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BMO Financial Group Senior Technology Officer - GAM Technology - US in Chicago, Illinois

Address:

111 W Monroe - 115 S LaSalle

Job Family Group:

Technology

The Senior Technology Officer will be responsible for planning and execution of the technology roadmaps (ongoing transformation including platform evolution, currency and maintenance) as it relates to the Global Asset Management application strategy and help drive the organization’s Global transformation. This will include managerial leadership to employees in order to create and maintain a high performing team.

  • Acts as a thought leader in development, builds deeper relationships with key stakeholders, and demonstrates expert-level skills in coding across multiple languages, LOB's, and/or technology areas.

  • Reviews and approves requirements and design for various technology managed applications.

  • Provides strategic input into business decisions as a trusted advisor.

  • May network with industry contacts to gain competitive insights and best practices.

  • Has expert knowledge to influence and set corporate direction for software development practice, concepts, technology and methodology.

  • Manages resources and leads the execution of strategic initiatives to deliver on business and financial goals.

  • Acts as the prime subject matter expert for internal/external stakeholders.

  • Monitors and tracks performance and addresses any issues.

  • Ensures code is reviewed, reusable and testable, meeting architectural-design and customer requirements; accountable for overall code quality.

  • Leads workshops to develop solutions from a program perspective in association with all interdependent systems.

  • Interacts with key business & technology stakeholders to define, analyze, and deliver requirements that reflect the needs of both the business and end-customers.

  • Assesses the costs and benefits for different solutions and recommend/decide on appropriate designs.

  • Supports production issues, includes independently completing root-cause analysis and diagnosis.

  • Devises new algorithms and data structures for target environment and platform attributes in alignment with architectural patterns.

  • Builds solutions that are supportable, scalable and achieve our aspiration of common assets.

  • Recommends or automates approaches to streamline and integrate technological processes and/or systems to improve operational efficiency and effectiveness.

  • Supports the management of specific project deliverables & outcomes.

  • Identifies opportunities to strengthen the development capability, such as: sharing expertise to promote technical development, mentoring employees, building communities of practice and networks.

  • Stays abreast of industry technical and business trends through participation in professional associations, practice communities & individual learning.

Skills:

  • Passion and customer-focused, which are integral to your success as your technical skills and experience.

  • Typically, 7+ years of relevant experience and post-secondary degree in related field of study or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Strong People Management and Program Management skill are required

  • Knowledge of software development practices, concepts, and technology obtained through formal training and/or work experience.

  • Knowledge of required programming languages and can code with little oversight.

  • Knowledge of technical/business environment and processes.

  • Understand functional aspects and technical behavior of the underlying operating system, development environment, and deployment practices.

  • Have facility with and understanding of the ecosystem that code operates in.

  • Verbal & written communication skills - In-depth / Expert.

  • Analytical and problem-solving skills - In-depth / Expert.

  • Influence skills - In-depth / Expert.

  • Collaboration & team skills; with a focus on cross-group collaboration - In-depth / Expert.

  • Able to manage ambiguity.

  • Data driven decision making - In-depth / Expert.

Experience and familiarity with:

  • Project Management and Agile Skills

  • Financial Management experience / skills

  • Object-oriented methodologies and design patterns.

  • Working knowledge of Asset Management Applications

  • Saas/IaaS/PaaS technologies and cloud computing platforms

  • Large-system integration

  • Understanding Security Best Practices

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BMO Financial GroupServing customers for 200 years and counting, BMO is a highly diversified financial services provider – the 8th largest bank, by assets, in North America. With total assets of $728 billion as of October 31, 2018, and a team of diverse and highly engaged employees, BMO provides a broad range of personal and commercial banking, wealth management and investment banking products and services to more than 12 million customers and conducts business through three operating groups: Personal and Commercial Banking, BMO Wealth Management and BMO Capital Markets.We serve Canadian clients through BMO Bank of Montreal®, our personal and commercial banking business, BMO Nesbitt Burns®*, one of Canada's leading wealth management firms, and BMO Capital Markets™, our North American investment and corporate banking division.In the United States, clients are served through BMO Harris Bank, a major U.S. Midwest personal and commercial bank, and BMO Private Bank, with wealth management offices across the United States, as well as BMO Capital Markets™, our North American investment and corporate banking division.We help our customers make money make sense by delivering the broadest range of financial services through a single point of contact. Our financial service professionals provide access to any services our customers require across the entire enterprise.

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