Senior Technology Manager

Hudson IT
Central London
£50k - £60k pa + Competitive Benefits
20 Apr 2017
20 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
This role is within the technology team and has two primary responsibilities:

*To be the point person for all technical developments within the contract for scheme administration my client has with its vendor.This might be as a result of a change request, a technical upgrade or as a consequence of a problem in the production environment.

*To develop and maintain a deep insight into the FinTech market. It is important that my client continues to maintain a low cost, stable service but it is also important that they ensure that their services continue to be competitive and in some areas market leading.

In financial services there are a number of technical trends, Open Banking using API technologies, Blockchain, Electronic Identity verification, AI & robo advice. It is currently unclear to my client whether these trends will make a difference to the services they offer by enabling new channels (or how they offer them) or alter the delivery of existing functionality.

The successful candidate will work primarily with the client's marketing and product management teams and with various vendors, specialist interest groups and commentators in industry.

Experience and technical skills:

*The candidate will have been working as a market analyst to evaluate technologies and provide insight into how they are being/could be applied.
*They should have practical experience of building IT solutions involving a number of technologies.
*They should have performed a product selection and implemented their recommendation in production.
*They should have developed a business case that has been approved and implemented.
*They must have some experience of managing a vendor's performance against a defined set of service levels.
*Excellent analytical skills with a proven ability to critically analyse issues, consider options and develop recommendations based on solid reasoning
*Demonstrable evidence of delivering creative solutions to complex problems
*Familiarity and confidence in using Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Visio

The role will require someone with the following personal attributes:

*Will be able to engage non-technical stakeholders in a technical decision.
*Will be able to see the big picture, as well as understand, and challenge the detail when required.
*Comfortable working under their own initiative to develop ideas, influence stakeholder and drive out results
*Will find it easy to work with others, good teamwork, and good communication skills.
*A highly motivated, adaptable, completer/finisher who can flex to meet the needs of the situation
*Working with senior stakeholders

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