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Project Manager – FX Settlement IT

Type de contrat

Standard / Permanent

Localisation

IN-MH-Mumbai

Métier / fonction

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

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FIX001389

Project Manager – FX Settlement IT

Global Markets Trade Processing
Our Organisation
Within BNP Paribas Global Markets, the Trade Processing IT teams are in charge of developing, enhancing and supporting core and critical applications within the overall IT architecture that supports the Global Markets business.
FX Settlement is a key component of the Trade Processing chain, and is set to witness implementation of several notable projects over the next two to three years. The FX Settlement IT team at BNP Paribas India Solutions Private Limited, Mumbai, has ambitious plans in line with the global IT strategy, and is thus poised for growth in size as well as higher responsibilities.
This team requires an enthusiastic and committed Project Manager having previous experience in leading or managing IT application teams in the FX / Clearing and Settlement domain within capital markets.
Key responsibilities
The successful candidate will work as a functional Project Manager of an application team in the area of FX Settlement IT, and be accountable for delivery of all work products from the ISPL teams, with the ambition of achieving a fully managed service model for the application under his charge. The role involves a number of responsibilities as described below:
  • Develop and guide the team to achieve the desired levels of application knowledge through various initiatives, demonstrate functional knowledge of FX trade processing and lead from the front in terms of application knowledge acquisition
  • Motivate people to take ownership of their tasks, guide the team to a higher state of maturity whereby they become autonomous in the delivery of projects as well in the performance of identified business-as-usual activities such maintenance, enhancements, release management and Level 3 application support
  • Work with onshore and local IT management to understand the product roadmap and the offshoring strategy, highlight risks and work jointly towards risk mitigation as one global team, understand business requirements and priorities so that the local teams’ efforts are aligned with them
  • Plan capacity and commit to sprint delivery targets from Mumbai teams
  • Follow the development sprints, review and challenge estimates provided by the teams
  • Participate in architecture/design sessions, review testing approaches and strategies
  • Measure the productivity, quality, skill levels and maturity of the team through pre-existing metrics as well as propose new measurements in the interest of “upskilling” the team, comment on and present the metrics to senior management at various forums
  • Propose pragmatic approaches to increase the scope of responsibilities of the Mumbai team, with the aim of transitioning all IT activities offshore within agreed timeframes
 
 
 
Reporting Structure
The position will report to the Delivery Manager for Money Markets and FX IT locally and also functionally to the domain manager for the FX Domain in London.
This position will have technical leads, developers and business analysts reporting into it.
 
The Candidate
The successful candidate will justify 10+ years of experience in IT application development / business analysis which should include project management experience of IT development projects / process or application migration projects in the FX Booking / Clearing / Settlement domains
We are looking for candidates who thrive on challenges, value achievement and can motivate people by leading from the front. Although this role involves a high degree of people management, it requires an individual with hands-on technical or functional capabilities in application development and/or functional domain.

The Candidate
The successful candidate will justify 10+ years of experience in IT application development / business analysis which should include project management experience of IT development projects / process or application migration projects in the FX Booking / Clearing / Settlement domains
We are looking for candidates who thrive on challenges, value achievement and can motivate people by leading from the front. Although this role involves a high degree of people management, it requires an individual with hands-on technical or functional capabilities in application development and/or functional domain.
 
Skills and Attributes
Essential
  • Functional knowledge of and prior IT work experience with Foreign Exchange products and Trade Processing, especially in back office processes
  • Extensive experience as an IT Project Manager – should have managed projects and teams through various SDLC phases, including post production phases
  • Agile practitioner – should have prior experience in working with teams practicing agile development methodologies
  • Ability to manage, develop and motivate people to continuously improve, to deliver on commitments and to strive for excellence
  • Ability to learn quickly and to inspire people to learn and grow
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills tuned to the audience being addressed
  • Ability to synthesize and present information in a persuasive manner
  • Problem solving skills with ability to propose alternative solutions
  • Ability to contribute to functional application design and to glean information from databases using SQL
 
Desirable
  • Functional knowledge of other asset classes such as Interest Rate/Credit/OTC Equity/Commodity Derivatives
  • Technical knowledge and software development experience in Pro*C, SQL or Microsoft .NET based applications