Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) has unveiled a mega recruitment plan to appoint more than 600 engineers.
Under the plan, the lender will hire at least 50 engineers per month across various disciplines. The new recruits will be placed in software, systems, data and as test engineers in the company.
The move is aimed to ensure the delivery of to deliver best-in-class digital experiences amid rise in online banking.
According to CBA, the recruitment drive is one of the biggest intakes of engineers for the bank in recent history.
Commonwealth Bank chief information officer for technology Brendan Hopper said: “Technology is at the forefront of every organisation around the world. No longer is technology part of a business, it is the business.
“The pace of change is accelerating and we want to be in front of the curve. Our customers will benchmark us not against the other banks, but against best digital experiences full stop.
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“Of course, to deliver global-best experiences, we need to have the support of a world-class engineering network, which is why we are looking to appoint in excess of two new engineers every day from a variety of disciplines.”
CBA is one of the ‘big four’ Australian banks with branches across Asia, New Zealand, North America and Europe.
Recently, the lender agreed to sell its Australian general insurance business to South African insurer Hollard Group.