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Application Stability Manager - VP

Company: Morgan Stanley
Location: Jersey City
Posted on: June 20, 2022

Job Description:

Job Number: - -3216892Posting Date: - -Jun 9, 2022Primary Location: - -Americas-United States of America-New Jersey-Jersey CityEducation Level: - -Bachelor's DegreeJob: - -DevelopmentEmployment Type: - -Full TimeJob Level: - -Vice President -DescriptionAbout Us:
Morgan Stanley is a leading global financial services firm providing a wide range of investment banking, securities, investment management and wealth management services. We advise, originate, trade, manage and distribute capital for governments, institutions and individuals. As a market leader, the talent and passion of our people is critical to our success. Together, we share a common set of values rooted in integrity, excellence and strong team ethic. We provide you a superior foundation for building a professional career where you can learn, achieve and grow.

Technology/Role/Department at Morgan Stanley:
Technology works as a strategic partner with Morgan Stanley business units and the world's leading technology companies to redefine how we do business in ever more global, complex, and dynamic financial markets. Morgan Stanley's sizeable investment in technology results in quantitative trading systems, cutting-edge modelling and simulation software, comprehensive risk and security systems, and robust client-relationship capabilities, plus the worldwide infrastructure that forms the backbone of these systems and tools. Our insights, our applications and infrastructure give a competitive edge to clients' businesses and to our own.

This role will be responsible to:
- Manage a 24/7 team of Change Execution Analysts located in multiple locations.
- Manage key aspects of changes across their life cycle.
- Manage all the releases in flight at various stages as well as other changes to satisfy Production fixes, BAU, Mandatory projects, certificate releases, password rotation, and large technology change events.
- Work with the project and application owners to ensure that the changes remain on track and get delivered on time and all necessary checkouts occur.
- Ensure proper monitoring, management reporting and governance supporting the delivery efforts.
- Manage/Assist in the coordinate of Change Execution Activities.
- Perform Deployment analysis and scheduling of deployment tasks.
- Create consolidated implementation plan for the change packages consisting of approved and aligned changes.
- Analyze the risk associated with each change event and determine the coverage required for successful delivery.
- Manage the communication around each change event as needed.
- Provide metrics and status reporting before, during, and after the change events.
- Management of issues and risks during the change event, and follow-ups after the event to ensure appropriate closure.
- Schedule and manage RFB Checkouts in alignment of Change Risk Assessment.
- Transition of the environment to ASG via formalized handshake after each change event.
- Post event evaluation, communication and reporting.

The Right Candidate:
The right candidate will have a keen focus on managing risk associated with changes in a dynamic environment. This candidate will have an understanding of the managed release environment, and ability to manage and collaborate with globally dispersed teams.
QualificationsPrimary skills
- Prior experience in a managed release environment
- Prior experience in a technology delivery organization
- Prior experience in the financial industry
- Experience with running large change events
- Experience with running swat calls, interacting and coordinating with technology teams, and triaging issues
- Structured SDLC experience (Waterfall, Agile, Kanban)
- Experience with Business Intelligence tools and data mining concepts (QlikView, Tableau)
- Microsoft Office Suite
- People management skills

Good to have skills:
- Ability to effectively communicate and work collectively across technology project managers, developers, engineers, and stakeholders across all organizational levels
- Ability to educate stakeholders, at all levels, in a respectful and interactive manner
- Ability to approach problems as challenges and deal with them constructively and promote this approach to other stakeholders
- Ability to implement changes across organizational units and nurturing relationships in the process

Keywords: Morgan Stanley, Jersey City , Application Stability Manager - VP, Executive , Jersey City, New Jersey

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