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BMO Financial Group Director - Capital Markets - Infrastructure Engineering in New York, New York

Develops and implements IT infrastructure & platform strategies for BMO. Develops strategic technology based on technical and business needs to support anticipated business strategies and organizational growth. Designs, builds / installs, tests, maintains, monitors and upgrades infrastructure such as computing platforms, servers and networks. Understands current and future technical platform hardware, operating system, security, and system services layers. Ensures reliable and secure computing and communications capabilities to run the business software while enabling the lowest operational cost/highest availability options. Performs capacity workload modeling and availability analysis for a variety of platforms and environments. Implements disaster recovery procedures and troubleshoots any network and connectivity issues in a timely manner, with minimal disruption to normal functioning. Works with stakeholders and recommends infrastructure solutions based on engineering requirements. Ensures that systems and infrastructure align with business value and are technically sound and well-integrated. Responds immediately to critical connectivity and access issues by evaluating solutions, coordinating recovery and ensuring resolution. On call and/or shift duty may be required.

  • Fosters a culture aligned to BMO purpose, values and strategy and role models BMO values and behaviours in all that they do.

  • Ensures alignment between values and behaviour that fosters diversity and inclusion.

  • Regularly connects work to BMO’s purpose, sets inspirational goals, defines clear expected outcomes, and ensures clear accountability for follow through.

  • Builds interdependent teams that collaborate across functional and operating groups to create the highest value for all stakeholders.

  • Attracts, retains, and enables the career development of top talent.

  • Improves team performance, recognizes and rewards performance, coaches employees, supports their development, and manages poor performance.

  • Acts as a trusted advisor to senior leaders for making business decisions and implementing strategic initiatives.

  • Develops an expert understanding of business/group challenges.

  • Networks with industry contacts to gather competitive insights and best practices.

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

  • Acts as the prime contact for internal/external stakeholder relationships, which may include regulators.

  • Breaks down strategic problems, and analyses data and information to provide insights and recommendations.

  • Forecasts utilization patterns and identifies enterprise wide infrastructure modifications or upgrades to drive performance and reliability goals and continuously improve customer experience.

  • Actively monitors and publishes the availability plan relative to business requirements; proactively identifying any uptime issues and making recommendations for eliminating those issues.

  • Designs, develops, tests, implements and maintains computer/network systems developed internally and/or in conjunction with outside vendor.

  • Designs/engineers system-operating capacity (such as bandwidth, disk space, storage, and CPU utilization) to ensure high availability and performance of end-user applications and systems.

  • Ensures that infrastructure solutions are scalable, flexible, and supportable, are fully monitored and are as standardized and automated as possible.

  • Works across teams to ensure IT system, network upgrades and service pack deployments are implemented with minimal impact to production operation.

  • Accountable for overall system/technology performance; monitors production, outputs, and services to ensure that SLAs and other quality metrics are being met.

  • Identifies and defines new process and/or system improvement opportunities.

  • Evaluates and recommends emerging technologies to influence the design process.

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

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

  • Operates at a group/enterprise-wide level and serves as a senior specialist resource across BMO.

  • Influences how teams/groups work together.

  • Applies expertise and thinks creatively to address unique or ambiguous situations and to find solutions to multiple, interdependent, complex problems.

  • Communicates abstract concepts in simple terms.

  • Fosters strong internal and external networks and works with and across multiple teams to achieve business objectives.

  • Anticipates trends and responds by implementing appropriate changes.

  • Broader work or accountabilities may be assigned as needed. Qualifications:

  • Knowledgeable in Capital Markets applications (examples: Murex, Calypso, WallStreet)

  • Knowledgeable/experienced in the deployment/operation of CM applications/infrastructure in Cloud/Hybrid environments

  • Knowledgeable in Capital Markets centric infrastructure technology (low latency trading systems, turrets, market data, infrastructure and monitoring)

  • Familiarity with the global Capital Markets regulatory environment (compliance, governance, regulatory standards)

  • Typically 9+ years of relevant experience and post-secondary degree in related field of study or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Relevant IT infrastructure & platform knowledge in one or more of the following Engineering domains: networking, distributed/server, storage, mainframe, workplace technology and unified communications.

  • Possesses a deep understanding and problem solving ability.

  • Knowledgeable and experienced with technology/solution design and configuration, capacity management, hardware fault diagnosis, impact of design decisions to infrastructure components, functional / technical behaviour of middleware and data layers, virtualization, service design, Dev Ops and deployment environments and packaging and distribution of the application.

  • Seasoned expert with extensive industry knowledge.

  • Technical leader viewed as a thought leader for innovation.

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As a member of the BMO Harris Bank team you are valued, respected and heard, and you have more ways to grow and make an impact. We strive to help you make an impact from day one – for yourself and our customers. We’ll support you with the tools and resources you need to reach new milestones, as you help our customers reach theirs. From in-depth training and coaching, to manager support and network-building opportunities, we’ll help you gain valuable experience, and broaden your skillset.

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