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Technology Project Execution Lead

Req #: 170109486
Location: Brooklyn, NY, US
Job Category: Technology
Job Description:
J.P. Morgan is a global leader in asset and wealth management services. The Asset Management line of business serves institutional, ultra high net worth, high net worth and retail clients through its Global Investment Management and Global Wealth Management businesses. With client assets of $2.4 trillion and assets under management of $1.7 trillion, we are one of the largest asset and wealth managers in the world.
J.P. Morgan Asset Management (Investment Management) is a leading investment manager of choice for institutions, financial intermediaries and individual investors, worldwide. With a heritage of more than two centuries, a broad range of core and alternative strategies, and investment professionals operating in every major world market, we offer investment experience and insight that few other firms can match.
Overview of our team:
  • Drive forward initiatives and advance our roadmap while modernizing technology delivery through a multi skilled workforce.
  • Respond to and address evolving business and operations priorities from a technology perspective across Wealth Management.
  • Increase efficiencies by managing deliverables and projects through process automation and agile application development, with a heavy emphasis on user experience, shorter development cycles, efficient testing, and issue resolution.
  • Provide clear communication on deliverables, issues, and risks through the execution lifecycle to facilitate transparency.
  • Effectively communicate key messages to all stakeholders, acting as a trusted partner and ensuring continuous improvement.
  • Take charge of issues, state clear direction, and use judgement to remain focused on our goals.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Lead technology projects and deliverables to achieve an overall business goal or objective.
  • Clearly defining and adhering to goals, objectives, scope, and all roles and responsibilities across all deliverables.
  • Facilitate fact based decision making
  • Establish plans, priorities, deadlines, and structure.
  • Ensures project is completed in accordance with all Risk, Architecture and other relevant firm wide guidelines. 
  • Establishing and maintaining JIRA boards and dashboards - leadership throughout the planning and development process including leading daily meetings and grooming sessions.
  • Identification, communication and escalation of risks and issues as needed
  • Keeping all parties aware of overall project status, issues, risks, roadblocks, and success.
  • Support the product owner to produce and prioritize the backlog for development and estimation while motivating the team.
  • Efficient and effective verbal and written communication both within the Technology team and across key stakeholders.
  • Build and reinforce relationships with stakeholders.
  • Partner with the business to understand the product pipeline for Discretionary Investments and  communicate the impact to their technology colleagues
  • Strong ability to manage changes to scope, roadmap, and backlog
  • Flexibility in approach to analysis based on the complexity and scope of the change requested
  • Be aware of cross impacts and ongoing efforts across the broader Asset Management organization to ensure efficiencies.
  • Be able to deliver solutions with an equal focus on the operational/business models as well as the technology solution.
  • Ensure quality in written documentation for requirements, user stories and technical designs across teams.
  • End to End testing oversight and management of key issues with business and operations partners.
  • Presentation of analysis findings to stakeholders for review and approval.

Qualifications:
  • 3+ years of Wealth Management related project management / scrum master experience
  • Solid understanding of the Wealth Management business / financial industry
  • Relevant hands-on technical background, including experience in Agile methodology and Jira.
  • Ability to tailor communications (i.e., high level vs detailed level) based on the audience it pertains to.  
  • Excellent communication skills. Crisp & Clear verbal communication with the ability to be assertive when speaking to a diverse audience.
  • Excellent facilitation skills. Ability to command/lead facilitation meetings with clear & specific agenda. Keep the audience attentive and active in participation of the meetings.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills, including the ability to multi-task and manage priorities.
  • Strong analytical and troubleshooting skills
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