GFT expands in Poznań, with grant support
GFT, an international company delivering software solutions to, among others, the largest banks in the world, located in Łódź, Poznań, Warsaw and Kraków, is expanding its Poznań team. The company received a grant from the Ministry of Development in the amount of PLN 2.3 million to create 210 new jobs in the R&D center, including 75 in Poznań. GFT is looking for specialists who will carry out highly advanced tasks for global financial institutions, as well as for the insurance sector and industry.
Currently, GFT employs in Poznań 230 experts from over 850 all over Poland. The Wielkopolska branch is the second largest in the country. In the first half of the year, 40 people joined the Poznań team, some of whom underwent remote onboarding. - Lockdown contributed to a temporary slowdown in business development, but our client structure ensures stability even in such a difficult time for everyone. We have kept the team in an unchanged composition and we can return to the implementation of plans related to the received grant - says Wojciech Mach, Managing Director of GFT Poland. - GFT is another company that invests in new jobs in Poznań - says Jacek Jaśkowiak, mayor of the city. - This proves that our city is one of the best locations for IT business in this part of Europe. We provide companies with extensive support, we have a well-qualified team of experienced specialists, graduates of Poznań universities. This enables to efficiently combine science with business in Poznań and makes the IT sector grow very dynamically, guaranteeing high quality services.
- In order to stay ahead of the market, we set up our own technology incubators. These are the so-called practices - Big Data, Blockchain, Cloud or AI, which bring together enthusiasts and experts actively developing projects in these areas. As part of the grant, last year we launched training programs for young experts in cloud technologies. A new Virtual Banking practice was also established at GFT last month. It was created on the basis of a pioneering project implemented by Polish GFT teams on the Asian market. It is the world's first fully virtual bank in which our experts had to apply a combination of solutions never before used in banking, based on Amazon Web Services tools. Today, young adepts of our training programs are working on their own GFT product in this area - says Maciej Paszta, Executive Delivery Manager of GFT Poland. Other recently implemented projects at GFT in Poznań include, among others, a risk calculation engine that processes millions of daily transactions with 1000 different market scenarios, a decision-making system limiting the risk of concluded transactions, a system that optimizes the bank's capital management or a set of tools that allowed the bank to migrate
to an external cloud and a system for coordinating factoring services based on blockchain.
At the moment, almost all GFT experts work from home. The company has allowed those employees who do not have the appropriate conditions to return to their offices on a conditional basis. Additionally, the three-month period of fully remote project implementation resulted in an evolution of the approach to work organization.
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