Technical Lead – Equities & Multi-Asset Technology (Philadelphia) Global Asset Manager

J Harlan Group, LLC - Philadelphia, PA

Technical Lead – Equities & Multi-Asset Technology (Philadelphia)

Global Asset Manager

J Harlan Group is currently conducting a search for a Technical Lead – Equities & Multi-Asset 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

As the Asset Management business continues to grow, Technology plays an important role in bringing together its operations to provide innovative services to its clients. To partner with the Equities Management, Portfolio Managers and Traders and drive these outcomes.

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.

  • Develop senior relationships to gain and utilize a deep understanding of the business wins to transform current business models with innovative technology solutions
  • become a valued partner by anticipating and proposing alternative solutions to help business extend their reach
  • Lead global DevOps teams to provide end-to-end design, delivery and operation of applications and solutions
  • Develop and set platform priorities, budgets and resourcing requirements
  • Run the technology in line with the bank’s policies and architecture standards to ensure risks are understood, communicated, and effectively mitigated
  • Champion technology excellence, practice and innovative technologies to automate, simplify and innovate the technology landscape.

The ideal candidate would have a background including: 

  • Have significantly demonstrated hands-on experience of managing and developing technology solutions to multiple internal clients
  • Tack record on driving digitalization, automation, and data adoption with business partners
  • Entrepreneurial, highly motivated, and self-directed with a strong delivery mindset
  • Able to articulate complex technical problems and their solutions simply
  • passionate about building and leading, high-performing delivery teams and proposing and achieving successful outcomes for a significant asset management business
  • Adept at engaging, collaborating, and influencing people at all levels and areas of financial services organizations
  • Experience in program and delivery management, including budgets and forecasts
  • Excellent in collaborating across global teams, navigating time zones effectively and have flexibility to prioritize your time and travel
  • Previous front office asset management experience is beneficial
  • 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

Required Education:

  • Strong academic record and a BA/BS degree in Computer Science/Engineering or related educational background

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: Friday, March 10, 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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