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IT Development Manager - Equities Technology

Company: William Blair
Location: Chicago
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

* Lead team of direct reports and temp/consultants focused on modernizing analytics infrastructure, reporting, support and integration of trading and CRM systems and other IT initiatives for the equities departmentAct as a business technology lead, supporting the business processes and driving solutions for Equities technology initiatives.Provide thought leadership on technologies to help drive business.Coordinate development and implementation efforts with internal IT resources and/or external vendors.Collaborate with IT management to determine and plan software development short- and long-term development and maintenance strategies over the course of system lifecycles. Ensure alignment with the business strategies of software users.Prepare project plans and manage resources while documenting business requirements, functional specifications, test plans, workflow, and data requirements.Partner with business area management to define software requirements and test cases.Prioritize, scope, plan and oversee the execution of software development projects. Ensure alignment with business objectives, and the achievement of key milestones and project objectives.Guide the development and implementation of software development standards and policies. Employ appropriate software development methodologies and ensure that issues identified during testing are resolved.Oversee the development of tools and training for application users. Ensure complete, current documentation for all applications.Oversee the resolution of escalated technical issues. Ensure that problems are resolved in a timely manner to maintain software availability and functionality.Lead the development of application specific business continuity and disaster recovery plans.Evaluate new technologies and vendors. Recommend direction based on holistic understanding of firm architecture and application needs. May participate in contract negotiations.Monitor industry trends and external developments that may impact application development activities. Identify best practices being used and encourage adoption through direct and indirect training methods.Ensure all activities are in compliance with applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures.Additional responsibilities as requested.PDN-96007b9c-8443-436a-8ce9-a752f38fe9ebSDL2017

Keywords: William Blair, Chicago , IT Development Manager - Equities Technology, Executive , Chicago, Illinois

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