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DivisionJob Title: Head of Reference Data Technology Services Grade: Senior Manager, Grade 4 Reports to: Head of Architecture and Integration Division: IT Department: Architecture & Integration Location: London No. of direct reports: Circa 5 ICBC Standard Bank Plc (ICBCS) is 60% owned by Industrial and Commercial Bank of China and 40% by Standard Bank. ICBCS benefits from a unique Chinese and African parentage and an unrivalled global network and level of expertise. ICBCS is a leading financial markets and commodities bank, driven to deliver the right outcomes for our stakeholders, clients, counterparties and the markets in which we operate. We deliver products in an environment which considers the appropriate needs of our clients, whilst providing guidance and expertise to ensure our employees understand our business and uphold the highest levels of conduct. We want passionate and talented individuals who are motivated by high growth potential being achieved in doing business the right way. Headquartered in London, ICBCS also has operations in Dubai, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore, and New York. https://www.icbcstandardbank.com/ Division Summary ICBC Standard Bank Plc is a firm believer in technical innovation, to help us guarantee exceptional client service and leading edge financial solutions. Our growing global success reflects our commitment to the latest solutions, the best people, and a uniquely flexible and vibrant working culture.
The Bank is going through a substantial amount of change, including:
Regulatory projects such as MIFID II, FRTB, GDPR and SFTR
Business Strategy projects to help grow and develop our business
Transformation projects to rationalise and simplify our system landscape (such as implementing an Enterprise Data Management function)
Projects to improve our Stability and Control capabilities
Projects to terminate Service Level Agreements with Standard Bank of South Africa.
All of these projects require access to golden sources of quality reference data and therefore ICBCS has been significantly investing in its Reference Data Technology Stack over the past few years. As a result the reference data technology landscape has and continues to go through significant technology and business process changes and ICBCS is now looking to bring all the underlying Reference Data technologies together under the responsibility of one senior IT lead. The Head of Reference Data Technology Services will be responsible for all RTB and CTB (Run & Change) activities related to the ICBCS Ref Data Technology stack. The core competency is around managing the core production technology stack whilst also managing the change programs that continue to affect the Reference Data Technology stack. So the ideal candidate will have solid experience in the production services domain whilst also having experience of managing and facilating change schedules that affect the related technology and business services provided.
The role will involve:
Managing the business users' s change requests across the application stack
Managing the core technology maintenance activities within the application stack to ensure operational efficiency at all times.
Managing the technical team responsible for supporting the reference data applications and technologies.
Helping to evolve and drive (with the business stakeholders) the roadmap for the underlying technologies and business processes.
Drive out operational efficiencies where possible through the applications, teams and processes.
Drive operational standardisation across the technical process required to run and maintain the application stack.
The application stack is constituted of (but not limited to):
Fernego : Party Static (Golden Source)
GoldenSource : Party Static (Gold Copy) ; Account & SSI Data (Golden Source)
Asset Control : Market Data and Security Master (Gold Copy)
OSD : Calendar Static (Gold Copy)
Key Responsibilities Core accountabilities
Provide Technology guidance and competency in the field of reference data management.
Implement best practice standardized technology processes around the application stack to provide a first class technology services to the business.
Provide senior technology guidance and leadership to the Reference Data technology team.
Provide thought leadership to the evolution and roadmap of the Reference Data Application Stack.
Implement robust SDLC and change management processes across the technology stack.
Preferred Qualifications and Experience
Graduate from a Computer science, engineering background or equivalent
Experience of working in an investment bank in a variety of technical roles
Experience in running and managing a suite of Reference Data applications preferably in a hybrid vendor + In-house mix of technologies.
Experience in Software Delivery Life Cycle processes and methodologies.
Experience in Software and application development (must have relevant application development experience)
Experience in running and managing a technology Team
Experience in running and managing a technology budget
Experience in vendor management
Participation, engagement with industry forums for Data Management best practices.
Flexible, well-rounded character who can engage constructively with IT and non-IT stakeholders at all levels
Excellent conceptual and analytical thinking skills
Strong communicator with strong presentation skills
Self-driven and delivery focused
Can work well in a team
Can navigate organisational and technical complexity
Can work in ambiguity and uncertainty
Can broker compromise where needed, to drive out fit-for-purpose solutions which are underpinned by the architectural vision
Requirements: Locale London
Internal Number: 6451097
About ICBC Standard Bank Plc
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