Strategic Technology Leader – Enterprise Infrastructure

J Harlan Group, LLC - New York, NY

Strategic Technology Leader – Enterprise Infrastructure

Global – Asset Management

J Harlan Group is currently conducting a search for a Strategic Technology Leader – Enterprise Infrastructure at a prominent Asset Manager.

if you're looking for challenging work experiences as a global visionary leader and the ability to contribute in a collaborative culture, we invite you to explore this opportunity.

The Strategic Technology Leader – Enterprise Infrastructure will be the driver of change to modernize the organizations Cloud and Virtualization tech infrastructure and architecture with a focus on digital technologies to include middleware integration; agile/iterative application development, web-oriented architecture, API strategy and Cloud computing

An exciting opportunity to create, evolve, and champion the Cloud & Virtualization Infrastructure across the global organization. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Define strategy positions for major infrastructure technology areas.
  • Define the target state and target operating model.
  • Socialize and gain acceptance for both on premise and cloud models within GTS and the broader Technology organization.
  • Work closely with Global Technology Management leadership team to identify gaps and opportunities in the current offering to support the new desired operating model.
  • Work extensively with the Global Technology Infrastructure Engineering to automate and optimize existing processes and services to streamline operations and realize cost savings or direct funding to next-generation capabilities.
  • Partner with the head of Global Technology to affect change across the division to define the Target Architecture and Target Operating Model defined above.
  • Champion, advocate, communicate strategy and architecture.
  • Drive technology infrastructure strategy and direction across all groups.
  • Relationship management for key vendor and external ecosystem partners which may include major infrastructure services vendors.
  • Drive down overall cost of ownership and increase efficiency of the Global Technology infrastructure.
  • Ensure the firm’s technology is continually improved and of the highest quality on a global scale.
  • Ensure the firm provides the best multichannel and cross product customer experience in Financial Services.

Promote and grow a highly innovative and industry leading technology culture.

The ideal candidate would have a background:

The ideal candidate will come from a Financial Services organization and be a global visionary leader in engineering/technology who will drive priorities while balancing risks, capital allocations and change complexities throughout the enterprise.

An individual with a strong background as a Technology Architect or Chief Technology Officer with 10+ years of demonstrated senior level Technology Leadership experience with a strong understanding/focus on digital technologies to include middleware integration; agile/iterative application development, web-oriented architecture, API strategy and Cloud computing and a driver of change to modernize tech infrastructure and architecture.

  • 10+ years of demonstrated senior level Technology Leadership experience with a strong understanding/focus on digital technologies to include middleware integration; agile/iterative application development, web-oriented architecture, API strategy and Cloud computing.
  • Experience developing a roadmap and implementing an enterprise technology strategy including mobility and end user computing strategy (virtualization of desktops and applications).
  • Experience building consumer facing applications and virtual technologies expertise is preferred.
  • A rounded knowledge of all aspects of the technology stack in a large scale, complex organization is critical.
  • Successful track record as a change leader in a large and complex environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to take an organization from a perspective of legacy technology to a position of industry leading technology innovation.
  • Possess a track record of transforming a global business through strong execution and delivery.
  • Experience running or creating an agile methodology that is deeply ingrained in the fabric of a large-scale technology function.
  • Ability to communicate a compelling vision and inspire others to deliver on an ambitious, complex, global roadmap.
  • Ability to engage and influence stakeholders at all levels within an organization, from the most technical engineer to the savviest business / executive leader.
  • Possess uncompromising ethics, unwavering integrity and understanding of risk & regulatory process, as well as outstanding communications and interpersonal skills.

Required Education:

  • Strong academic record and a BA/BS in computer science or other area of information technology preferred

An individual who loves solving deep and complex technical and business problems and wants to have an outsized impact with the services/ products they deliver. An individual with a passion for Enterprise Infrastructure Management in the financial services industry, high level of intellectual curiosity, a commitment to excellence and an unparalleled drive to deliver world-class services.

About the Client:

The firm is a publicly owned global asset management firm with $800+ billion dollars of AUM. The firm offers funds, advisory services, account management, and retirement plans and services for individuals, institutions, and financial intermediaries.

The talent and dedication of their people is critical to their success. They offer an opportunity for developing one’s professional career while working with individuals trained in a variety of disciplines in a collegial and dynamic environment. They offer a broad range of competitive benefits on a global basis.

They seek candidates who are high-energy self-starters who want to join an investment management 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 side-by-side with the firm’s senior management 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

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: Wednesday, May 5, 2021

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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