Global Head of Prime Brokerage Technology (Executive Director)

  • Negotiable
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Nomura
  • 19 May 19

Global Head of Prime Brokerage Technology

Role Description

  • Manage ongoing development and book of work for global prime platform. This role is expected to take an active role in architectural design and decisions.
  • Drive and champion the global IT agenda for prime and ensure that all business, compliance, and regulatory requirements are met.
  • Manage communications with senior business leaders, provide progress updates and manage business issues by working with the global IT management team to drive resolution
  • Work with IT/business/CAO managers across the organizations to ensure Prime Finance IT strategy is well understood and is effectively leveraged.
  • Build the global team with a cohesive culture to effectively solve local/global business problem while building s strategic platform for Prime Brokerage.
  • Be a key partner of the Prime Brokerage production services team to help ensure maximum up time of systems and minimise impact to businesses when issues occur.
  • Be a key partner to the business and help define IT strategy that is aligned to the business plan, and support the plans implementation
  • Collaborate with the global IT Management Team to ensure a coordinated approach across the Prime Brokerage and Equity Finance IT organisations

Required Skills


    • Bachelor's degree or higher in computer science or engineering
    • Background in a business facing delivery role in an Investment banking front office environment
    • Proven track Record as a development manager leading large software development efforts
    • Working background of leading offshore development teams
    • Ability to lead/work with global teams in matrix reporting environment with strong interpersonal skills
    • Ability to cope with rapid front-office business needs and to deal with changing priorities
    • Ability to communicate and act professionally with IT staff and business clients while under strict deadlines.
    • A strong understanding of customer care, service and relationship management is key
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills at multiple levels with strong status reporting skills
    • Strong analytical skills
  • Business

    • Strong understanding of prime services business including important business concepts around margining, re-hypothecation, and relevant regulatory obligations.
    • Good understanding of Equity Financing.
  • Technical

    • Strong understanding of enterprise software technologies, architectures and frameworks
    • Knowledge of modern agile/lean software development processes and ability to apply at a large global scale, especially in context of legacy platforms.
    • Code literate with ability to provide strong technical oversight of IT platform
  • Desired Skills

    • Advanced degree in computer science or engineering
    • Knowledge of broader Capital Markets product set
    • Capital markets product analytics