Dozens of companies rely on Seargin IT Teams to deliver IT business solutions and manage their vital business applications under the IT Managed Service model. A major banking institution is one of such companies. They reached out to Seargin four years ago and immediately went head over heels about our IT experts (that is, in their own words).
On another positive note, the banking institution team wasn’t the only one to fancy and truly enjoy collaborating together. From the very first project, the client and our IT Teams concluded it was a match made in heaven.
In this article, Scrum Master Alex – who lead the development of the anti-money laundering solution for the bank – will elaborate on his and his IT team’s experience during one of the projects by answering a few questions.
How valuable was this project for your career and experience?
I’m a seasoned Scrum Master, during my career I’ve led many full lifecycle projects, so it’s hard to surprise me. This project, however, was for sure an interesting one.
Our team had to develop a custom anti-money laundering solution from scratch. And deliver it quickly, ticking all the boxes – because the deadlines were absolutely non-negotiable. The client couldn’t really rely on ready-to-use solutions that were available on the market. For a simple reason – security and control over the solution.
On the other hand, I took pride in the fact that I had been a part of a historic process at that banking institution.
On top of that, back in 2018, we had an opportunity to join 26 international IT teams working remotely like a well-oiled machine using Agile methodology. It was a cool and unique experience back at the time.
That’s definitely a project to remember for many more reasons.
What are those other reasons that make this project memorable?
I do appreciate the partnership relationship we have, also nobody could tell the difference between the client’s internal team and us, consultants working on the AML project. This is not so easy to achieve, trust me on that.
We’ve also had a great influence on the technology stack. The client was incredibly open to any changes and improvements. For example, changing the framework doesn’t require rounds of clearances.
One rule applied though – one has to be able to justify the proposed improvement and reason the value. The client is indeed different from other banking institutions, where changing a button position was mission-impossible. (Alex smiles once he says that)
Talk us through the results of the project
Our team checked all the boxes if it comes to the project requirements (within the agreed-upon timeline, of course). The AML solution had reduced the possibility of fraud or money laundering transactions to go through to the minimum. The client fulfilled all the obligations towards the country’s legal authorities. And beyond that, the solution simplified the processing and monitoring of suspicious activities, hence it helped bank employees with their everyday tasks.
The AML project was not an easy nut to crack, I have to admit. But this is thanks to the client’s approach and trust, we had made it. The client was eager to be guided by our expertise and knowledge, that’s how we bypassed a lot of bottlenecks on the way. Kudos to them for that.
Such attitude was also extremely inspiring for the whole Seargin team in doing our best – the sky was the limit.
It’s a pleasure working in an innovative environment, and it’s possible even at banking institutions as this client proves.
With offices located in European countries, such as the United Kingdom, Poland, and Hungary, Seargin supports clients spread all around the world.
Among other projects, our IT experts support the development of cancer treatment, renewable energy production, and develop solutions for the aerospace industry. Check over 100 open IT positions.
We specialise in IT Staff Augmentation, IT Managed Services, and building and managing Dedicated IT Competence Centers.
READY TO JOIN IT REVOLUTION?
Send us a message using the contact form below.
I'm a Client looking for an IT Expert or a Professional Team
I'm an IT Expert looking for a great job / project opportunity
closing the pop-up, scrolling the page or clicking on any element of the page, you consent to the use of