Senior Project Manager to lead a Wallstreet FX database upgrade using UAT and data analysis with one of our major banking clients- 31613

Job Type: Contract
Positions to fill: 1
Start Date: Oct 02, 2023
Job End Date: Sep 02, 2024
Pay Rate: Hourly: Negotiable
Job ID: 132748
Location: Toronto

Senior Project Manager to lead a Wallstreet FX database upgrade using UAT and data analysis with one of our major banking clients- 31613

Location Address: Hybrid (currently 1x in two weeks, may increase to 1x a week) - Toronto

Contract Duration: 12 months

Schedule Hours: 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday

Story Behind the Need

  • Business group: GDRT – Global Derivatives and Risk Technology
  • Project: Wallstreet FX database upgrade

Typical Day in Role:

  • Project Planning: You will be responsible for creating and maintaining project plans, defining objectives, setting timelines, and working with application owners and subject matter experts to deliver.
  • Reporting and Documentation: You will prepare project status reports, documentation, and presentations for stakeholders and management. Effective documentation is essential for transparency and accountability.
  • Stakeholder Management: Collaborate with various stakeholders within the organization. Effective communication and stakeholder engagement are crucial for project success.
  • Risk Assessment: You will identify and assess potential risks associated with the project plan and develop strategies to mitigate them. This includes monitoring program communications (internal and external) as it relates to the shortening of the settlement cycle.
  • Team Coordination: You will assign tasks and ensure efficient collaboration among team members. You may also provide guidance, support, and escalating issues to appropriate Sponsors and stakeholders, as required.
  • Budget and Resource Management: You will track resources onboarded for the project and project expenses. Financial acumen is important to ensure projects stay within budgetary constraints.
  • The candidate will work on reviewing BRDs, creating test cases, executing test cases, identifying defects, and working with technology teams to remediate defects.
  • Provide input into Technology’s deliverables to ensure the Technology’s implementation success.
  • User Acceptance Testing of Technology’s development before implementation into production
  • Creation and execution of Integrated and User Acceptance Test cases.
  • Where necessary, assist with overall project administration and chasing actions items that are open that impact the overall project

Must Have Skills:

  • 10+ years of progressive experience as a Project Manager
  • Recent professional experience managing Capital Markets projects (FX preferred)
  • Recent experience managing a system hardware upgrade as a BA or a PM
  • 3-5+ years of experience doing User Acceptance Testing and experience within data analysis
  • Exceptional MS Office skills (Excel pivot tables)

Nice-To-Have Skills:

  • Experience working on and/or managing an FX team
  • Wallstreet FX experience is an asset

Degrees or certifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field required

Candidate Review & Selection

  • Structure and Format: One or two rounds of video interview (30 minutes each, panel interviews with HM, BAs, and delivery lead)
  • Availability to interview: ASAP