CIB Operations - Securities Services E2E Test Environment Manager

JP Morgan

Location: United Kingdom

Job Type: Full time

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JOB DESCRIPTION

Program Manager – Vice President, Securities Services, Cross Product Change Services

J.P. Morgan’s Corporate & Investment Bank (CIB) is a global leader across banking, markets and investor services. The world’s most important corporations, governments and institutions entrust us with their business in more than 100 countries. With $23.5 trillion of assets under custody and ranked #1 for Global Investment Banking fees, the Corporate & Investment Bank provides strategic advice, raises capital, manages risk and extends liquidity in markets around the world.

Department Description

Cross Product Change Services (CPCS) is a change delivery organisation within the CIB’s Digital & Platform Services (D&PS) that provides integrated change, testing and implementation support to CIB stakeholders. CPCS capabilities include end-to-end test management and automation, business analysis, data analytics and program management, which are tailored to enable strategic initiatives in the Wholesale Payments, Markets and Securities Services businesses, as well as cross-business functions such as Network Management and Client Onboarding (Client Tax & WKO).

LOB Description

J.P. Morgan Securities Services provides custody, accounting, administration, middle office, collateral and performance management services to institutional investment managers, pension funds and governments. For over four decades, we have helped clients enhance portfolio returns and meet their evolving needs with customized agency lending solutions linked to our global markets and trading capabilities. As an industry leader helping to safeguard over $31 trillion in client assets under custody, we have a strong focus on risk management, innovation, operational excellence, global processing, and superior client service.

Role Description

J.P. Morgan is seeking a Vice President to provide Program management for the Securities Services LOB; in a cross business, cross functional project based environment. Flexibility to provide project management experience on other LOB’s and support transformational Global initiatives within Cross Product Change Services. The role provides opportunities to work on projects across the business. Additionally, successful candidates will be involved in initiatives focused on accelerating DPS’s platform project priorities. There will be significant exposure & visibility to senior management. This role is ideal for highly motivated individuals with advanced problem solving and communications skills.

The role will require working with stakeholders across the CIB, looking to leverage best practice across the industry and other J.P. Morgan business units. Lateral contacts in business, technology, middle offices, product and client facing organizations firm wide would need to be developed and mined for best practices and for driving outcomes.

Responsibilities

This role is for a Program Manager to Manage E2E Testing Environments from a CPCS/Environment usage perspective. The role involves the following tasks.

  1. Program Investment Proposal & Financials
    1. IP Strategy & Business Case Prep.
    2. Review existing program / Financials
    3. Hold Meetings & Draw up 2023 Objectives, Investment Proposals
    4. Present to SteerCo for review and approval
    5. Update Strategy & Business Case based on feedback
    6. Update / Submit to Portfolio Management
    7. Prepare 2023 Investment Summary for review at Sept Conference
    8. Final approval will be provided in Sept after Conf
    9. Manage Program Financials through the year, track actuals to forecast/plan.
  1. Governance & Reporting
    1. Weekly PWG
      1. Talk through Streams updates with Project Leads
        1. Staging 3 Build (Virtual Env)
        2. E2E Application Expansion Builds (Collateral, Agency Lending & Fund Accounting)
        3. E2E Tooling Development
        4. E2E Governance & Service Now
        5. Metrics & Reporting
        6. Data Refreshes
      2. Highlight any issues to take to steerco or milestone blockages
    2. Portfolio Update (Pi)
      1. Updates prior to the SteerCo
        1. Updates to Executive Summary
        2. Updates to Milestones Based on the Weekly PWG Outcomes & Status Updates
    3. SteerCo Preparation/Presentation
      1. Update SteerCo Pack working with stakeholders
      2. SteerCo Deck Review with Program Sponsor & incorporate feedback
      3. Submit Final SteerCo deck to SteerCo audience
      4. Chair SteerCo & Note down actions / decision / outcomes and publish MoM
    4. E2E Communication Newsletter
      1. Consolidate and publish Quarterly newsletter with key highlights for E2E Environment stakeholders.

Functional and Technical Expertise

  • Experienced in Environment Management used for Testing, knowledge of toolset to facilitate environment usage. (Booking, Monitoring, Ticketing, Governance)
  • Understanding of Test Automation, regression capabilities with fingerprinting and other technologies.
  • Tech Background and understanding of the Development Lifecycle followed by AD. (Code Deployments, SIT, UAT, Prod Parallel)
  • Understanding of the Testing lifecycle and Testing windows.
  • Understanding of key metrics in Env management (Downtime, System Availability, Health checks, Usage)
  • Deep project management experience within the Financial Services industry supporting multiple LOB’s delivering in a highly complex and high volume environment.
  • Ability to work with the minimum of supervision on day-to-day activities.
  • Strong organizational skills – ability to take strategic direction and independently develop and manage project plan, taking full accountability and ownership.
  • Functional knowledge of Securities Services business areas.
  • Working knowledge on data visualization and user tools like Tableau, Alteryx, QlickView, Xceptor, etc.
  • Working knowledge of API, SQL, Metadata and Big data would be an added advantage.
  • Understanding of Data Masking, Data Refresh and UI monitoring.

Problem Solving and Analysis

Communication

Working Style and Influence

  • Ability to handle multiple projects, manage personnel & team management in order to meet stakeholder expectations.
  • Ability to build and nurture effective and lasting relationships with colleagues, team members and stakeholders across multiple business lines and global locations.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and with effective influencing skills to achieve positive outcomes.
  • Ability to understand own role and those of other team members and recognise at times the need for flexibility within roles to achieve the project and organisational targets.
  • Able to work comfortably and confidently under pressure to achieve target deadlines.
  • Ability to work on a hands on basis and not limit oneself to only tracking and reporting milestones.
  • Confident to raise concerns with leadership team and support resolution.
  • Effective change management skills. Ability to support & adapt within a changing environment.
  • Self-starter, able to work independently, with strong time management skills.
  • Ability to inspire a team, recognising individuality, supporting growth through mentoring and coaching built on an unshakeable foundation of respect, diversity and inclusivity.
  • Leads with confidence and empathy, considerate of others, supportive during high pressure situations and celebrates successes equally of individuals and team alike.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree (with relevant experience) preferred.
  • Project / Agile methodology qualification – preferred.
  • Has worked in a CIB business function like Global Markets, Middle Office, Wholesale Payments or Security Services.
  • Testing experience required.
  • Agile methodology skills required.
  • Test Automation skills required.
  • Experienced Program lead, cross location team leadership – required.

JPMorgan is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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