Tech Lead - Asset Management Technology (Philadelphia)

J Harlan Group, LLC - Philadelphia, PA

Technical Lead – Asset Management Technology (Philadelphia)

Global Asset Manager

J Harlan Group is currently conducting a search for a Technical Lead – Asset Management Technology to join the Global Asset Management Technology team of a Global Asset Manager in Philadelphia.

A great opportunity if you are a strong Technology Lead with a desire to work within the investment environment for a global asset manager and enjoy seeing, firsthand, how their efforts contribute to the business

Critical Initiatives:

  • Transforming Client platforms from regional to global
  • Delivering new mobile capabilities to enable business agility and extend business reach
  • Empowering businesses to increase insights by standing up an enterprise business intelligence (BI) platform
  • Advance Data Governance to boost global business competitiveness
  • Maximize application agility and scalability by adopting both public and private cloud technologies
  • Developing continuous delivery capabilities by utilizing DevOps to optimize time to market.

Principal Responsibilities:

In this role, you will Lead a global team of technologists whose primary focus is on designing, developing and delivering next generation platforms supporting their asset management technology. You will have the opportunity to directly partner with business stakeholders, understand their objectives/needs and deliver strategic solutions that enable them to focus on investment performance and deliver superior results.

  • As a Technical Lead based in their Philadelphia office you will demonstrate your strong development and leadership skills to develop software solutions and manage delivery of technical projects.
  • Collaborate with a global team and participate in all aspects of the software life cycle as you design, develop, and maintain critical software systems using AWS, Java and/or Microsoft stacks.
  • Work directly with stakeholders to understand requirements, discuss solutions, and manage scope as you focus on accountability for yourself and the team around scope, budget, dates and quality.
  • Leverage best practices around testing, security and performance considering firm guidelines as you research, evaluate and present recommendations for innovative technologies and frameworks will be key to this role.

The ideal candidate would have a background including:

Relevant technical skills include:

  • 5+ years development experience in a n Object Oriented Programming Language.
  • Good Knowledge of AWS Solution architecture and tools, along with a strong learning mindset will be key factors in your success
  • Strong understanding of data and data integration concepts (SQL, data governance, reporting) coupled with proven problem-solving skills and the ability to independently debug and diagnose problems will allow you to succeed in this role.
  • Proven track record of success with coaching, communicating with senior stakeholders, managing incidents and delivering projects on time as well as
  • Good Knowledge of AWS Solution architecture and tools, along with a strong learning mindset will be key factors in your success

Familiarity with modern software development and design concepts across multiple languages, as well as a passion for technology innovation will allow you to harness emerging technology trends to deliver solutions to their business in an efficient and agile manner.

They seek candidates who are high-energy self-starters who want to join an investment banking firm on the leading edge of the global markets. The management team needs individuals of the highest professional caliber who are leaders, problem solvers, analytic, detail-oriented, and entrepreneurial.

Everyone at the firm works in a highly collaborative and charged environment.

Successful candidates are:

  • Analytic and relentless in pursuit of the right answer
  • Strong communicators who excel at rapid synthesis
  • Able to demonstrate sound business judgment
  • Able to digest complexity while maintaining an understanding of the “big picture” of business needs
  • Team players who are energized by a collaborative enterprise 

About the Client:

Our Client is the global investment management arm of a global provider of banking, financial, advisory, investment and funds management services operating in more than 70 locations in more than 27 countries. They manage more than $263 billion across 24 independent global investment teams. Their global network of specialist asset management teams strive to deliver superior, sustainable risk-adjusted returns by employing their extensive experience, strong investment convictions, and commitment to in- depth research.

They offer investment management capabilities across a number of asset classes including fixed income, currencies, equities, infrastructure securities, hedge funds, and multi-asset allocation solutions. With their strong asset management expertise and strong investment convictions they are dedicated to providing their clients with investment excellence.

The firm’s employees maintain the highest professional and ethical standards. The firm has earned a reputation for honesty, fair dealing, and transparency in a competitive industry. They believe that these standards are the foundation for superior investment performance and are critical to delivering performance to clients

Posted On: Tuesday, May 9, 2023

Position Contact
Jerry Goldberg
Manager Director
(212) 792-0099

After years as a Senior Financial Services Executive, I have decided to make a career change and leverage my vast knowledge of the financial services and technology industry as an executive recruiter and have opened an executive search and recruiting firm "J Harlan Group, LLC' specializing in technology and financial services talent search.

Financial Services Executive with expansive Private Equity, Hedge Fund, Investment Banking, Asset Management, Securities Brokerage, Commercial Banking and Insurance experience. With combined expertise as a Chief Information Officer, Chief Administrative Officer and Principal/Consultant, my responsibilities have expanded a broad cross-section of business disciplines – technology, strategic planning, operations management, HR, administration, outsourcing, business development, strategic partnering, product development, financial operations and reporting, client relationship management.

Specialties: • Leadership authority for building and managing the technological, operational, and administrative platforms for financial services organizations.

• Contributed significantly to starting, developing and building a privately-held organization into a $1 billion market cap publicly traded company on the NYSE within five years of inception.

• Recognized achievements in building top-performing, best-in-class organizations capable of supporting corporate objectives.

Contact: – 212-792-0099 – 

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