Credit Suisse is planning to hire over 1,000 IT employees in India this year as part of its vision to establish India as a center for technology innovation across the bank globally.
Credit Suisse will be hiring developers and engineers who have capabilities in emerging technologies such as Cybersecurity, Data Analytics, Cloud, API Development, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence.
Credit Suisse India has hired 2,000 IT employees in the last three years. Credit Suisse’s goal is to leverage the large pool of skilled technology talent available in India, to enhance its in-house core capabilities. India now accounts for nearly 25 percent of the bank’s global IT staff, the largest footprint of any Credit Suisse location globally.
John Burns, Head India IT and Senior Franchise Officer, Pune, said: “This year’s hiring plan highlights our continued commitment to India, particularly to Maharashtra, and supports Credit Suisse’s vision to establish our operations here as a global technological hub.”
Prashant Bhatnagar, Global Head of Experienced Recruiting for Technology, said: “We want to attract the best IT talent to join our vibrant community of professionals. We provide our employees with a dynamic environment that fosters skills development and knowledge-sharing.”
As part of its recruitment program to attract the best technology talent, the bank hires from premier engineering and management colleges in India, with a focus on entry level talent who have up to one year of experience.
Credit Suisse also offers an intensive Technical Analyst (TA) Program, an industry leading career starter program that targets the best applicants from top tier technology schools. Nearly 100 TAs across the 2-year rolling program are able to gain exposure to the latest technologies within an environment that fosters building of knowledge in financial services.
With over 40 percent women, the program also serves as a launch pad for high quality female technology talent. TAs have the opportunity to organize large scale global events held by the bank such as CodeIT Suisse and Global Coding Challenge, hosting nearly 20,000 participants from the best universities across the world.