Head of Applications - Alternative Investments - Bank - £175k

  • GBP140000 - GBP175000 per annum
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Sterlings Partnership
  • 17 Oct 18

Head of Applications - Alternative Investments - Bank - £175k

Head of Applications - Alternative Investments - Bank - £175k

If you have experience scaling up tech, devising strategy and partnering with business users in capital markets, asset management or even better, private equity or alternative investment firms / departments then this will be a strong fit.

Our banking client is looking for an experienced tech leader and business partner to take over a relatively small team of c10 developers with view to that headcount growing significantly (subject to your strategy). The business you'll be supporting is one of the most succesful in the world and have a headcount of over 500ppl worldwide but their tech investment has been relatively insignificant compared to revenues and other sections of the asset management tech group globally. This is a great opportunity for someone to own the strategy and growth of an almost greenfield tech environment within a large global bank.


  • Define and deliver technology solutions to advance investment management lifecycle processes, operations, data management and client servicing.
  • Develop senior relationships to gain and utilise a deep understanding of the business to transform current business models with innovative technology.
  • Become a valued partner by anticipating and proposing solutions to help business extend their reach.
  • Lead a global DevOps team to provide end-to-end design, delivery and operation of applications and solutions.
  • Develop and control platform priorities, budget 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.


  • Have significant demonstrated hands-on experience delivering applications to business users in a fast paced and dynamic environment
  • Have extensive domain knowledge and experience in banking or asset management
  • Be entrepreneurial, highly motivated and self-directed with a strong delivery mindset
  • Be able to articulate complex technical problems and their solutions simply
  • Be passionate about building and leading, high-performing delivery teams and proposing and achieving successful outcomes for a significant asset management business
  • Be adept at engaging, collaborating and influencing people at all levels and areas of financial services organisations
  • Have experience in program and delivery management, including budgets and forecasts.
  • Be excellent in collaborating across global teams, navigating time zones effectively and have flexibility to prioritize your time and travel

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