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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

We're Hiring: Governance Lead (Enterprise Infrastructure, Top Financial Firm - NYC)

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Governance Lead for Enterprise Infrastructure organization with broad responsibility for governing the enterprise architecture machines, in support of a leading global financial services firm.
The Governance Lead needs to create, manage, and evolved the office of the CTO governance machine.

The Governance Lead will need to create a set of machines for all governance processes across the office of the CTO, evolve the function, and incorporate feedback across MS technical groups into the design of the governance forums. To be successful the Governance Lead will need to work closely with other members of the office of the CTO, to build an effective set of KPIs across the domains, and be a change agent in driving to excellence, as well as highlighting areas of improvement.

The Governance Lead will lead governance committees which will assess the technical and functional requirements of the various lines of business and use this together with data on external industry trends, competitive positioning, and current capabilities of ’s infrastructure today to make decisions on technology investments

The Governance Lead will provide strong central oversight to deliver consistency and quality in with enterprise architecture standards, and technology roadmaps

The Governance Lead will be the primary authority within the office of the CTO on governance process creation, management, and holding responsible parties accountable to commitments arising out of governance decisions

The Governance Lead will build a set of KPIs, and reports that allow an accurate assessment of alignment to the goals of the office of the CTO. The Governance Lead is the responsible party to identify, and highlight divergences in processes, to the relevant responsible party, as well as within the office of the CTO

The Governance Lead needs to be able to visualize additional processes and socialize them as required to ensure that EI technology has the correct exposure and visibility within the office of the CTO.

The ideal candidate will have a deep governance background, with an understanding of the industry, and workflows in enterprise architecture groups.  Specifically the skills the Governance Lead must have include:

Financial Services Knowledge

The Governance Lead will need to build a high level working knowledge of the technical and functional needs of various lines of business within firm.


As many components of the Governance Lead role will require collaboration across many organizations, the Governance Lead must have the appropriate leadership experience to assemble effective teams, set appropriate goals, and lead the teams to make balanced decisions for the firm.

Similarly the Governance Lead must be an effective change agent with the capability to motivate an organization to embrace new processes and approaches while not introducing unnecessary barrier to technology adoption


Strong written and oral communication skills will be important for this role as effective communication of our strategy to EI, the business units, regulators, and our vendors is critical to the success of the Governance Lead function.

A proven ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with senior leadership of the bank and external clients is a pre-requisite for the role.

Mandatory Requirements

A degree level or higher in Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent technology domain
10+ years experience with IT governance, with preference for IT infrastructure governance.

5+ years experience working in Financial Services with preference given to candidates with relevant experience in the primary industry verticals of .

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