Head of Alternatives Engineering

  • 600,000.00
  • New York, NY, USA New York NY US
  • Permanent, Full time
  • GMS Advisors
  • 09 Mar 18 2018-03-09

As Head of Alternatives Engineering for this leading Asset Manager you will drive technology and engineering strategy and execution efforts with a specific focus on client’s Alternative capabilities and technology product offering. Head of Alternatives Engineering leads and champion’s initiatives, both big and small, across the organization to execute firm-wide initiatives, increase the value proposition for clients, and increase revenue opportunity for the firm. The Head of Alternatives Engineering will be responsible for a cross-functional engineering and product team, marching the team toward a common goal for the product from a technical architecture and development standpoint.

  • Responsible for overall product design, architecture, and development of end-to-end Alternatives investment platform
  • Lead a team of engineers and partner with the Management team for Alternatives – defining and building technology end to end utilizing both short term and long term approaches to create incremental value
  • Champion the Alternatives agenda throughout the firm and the industry identifying gaps, sharing strategy, owning progress of technology solution
  • Create alignment amongst internal and external stakeholders, and remove roadblocks for the development team to focus on execution
  • Lead developers through the development process; incorporate user feedback as appropriate into the product from technology architecture as well as usability standpoint
  • Partner with the Business to identify and define technology framework and timeline of build-to-market
  • Lead a data driven team that tracks and measures usage and metrics to inform product strategy and deployment strategy to engineering teams
  • Be an Alternatives expert – stay attuned and be ahead of industry, market, and technology trends to create opportunities for the company and better serve our clients

Experience / Qualifications:

  • Proven track record of architecting an enterprise scale platform
  • Hands-on experience developing in an agile environment while architecting a micro-services based architecture leveraging RESTful APIs
  • Ability to validate design and owning the end-to-end development agenda
  • Previous Alternatives technology experience and product experience, ideally spanning the full investment process and operational lifecycles
  • Familiarity with both liquid and illiquid products a plus
  • Proven ability to influence cross-functional teams, from communicating conceptual ideas to execution
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and enhance strategy
  • Ability to represent the firm in industry forums and events
  • Strong organizational, problem-solving and planning skills, including the ability to multitask
  • Strong influencing skills
  • Ability to work and deliver results independently, a self-starter
  • Strong technical abilities with an ability to get in the weeds where necessary
  • Desire and ability to manage teams and people to drive results