Head of Technology

Employer
recruitAbility
Location
Rockville, MD
Posted
Oct 17, 2021
Closes
Oct 19, 2021
Ref
148928878
Function
Accountant, IT
Hours
Full Time
Our client, a leading FinTech that supports more than 1,700 independent financial advisors in delivering comprehensive securities and investment advisory services to their clients. With a culture rich in reinvention and advisor advocacy, they have developed integrated business management technology that, combined with its personalized consulting services, offers exceptional scale and efficiency.They are looking to hire a Head of Technology for one of their portfolio companies. This includes the development and support of all technologies used by the home office and Advisors in the field, driving better decisions with business intelligence, and protecting against cybersecurity risks. The VP, Head of Technology works with the executive team and business owners to establish the strategic direction, set priorities and then leads their successful delivery. What you get to do as the Head of Technology with this progressive companyWork with the executive team and all other stakeholders to set the overall strategic direction for TechnologyLead the process to identify and prioritize all technology initiativesDevelop business case justification and cost-benefit analysis for technology initiativesManage the complete technology portfolio including planning, budgeting, and ongoing monitoring and communicationLead the RFI/RFP process with vendors to select software and technology servicesEnsure vendor due diligence, risk- assessments, and contract negotiations, are managed appropriatelyEnsure all existing technology systems and subsystems are operating in a stable and performant manner 24/7/365Ensure that security of all information systems, and that their information and cyber security policy framework is enforcedOversee data strategy and data quality initiatives including file transmission management and data mapping and documentationProvide strong leadership and direction to the Technology DepartmentWhat you need to Succeed as the Head of TechnologyMaster's Degree level, preferably in Computer Science, Engineering or equivalent fieldExperience working in Financial Services, including knowledge of FINRA and SEC regulationsMinimum of 10 years in a hands-on engineering roleMinimum of 5 years team leadership and management experienceExcellent interpersonal and communication skillsStrong understanding of a broad set of technologies and platformsStrong vendor management skills and demonstrated integration experienceKnowledge of wealth management platforms such as Pershing, FIS, and Docupace is a plusAbility to use data to drive decision-making, including experience with data visualization toolsExperience working with Scrum / Agile development methodologyExperience managing Help Desk functions, both for internal users and external clientsDemonstrated leadership as a department manager and collaboratorWhat's in it for you with this fast growing company?Work directly with local leadership to ensure technology needs of the business are metServe as Embedded Leadership Team member for Corporate IT services GroupLead a team and build out the local SLAExcellent Compensation Plan includes competitive Salary, Bonus and Comprehensive Benefits

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