BBVA and the Provincial Council of Bizkaia have signed a protocol this Monday, by which the bank will create 200 jobs in two years with the launch of two technology centers in Bilbao, one of them from the BBVA Next Technologies company, which will be located in the Torre Bizkia, and the other, from BBVA IT, which will be on Calle Henao in the Biscayan capital.
The general deputy of Bizkaia, Unai Rementeria and the president of BBVA, Carlos Torres Vila, have been in charge of signing this protocol this Monday at the Palacio Foral in Bilbao. As reported in a statement, by virtue of this protocol, the bank “is involved in the entrepreneurial ecosystem of the Provincial Council of Bizkaia”.
The entity will create 200 jobs in two years, with the start-up of two technology centers in Bilbao and will promote the digitization, the talent development and the culture development as “levers of economic and social transformation” of Bizkaia.
With this public-private agreement, as they have pointed out, BBVA “takes another step in its firm commitment to the Basque Country and, specifically, to Bizkaia and the city of Bilbao”, through the creation of these two new development centers technology in the city.
As they have underlined, in this way, the entity will contribute to the creation of employment of “high technical profile. The centers, which have already started the hiring, will have professionals specialized in the most advanced technologies such as computer engineers, telecommunications engineers, industrial engineers or mathematicians, among others. The bank’s goal is to reach the figure of 200 jobs in two years.
In the statement, they have indicated that technology and data are “two essential levers” within BBVA’s strategy that allow it to meet the objectives of “helping all its customers improve their financial health and transition to a decarbonized economy through through the development of personalized services and proactive recommendations”. These two centers will bring “new talent and accelerate the adoption of the latest technologies, essential in the transformation of the entire group”.
Specifically, it is expected that it will be during the first quarter of 2022 when BBVA will locate two centers of its most important technology companies in Bilbao. On the one hand, BBVA Next Technologies, which will be located in the ‘BAT, B Accelerator Tower’ entrepreneurship and innovation center, located in the Torre Bizkaia, and, on the other hand, BBVA IT, which will also be located in the city center , specifically, on Henao street. Both companies have already begun hiring professionals for these centers in the Biscayan capital.
Both BBVA technology centers, with which the bank develops advanced architecture solutions, will soon have important offices in Bilbao, “a city that, like BBVA, has managed to transform itself to become a point of attraction for talent, innovation and forefront of technology”, assured, for his part, the president of BBVA, Carlos Torres Vila.
“We are proud to be able to locate this technological project in Bilbao, which will allow us to continue promoting the challenges that lie ahead. I would like to thank the Provincial Council of Bizkaia for its support of this initiative, which will undoubtedly contribute to turning Bilbao into a technological city of reference”, added the president of BBVA.
BBVA Next Technologies is a company specialized in software engineering, created to accelerate the technological transformation of BBVA and other leading companies in Spain. The company has nearly 900 experts who provide strategy and solution development services: cloud, data and security. For its part, BBVA IT is also a BBVA Group company, which develops, maintains and evolves critical services for the bank, such as the digital factory, and offers support to the different business areas, Central Services and Data. It is made up of more than 750 employees, mostly software developers and Big Data experts.