Vice President, Delivery Lead, APAC GBT Bank-in-a-Box Centre of Excellence

Bank of America Corporation
Singapore, Singapore
18 Nov 2022
02 Dec 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Job Description:
Your background
  • Minimum 12 years of technical delivery experience, with proven ability to manage delivery of complex, integration projects in a matrix organization.
  • Finacle core banking implementation and integration experience in a global bank setup.
  • Sound knowledge of the Finacle Data Model and the Finacle core banking platform version 11.x.
  • Must be part of at least 2 or more Finacle implementations in ASIA / EMEA region.
  • Strong technology delivery capability and leadership from solution design, E2E program/project delivery to problem solving.
  • Hands on delivery experience working with Agile teams and in implementing Scaled Agile/Scrum/Kanban/DevOps practices.
  • Experience working with product and service vendors, and with the onshore-offshore delivery model.
  • Execution and result oriented. Strong aptitude for critical thinking, problem solving, and decision-making.
  • Knowledge of the Payments domain and experience in applying this knowledge to drive operational experience and process improvement is a plus.
  • Expertise in executive communications and stakeholder relationship management. Capable of articulating the project status and gaining alignment with stakeholders
  • Structured Thinking: Being able to understand business processes, identify problems, and take a logical approach on how we could drive improvement.
  • Inclusive and Inspiring: Seeking a motivated team player who values collaboration, celebrating shared success and who actively seek and appreciate diverse thoughts and backgrounds
  • Authentic and Passionate: Seeking a highly engaged teammate whose intensity and intentions align and are enthusiastic about the work we are doing for our clients and in our communities
  • Innovative and Curious: Seeking a teammate with out-of-the box ideas and solutions, who embraces change with a future-forward mindset, and are looking to challenge the status quo.
  • Intellectual Curiosity: Ability to take on complex business problems and learn about new approaches that can drive value to the organization.
  • Confident and Agile: Seeking a very strong communicator who values giving and receiving feedback, easily builds relationships, and who is a quick thinker, flexible, and always learning and sharing knowledge
  • Tenacity: Proactive and resilient in pursuing objectives despite challenges, ability to multitask and balance competing priorities
  • Analytical: Strong analytical skills sufficient to identify trends/opportunities within financial/market data and to locate/interpret competitive information.
  • High EQ: Collaborative team-player with high emotional intelligence. Strong influencing skills, coaches and mentors' others, potential for executive leadership
  • Communication Skills: Proven ability to communicate complex topics and translate between business and IT stakeholders, Strong problem-solving skills, including situation analysis, problem identification, and solution recommendation strategies.
  • Growth Mindset - demonstrates curiosity. Welcomes failure as a learning opportunity.

What you can expect

Bank of America has embarked on a multi-year core banking transformation journey to replace its legacy core banking platform with modern technology platforms. As part of the core banking platform transformation, the bank is revamping its end to end ecosystem to improve operational & technological efficiency. The core banking platform supports multiple functions in Global Banking and Markets business: e.g. payments, deposits, credit, trade finance, foreign exchange, general ledger. The platform is being built in an ongoing and agile process to easily adapt to new technologies, integrate more tools, and provide a structure that is able to evolve over time. At the core of this transformation is the Bank-in-a-Box (BiB) platform. BiB uses simpler architecture and modern technology, eliminates applications, and is easier to enhance and update.

The Bank-in-a-Box (BiB) roadmap spans several years, covering Global Payments Transformation (GPT), CLI, and Branch replacement. The first BiB implementation was successfully completed in Oct 2020 for Indonesia, to address the local regulatory requirement to host core banking infrastructure onshore. 2021/2022 initiatives included SEPA Instant, HK Real Time Payments and Regulatory mandates such as Indonesia Direct Debits and Indonesia RTP. The GPT roadmap has increased significantly in 2023, with implementations across APAC, EMEA and LATAM. The BiB Centre of Excellence will be at the heart of this Payments Transformation Program.

An experienced Release Train Engineer is required to strengthen the BiB Centre of Excellence and drive this multi-year transformation journey. The role will have direct accountability in planning and executing the integration of the core banking solution into the bank's SDLC ecosystem, and in ensuring that solutions are developed in adherence to functional and non-functional requirements. The role requires close interaction with senior management, business/operations/technical leads, vendor and development teams located across all regions - both onsite and offshore. The role requires driving and influencing the vendor product team to ensure on-time, quality delivery in adherence to Agile/SDM practices. Therefore, strong communication skills and stakeholder engagement skills are a must.

What you will do
  • Act as primary liaison between bank and vendor delivery teams.
  • Responsible for optimizing the flow of epics/features and the value delivered by the Agile Release Train (ART).
  • Coordinate and facilitate ART ceremonies, manage dependencies across teams in the ART, and provide visibility into the health of epic/feature delivery and the overall program increment.
  • Ensure impediments to epic/feature delivery are resolved quickly and protect the teams from outside disruptions to delivery.
  • Facilitate dependency management/risk management/impediment removal for the defined deliverables.
  • Promote/facilitate communication and collaboration to support value delivery and PI commitments.
  • Coordinate and facilitate routines to support delivery - e.g. kick-offs, status reviews, stakeholder meetings, change controls, tollgates, etc.
  • Ensure execution and delivery meets stakeholder expectations in terms of the functionality, quality, timeline and cost.
  • Ensure Enterprise Change Management and other policy requirements for technology solutions are met for the epics/features delivered.
  • Measure delivery, maturity, and performance and review the metrics with the ART to identify improvement opportunities. Partner with multiple, cross-functional stakeholders across GTS, GT&O and other teams to drive development of execution plans to enable realization of Bank in a Box / Global payment Engine strategies. Execution plans outline multi-year strategic outcomes (based on target state) and the activities required to support achievement of those outcomes.
  • Summarize, create presentations, and present initiative-specific, compelling, executive-ready presentations conveying the strategy, business case, and recommendations to Senior and Executive Leadership across product, operations, technology and compliance.

About Bank of America

Our purpose as a firm is to make financial lives better, through the power of every connection. Across the world, we partner with leading corporate and institutional investors through our offices in more than 35 countries. In the U.S. alone, we serve almost all of the Fortune 500 companies and approximately 67 million consumer and small-business clients. We provide a full suite of financial products and services, from banking and investments to asset and risk management. We cover a broad range of asset classes, making us a global leader in corporate and investment banking, sales and trading.

Connecting Asia Pacific to the world

Our Asia Pacific team is spread across 19 cities in 12 markets. We are focused on connecting Asia to the world and the world to Asia, using our global expertise to ensure success is shared between us, our clients and our communities. Our regional footprint covers 12 currencies, more than a dozen languages and five time zones, placing us firmly among the region's leading financial services companies.
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