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8 Feb 2023

Full-Time Head of Engineering, Application Development

BNY Mellon – Posted by BNY Mellon Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Job Description

Bring your ideas. Make history.
BNY Mellon offers an exciting array of future-forward careers at the intersection of business, finance, and technology. We are one of the world’s top asset management and banking firms that manages trillions of dollars in assets, custody and/or administration. Known as the “bank of banks” – 97% of the world’s top banks work with us as we lead and serve our customers into the new era of digital.

With over 238 years of rich history and industry firsts, BNY Mellon has been built upon our proven ability to evolve, lead, and drive new ideas at every turn. Today, we’re approximately 50,000 employees across 35 countries with a culture that empowers you to grow, take risks, experiment and be yourself. This is what #LifeAtBNYMellon is all about.

As Head of Engineering, you’ll be reporting to Issuer Services Chief Information Officer, where you will be responsible for achieving our mission to build a highly scalable, reliable, and efficient Securities Issuance-as-a-Service platform business that unifies traditional and digital financial asset issuance that support multiple types of assets in both private and public markets.  A true open platform that is capable of:

  • Orchestrating wide variety of digital services provided (by both internal and 3rd party collaborators)  i.e.  safekeeping, digital cash, CeFi and DeFi market infrastructure for primary issuance and secondary trading
  • Offering frictionless client experience throughout the whole asset issuance lifecycle
  • Empowering clients to build their businesses upon (think of platform business like Amazon, Netflix etc.)
  • Offering data-driven actionable insights to drive improvements, uncover new opportunities and inform new innovation solutions

In this role, you’ll make an impact in the following ways:

  • Engineering and Platform Vision – Define the overall strategic and tactical roadmaps in close collaboration with Business, Strategy and Product Management
  • Executive Leadership – clearly communicate engineering vision and roadmap, collaborate with the rest of the organization for strategic alignment. Deliberate and thoughtful on strategic decision (build vs buy vs partner) in close collaboration with the CDIO. You’re empathetic, and love to build high performance world class engineering team
  • Excellent Execution – own and deliver all aspects of the software engineering for the core platform and product vertical solutions in agile manner. You’ll partner with the enterprise infrastructure and platform engineering team for optimal infrastructure-as-a-service, enabling best possible developer experience, and reliability engineering (high availability, large scale, end-to-end resiliency).  You’ll have to be very good at making tradeoffs between commercial outcome, agility, and engineering excellence.
  • Industry Leadership – work with clients, regulators and industry peers to lead conversations to advance our vision, advocate and influence the innovation and development of capital market infrastructure that reduce fragmentation by promoting interoperability and connectivity, resulting into instantaneous access, mobility, and utility of assets.
  • Innovative – A creative mindset to re-imagine the capital market infrastructure, applying fresh approach while being pragmatic in driving adoption

To be successful in this role, we’re seeking the following:

  • Proven experience as Engineering Director leading at least 100 members of distributed engineering team
  • Proven experience in building complex and highly resilient platform involved movement of significantly large amount of volume
  • Proven experience at rapid scaling and organizing for scale which include attracting, developing and retaining talents
  • Deep understanding and proven experience in distributed systems and web3 technology stack
  • Track record of being talent magnet and attracting top talents at all levels
  • Advanced degree in computer science or a related discipline, or equivalent work experience required
  • 15 + years of experience in systems analysis and program development with related supervisory, management and administrative experience required, at least 6-8 years of experience managing development project teams, experience in the securities or financial services industry is a plus..

At BNY Mellon, our inclusive culture speaks for itself. Here’s a few of our awards:

  • Fortune World’s Most Admired Companies & Top 20 for Diversity and Inclusion
  • Bloomberg’s Gender Equality Index (GEI)
  • Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion, Disability: IN – 100% score
  • 100 Best Workplaces for Innovators, Fast Company
  • Human Rights Campaign Foundation, 100% score Corporate Equality Index
  • CDP’s Climate Change ‘A List’
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