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Technology Senior Manager in Paramus, NJ at M&T Bank

Date Posted: 11/15/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Paramus, NJ
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    11/15/2018
  • Job ID:
    3DLF2

Job Description

Technology Senior Manager
Paramus, NJ
 
Description:
 
Senior technologist with experience in analyzing, designing, implementing solutions for regulatory and risk technology. Candidate is expected to closely work with business partners in defining requirements and in implementing solutions as per the requirements. Ability to work independently and to take ownership of solution delivery is critical for success in this role. Understand and evaluate alternative solutions, architectural and technical choices. This role requires a candidate with broad technical experience both in and out of financial services (software development, networking, security, physical & virtual hardware, etc) and experience with modern technology and design paradigms 
Function:
Manages activities and strategic direction of the department including indirectly managing several diverse types of technology teams. Responsible for budgets of multiple cost centers spanning concurrent development streams. Provides both long and short-term strategic direction for the entire department, multiple applications and/or cost centers. Serves as primary contact to divisional peers, Technology Senior Management, Management Group and business partners. Oversees development and career planning for all team members.

Responsibilities:
Direct and participate in consulting with client management in the analysis of short and long-range business systems-related requirements of the largest and/or most complex nature and recommend innovations that anticipate future impact of changing business requirements. Build positive client relationships to support delivery of these activities.
Monitor technology direction of the industry and vendor applications specific to areas and businesses supported.
Manage supporting research and initiation of change to the status quo when necessary to ensure implementation of appropriate technologies.
Manage vendor/product analyses and recommendations to ensure delivery of the most appropriate end product based on available resources, inclusive of budget. Develop and manage multiple cost center budgets.
Provide senior level leadership to multiple application development/supports testing efforts/technology infrastructure/project management and/or other technology domains.
Manage Technology department(s) for all financial, compliance, human resources and risk operations within the departments.
Develop and maintain contacts within the organization to obtain the requisite support related to systems development activities managed.
Maintain relationships with vendors and professional organizations to remain current on industry trends and best practices for supported systems and businesses.
Direct systems development activities of assigned teams, including assignment of staff to various projects and ensure their timely completion within budget. Coordinate activities with other managers as required supporting efforts of mutual interest.
Manage the implementation of technology consistent with Division’s standards and long-range plans, seeking opportunities to leverage these across other teams as applicable. Ensure activities managed adhere to all Department and Technology standards and procedures, including all documentation requirements to protect Bank interests and serve as a reference source.
Manage and ensure the recommendation of systems designs based on business requirements and technology requirements.
Manage the identification of issues and concerns throughout the process and ensure they are investigated and resolved.
Manage monitoring project plans of assigned teams to ensure they remain on track; identify and address significant issues that may result in delays.
Remain current of activities outside assigned teams that may impact activities of the teams or systems managed.
Exercise usual authority of a manager concerning staffing, performance appraisals, promotions, salary recommendations, performance management and terminations.
Understand and adhere to the Company’s risk and regulatory standards, policies and controls in accordance with the Company’s Risk Appetite. Design, implement, maintain and enhance internal controls to mitigate risk on an ongoing basis. Identify risk-related issues needing escalation to management.

Required Qualifications:
Associates’ degree and a minimum of 12 years’ technology management or large program leadership experience, or in lieu of a degree, a combined minimum of 14 years’ higher education and/or work experience, including a minimum of 12 years’ technology management or large program leadership experience
Hands-on experience in Windows, Unix/Linux, C#, Java, Python, Javascript/jQuery, Hudson/Jenkins, SQL Server, Oracle, SAS, WebServices (REST/SOAP), Git, Apache, Current or prior Agile certification (Scrum Master, Product Owner, or Developer) Experience with enterprise applications in financial services industry Experience with distributed processing using messaging/middleware and grid technologies preferred Experience with regulatory systems preferred (CCAR, IMM, etc) Prior Finance or Capital Markets experience
Proficiency with personal computers as well as pertinent software packages
Capable of working on multiple projects of a complex nature
Prior experience using project management, word processing and spreadsheet applications
Experience on large system enhancements, conversions, and production problem resolution
Complete understanding of the system development life cycle
Excellent problem-solving skills to assist in issue resolution
Familiar with application development software and hardware platforms
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Excellent analytical and decision-making skills
Excellent organizational and time management skills
Prior experience encouraging team work and serving as role model when leading and directing others
Understanding of technical, business and operational impacts of a project or problem
Prior experience presenting to senior management

Preferred Qualifications:
Master’s degree and a minimum of 12 years’ technology management or large program leadership experience, or in lieu of a degree, a combined minimum of 18 years’ higher education and/or work experience including a minimum of 12 years’ technology management or large program leadership experience
Skills SAS experience is a big plus Experience with developing and supporting high volume real time systems Prior experience with managing teams of 5-10 contractors and/or full-time developers
Extensive application, product knowledge experience with skills, application(s) and function of the technology area being led
Subject Matter Expert understanding of applications supported with an advanced knowledge of interfacing/integrated applications
Understanding of multiple business area’s functions
Proven mentoring and leadership capabilities from a project management perspective
Experience with skills, application(s) and functions of the technology area
Good understanding of the Bank’s application framework
Aware of the Bank’s business plan and strategic objectives with the ability to shape direction
Mastered knowledge and focus of the entire system and support projects outside of normal business-as-usual (BAU)
Self-motivated and able to motivate others
Prior experience leading multiple teams often in different geographic locations and time zones
Ability to understand businesses supported and its’ terminology
We encourage candidates with relevant military experience to apply.
About M&T
At M&T, we strive to be the best place our employees ever work, the best bank our customers ever do business with and the best investment our shareholders ever make. So when looking to advance your career, look to M&T.  As a top 20 US bank holding company and one of the best performing regional banks in the country, we offer a wide range of performance based career development opportunities for talented professionals. And through our longstanding tradition of careful, conservative and consistent management and a strong commitment to the communities we serve, we continue to grow with a focus on the future.
M&T Bank Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. M&T Bank Corporation does not sponsor individuals for the purpose of obtaining H-1 Visas. M&T Bank Corporation has policies and procedures in place to promote a drug free workplace.