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Senior Director - Technology - Rockville, MD at FINRA

Posted in Information Technology about 1 month ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Rockville, Maryland

Job Description:

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FINRA is seeking a well-qualified individual for our Senior Director opening in Rockville, MD. To be considered for this position, please submit your resume through our career site at www.finra.org/careers - no phone calls, please.
 
Job Summary:
 
The Senior Director is part of the senior management team of Technology, oversees a major program or project organization within Technology, and most often reports directly to a Vice President or Senior Vice President.
 
Essential Job Functions:
 
Process and Operations

  • Manage separate teams focused on delivering high quality results within one or more major technology disciplines: strategy, software development, operations, engineering, development services, information security, and compliance.

  • Working independently, establishes organizational policies, goals, objectives and strategies that drive to measurable results.

  • Direct and coordinate organization's financial and budget activities to fund operations, maximize investments, and increase efficiency.

  • Analyze information and evaluate results to choose the best solutions and solve problems.

  • Serve on Program Leadership Teams, as necessary.

  • Develop constructive and cooperative working relationships with peers both within and outside of Technology, and maintain them over time.

  • Establish and maintain external relationships with strategic product / service vendors, FINRA clients / customers, FINRA regulators, industry forums (government & private councils, standards bodies, product forums, etc.), as appropriate.

  • Establish, evolve and ensure compliance with standard practices and processes within the disciplines.

  • Assist with adherence to technology policies and comply with all security controls.

  • Ensure all work products meets /exceeds FINRA standards.

  • Participate in periodic Disaster Recovery (DR), Business Continuity Planning (BCP) and Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) testing and reporting.

 
Resource Management

  • Identify and hire resource/skills needed within their organization.

  • Responsible for staff performance management and training.

  • Coordinate assignment of subordinate staff.

Education/Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or related discipline with at least ten (10) years of related experience, or equivalent training and / or work experience; Master's degree and past Financial Services industry experience preferred.

  • Minimum of 5 years of managing technical programs and projects including staff management of at least fifteen (15) resources and budget of at least $3 million.

  • Knowledge of business, technology and management principles involved in strategic planning, organizational change management, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, and coordination of people and resources.

  • Subject Matter Expertise required in a minimum of one of the following disciplines, with substantial knowledge in remaining disciplines software development, operations, engineering, development services, information security, and compliance.

  • Experience managing staff comprised of both employees and contractors.

  • Demonstrated ability to manage several initiatives simultaneously and balance competing priorities.

  • Past success contributing to strategic decisions for an organization, identifying investment tradeoffs, and delivering high quality solutions to customer needs.

  • Outstanding communication, organization, time management, interpersonal and management skills.

  • Excellent problem identification, analysis and solving skills.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Proven change agent who can improve and grow the capability of an organization; keen eye for hiring and motivating teams.

 
Working Conditions:

  • Work is normally performed in an office environment. 

  • Occasional travel and extended hours may be required.  

The information provided above has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work of the position. It is not a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required.

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In addition to a competitive salary, comprehensive health and welfare benefits, and incentive compensation, FINRA offers immediate participation and vesting in a 401(k) plan with company match. You will also be eligible for participation in an additional FINRA-funded retirement contribution, our tuition reimbursement program and many other benefits. If you would like to contribute to our important mission and work collegially in a professional organization that values intelligence, integrity and initiative, consider a career with FINRA.

Important Information

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As standard practice, employees must also execute FINRA’s Employee Confidentiality and Invention Assignment Agreement without qualification or modification and comply with the company’s policy on nepotism.

About FINRA

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