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VP Solutions Delivery-Banking

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At Bank of the West, our people are having a positive impact on the world. We’re investing where we feel we can make the most impact, like advancing diversity and women entrepreneurship programs, financing for more small businesses, and promoting programs for sustainable energy. From our locations across the U.S., Bank of the West is taking action to help protect the planet, improve people’s lives, and strengthen communities. We are part of BNP Paribas, a global leader supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Yes, we’re a bank, but as the bank for a changing world, we are continually seeking to improve the ways we help our customers, while contributing to more sustainable and equitable growth.

Job Description Summary

Partners on business strategy and needs and align with the technology road map.

Directs the execution of technology solutions that deliver client value and lasting business impact, including delivering the benefits outlined in the business case.

Ensures that development is highly strategic and focuses on maintaining the reliability and functionality essential to internal/external constituents.

Counsels on design and architecture, internal development or outsourcing, project management and overall life cycle and implementation activities for a wide range of applications and services for lines of business or cross business use.

Creates transparency into the project portfolio and ongoing production support capital and operating expenses and budgets. Reports on key technology success metrics.

Adopts and executes standards as established through the SDLC and enterprise architecture.

Drives delivery of new technology initiatives through combination of outsourced software implementation and internal services integration and/or development.

Directs and coordinates the end-to-end delivery of multiple projects from idea to implementation.

Proactively leads the team of engineers and vendors to deliver high quality solutions with minimal defects.

Partners with the enterprise program office to contribute best practices and transform the organizations software development capabilities.

Partners with our business units, understand the strategy and driver for our products and make sure that our solutions meet the requirements.

Partners with other IT teams to make sure that all aspects of business technology needs are met.

Ensures projects are realistic, interesting, and fun for everyone involved. 


Required Experience

Master’s degree in computer science or information systems or a related field required.

Experience in the fields of Commercial or Corporate Banking or Cash Management.

Certification such as PMP or Six Sigma and/or finance related certification(s) such as CFA

Minimum of 15+ years of proven IT leadership and software delivery management experience in the financial services industry.

Financial domain knowledge in the area of Commercial Banking and/or Cash Management.

Proven track record for leading digital transformation work (paperless, process optimization, system integration via services and RPA); 

Strong software delivery leadership capable of running diverse multi-location engineering and QA teams;

Agile experience (SCRUM master, iteration plans, multiple work streams, …);

Extensive software integration experience of both internal and vendor products using up-to-date API technologies.

Ability to engage and articulate across all levels of the Bank. 

Demonstrated ability to engage with 3rd party vendors and select and integrate major vendor software.

Experience with adopting and executing technical standards, processes and governance across a broad project portfolio.

Ability to think on your feet, present multiple solution options, and drive reliable technical solutions.  

At this time, for this particular we are considering candidates who do not require visa sponsorship. 

  • Bachelor's Degree

  • Complete knowledge of information systems in the financial industry with experience in large scale, mid-range and microtech environments.
  • Proven track record in developing and managing diverse technologies and systems.
  • Extensive banking systems knowledge.
  • Experience in developing business proposals.
  • Ability to manage multiple, complex, concurrent systems and projects.
  • Experience with managing vendor services and relationships.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

Bank of the West is an Equal Opportunity employer and proud to provide equal employment opportunity to all job seekers without regard to any status protected by applicable law. Bank of the West is also an Affirmative Action employer - Minority / Female / Disabled / Veteran.

Bank of the West will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance subject to the requirements of all state and federal laws and regulations.
Primary Location: United States-Arizona-TempeJob Type: Full-timeJob: Technology