State Street

Alpha Professional Services Global Test Practice Lead

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State Street
Boston, Massachusetts
Not disclosed
20 May 2024
20 Jun 2024
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Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant

Who we are looking for

Alpha Services is looking for an experienced testing leader to join State Street’s Alpha Professional Services organization. The Alpha Test Practice is focused on supporting Alpha Services executive leadership in the planning, management, and execution of end-to-end functional testing in support of our clients and our internal business units. The successful candidate must be skilled in managing multi-year programs consisting of complex business models and flows across front, middle, and back office operating models in both an insourced and outsourced model.

Responsibilities include strong experience with global test team management and client management – performing analysis, workflow design, data analysis, system flows, and business architecture to create client solutions and execute implementation of the industry’s first-ever front-to-back client servicing platform. The Alpha Services Global Test Practice lead has a reporting line into the Alpha Professional Services organization and will be based Boston MA.

Why this role is important to us

Alpha is the industry’s first-ever global interoperable platform that connects the front, middle, and back office with one provider. Thorough end-to-end testing of all platforms – across State Street, our clients, and our partner organizations (including Charles River Development) – is critical to reducing implementation timelines, to providing reliable and consistent delivery of data at time of system cutover, and to delivering a seamless and repeatable implementation experience to our clients. Join us if making your mark in an ever-changing, increasingly complex, and competitive industry is a challenge you are up for.

What you will be responsible for

This client-facing role will be responsible for managing across a global portfolio of programs that design solutions and onboard new clients onto State Street’s front-to-back platform, including:

  • Managing a global team of regional and functional test managers who validate workflow analysis, data analysis, requirements analysis for current and future state models and architecture while maintaining and enforcing global standards
  • Managing creation and delivery of internal and client-facing documents (client proposals, playbooks, test automation, test plans)
  • Navigating complex client relationships, build strong business relationships, and manage expectations with client stakeholders
  • Participating in various stages of the transformation lifecycle to strengthen test processes, procedures, and standards
  • Managing deliver through the extensive use of vendor partners; maintaining deliverable quality, timeliness, and execution within program budgets
  • Providing regular status updates and supporting program reports as needed

What we value

The successful candidate must have excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills, and understand global portfolio management, trading, and compliance across asset classes. This position will interact with the highest levels of executive management within State Street and within our clients’ organizations.

These skills will help you succeed in this role:

  • Deep client engagement and expectation management across project life cycle
  • Strong interest in global capital markets and quantitative investments
  • Strong analytical, reconcilement and organizational skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, globally structured, and team-based environment, as well as work independently
  • Experience in Agile Methodology and tools (e.g., JIRA, Confluence, Rally, RTC)
  • Electronic trading platforms experience is preferred
  • Risk management skills, especially those acquired at G-SIFI organizations and/or large public accounting firms
  • Knowledge of key risk indicators, governance, oversight, and escalation practices
  • Presentation preparation and delivery for business risk committees and cross-organizational, executive, and board of directors’ committees
  • Strong execution management skills for delivery of programs and initiatives
  • Ability to collaborate and work across multiple stakeholders

Education & Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or above. 15+ years of financial industry experience across front-office functionality along with middle (IBOR) and back-office systems, services, and data domains.
  • 10+ years experience leading and managing global teams consisting of employees, contractors, and partner organizations; experience managing multiple direct reports overseeing multi-level organizations.
  • Experience leading strategic automation (AI/ML, RPA) and operating model initiatives resulting in increased scale, efficiency, and accuracy.
  • Experience integrating with other industry providers to promote platform interoperability (e.g., Deloitte, Accenture, PWC, Bloomberg PORT, Charles River Development, BRS Aladdin, SimCorp Dimension, Factset, Fidessa Minerva, Eze Software).10+ experience directly engaging clients at senior levels of their organizations.

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 are making our mark on the financial services industry. For more than two centuries, we have 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. Alpha is our front-to-back platform that powers better performance and outcomes at every point on the investment lifecycle and is the first open platform from a single provider that connects the front, middle, and back office. It harmonizes data, technology, and services across trusted providers to help our clients better manage their businesses.

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 will 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:

$170,000 - $267,500 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.

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