Project Manager

Requirements: Project Manager

Location:New York, NY

Job Type:Full Time

Salary: $150k - $170k

Description of Responsibilities

Prodigious Systematic Trading Firm is looking to bring in a senior Project Manager, specializing in Agile processes, to oversee and deliver high-level critical fund applications (i.e. treasury, portfolio management, PnL tools, etc.). The fund has modernized its older discretionary trading methods to take on a more systematic approach, tackling new data-driven data initiatives and rolling out new greenfield development for its core IT team. 

The prospective candidate MUST HAVE high-level experience and understanding of Agile methodology--promote, grow and facilitate an Agile community--and maintain tooling that promotes agility, i.e. Confluence, Trello, Jira

Job Function Summary

Corporate Technology is looking for a dynamic individual who can work with the technology and business teams and:

  • Define and drive the business requirements, process and translate large data blocks from multiple source systems into actionable analysis, recommendations, and management
  • Be responsible for planning, leading, coordinating, and monitoring activities of one or more projects covering various facets of the project life cycle ranging from project initiation to analysis and implementation. 

The successful candidate will have existing financial services experience in planning / leading, coordinating and reporting on several projects and provide the required business analysis with strong data analytic capabilities, and collaborate with others to define project scope and objectives, develop detailed work plans and deliver required project artifacts to drive projects from concept to implementation.  Additional considerations:

  • Ability to anticipate and identify project issues, risks and recommend mitigations, as well as provide regular reporting covering project/program status
  • Experience in speaking with all levels of the organization from CIO, Heads of Business, Developers and team members

Principal Responsibilities

  • Gather and understand business requirements through core business process analysis and deconstruct complex process into logical, clearly defined components
  • Serve as the conduit between the business units, technology teams, and support teams
  • Manage the delivery of multiple projects – development of integrated schedules, tracking milestones, risks & dependencies - while keeping all stakeholders and sponsors informed
  • Appropriately orchestrate the necessary involvement business and technology teams
  • Analyze large blocks of data imported from multiple source systems (possibly other analytical tools)

Qualifications/Skills Required

  • 5-7 years in Financial Services in project management & business analyst roles, buy-side experience is a plus
  • Self-starter, energetic, independent work ethic with the ability to operate independently and lead large projects with limited oversight
  • Hands on analysis and reporting experience, to include:
  • Ability to interact professionally with a broad group of stakeholders - executives, managers, and subject matter expert
  • Experience influencing mid to senior level executives / ability to develop and maintain working relationships across various stakeholders
  • Strong presentation skills and experience presenting to senior leadership
  • CSM Certification (Certified Scrum Master) 
  • Good skills and knowledge of leadership, facilitation, conflict resolution, and empowerment
  • MUST HAVE experience using Agile and Lean practices
  • Experience working with monitoring or tracking tools

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