State Street

Project Manager/Implementation Specialist, AVP - Hybrid

Recruiter
State Street
Location
New York, New York; Boston/Hybrid
Salary
Not disclosed
Posted
23 Apr 2024
Closes
30 Apr 2024
Ref
R-749082
Approved employers
Approved employer
Contract type
Permanent
Hours
Full time
Experience level
Manager

Fund Connect Project Manager/Product Specialist AVP - Hybrid

Who we are looking for

We are seeking a Project/Product Manager for a hybrid role within our award-winning GlobalLink suite of products. This position will create, manage and execute project plans; provide deep technical analysis; track milestones and team accountability for deliverables. The individual will interface between end clients, Fund Connect teams, and senior management working cross-functionally across various levels of the organization. The successful individual in this role will apply their project management, communication, business analysis and teamwork skills to make a strong impact for both the growing Fund Connect platform and our clients.

This role can be performed in a hybrid model, where you can balance work from home and office to match your needs and role requirements.

Why this role is important to us

The team you will be joining is a part of State Street Global Markets (SSGM). When owners and managers of institutional assets need research, trading, securities lending and innovative portfolio strategies, they turn to SSGM business unit. As our investment research and trading arm, SSGM’s number one goal is to enhance and preserve our clients’ portfolio values by applying technology, optimizing trading, and linking asset classes and markets across the world.

The specific product Fund Connect is State Street’s market-leading global electronic trading platform for Money Market Funds, Primary Market ETFs, Liquidity Instruments and Investment Funds. Fund Connect provides efficiencies to the entire pre- and post-trade lifecycle across multiple asset classes.

Join us if making your mark in the capital markets industry from day one is a challenge you are up for.

What you will be responsible for

As Project/Product Manager AVP, you will

  • Develop a deep understanding of existing Fund Connect infrastructure, data-models and database architecture
  • Conduct detailed front-to-back analysis of trading & settlement workflows for asset management & liquidity products
  • Deliver high-quality, detailed technical documentation business requirements in conjunction with product, technical & business teams including workflow diagrams, GUI definition and screen mock-ups
  • Provide input into database technical design (Oracle, SQL server)
  • Oversee the administration of documentation including product development schedules, release schedules, bug tracking and user manuals
  • Contribute to the design & testing of new functionality and GUI’s
  • Work autonomously with confidence in a fast-moving, complex technical environment
  • Build solid relationships with colleagues across multiple functional groups of differing levels of seniority
  • Develop and implement Project Management processes and work with groups to define, prioritize, and create detailed project plans and programs.
  • Drive effective and impactful communication related to program activity, serving as a key point person for the product team and partner for key stakeholders in order to ensure active management of ongoing issues/risks/decisions related to all internal and external activities.
  • Maintain the technology project portfolio to ensure project management processes throughout the software development life cycle (SDLC) are accounted for, tracked and well documented
  • Liaise with project stakeholders, both internal and external, on an ongoing basis to ensure stakeholders’ expectations are met.
  • Drive and facilitate project review process at management level. Ensure appropriate team issues are elevated to management in a timely manner. Chair formal or ad hoc internal management processes regarding project decision points and or/project issue resolution.
  • Coordinate and track the project deliverables

What we value

These skills will help you succeed in this role

  • Minimum of 5+ years of experience in technical project or product management leadership in a financial services environment
  • Knowledge of electronic trading platforms in the Mutual Fund, FX and Fixed Income space with extensive experience of trade settlement
  • Highly self-motivated with exceptional integrity and a track record of building high-performing teams
  • Willingness to learn and eagerness to collaborate as part of a larger team

Education & Preferred Qualifications

  • Confident & clear communicator with excellent ability to articulate complex technical concepts to any audience
  • Technically competent with the ability to query in Python, VBA and SQL
  • Messaging expertise with FIX, REST API, SFTP, JSON, XML, SWIFT FIN/MX
  • Familiarity working with, and implementing, Cloud hosting solutions
  • Highly motivated with exceptional integrity and a track record of building high-performing teams
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • Power user of Excel and Microsoft Project or equivalent PM tools
  • Experience with the implementation of mission-critical financial solutions.
  • Ability to convey plans, issues and concerns to clients and team members in a clear, logical and concise manner.
  • Ability to influence key decision makers both internally and externally.
  • Strong time management skills including the ability to manage multiple projects in parallel.
  • Strong problem solving/analytical skills.
  • Ability to work autonomously with confidence in a fast-moving, complex technical environment

Are you the right candidate? Yes!

We truly believe in the power that comes from the diverse backgrounds and experiences our employees bring with them. Although each vacancy details what we are looking for, we don’t necessarily need you to fulfill all of them when applying. If you like change and innovation, seek to see the bigger picture, make data driven decisions and are a good team player, you could be a great fit.

About State Street

What we do. State Street is one of the largest custodian banks, asset managers and asset intelligence companies in the world. From technology to product innovation, we’re making our mark on the financial services industry. For more than two centuries, we’ve been helping our clients safeguard and steward the investments of millions of people. We provide investment servicing, data & analytics, investment research & trading and investment management to institutional clients.

Work, Live and Grow. We make all efforts to create a great work environment. Our benefits packages are competitive and comprehensive. Details vary by location, but you may expect generous medical care, insurance and savings plans, among other perks. You’ll have access to flexible Work Programs to help you match your needs. And our wealth of development programs and educational support will help you reach your full potential.

Inclusion, Diversity and Social Responsibility. We truly believe our employees’ diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives are a powerful contributor to creating an inclusive environment where everyone can thrive and reach their maximum potential while adding value to both our organization and our clients. We warmly welcome candidates of diverse origin, background, ability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and personality. Another fundamental value at State Street is active engagement with our communities around the world, both as a partner and a leader. You will have tools to help balance your professional and personal life, paid volunteer days, matching gift programs and access to employee networks that help you stay connected to what matters to you.

State Street is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

Salary Range:

$105,000 - $165,000 Annual

The range quoted above applies to the role in the primary location specified. If the candidate would ultimately work outside of the primary location above, the applicable range could differ.

For further information, and to apply, please visit our website via the “Apply” button below.

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