IT Programme Director, Capital Markets

Job Title: IT Programme Director, Capital Markets
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Singapore, Singapore
Salary: Competitive Package
Reference: JR106722_1508726789
Contact Name: James Rushworth
Contact Email:
Job Published: October 23, 2017 10:46

Job Description

In this role you will hold overall responsibility and accountability for IT project management for Front Office Sales & Trading. Working in partnership with front office, group risk, finance, operations and technology to deliver projects to agreed scope, schedule, budget and quality.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Prepare project feasibility studies, cost-benefit analysis and proposals and obtain required approvals from appropriate IT management and project sponsors
  • Establish project plans, resources, budgets and time-frames, and assign tasks
  • Identify, track and communicate project progress, milestones, deliverables changes and dependencies within the schedule, costs, issues and risks
  • Manage team's performance of project tasks, provide technical advice and guidance, schedule assignments and training for development, prepare performance appraisals
  • Coordinate project activities across multiple development, product management, user experience and QA teams in a matrix organisation
  • Secure acceptance and approval of deliverables or revisions to the project from the project sponsor and stakeholders
  • Manage vendor relationship and deliverables
  • Evaluate and recommend purchases of software packages, hardware and service vendors where appropriate
  • Ensure work deliverables are in compliance with bank policies and regulatory requirements.
  • Plan for and oversee preparation of documentation of each project phase (business requirements, functional specification, project plan, test strategy, test plan, etc), training and support in new/modified applications.

Domain Knowledge:

  • Knowledge in Capital Markets products/processing is essential
  • Experience in the Murex (3.1) and market/credit risks applications will be an added advantage
  • Understanding of technical aspects of system integration in a mix technology environment.


  • Tertiary (Degree) education required
  • Minimum 10 years in project management in IT in investment bank delivering projects exceeding S$3m and have stakeholders that span across at least 3 departments/divisions
  • Capable of managing several projects simultaneously in a dynamic environment
  • Certification or formal training in project management is an advantage
  • Self-starter with excellent leadership and team building skills
  • Ability to resolve complex problems creatively

Singapore Employment Agency Licence No: 16S8069