Program Manager - Fixed Income Analytics
Posted on Dec 20, 2020 by Optima Connections
Tags: Delivery Manager, Product Manager, Project Manager, Program Manager, Agile Lead, Fixed Income, Bond Pricing and Analytics, Yield curves, SAFe, Kanban, SCRUM, scrum master, Quantitative Research, Investment banking, Fund Management, buy-side, Investment Management Finance, Strategy.
Successful and expanding medium sized Financial Institution has created a new Delivery Manager/Program Manager role with experience of driving large, complex projects. You will take them to their next stage of Agile maturity within the Fixed Income area of the business. Scrum has been successfully rolled out and they are looking for where SAFe would be appropriate, so need an experienced Agile professional with an in-depth appreciation of Fixed Income products and trading eg Bond Pricing and Analytics, Yield Curves etc. As the Delivery Manager you will know the pros and cons of the delivery process using different areas of Agile (SAFe, Scrum, Kanban) and develop an approach in collaboration with senior IT and business stakeholders.
The role will be a combination of working with business and IT to re-platform their key Fixed Income Pricing systems involving rearchitecting to include microservices and refactor the code onto an AWS based architecture. There will also be extensive new features and applications to develop and you will lead the way to a pragmatic and effective use of Agile with both IT and the business.
The successful candidate will be strong but diplomatic leader and collaborator with a background in Fixed Income gained in Banking or Fund Management, who is comfortable at both senior, strategic level as well as working with global development teams. Agile experience and qualifications in general and SAFe in particular are essential (as it is fairly new to the firm, not that it is seen as a solution for all problems), with a passion for its practical use without getting too "evangelical".
There is great scope for expanding this role to encompass other streams and a broader Agile leadership role across the organisation for an individual who shows both the ability and desire for such.