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SVP, Head of GEB (NextGen) in Singapore at UOB Group

Date Posted: 2/3/2018

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Job Description

Functional area: Business Technology Services
Employment type: Full-time
Job Type: Permanent

Job Objective:

You will be responsible for software development for a new build of UOB Corporate Internet Banking using the Agile methodology, along with collaboration from contractors and multiple vendors.  

Key Responsibilities:
  • Directly build, manage and lead a team focused on delivering world-class, highly available system capabilities.
  • Manage business stakeholders expectation and establish alternative solutions that are feasible within the technology and timeline constraints
  • Define and deliver application roadmaps and technology platforms
  • Review solution design and effort estimates from the team and prioritize changes
  • Collaborate with capability and enterprise architects to leverage enterprise standards, and drive Company's application portfolios toward a simpler, more streamlined set of platforms
  • Drive adoption of methods (E.g. Agile) and industry practices to improve quality and productivity outcomes
  • Own direct accountability for overall project/program delivery of your capability teams and vendors, ensuring the successful execution and delivery of projects that meet scope, timing, and cost goals
  • Lead multi-vendor teams to successfully deliver solutions, manage multi-vendor teams to work amicably to support the bank’s commitments
  • Anticipate and resolve any development issues or risks either independently or together with the relevant stakeholders and propose alternative solutions as necessary
  • Resolve issues ensuring escalation and communication to stakeholders as necessary
  • Lead or contribute to cross-team improvement initiatives relating to methods, tools, people, architecture, project management and governance
  • Ensure quality delivery of the new in-house developed application by complying strictly to System Development Methodology (SDM).   

Key Requirements:
  • Prior IT experience implementing large scale, highly available applications or other large program implementation.
  • Experience of banking projects implementation particularly in area of Transaction Banking, Cash Management and Trade.
  • 8 to 10 or more years of experience gathering business needs and creating into workable outcomes
  • 8 to 10 or more years experience in business process and/or technology implementation
  • 5 or more years experience managing third party vendor relationships and offshore development teams to achieve business outcomes
  • 5 or more years experience at a manager level or above delivering global IT capabilities for a multi-national company with annual budgetary responsibilities
  • 5 or more years experience at a manager level in a multi-channel brand business environment
  • Solid foundation in service-oriented technologies to be able to understand service interdependencies and drive towards technical solutions for multi-tiered systems
  • Detail oriented, yet able to look at a wide array of choices & identify what truly matters
  • Ability to work independently and excellent problem solving skills is a must
  • Proven results-oriented person with a focus on delivery
  • Experience communicating with technical and non-technical stakeholders across multiple business units
  • A strong and assertive communicator in speaking and writing