Why here, why now?
Technology underpins our entire business. From modernizing our systems, simplifying our technology environment, to developing industry-shaping tools, technology allows us to connect with and serve our clients, reduce risk and create business opportunities with cutting-edge products. The world is changing at rapid pace and so must we. To do this we are investing in highly skilled, agile teams who will optimise our current systems and develop tomorrow’s solutions.
Our commitment to technology is clear to see; Deutsche Bank has become one of the first financial institutions to establish professional research and development capabilities, including our global network of five Innovation Labs, Global Technology Centres and Digital Factory. We have established a dedicated Technology, Data and Innovation function, which brings together our experts under one common IT strategy. Our commitment to you is to provide an engineering culture which inspires collaboration and innovation. Whether you’re a novice or an expert, at Deutsche Bank you can inspire, test, develop and progress.
“Our technology strategy fundamentally changes the way we develop technology solutions: we bring business units and technology experts closer together in agile teams to jointly develop solutions for our clients. We are strengthening our internal technology expertise, automating processes, reducing complexity, and modernizing our IT infrastructure through long-term investments and the use of cloud computing. This offers exceptional opportunities for talented engineers and technologists who want to drive landscape-altering transformation. ”
Innovation isn’t just a buzzword at Deutsche Bank – it defines our entire approach to technology. We give our people the freedom to explore new approaches because we aren’t reacting to digitalization, we are proactively designing our future.
Global Innovation Labs
Our Innovation Labs connect our internal teams with technology startups. This collaboration is about harnessing cutting-edge technology to solve client problems on a global stage.
Global Technology Centre
Where, and more importantly, how do the people who develop software for the bank’s global businesses, like the NextGen client networking app for millennial Wealth Management clients, work? In the new episode of our video series innovation@db, Cristina Naomescu shows how riding a scooter can lead to ground breaking ideas and playing table tennis helps creativity flow.
Digital Factory in Germany
Over 400 employees from 14 countries working in close collaboration: software developers, IT specialists and financial experts, as well as legal and compliance experts. They are developing, designing and programming new, intuitive applications and products for the customers of Deutsche Bank.
Building a better customer experience with Deutsche Bank APIs
We create a programmable bank for a programmable world. Whenever there is a demand for connecting to Deutsche Bank data and services, you will find a solution here. Our developer portal is the one-stop-shop for all Deutsche Bank APIs.
Innovation@db: Our hackathons
Watch how we test Fabric, our award-winning Platform as a Service, at a Hackathon. Fabric enables cross-department collaboration on new software, accelerating the development cycle of software from idea to outcome in a day.
Hackathon in support of Cure Leukaemia
Providing information to those recently diagnosed with cancer was the inspiration behind Deutsche Bank’s third 24-hour Hackathon. Over 800 volunteers from the bank’s technical staff competed around the clock to design and develop prototypes of a mobile app to support Leukaemia patients.
Talented technologists make a positive impact at Deutsche Bank. Hear what our people have to say about the results they deliver to clients, their opportunities for career development, and the scope they have to shape the future of our industry.
IT Specialist Apprentice, Application Development
Whilst still at school, Justin chose to study IT and proved his affinity for the subject by taking an advances course in his final years before graduating. When it came to choosing a career, his main priority was to find “something with technology”. After his assessment day at Deutsche Bank it became clear that training to become a specialist on their Technology trainee program was the right choice.
Dual student of business informatics
One of Deutsche Bank's goals is to attract more women to tech-based roles. This means offering the right career opportunities – from apprenticeship and dual study programmes to internships, graduate programmes and direct entries. After leaving school, Sofie decided for a dual study programme in business informatics combining her academic interest with practical work from the very beginning.
Lead Salesforce Engineer, Frankfurt
The place were economics and technology meet is becoming increasingly important, as you need to fully understand requirements and processes to find the right digital solutions. And this line of work needs “translators” like Erin. She graduated with a master’s degree in education before her interest in economic processes and the financial market inspired her to start a career in banking.
Analyst Low Value & Instant Payment
Just two years ago, electrical engineer Iulia had never remotely considered a potential career in banking, and only applied for our women's conference out of sheer curiosity. The people and the approachability she encountered there fundamentally changed her perception of banking, and the development opportunities offered by the Technology division won her over completely.
Software Developer for Client Connectivity Technology
People want to know that they’re making the most of their skills and doing work that genuinely makes a difference – to clients, colleagues, the industry or society. German joined us last year on the Technology Graduate Scheme and has been playing a pivotal role in an international project that is helping change the way Anti-Financial Crime processes work.
Engineer for Infrastructure & Business
Networking. Everyone will tell you it’s a crucial skill in the corporate world. But how do you do it effectively? Where do you start? Why is it so important? For Freddie, a Software Developer on our Technology Graduate Scheme, getting to know people all over our global business has helped him to learn a lot about himself.
Developer for Application & Integration Platforms
At Deutsche Bank, we’re on a quest to become even more efficient and agile so that we can innovate faster and stay one step ahead. Imagine the impact of a new platform where over 4,000 developers can collaborate on some of the most disruptive ideas in tech. Dipesh has turned collaborative working into a genuine game-changer for our tech teams.
Since her early childhood, Sandra has had some surprising ideas. Her career ambition was to be a banker – pretty unusual when growing up in a small village in Kenya. Sandra had to pull out all the stops to make it, but she successfully made her childhood dream come true. She now works in Technology in Frankfurt, where her adaptability and drive to succeed are an inspiration for all around her.
These are five guiding principles that, applied together, will help us to deliver sustainable technological change in a volatile landscape.
We encourage iterative development to maximize efficiency and help us to deliver exactly what the client needs.
We develop and deploy in-house technical expertise to encourage collaboration, which boosts the quality of our thinking.
We plan to secure sustainable growth so that we can be confident about our continued success.
We consolidate the data sources of our applications so that all our software works together.
We invest in cutting-edge technology whilst supporting our legacy systems so that we can continue to serve clients today while we prepare for our future.