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Director, Technology - Capital Markets

Company: Sapient Global Markets
Location: Houston
Posted on: March 14, 2018

Job Description:

Director, Technology

At Sapient Global Markets, we are quite literally on the front lines of the biggest issues facing the global markets leaders today investment banks, asset management firms, wealth managers, oil and energy firms, and government and regulatory agencies. Driving transformation and leading change within these industries requires big thinkers who bring insight, knowledge, technical acumen and passion for innovation. We offer the opportunity to join a recognized leader in developing and delivering ground-breaking solutions for todays dynamic global marketplace and an award-winning culture that fosters growth and leadership.

As Director, Technology at Sapient Global Markets, you will take high-level responsibility for the delivery of Technology solutions for our clients in the financial services and commodities trading industry. You will act as the clients trusted advisor on technology strategy, trends and best practices. For both clients and project teams, you will provide vision and frame the business value from technology initiatives to meet the clients business goals and objectives. Moreover, as Director, Technology will take responsibility for growing junior talent and work with other leadership members to further develop Sapient Global Markets Technology capability.


* Lead the design and planning of complex custom software solutions or modifying package solutions.

* Work closely with the client to understand business needs, in order to develop IT strategy, and propose solution options including advice on design, implementation, tools, scalability, system performance, dependencies.

* Set standards and project processes for delivery teams and mentor team members.

* Review project estimates and assess impact of project risks

* Serve as hands-on escalation point to identify and suggest approaches to resolve project issues

* Build strong client relationships and facilitate client workshops and meetings.

* Accumulate market know-how, industry and technology trends, to enhance and manage knowledge on projects.

* Support the enhancement of Sapient Global Markets technology domain.

* Support marketing, people management and hiring efforts.

* Manage client relationships and engage in business development.

* Support vendor evaluation and decisions on technology investments.


* Bachelors degree in computer science or related field preferred.

* Very deep experience in enterprise architecture, systems integration, package implementation, and system architecture.

* Experience in a consulting or client-facing role in large organizations.

* Experience in the Financial Services and /or Commodities trading industry highly desired.

* Deep experience in architecting trading applications for areas such as Capital markets, Fixed Income, Equities, Hedge Funds preferred.

* Delivery experience using mainstream capital and energy trading and risk management products such as OpenLink Endur, SolArc RightAngle, Murex, Calypso, Sophis, Summit, etc.

* Understanding of object oriented software development and multiple technologies such as C#, .NET, WCF, Java, C/C , relational databases (ie. Oracle, MS SQL Server, IBM DB2), Middleware Platforms (ie. J2EE or .NET), Enterprise Solution Packages (ie. EAI, CMS, portals) and development methods such as Agile, RUP, UML.

* Knowledge of product and package selection methods.

* Strong leadership and communication skills to effectively manage client accounts and multi-track project/program teams consisting of up to 30-60 globally distributed members.

* Proven mentoring and coaching abilities to ensure growth.

* Ability to understand critical issues and bring appropriate resolution to cross-industry, complex issues

* Ability to drive complex estimates that take one or more projects into account and to effectively communicate risks and dependencies to clients.

* Openness travel and work at client offices.


Sapient Global Markets, a part of Publicis.Sapient, is a leading provider of services to todays evolving financial and commodity markets. We provide a full range of capabilities to help our clients grow and enhance their businesses, create robust and transparent infrastructure, manage operating costs, and foster innovation throughout their organizations. We offer services across Advisory, Analytics, Technology, and Process, as well as unique methodologies in program management, technology development, and process outsourcing. Sapient Global Markets operates in key financial and commodity centers worldwide, as well as in large technology development and operations outsourcing centers. For more information, visit www.sapientglobalmarkets.com.

Sapient is a registered service mark of Sapient Corporation.
Sapient is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Keywords: Sapient Global Markets, Houston, Director, Technology - Capital Markets, Executive, Houston, Texas

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