Senior Director, Development Lead, Digital channels (Financial Institution)

Job Title: Senior Director, Development Lead, Digital channels (Financial Institution)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Singapore
Salary: SGD 320,000
Reference: DZ/SDIIRLE/320
Contact Name: Don Zhao
Contact Email:
Job Published: August 26, 2019 18:49

Job Description

  • Newly created regional role
  • International leading brand
  • Excellent compensation

Our client is a leading digital bank who has won multiple awards being the frontier of driving innovative digital solutions. They are transiting to act like an Agile tech firm.

Key Responsibilities

  • Deliver the next generation platform for all digital channels in the bank across all countries
  • Coordinate end-to-end activities from front end to core banking systems
  • Ensure alignment of requirements, design and delivery across all countries
  • Manage stakeholder communication with business and technology senior management
  • Drive PSCs, roadmaps and overall design and delivery alignment
  • Ensure agile standards are met
  • Inculcate dev ops culture in the teams
  • Ensure delivery is timely and of high standards
  • Drive adoption of common delivery framework across various technology teams and regions
  • Drive vendor partner negotiations and manage the relationships
  • Manage the budgets and track and present burn downs
  • Ensure increase of delivery efficiency through each sprint
  • Help create and present business cases where required to fund the initiatives
  • Present updates and demos to senior management as required
  • Create material for presentation to C-level executives
  • Ensure high level of engineering standard is maintained and right opportunities provided to team for upskilling and cross-skilling
  • Drive POCs to assess new solution/application paths

Key Requirements

  • Proven leadership in delivering complex projects spanning multiple countries and working with teams in varied locations
  • Solid understanding of agile practices
  • Excellent organizational, partner and vendor management, negotiation, and prioritization skills.
  • Proactive and able to work under pressure, strong problem-solving skills and positive “can do” attitude.
  • Business understanding in vendor or/and operator/service provider environment
  • Experience in Bank / Financial Institution Systems would be favourable
  • Ability to lead a big team to common goals is a must
  • Must be goal driven and able to creatively identify ways to deliver while managing a healthy relationship with internal and external stakeholders
  • Should have delivered end-to-end projects and understand different tech stacks and complexity involved
  • 10+ years of experience in driving complex projects, a must with at least 5 years of experience managing communications with senior executives in an organization, Strong communication skills including engaging senior management on strategic plans, leading project steering committees and status updates
  • Strong Problem-Solving skills and ability to solve unstructured problem and challenge status quo
  • Experience with development and socializing of business case and conducting product roadshow
  • Experience in developing and presenting solutions & design to design review boards.
  • Ability to present to C-level executives
  • Must be able to maintain calm under time-critical and stressful scenarios and come up with creative ways to unblock teams

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