Technology Lead - Client Platform (Philadelphia)

J Harlan Group, LLC - Philadelphia, PA

Technology Lead – Client Platform Technology

Philadelphia Global Asset Manager

J Harlan Group is currently conducting a search for a Client Technology Platform Lead at a Global Asset Manager based in Philadelphia. We are seeking a seasoned, high caliber Technology Lead leading a small specialist team of software engineers accountable for designing client facing technology solutions for a global investment bank. You’ll manage workload and activities as well as supporting your team by providing daily coaching and mentoring. You will lead projects to improve engineering, test, and operational excellence best practices on your team and make technical trade-offs between short-term team needs and long-term business needs.

Principal Responsibilities:

In this role, you’ll influence your team's software architecture and likely influence related team’s architecture as you solve difficult and complex business problems. You will successfully launch software for the business, resolve deficiencies and lead projects to improve engineering, test, and operational excellence best practices on your team. You will have the opportunity to help transform the technology landscape and work with AWS tooling, Microservices, Salesforce, data analytic platforms and move our successful business onto a new tech stack. Major Projects – Business Intelligence (BI), Salesforce, Client Reporting Internal / External.

The ideal candidate would have a background including:

They will need you to bring proven experience in object-oriented design, data structures, algorithm design, problem solving, and complexity analysis in at least one modern programming language. Your proficiency in JavaScript, specifically in React.js or Angular.js frameworks will be essential as you listen to the clients and make changes as needed. Additionally, your ability to take a project from scoping requirements through to launch, as well as the building of complex software systems will be vital to your success in this role

  • Experience as a Tech Lead in Financial Services with proficiency in Java – Javascript/React/Angular – Client Platform Experience Not Required
  • Adept at engaging, collaborating and influencing business as well as technology teams
  • Must be confident, proactive, highly organized, resilient and articulate in describing complex topics
  • Learning mindset and problem-solving skills
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, engineering or a related field

An individual who loves solving deep and complex technical and business problems and wants to have an outsized impact with the products they build and deliver. An individual with a passion for investment operations technology, high level of intellectual curiosity, a commitment to excellence and an unparalleled drive to deliver world-class investment technology solutions.

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 securities 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: Wednesday, January 5, 2022

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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