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Project Execution Manager

Req #: 180035877
Location: Newark, DE, US
Job Category: Technology
Job Description:

When you work at JPMorgan Chase & Co., you’re not just working at a global financial institution. You’re an integral part of one of the world’s biggest tech companies. In 14 technology hubs worldwide, our team of 40,000+ technologists design, build and deploy everything from enterprise technology initiatives to big data and mobile solutions, as well as innovations in electronic payments, cybersecurity, machine learning, and cloud development. Our $9.5B+ annual investment in technology enables us to hire people to create innovative solutions that will not only transform the financial services industry, but also change the world.  

 

At JPMorgan Chase & Co. we value the unique skills of every employee, and we’re building a technology organization that thrives on diversity.  We encourage professional growth and career development, and offer competitive benefits and compensation.  If you’re looking to build your career as part of a global technology team tackling big challenges that impact the lives of people and companies all around the world, we want to meet you.

 

Our Corporate Technology team relies on smart, driven people like you to develop applications and provide tech support for all our corporate functions across our network. Your efforts will touch lives all over the financial spectrum and across all our divisions: Global Finance, Corporate Treasury, Risk Management, Human Resources, Compliance, Legal, and within the Corporate Administrative Office. You’ll be part of a team specifically built to meet and exceed our evolving technology needs, as well as our technology controls agenda.

 

The CCB – Risk and Finance Technology (CCB-RFT) organization is responsible for building and supporting the technology systems and platform that supports the CCB Risk and Finance Technology.  A technology delivery manager / scrum master in this group leads a cross organizational team focused on delivery of high visibility initiatives, and will be responsible for establishing and executing the delivery management practices necessary for success.  This role is not about implementing a pure conceptual Agile methodology for Agile methodology’s sake.  This role is about implementing practical delivery management that complements, enables and leverages Agile scrum methodology while simultaneously supporting the transparency and control required across project / program stakeholders.

 

This senior leader in Project Execution will be responsible for coordinating and driving a critical Large Scale Scrum transformation initiative in CCB, managing multiple Product Area teams across Corporate Technology and CCB Technology.

 

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Managing product area scrums of scrums, development managers and architects, to develop overall product roadmap, driving programs to delivery milestones, resolving escalated issues, and ensuring programs are executing according to department standards
  • Contributing to and helping to ensure that the Agile product is in line with the business transformation objectives.
  • Face-off to senior stakeholders for steering and governance, ensuring appropriate transparency and messaging
  • Ensuring alignment of teams to Agile practices and creating a flagship Agile large scale product development program.
  • Providing governance for ensuring program compliance with SDLC and program execution auditability requirements, and manages senior leadership engagement in sign-offs.
  • Ensuring program compliance with department-wide transparency standards on progress of investment initiatives, as well as participation in budget planning, forecasts, headcount plans, capacity vs. demand analysis.
  • Ensuring audit readiness for programs.
  • 10+ years of relevant experience.
  • Proven track record of successfully executing delivery management fundamentals for technology implementation efforts (meeting / JAD facilitation, workplans, status reports, RAID logs, metrics reporting, budget reporting, etc.)
  • Ability to go beyond the mechanics of program management; must be able to do more than document a plan and track to it, must also be able to manage deviation from plan, propose resolutions, and lead to resolution
  • Analytical thinker with strong analysis skills, strong problem solving and critical thinking skills enabling candidate to anticipate problems and connect dots on their own
  • Reasonable working knowledge of technology architectures and risk management business functions to the extent necessary to establish credibility with technology and business stakeholders
  • "Can do" attitude; "go-getter" that pursues responsibilities without constant prompting
  • Experience and aptitude with technology development roles outside of project management specialization (e.g., process design, business analysis, test scripting, etc.)
  • Solid knowledge and understanding of technology and technical solutions
  • Self-starter and quick learner who can take initiative and work both independently and with a team
  • Flexible, with ability to multi-task and effectively manage priorities for self while working in an frequently changing environment
  • Assertive with strong interpersonal skills and solid written and verbal business communication skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft office Suite (Excel, Word, Visio, PowerPoint, and SharePoint), with aptitude for learning proprietary software and databases
  • Familiarity with practical implementations of Agile scrum methodology, particularly as it relates to establishing project planning and tracking protocols in practice with that methodology
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