Technical Project Manager

  • Delta Capita
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • 29/06/2020
Full time Accounting Finance Sales IT - Software Development IT - Systems Engineering Operations Project Management

Job Description

Position: Technical Project Manager        

Location: London

Employment Type: Perm


Who We Are:

Delta Capita is a global financial services consulting term and part of the Prytek holdings group. Delta Capita has been recognised by the Financial Times as one of the top 1000 fastest growing businesses in Europe in 2020. It is our mission to help financial services organisations reduce costs by moving them away from their existing proprietary business operating models and toward a supply chain model. Targeting the provision of infrastructure, technology, people and consulting services across the entire financial services value chain. Technology is at the heart of our solutions and as the financial serviced arm of Prytek, we leverage their substantial FinTech portfolio allowing us to create new services as of Europe’s leading FinTech accelerators. Our multi services model allows clients to access standardised business services and benefit from a mutualised operating model. We have been on an incredible journey since the business launched in 2012, and the last 18 months which has seen us increase out headcount and revenues by 100%. In seven locations, with over 200 staff we are seeking the next talented staff to come on the journey with us.


Delta Capita offers the following services:

  1. Professional Services
  2. Managed Services
  3. Product Development

Across these global business lines:

  • Front Office, Pricing and Risk
  • Structured Retail Products
  • Client Lifecycle Management
  • Post Trade Services
  • Solutions and Consulting


Our Culture:

It is easy to describe what we do and how we do it, but the more important question is ‘why?’. We are committed to creating “a great place to work”, as a people business-it is essential that we invest and nurture our key product people. We need great people to contribute to the evolution of our business and the continuation of our company culture. At Delta Capita we have created an open, transparent environment, it is essential in realising change. It is why we work so hard to maintain a flat and open organisational structure, having experienced the negative effects of grandfathering in other environments. We have seen that diverse teams innovate, perform and function better than their counterparts, more likely to bring new ideas and strategies that make a commercial difference.

The cornerstone our approach to Consulting is a desire to innovate and do things differently. We want to work with people who share our entrepreneurial mindset and to give them the tools and environment to realise their ideas. That’s why we host regular internal roundtable events, informal meetups and are committed to providing an open forum for ideas.

From the little things like free breakfast every morning and the monthly social events through to our commitment to providing best in class training and opportunities to work globally, we are always looking at ways to improve the employee experience. We know that consulting is a people business and we are dedicated to ensuring that the DC FAMILY are rewarded socially, intellectually, and financially when working with us.


This role

This technical project manager role is part of the core technology management function in Delta Capita, reporting directly to our global CTO. The job entails working across Delta Capita business lines on technology initiatives based on our strategic enterprise architecture.  You will be a member of the technology team and focused on the delivery of our leading-edge digital/FinTech platform, alongside with parallel business line-specific initiatives.

You will be responsible for helping drive and manage the technology delivery for the DC platform. Further, you will help evolve the management and governance of the  platform, its service strategy and life-cycle management.

You and a team of software engineers will be working with our business lines and service delivery owners, to help build out and/or re-engineer their technology solutions as we build up the FinTech platform. As a PM you will:

  • Take responsibility for the timely delivery of agreed project, proofs of concept and pilot engagements
  • Drive the technology delivery for platform components while proactively and continuously improving the management processes
  • Be a hands-on manager, understand technology delivery and its complexities including team management and motivation
  • Have strong skills in project management methods, tools and practices
  • Build prototypes/rapid application development pilots for ideas/components that need technical proving
  • Set up of initial AWS infrastructure, working with a security specialist
  • Proactively pay attention to the security, scalability, performance, reliability and cost of our systems and infrastructure
  • Eager to learn, passionate about technology and happy to spread knowledge across teams to improve existing products and processes
  • Bring in fresh perspectives to our platform, stay on top of new software and infrastructure trends


Essential Skills & Experience

Essential

  • Have at least 6 years of hands-on technology project delivery experience
  • Be a “finisher” by nature, ensuring work gets completed as agreed, following up with the team members, stakeholders, partner firms/vendors or clients as necessary
  • Strong communications both in verbal and in writing, proactively managing expectations as well as any potential risks and issues
  • Effective at managing people, understanding their personal motivations, aspirations and ways of working
  • Strong skills in Office tools such as Excel and PowerPoint
  • Have worked in the commercial software design and development context, preferably at least some years in Financial Services
  • A good understanding and experience in agile delivery approaches and methods such as TDD/BDD
  • Love working in an agile environment and solving complex problems to their conclusion
  • Understand enough of full-stack, cloud-native technology to be able to question and challenge “given” timelines, constraints and roadblocks
  • Entrepreneurial drive to deliver successful projects
  • Adaptable approach, relishing opportunities to push yourself outside your comfort zone with any new challenges that you face
  • Driven to achieve the highest appropriate level of quality for the business need
  • Excited by new technologies you are continually looking to add to your project management toolbox and working in a FinTech environment.
  • Very good communication skills, high proficiency in English
  • Reliable and honest, people trust you to get things done when you say they will be, honest and open when challenges or roadblocks occur escalating appropriately


Desirable

 

  • Agile delivery leadership as a scrum master
  • Background in software development/engineering (early in career) to truly understand technology project delivery
  • Experience working in an investment banking Global Markets
  • Formal PM qualifications