Alpha APAC Client Test Manager, Vice President

State Street.
Sydney, Australia
Not disclosed
28 Sep 2020
12 Oct 2020
Contract type
Part time
Experience level

Who we are looking for

State Street Alpha brings together our clients’ chose of real-time data and intelligence across the investment cycle to help them make better decisions and deliver growth for their clients. Alpha gives clients access to the complete investment cycle with the power of chose. We are the partner who can help them streamline and improve their day-to0day operations – freeing them to focus on innovation and growth.

State Street is seeking a skilled client facing and proven Business Test Manager for Alpha implementation projects. The Business Test Manager will lead and work with Internal and external teams to execute Business user acceptance testing, Client integration and user acceptance testing for enterprise suite of Alpha applications to validate front, middle and back office services for Future state operating model.

Why this role is important to us

The team you will be joining is a part of State Street Global Services (SSGS). SSGS gives asset owners and managers access to the essential financial tools they need to deliver effective investment solutions. From core custody, accounting, fund administration and shareholder recordkeeping, to complete operations solutions and servicing for alternative assets like OTC derivatives, private equity and real estate, SSGS’ tools help our clients make better investment choices and act on growth opportunities.

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

What you will be responsible for

As Alpha APAC Test Manager, Vice President you will

  • End-to End Business Process validation & test Management for Onboarding new Clients – Leading and driving test strategy, Client Test Planning, Interfacing with External Clients & third parties including senior managers & executives.
  • Excellent analytical and interpersonal skills, verbal and written communication and presentation skills
  • Strong relationship management skills, ability to drive and influence discussions with clients and external parties.
  • Single point of contact for all testing & validation activities for Client, Business Analyst Group, Operational readiness, Business Operations, IT & Configuration teams.
  • Must have IT background in software development, technical & functional analysis, testing practices, business solutioning, middle and back office service industry experience
  • Project Management - Manage the project team activities, facilitating communication upward to the management team level and across all development units (e.g. business analysis, development, quality assurance) to manage risk and communicate issues
  • Provide on going test execution summary status & Metrics to executive management and other stakeholders.
  • Lead joint Triage Process during client Test execution Triage Investigation Requests, issue/defect assignments, tracking & follow-ups, provide status reports on various test issues/defects
  • Ability to track readiness for test execution, assess issues and escalate risks at the right time to stakeholders and senior management involved.
  • Collaborate with business leads and IT leads to define architectural requirements in order to finalize client test platform requirements.
  • Resource Planning- Internal & external which impacts across the program, Business, Operation, Business Analysts, Program Managers, Test (internal & external)
  • Excellent business understanding of Process and data in Transaction Management, Recording Keeping, Corporate Actions, OTC derivatives, Performance & analytics, Reconciliation, Reporting, Cash Management, etc.
  • Balance of Technical /Business & Quality Assurance, excellent presentation skills.
  • Must have strong SQL knowledge, hands-on experience with database/data warehouse skills
  • Design & Architect conversion simulation, Test parallel & Production parallel tests.
  • Analyze portfolio data requirements for end to end test validations, creating test data strategy for end client reporting
  • Analyze and document the business specifications for technical and functional changes, defining the required test approach for business specification documents.
  • Define and document current and future state models, workarounds, known differences as required
  • Provide periodic and ad hoc status reporting to senior management and relevant PMOs

What we value

State Street considers all disciplines when hiring for a job and seeks out candidates who demonstrate the following:

  • Experience in the financial services industry or global consulting firm: preferably Middle Office / Back office business processing
  • Domain knowledge and be able to understand the various listed instrument types like Equities, Bonds, Futures, Options, etc.
  • Ability to work on large projects and prioritize work accordingly
  • Strong user of the Microsoft Office Suite of products including Microsoft Project
  • Effective organizational, decision making, and communication skills
  • Software development life cycle experience is a must
  • Support a culture of commitment, team work, productivity and hard work alongside diversity and work life balance.

Education & Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or above
  • 8+ years of financial industry experience across front office functionality along with middle (IBOR) and back office systems, services and data domains
  • Prior experience leading large scale client conversions and onboarding efforts in the financial industry

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

  • Prior experience leading large scale client conversions and onboarding efforts in the financial industry

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