IT PROJECT MANAGER – WALL STREET SYSTEMS (FX)

Posted on November 5, 2015 · Posted in BANKING

My client is growing and expanding its market share in the global FX markets and about to embark on a major change of the FX IT trade platforms and infrastructure across the key regions

You will be responsible for managing multiple projects concurrently varying in size and duration and will be required to lead a cross-functional team comprising of 10 or more individuals through the entire project delivery lifecycle, ensuring they stay on track and deliver with minimal business disruption.

This is a hands-on role, and the successful candidate will be involved in both the business and technical details of the projects – helping to write specs, develop detailed plans, direct tasks and resources, manage dependencies and risks, coordinate UAT with the Business users and report status to both business and technology stakeholders.

The ideal candidate will have a strong technical background in trading system development and support (for both in-house and vendor systems) at a bank, with hand-on experience managing a lot of concurrent work through a global team, and a desire to advance their career in technical project management within a fast-growing, change-the-bank strategic program. Specific requirements include:

Required skills and experience:

  • 10+ years of experience in Financial Services: Capital Markets and Foreign Exchange
  • Practical trading experience and industry knowledge of trading organizations is a must.
  • Experience with Wall Street Systems, Protocol and Fenics vendor trading applications
  • 5+ years as a technical project manager working with analysts, developers, DBAs, QA engineers, and technical infrastructure support staff in a matrix management/reporting environment.
  • Experience with datacenter infrastructure projects and 3rd-party service providers e.g. IBM.
  • Strong knowledge of Project Management methodologies and demonstrated use of tools and project organization structure. Prior use of Agile development methodologies is a strong plus
  • Strong business and technical analysis skills that can be applied to projects when necessary.
  • Strong Communication skills both verbal and written to communicate across various levels of the organization – from technical staff to business executives.
  • Demonstrated adaptability to change and strong initiative-taking and influencing skills.
  • Experience with continuous improvement to application delivery and support service levels.
  • Willingness to work off-hours and travel occasionally to work with teams in other regions – primarily London and China.

Minimum required language knowledge (speaking+writing):

  • English

Job Location:                  Boston
Job Reference:               116329
Job Type:                          
Contract
Job Rate/Salary:          
Negotiable

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