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Director, Head of Markets and Securities Technology

Company: MUFG
Location: Jersey City
Posted on: June 27, 2020

Job Description:

DescriptionDo you want your voice heard and your actions to count?Discover your opportunity with Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG), the 5th largest financial group in the world (as ranked by S&P Global, April 2018). In the Americas, were 13,000 colleagues, striving to make a difference for every client, organization, and community we serve. We stand for our values, developing positive relationships built on integrity and respect. Its part of our culture to put people first, listen to new and diverse ideas and collaborate toward greater innovation, speed and agility. Were a team that accepts responsibility for the future by asking the tough questions and owning the solutions. Join MUFG and be empowered to make your voice heard and your actions count.Director, Head of Markets and Securities TechnologyJob SummaryThe Head of Markets and Securities Technologies partners with the business unit to define, design and develop the enterprise solution across multiple MUFG entities. In this position, you will be able to create a vision and lead Capital Markets and Securities Technology Transformation efforts within the Bank with an end goal of better serving our clients with state-of-the-art digital technologies and processes. Leading several teams supporting solutions across Americas, London and Japan. You will engage and work with the business regularly to ensure technical requests are prioritized to match expectations and needs of business unit senior management. If you have the ability to work in a product-based organization and have experience with Agile methodology, Cloud-based development, DevOps and API architecture, then this role may be your next career move.ResponsibilitiesLead a team of Capital Markets leaders and engineers working on Front office trading solutions, Fixed Income, Currencies & Commodities and Securities services and come up with integrated solution.You will provide the technical leadership to accomplish business lines objectives, bring strong business skills, and understand the operation or business being supported.Be able to utilize broad technical knowledge, providing a gateway into the IT organization for the business.Understand business and technical requirements, and the cost side of the Cost Benefit Analysis and ROI to ensure the project completes with the anticipated internal rate of return.Responsible for identifying business, technical, and project risks, and work to mitigate them. Assess new application systems, technology, and priority changes on the contingency plan.Analyze exposure/risk/vulnerability of applications to the overall success and existence and ensure that applications needed to support the needs of the Bank are provided in times of system failure or disaster.Approve final packages to ensure systems adhere to corporate policies, practices and data standards. Create and lead defined release schedules appropriate to enable activation of key vendor enhancements while balancing risk to the Bank.Define a proactive and integrated Maintenance and Support plan.Resolve most effective organization structure and specific responsibilities within that structure. The successful candidate will perform the standard talent functions such as performance appraisals, transfers, promotions, new hires and terminations of staff members as needed.The opportunity to work closely with senior leaders to define priorities, project definition, build and test, and delivery capabilities in a timely and budget critical fashion. Lead initiatives across various business units.Provide strategic direction for business unit assigned applications.Be an advisor and/or technical assistant to internal customers on large sophisticated projects with major impact on the Bank. This role will also analyze the feasibility of automated systems, detail requirements, systems design, selection of hardware/software systems, etc. Evaluate the effectiveness of the newly implemented automated systems in the production environment by figuring out if user's problems or needs have been resolved.Handle relationships with onshore and offshore contracting/consulting resources, vendor relationships, and software licenses with technology providers.QualificationsThis role requires familiarity and compliance with the Bank standard project methodology.Knowledge of global markets trading products (Fixed Income, Equity, Currencies & Commodities) and/or securities services (Prime, Collateral, Clearing, Custody, Fund Services).Understanding of Front Office trading processes across the full trade lifecycle within a large bank/dealer.Hands on experience in product development related to capital markets.Ability to think strategically and design common solutions for different markets based on modern technologies.Must have worked in capability/product-based leadership function.Must bring in strong talent to strengthen the capability leadership with same mentality.Requires an in-depth knowledge of the system development life cycles, client area functions and system, and application program development alternatives.Experience with Agile methodology, Cloud-based development, DevOps and API architecture.Superb communication and consultative skills as well as credible judgment, tact and work effectively with clients and other IT management are needed.Build a strong technology strategy.Prior experience in Digital capabilities such as account opening, authentication, payments and servicing in Banking or Financial industry and the impact of technology trends on current Digital Channel capabilities. Record of influencing and motivating change. Ability to build and lead high performance remote teams and ability to inspire and empower. 8-10+ years of direct experience in leading staff or advising system development project team or equivalent combination of education (advanced degree in Computer Science and work experience in assigned area; M.B.A. or M.S. preferred).The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities duties and skills required of personnel so classified.We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer and committed to leveraging the diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and experience of our workforce to create opportunities for our colleagues and our business. We do not discriminate in employment decisions on the basis of any protected category.A conviction is not an absolute bar to employment. Factors such as the age of the offense, evidence of rehabilitation, seriousness of violation, and job relatedness are considered in all employment decisions. Additionally, it's the bank's policy to only inquire into a candidate's criminal history after an offer has been made. Federal law prohibits banks from employing individuals who have been convicted of, or received a pretrial diversion for, certain offenses.

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