business, finance and information management. Deutsche Bank allowed me to combine my two interests: trading and technology. They saw my potential and gave me this chance without having a computer science degree. I enjoy learning every day and I developed an application from scratch on my own. I quickly learned new technologies and managed the project and application success end-to-end. The app is now used by different teams and is making a real impact. Working on the bank’s technology through which EUR trillions flow and being in the heart of the global economy feels amazing. There is a lot that needs to be changed in this industry as banks redefine themselves as technology companies – you can be part of this transformation.”

Advice for your advancement

“Besides your degree, what’s important when starting your career is the critical thinking, strategic creativity and being agile. Apply to the job you want regardless of the degree you have. Invest in yourself like you would in a financial portfolio: do it regularly, diversify your skills to reduce risk and adjust when necessary.”

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Marek
Business Analyst, UK

“As a Business Analyst, my role relies heavily on communication and collaboration with my team. I identify the needs of business and infrastructure users from a technology perspective and work with development teams to deliver a solution that meets these requirements. What surprised me when I first joined was how supportive and approachable everyone is, regardless of position or corporate title. I received phenomenal guidance and mentorship from my colleagues and it never felt like I couldn’t reach out for help. I especially value the relationships established with the other graduates, here and internationally – we’ve become a big global family.”

Advice for your advancement

“Be open-minded, work hard, and be proactive. It’s entirely up to you to make the most out of your career. And of course, have fun!”

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Barsha
Technical Analyst, US

“The global graduate training program in London was a great opportunity to learn about different sectors and businesses under the bank and to listen to the executive board members, their objectives and their expectations of us. I met graduates from all over the world who I am still good friends with and this experience showed me the diversity at Deutsche Bank. The bank is also focused on adapting the latest technologies. I worked on creating a Java application to gather user information from Bitbucket, a source code repository. Through this project, I was exposed to many new technologies, frameworks and good coding practices. I think there is opportunity for all kinds of technology enthusiasts at Deutsche Bank.”

Advice for your advancement

“Continue to be curious and passionate about technology and never stop learning.”

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Nayana
Analyst, US

“I chose Deutsche Bank because I have always been interested in fintech and I believe that it’s the next big thing. I’m a developer and there is always a lot to do since technology is always changing. The grad program seemed like the perfect opportunity to learn and explore new opportunities. You see people who started out in a totally different field playing a major technology role here. It opens the world for you and it’s very fulfilling to learn every day from people who are very good at what they do.”

Advice for your advancement

“Working with people takes patience and you must think of the bigger picture with each decision you make. But you are also here to learn and everyone knows that. Ask questions, take in information and become a better version of yourself.”

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Technology by the numbers

Driving global business means more than simply moving money. At Deutsche Bank, we take a technology-first approach for our clients around the world. Through our global innovation labs, Digital Factory and work in emerging tech, we’re collaborating across geographies to keep the global economy running 24/7. See how Deutsche Bank is bringing the future of technology to the forefront of banking.

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We are the 1st German bank to offer contactless payments via smartphones.

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We have 4 global innovation labs where we have generated solutions for Trading, Risk, Compliance and Retail.
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Our mobile app won 5 awards in 5 months and attracted over 2.67 million downloads.

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Customers can open an online account with us in 7 minutes.

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Our Digital Factory brings together over 400 employees from 14 different countries.

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In partnership with Autistica, tech undergraduates and interns developed 18 prototype apps during a Deutsche Bank 24-hour hackathon.
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Our teams are building applications capable of moving trillions EUR around the globe every day.

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We aim to invest 1 billion EUR on digitalization by 2020.

Be defined by your contribution

The tools you need to transform global business are right at your fingertips. And the journey you take at Deutsche Bank is full of limitless potential. Whether you’re interested in technical positions or more business-facing roles, you’ll have the opportunity and flexibility to explore a variety of different areas. Our fast-paced environment and focus on delivery means you’ll develop your skills quickly across a range of disciplines, and build an in-depth understanding of how technology powers change in the financial world. As an intern or graduate with Deutsche Bank, you’ll find a career to look forward to. Discover some of the teams you could be part of:

Service Management

Service Management

Our Service Management teams are hands-on technicians, supporting our functional teams and leveraging their expertise to ensure best-in-class Service Management. From monitoring and tracking production data to supporting the resolution of issues, their insights and input help advance our industry.

Business Analysis

Business Analysis

The next generation of systems must evolve with creativity and curiosity. Our Business Analysts have the opportunity to translate business requirements into system-specific functional specifications and support the business throughout implementation. Working closely with users, engineering teams and stakeholders, they turn data into powerful, business-critical insights that serve our clients and the bank.

Q&A Testing

QA Testing

Analyzing requirements, writing test cases and creating test data are just a few things our QA Testing teams do to ensure our products uphold the highest standards. From planning and strategy to analysis and reporting, this team watches their work come to life in a way that drives our bank and our industry forward.

Software Engineering

Software Engineering

New ideas power pioneering systems. And our Software Engineers do just that. From developing and verifying source code to designing and integrating application components, this team delivers innovative solutions to some of the toughest challenges in the financial services industry.

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