Director – Investment Management Technology

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JOB SUMMARY & RESPONSIBILITIES: Provide senior level leadership for team/systems supporting the Investment, Research & Portfolio Analytic areas within the Investment Management business unit. Work collaboratively with senior business leaders and product owners to develop strategies and creative technology solutions to business opportunities. Prioritize initiatives driving the Investment Research systems. Provide day-to-day leadership for IT team (including consultants) responsible for designing, developing, implementing, and supporting the proprietary Investment Research platform. Coordinate strategies/initiatives with the other IT activities in the Investment Management business unit. Work with IT teams to investigate and propose new technology solutions and services with an emphasis on flexibility and mobility. This could include proprietary as well as packaged tools. Ensure the consistency of data quality and data integrations with the other IT systems within Investment Management. Research business and technology trends that could enhance the Investment Research & Portfolio Analytic functions. QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s Degree required. Advanced degree preferred. Consulting experience is valued. 15 - 20 years of IT experience with demonstrated track record of advancement. 8+ years of development team leadership including proprietary application development with track record of high quality, on-time project delivery. Proficient with web-based design/development (user interface), emerging development tools, and mobile solutions. Financial services industry experience is required, Research or Quantitative business area experience is strongly preferred. Experience working directly with senior investment professionals. Cross functional project coordination. Strong project management and business analysis skills . Delivers clear, effective communication with senior professionals . Detail oriented and able to prioritize tasks. Organized – ability to multi-task. Excellent problem solving and analytical skills. Works cooperatively with others to accomplish objectives. Demonstrates initiative and persistence – is self-motivated. read more