Santander incorporates more than 4,500 employees with digital profiles into its teams around the world

Santander Bank expanded its workforce in 2023 with the integration of more than 4,500 employees around the world with a digital profile. This has been communicated by the company itself, the objective of this movement being drive group transformation.

The increase in demand for this type of professionals in the market, particularly in financial institutions, led the banking entity to carry out a specific recruitment strategy through the “Be Tech! with Santander” program. In this way, thanks to this program, the bank now has more than 27,500 STEM profilesa category that encompasses careers related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics, in its 10 main markets in Europe and America.

This program, which has been launched in different countries where the bank has a presence, such as Spain, Brazil, Mexico, the United Kingdom or the United States, currently offers 400 vacancies for technological profiles through the website Specifically, professionals with digital and technological profiles are sought in areas such as cloud, cybersecurity, data, DevSecOps, artificial intelligence, software development, business architecture and product management. Its objective is to attract and hire the best qualified technological talent to contribute to the entity's vision of becoming the best open platform for financial services, projecting its digital transformation.

It should be noted that the entity chaired by Ana Botín has been recently named as the most innovative bank in the world by The Banker financial magazine, owned by the Financial Times. This is the highest recognition in the publication's awards for innovation in digital banking. Santander thus achieved this distinction thanks to its successful implementation of Gravityan initiative with which the bank has managed to expand and diversify its technological capabilities, which have allowed it move more than 95% of your infrastructure to the cloudamong other advances.

In this way, for By the end of 2024, the company plans to have migrated to its platform Gravity most of its core banking worldwide. In fact, it has already been successfully carried out with all business clients in the United Kingdom, consumer clients in Chile and the Corporate & Investment Banking business (Santander CIB) without having to interrupt services at any time.

On the other hand, another of the countries in which this operation is being carried out is Brazil, where the transition is in a very advanced phase. Once the program is finished, Gravity will manage more than one billion technical operations per year through Santander systems.

It can be stated, therefore, that Santander is the first major bank in the world to digitize core banking with its own software. This is the most critical part of the technological infrastructure of a banking entity, where the main financial operations, such as transfers, deposits or loans, are processed. This change allows data to be accessed faster and easier; simplifies processes; It speeds up time to market, and helps the bank improve the customer experience, as well as its products and services.

The commitment to technological advancement has already been seen end of 2022, with the announcement by the company of the creation of two hubs in Malaga and Warsaw (Poland) in order to provide technological support and service to different business areas of the group. These technology centers will employ approximately 1,400 professionals, all of them with technological profiles from STEM careers, who will help in both the digital and commercial transformation of the banking entity.

In addition to those already mentioned, the group has other similar centers in Bilbao and Valencia (which serve Openbank), Valladolid (Santander Consumer Finance), Solares, Cantabria, as well as in central services in countries where the bank has a presence.