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Application Development Transformation Program Director

Req #: 170119232
Location: Chicago, IL, US
Job Category: Technology
Job Description:
Our Corporate & Investment Bank relies on innovators like you to build and maintain the technology that helps us safely service the world’s important corporations, governments and institutions. You’ll develop solutions for a bank entrusted with holding $18 trillion of assets and $393 billion in deposits.  CIB provides strategic advice, raises capital, manages risk, and extends liquidity in markets spanning over 100 countries around the world.


The Production Delivery team is part of CIB’s Production and Control organization and is responsible for initiating, organizing, and orchestrating large, complex projects and programs which change the way we build and support the software that powers our business.    Delivering programs at this scale requires our team to interact directly with colleagues across the CIB including senior leaders within our Application Development, Production Management, Risk and Control, and Global Infrastructure teams.   We are constantly searching for innovative processes and solutions that enable delivery of key programs and projects with minimal overhead and maximum impact.

Why join?

This is an exciting time for our industry and for CIB as we continue to evolve our Software Development and Production Management practices by embracing new technology and driving innovation.  As we move toward adopting industry trends such as Cloud, DevOps, Continuous Delivery and Automation,   We are looking for someone to drive this transformation across the Corporate & Investment Bank.  You will:

·         Be accountable for leading and delivering critical programs designed to position the organization for future growth

·         Partner with application development, production management, and infrastructure teams as you drive change across the organization

·         Develop strategies and set priorities that enable successful execution of the transformation program

·         Proactively identify risks, address issues, and develop mitigation strategies to ensure they do not impede progress

·         Uphold and champion firm-wide and organizational policies, procedures and standards


Who are we hiring?

We are looking for a hands-on Program Management Director with experience working in a fast paced, high pressured environment, ideally within financial services or large-scale technology firms.

·         You have track record of leading and delivering  complex programs spanning multiple domains including software, infrastructure, and organizational change

·         You are a leader, bringing the energy and commitment needed to drive projects/programs forward to achieve success

·         You are equally proficient at explaining the progress and recommendations of our technologists to executive leadership as you are discussing the challenges in execution with the team on the ground.

·         You contribute meaningfully to project deliverables

·         You can operate effectively in highly-matrixed and geographically distributed organizations

·         You have experience influencing senior stakeholders, decision makers and colleagues as required to ensure project goals are met

·         You provide structure to ambiguous programs by establishing priorities and clear execution plans with measurable milestones


·         5 or more years of program management or leadership experience

·         Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, including executive management presentations

·         Technical experience/background, preferably in application development

·         Experience identifying, driving, and managing large scale programs

·         Proven ability to meet deadlines and work in a fast-paced team environment while managing activities of more senior people (within work streams)

·         Ability to learn new technologies or technology concepts quickly

·         A client-focused and team-oriented mindset

·         Experience working in the financial services industry

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