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Director, Technology - Java

Company: Sapient Global Markets
Location: New York
Posted on: April 17, 2018

Job Description:


Sapient Global Markets are quite literally on the front lines of the biggest issues facing the global markets leaders today investment banks, asset management firms, wealth managers, oil and energy firms, and government and regulatory agencies. Driving transformation and leading change within these industries requires big thinkers who bring insight, knowledge, technical acumen and passion for innovation. What we offer is the opportunity to join a recognized leader in developing and delivering ground breaking solutions for todays dynamic global marketplace and an award-winning culture that fosters growth and leadership.

Sapient Global Markets provides business and technology services and solutions to firms in the Capital Markets space. It provides clients with services to help respond to new and changing regulations, achieve operational efficiencies, improve the user experience, and manage enterprise risk. Its practice areas include buy-side investment processes, commodities trading and risk management, derivatives platforms, clearing and collateral, data management, operational risk, pipeline and shipping, portfolio accounting, trade documentation, regulatory reporting, and valuation and risk analytics.

A division of Sapient Consulting and a part of the broader Publicis Sapient platform, Sapient Global Markets is located in 18 cities on 4 continents, where they partner with participants in the capital and commodity markets to drive innovation, optimization and growth.


As Director, Technology at Sapient Global Markets, you will take high-level responsibility for the delivery of Technology solutions for our clients in the financial services industry. You will act as the clients trusted advisor on technology strategy, trends and best practices. For both clients and project teams, you will provide vision and frame the business value from technology initiatives to meet the clients business goals and objectives. Moreover, as Director, Technology will take responsibility for growing talent and work with other leadership members to further develop Sapient Global Markets Technology capability.


* Lead the design and planning of complex custom software solutions or modifying package solutions.

* Work closely with the client to understand business needs, in order to develop IT strategy, and propose solution options including advice on design, implementation, tools, scalability, system performance, dependencies.

* Set standards and project processes for delivery teams and mentor team members.

* Review project estimates and assess impact of project risks.

* Serve as hands-on escalation point to identify and suggest approaches to resolve project issues.

* Build strong client relationships and facilitate client workshops and meetings.

* Accumulate market know-how, industry and technology trends, to enhance and manage knowledge on projects.

* Support the enhancement of Sapient Global Markets technology domain, marketing, people management and hiring efforts.

* Manage client relationships and engage in business development.

* Support vendor evaluation and decisions on technology investments.


* Bachelors degree in computer science or related field preferred.

* Very deep hands on experience in Java enterprise architecture, systems integration, package implementation, and system architecture.

* Nice to have: Bloomberg, CRD, front office, accounting, content management, Cloud/Data Management. .NET

* Experience in a consulting or client-facing role in large organizations in the Capital Markets industry highly desired particularly in Fixed Income, Equities and Hedge Funds.

* Strong leadership and communication skills to effectively manage client accounts and multi-track project/program teams consisting of up to 30-60 globally distributed members.

* Ability to drive complex estimates that take one or more projects into account and to effectively communicate risks and dependencies to clients.


Sapient Global Markets, a part of Publicis.Sapient, is a leading provider of services to todays evolving financial and commodity markets. We provide a full range of capabilities to help our clients grow and enhance their businesses, create robust and transparent infrastructure, manage operating costs, and foster innovation throughout their organizations. We offer services across Advisory, Analytics, Technology, and Process, as well as unique methodologies in program management, technology development, and process outsourcing. Sapient Global Markets operates in key financial and commodity centers worldwide, as well as in large technology development and operations outsourcing centers. For more information, visit

Reasonable accommodations will be made as necessary for the known physical or mental disability of an otherwise qualified applicant or employee unless doing so would impose an undue hardship on the operation of the Companys business.Sapient US is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants to Sapient US will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.


Keywords: Sapient Global Markets, New York, Director, Technology - Java, IT / Software / Systems, New York, New York

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