The Prime Services and Equities Platform Lead

The Prime Services and Equities Platform Lead

Job Title: The Prime Services and Equities Platform Lead
Location: Gauteng
Salary: 0.00
Reference: JN -082017-9433
Job Published: August 31, 2017 07:03

Job Description

The Prime Services and Equities Platform Lead will lead a team developers, BA’s, testers and application support that provide 1st, 2nd, and 3rd line support for the applications within the Prime Services and Equities Post-Trade domain in Global Markets.  They are also responsible for build, project and production support work in the environment.  The role will be delivery and management focused.

Overview of the Position

The Platform Lead will report directly into the Global Markets Technology Post-Trade Head of Technology.
The key responsibilities of the Platform Lead are:
  1. Platform Leadership and management
  2. Delivery
  3. Stakeholder relationship management
  4. Technical Analysis and Design
  5. Development
  6. Allocation and Delivery of work packages
  7. General Requirements
  8. Vendor and Administrator relationship management
  9. Self and team time management

Key Focus Areas

  1. Management and Leadership
  • Responsible for resource management and the allocation of work based on priorities
  • Negotiation of contracts, rates and license and support fees
  • Performance management and career development of team members
  • Lead the team and create a roadmap for area where it is clear what functionality moves on to the new Murex platform and which are executed on other platforms
  • Ensure that the GM Technology requirement for technology improvements to existing platforms and toolsets are prioritized e.g. Upgrades and Maintenance tasks
  • Liaise and maintain healthy working relationships with the various RMB Divisions /Departments e.g. Prime Services, Equities, PM’s, Administrators, DBA’s, Infrastructure etc.
          2. Qualification and Experience
  • A graduate qualification in a Business, Financial Engineering and/or Computer Science degree
  • 5+ years’ experience in Capital Markets
  • 2 years IT Service Management experience
  • Strong financial modeling experience
  • Experience in Capital Markets
        3. Technical Analysis and Design 
  • Have an in-depth understanding of the Prime Services and Equities Post-Trade environment for Capital Markets
  • Have a working understanding of the underlying platform
  • Optimization and enhancement platform execution
       4. General Requirements 
  • Keep abreast of all changes within the Prime Services and Equities environment and assist with impact analysis on the applications you support. Adapt and/or recommend solutions that cater for these changes.
  • Proven track record in delivery of projects
  • Ability to supervise implementations
  • Good team work skills
          5. Behavioural Skills 
  • Have the ability to lead a development team
  • Influence people and resolve conflicts
  • Building and maintain relationships
  • Have a collaborative mindset
  • Adopt a broad, long-term perspective
  • Have a strategic mindset when designing solutions that enable standardization and efficiency
  • Contribute to the success of the team; co-operate with other employees to improve personal and team performance
  • Mentor and guide team members
           6. Competencies  
  • Strong analytical thinking and problem solving
  • Solid understanding of applications, domains, toolsets and processes in area of expertise
  • Ability to make decisions and initiate action
  • Ability to effectively plan and organize
  • Ability to present and communicate (verbal and written)
  • Ability to work independently as well as produce results as part of a group
  • Demonstrate sensitivity to, and respect for, a diverse user group
  • Completer / Finisher
  • Commitment to operational and service excellence
  • Keep abreast of changes and trends in systems and relevant technologies

Qualifications and Experience

The successful candidate must have:
  • B.SC/Com Degree
  • 7+ years of work experience
    • 3 years minimum leading a team preferred
  • Have a good grasp of technologies when it comes to
    • Integration
    • Reporting
    • Databases
  • Ralph Kimball design experience and training
  • Corporate and Investment banking experience is preferable
  • Oracle and SQL DB experience
  • Must have managed cross functional delivery teams