Bnp Paribas

Project Manager

Job Location:  Chennai
Job Description:  SkillSet: delivery, project management, customer relations, reporting, java.

Role Application Manager

An IT professional responsible for managing the core Fund Accounting and Middle Office applications to ensure continuity of and guarantee the quality of applications and opportunities for optimisation within their scope. The ideal candidate will also have prior experience of Geneva applications/tools and of Fund Accounting and Trade Management processes.


Direct Responsibilities

  • Relationship Management
    • Manage the day-to-day relationship with the external vendors, and the internal IT teams within the hosting location of Paris.
    • Work closely with the Application Production Support teams as necessary to ensure first class support services. Act as a key point of contact and escalation point on requests and issues to ensure prompt response and resolution; steer incident analysis and implement preventative action plans for improvement;
    • Develop an understanding of the key business drivers and work with the Engineering, Delivery teams and vendors to understand and specify requirements and to deliver/promote appropriate solutions;
    • Manage Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and ensure these are tracked, reported and managed via various channels;
    • Participate in quarterly relationship workshops with suppliers and clients to review service levels, align roadmaps and discuss new projects/initiatives;
  • Application IT Roadmaps Functional and Technical
    • Develop the three year high level technical roadmaps in conjunction with the technical architects and other stakeholders and create more detailed annual roadmaps;
    • Input into the development of the functional roadmaps with the Head of HFS Fund Accounting and Middle Office departments, along with Product Development, ensuring alignment with the Product Roadmaps;
  • Release Management
    • Oversee and monitor hardware and application software releases and upgrades;
    • Ensure appropriate change control arrangements are in place for these applications and that thorough IST/UAT testing is completed prior to each release;
    • Liaise with the Testing and Release Management teams on all releases;
    • Work with suppliers and internal teams to drive the implementation of automated release processes;
  • Risk Assessments
    • Undertake, on an agreed basis, risk assessments on all application related activities including infrastructure, vendor, end user usage and run costs;
  • Application Continuity
    • Develop and oversee execution of the Disaster Recovery Plans and Service Continuity with the relevant Application Production Support teams;
  • Budget Planning and Monitoring
    • Input into the annual budgeting process and liaise with the different teams to monitor adherence to the budget throughout the year, highlighting areas for potential overrun in timely manner;
  • Change Impact Analysis Project and Change Requests
    • Act as key stakeholder for any projects and implementations impacting these applications ensuring all measures are taken for successful delivery;
    • Work with other members of the HFS IT team to ensure that interfaces with other applications and third party applications work as required;
    • Work with vendors on the implementation of any new modules/interfaces
  • System Documentation and Procedures
    • Develop and contribute to all application related documentation and procedures, including the:
      • Annual Management Plan;
      • System and Technical Configuration Documentation;
      • Application Production Support teams Training materials on changes
  • Application Knowledge Transfer and Training
    • Arrange or deliver, as required, training material and knowledge transfer on changes for the Application Production Support teams;
    • Ensure all project changes are fully documented and IT colleagues in the HFS IT Helpdesk, Dublin and Paris are briefed / trained prior to handover;
    • Be responsible for the STAC (Service Transition Acceptance Criteria) process when required;

Contributing Responsibilities

  • Application and Data Security
    • Comply with and enforce the norms and standards in use: engineering, architecture and security norms and participate in best practice communities;
    • Oversee user access management arrangements and manage any required changes, e.g. the implementation of strong authentication solutions;
    • Review results of security testing, working on the development of remediation plans as required and oversee execution of these plans;

  • Capacity Management
    • Work with all key stakeholders to ensure that our underlying platforms are accurately sized to meet current and future requirements;
    • Stay close to the on boarding and demand management roadmap;
    • Conduct/Manage performance analysis and fine tuning of processes to minimise any potential adverse impact thus ensuring optimum efficiency of our existing infrastructure;
  • Problem Management
    • Troubleshoot problems providing technical support and problem resolution conducting reviews of problems and devising solutions and plans with the key stakeholders;
    • Liaise with Infrastructure and Application teams on items relating to routine and ad-hoc maintenance, technical support and development as required with the Application Production Support team
  • Other
    • Keep up to date on the latest software developments and propose ways that the software can be applied to make the business more efficient and successful;
    • Project Work as agreed and assigned

Technical Behavioral Competencies

Key Skills, Knowledge and Experience

  • 12-15+ years of experience in large BFSI / Capital Markets IT organization
  • Knowledge of system design, development, implementations, and user support principles and practices;
  • Experience with database management and strategies, as well as administration including day-to-day maintenance, troubleshooting and development (SQL and Linux);
  • Understanding of infrastructure and networks;
  • Experience with information system troubleshooting;
  • Knowledge of system connectivity options (e.g. APIs);
  • Understanding of test automation tools (e.g. Selenium etc);
  • Experience of working within a global organisation and working with teams across a number of locations.
  • Demonstrable ability to face challenges with an analytical approach and to find solutions to effectively solve problems
  • Ability to liaise with both internal and external parties at all levels in a professional and efficient manner
  • Strong team player with a high degree of flexibility
    • Capable and organised team player with excellent interpersonal and communication (verbal and written) skills, who shares ideas and best practice within the team and across the organisation for the benefit of the business;
    • Ability to communicate technical information to a non-technical audience.
  • Experience leading and facilitating knowledge transfer and training
  • Self-motivated and results focused
  • Budgeting and cost modelling skills
  • Short term travel to BNPP offices within Europe may be required.
  • Fluent English speaker

Specific Qualifications (if required)

Education and Qualifications

  • Bachelor s degree in engineering, computer science, finance and/or equivalent experience required
  • Project Management qualification a plus
  • Experience working in a large corporate environment, preferably in a financial sector

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Functional Area:  IT Operations / EDP / MIS
Experience:  3 - 8 years
Qualification:  ("Other in B.Tech/B.E") OR ("Architecture in Other")
Salary:  5 Lakh to 10 Lakh INR
Bnp Paribas
Job Ad publication date: 14 May 2021  

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