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BMO Financial Group Senior Technology Officer in Toronto, Ontario

Address:

100 King Street West

Job Family Group:

Technology

The Senior Technology Officer in Loan Origination will lead the Simplification strategy under Ambition 2025 to drive to integrate and simplify the Sales and Origination functions for NACB and Corporate Banking. Using extensive tools and partnerships across business, technology and operations , the selected candidate will lead the development & support of these key technology components. The role requires the ability to partner with Enterprise Architecture, CCB&CR Design forum, Smart Core and ETO to build Enterprise scale resilient solutions.

Plans, prioritizes and delivers solutions that represent the best value technology spend while observing technology governance within prescribed limits. Manages and maintains the ongoing solutions delivered to the designated business/group. Acts as a platform or application owner. Manages the end to end development process to ensure that the right solutions are delivered and addresses any operational concerns once in production. Delivers on time and one budget and adheres to required standards.

  • 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.

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

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

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

  • Helps determine business priorities and best sequence for execution of business/group strategy.

  • Conducts independent analysis and assessment to resolve strategic issues.

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

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

  • Monitors and tracks performance, and addresses any issues.

  • Provides internal stakeholders with an effective primary point of contact and ownership for planning, delivery and management of technology solutions.

  • Ensures ongoing viability of technology platform assets.

  • Identifies opportunities and provides recommendations by communicating complex technical strategies and design to senior leaders.

  • Provides informed and considered recommendations & solutions to complex technical issues to improve productivity and profitability of technology platform assets.

  • Recommends and approves changes to systems, procedures, products and people to meet plans, achieve goals, and maximize scorecard.

  • Defines and documents application architecture & other system documentation to ensure adherence to standards and alignment to the technical strategies.

  • Participates in the development of business/group strategic plans to enable annual results as well as results over a longer timeframe.

  • Collaborates to identify high value technology requirements and solution opportunities.

  • Negotiates technology priorities; develops and maintains a financially sound integrated investment plan.

  • Assesses value of potential work and understands all work included in the annual plan.

  • Prioritizes and coordinates development team activities for multiple initiatives of varying complexity in order to meet client demands while maintaining defined Service Level Agreements (SLAs) and technical stewardship over platform applications.

  • Determines overall plans and priorities.

  • Ensures optimal decision-making between internal stakeholders, including between the business/group and Technology senior leaders.

  • Evaluates external vendor offerings and selects cost-effective service providers who will deliver.

  • Operates at a group/enterprise-wide level and serves as a specialist resource to senior leaders and stakeholders.

  • Applies expertise and thinks creatively to address unique or ambiguous situations and to find solutions to problems that can be complex and non-routine.

  • Implements changes in response to shifting trends.

  • Broader work or accountabilities may be assigned as needed.

Qualifications:

  • Typically 7-10 years of work experience in IT or business environment and/or BS/BA or MBA/MS in computer science, engineering, information systems, math or business

  • Expert level of knowledge in domain Broad/diverse business knowledge of a range of functions, products and/or systems, or expert knowledge of specialized functions, products and/or systems

  • 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.

  • Seasoned professional with a combination of education, experience and industry knowledge.

  • 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.

We’re here to help

At BMO we are driven by a shared Purpose: Boldly Grow the Good in business and life. It calls on us to create lasting, positive change for our customers, our communities and our people. By working together, innovating and pushing boundaries, we transform lives and businesses, and power economic growth around the world.

As a member of the BMO 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.

To find out more visit us at https://jobs.bmo.com/ca/en.

BMO is committed to an inclusive, equitable and accessible workplace. By learning from each other’s differences, we gain strength through our people and our perspectives. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. To request accommodation, please contact your recruiter.

BMO Financial Group Serving 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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