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IT Technical Analyst Lead/Manager

Job Title: IT Technical Analyst Lead/Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Sydney
Reference: 2681071
Job Published: March 23, 2018 15:59

Job Description

Global Financial Services Organisation is looking for an IT Analyst Lead to manage their IT Analyst team. You are responsible for effectively and optimally manage the allocation and quality of the output of the IT Analyst team according to the business and IT demands. Your end to end understanding of applications used to support funds management is critical to your success. Your team works within a matrix structure, delivering into projects that are managed across all platforms. Communicating with internal and external stakeholders, including business stakeholders in operations, product and coverage, IT who manage networks and infrastructure for global projects.

Team Management - Provide active direction, supervision, technical and professional advice and coaching to the IT Analysts to ensure stakeholder engagement activities are professional and meet business and stakeholder needs
  • Working with the IT & Change Management Team to understand the work demand from the team and allocating the IT analysts according to that demand.
  • Once resource allocation is agreed, ensure each staff member is aware of their allocation and deliverable expectations.
  • Ensuring target date for deliverables from the team are understood and monitoring to ensure delivery as per the target date or timely escalation if target dates cannot be met.
  • Acting as a point of escalation for the IT Analysts
  • Ensuring succession plans are in place.
  • Establishing regular 1:1's with direct reports and manages team performance.
  • Conduct staff performance appraisals
  • Maintain a skills matrix for the team putting place the necessary training to ensure all the IT Analysts within the team are able to conduct the transversal analysis.
  • Interview prospective candidates for open IT Analyst positions
  • IT Analyst Deliverables Review
  • With support from the Senior IT Analysts, reviewing impact analysis and functional specification documents produced by the team, ensuring that there is no gaps and quality standards are adhered to.
  • Ensuring all deliverables are appropriately lodged and signed off meeting the entry criteria for the next phase of the methodology used.
  • Actively work to improve the standards and processes of the IT Analyst role
  • Appropriately apply the development and project management methodology and where necessary work with the PMO team to improve the methodology
  • Providing realistic estimates and delivering within these estimates (timeframe and budget). The analyst must be responsible and accountable for their estimations.
  • Plan, create and run IT Analyst Community workshops and presentations.
  • Act as a liaison and connection to the Sydney office and offshore team
  • Complying with audit and security requirements
  • Complying and leveraging global architectures and solutions
  • Adapting IT priorities to meet changing business priorities
  • Delivering a solution that is operable
  • Participating in planned DRP exercises when requested
  • Consistently integrating risk assessment in planning and decision making Quickly responding to any security threats
  • 10+ years analysis experience
  • 5+ years analyst team management experience
  • Experience in a technology change management capacity in the Financial Services Industry
  • Experience in custody or back-office administration for the fund's management industry
  • Degree qualified in IT, Business, or related discipline; and/or relevant work experience in a similar role.
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