Fixed Income Credit IT PM
Credit Suisse - New York, NY

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KEY DELIVERABLES • Establish sound relationships with key Credit Business stakeholders from Trading, Finance, Operations, Quants and Controllers

  • Work closely with other teams to ensure that the Credit Business strategy is aligned with the Bank’s overall IT strategy (e.g. Risk Horizontal strategy, etc…)
  • Develop a sound understanding of the Bank’s policies and Credit IT systems and processes, in order to ensure that these are compliant with these policies
  • Elaborate and communicate this strategy to all relevant parties (Trading, Finance, Operations, Quants, Controllers and other IT teams) in order to obtain their buy-in and support for its implementation
  • Lead key initiatives as part of the Book of Work for the Credit Business
  • Accountable for the delivery of projects within the Credit IT Book of Work, including the delivery of components whose implementation is managed by other teams
  • Provide regular updates to key stakeholders on the status, risks and issues related to the delivery of projects and initiatives within Credit Business Book of Work
  • Facilitate business requirements gathering and scope definition process together with Business Users (including data requirements, report and query requirements, etc.).
  • Contribute to the management of the Credit IT Budget at a project level
Relationship Manager

  • Build a close working relationship across all NY Trading Desks and NY COOs
  • Build a network of contacts within MO, PC and CRO teams that support the NY Business
  • Provide a single point of contact for regional escalation from NY Desks and work closely with Development team to ensure quality of service
  • Meet regularly with Business representatives to ensure they are aware of IT updates across the dev teams and any on-going projects
Intraday Risk PM/BA – Market and Static Data Management

  • Work closely with QS, NY/LON Trading and IT Dev Teams to design and implement a solution to current Market and Static Data limitations preventing the Cash Business from receiving full analytical risk
  • Manage all elements of the Project including planning, any additional resourcing, risk and issues tracking and status reporting
  • Liaise with Intraday Primo/Pure PM to ensure delivery of Market and Static data solutions aligns with overall system delivery
  • Define and implement Business Processes to support the solution – working with COOs to on-board trading and ensuring adherence/buy-in to any new processes
  • Work with Market data teams and Trading to identify and resolve any issues with historic market data
  • Work with QS and SRP Strategic Streams to gain an understanding of the Strategic approach to Bond Valuations – ensure these principles are incorporated within the solution

  • Operate within the NY Credit FO IT PM/BA pool
  • Manage Projects through the complete lifecycle (requirements gathering, scoping and budget, planning, delivery etc)
  • Provide Business and System insight across the global PM/BA team – where appropriate assist with training team members and raising the level of awareness of the underlying Business and how it operates
  • Work closely with the other PM/BAs to ensure standards of PM and BA processes are adhered to and that internal procedures are followed (OnePPM Forecasting, SDPH etc)
OVERVIEW Project manager for Fixed Income Credit IT Risk & PnL in New York. The successful candidate will lead projects across several PnL and Risk Management Applications and will support on-going projects including the strategic risk programme Intra Day Risk and Application Integration deliverables. They will also ensure the delivery of other initiatives across the Credit & Emerging Market business.

The successful candidate will be highly motivated and talented and work very closely with the senior users in the Front Office as well IT, Finance, Operations, Quants and Product Controllers. The candidate will contribute to the delivery of strategic initiatives for the Credit Business.

The candidate needs to exhibit strategic thinking and be delivery focused, as well as have excellent project management, analysis skills and product knowledge. Excellent communications skills (both written and oral) are required as well as the ability to work with and manage a diverse team.

The role will include, but is not limited to, the following:
  • Partnering with other IT and Support Service groups for the delivery of projects
  • Ownership for the planning and delivery of strategic projects
  • Management of the global book of work
  • Regular and consistent communication of status to stakeholders
  • Delegation of project /development tasks
  • Communication of design ideas
  • Peer reviews
  • Understand the current applications and business processes, identify extensions and new functionality
Skills Required


  • Experience running large Front Office based projects across multiple locations
  • 3-5 years relevant experience
  • High analytical and problem solving skills
  • Understanding Investment Bank technology environment
  • Deep understanding of business flows and business vision/goals
  • Strong hands-on experience managing time pressured, regulatory constrained deliveries
  • Sound understanding of trade lifecycle for Fixed Income products
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Able to engage and establish relationships with senior managers within various parts of the organization (front-office, quants, controllers, operations)
  • Ability to distil business requirements to succinct business rules definition, reports and access methods
  • Understanding of development lifecycle and methodologies
Desirable Skills

  • 5-8 years team lead experience
  • Degree educated, or equivalent
  • Data, flow, business and relationship modelling skills (UML)
  • 5+ years structured methodology experience (Prince II, PMI, SDLC)
  • Facilitation (meeting) skills
  • Knowledge of Operations, Product Control and Risk Management and Control processes
  • Exposure to working with third party vendors

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