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Will consider Technology leaders (Software Development Managers, QA Managers, etc.) interested in pursuing a position focused on project management.

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Project Manager

Will consider Technology leaders (Software Development Managers, QA Managers, etc.) interested in pursuing a position focused on project management.  Must have current or recent trading industry experience.


We are looking for a natural leader who is self-driven, self-disciplined, assertive but not aggressive, and goal oriented with a unique combination of project management, technology, and trading industry experience to join the team.  As a project manager, you will be asked to participate in a wide range of technology projects and will be responsible for managing the project from initiation through project completion.  This position is part of the Project Management Office whose primary function is project planning and execution.  As such, you will have exposure to the technology that is needed to power the firm's trading systems.


-Work with Senior PM to understand the vision, project goals and outcomes.
-Interface directly with Technology teams to carry out the scope of the project.
-Partner with PMO Manager and Senior Project Managers to build out plans and understand scope.
-Maintain project alignment throughout the project lifecycle, managing scope, resources, and time.
-Manage scope documents, requirements, project costs, and timelines for technology projects.
-Collaborate with technology partners in the planning and management of projects including tracking all issues, risks, and dependencies.
-Facilitate the coordination of activities between teams within Technology.
-Hold themselves as well as teams accountable for ownership and commitments.
-Facilitate communication amongst a multi-functional team from start to finish, closing every gap and keeping every team focused on the goals.
-Translate problems and solutions and present them in a manner that enables larger technical audiences to have a common understanding of the project status, risks, and plans.

Specific Skills/Abilities:

-Excellent verbal, visual, written and listening communication skills.
-Proactive and collaborative approach to problem solving.
-Ability to mediate technical discussions.
-Ability to build productive relationships that foster trust and motivation.
-Excellent organizational skills demonstrated by managing multiple priorities/projects.
-Proven ability to multi-task and handle multiple projects in parallel with the ability to adjust to changing priorities.
-Proven ability to respond positively and productively to uncertainty, rapid change, ambiguity, and unexpected issues in the project process.
-Ability to thrive within a matrix organization.
-Ability to follow Best Practices.


-6+ years of software development or an equivalent technical role.
-5+ years managing projects that included software and infrastructure.
-2+ years of financial trading industry experience.
-Solid working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite including Visio.
-Bachelor degree in a Technology/Management Information Systems or equivalent field preferred.

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