Designation : Associate Project ManagerLocation :
Manage project comprising of teams distributed globally.
Implementing Connect transformation initiatives effectively, including driving agile / devops initiatives
Prepare estimations, project plans, schedule and allocate tasks. Track project activities to ensure quality delivery
Strengthen and deepen working relationships with business and senior IT stakeholders in the UK
Establish effective working relationships with the Vendor(s) and other areas of HSBC (e.g. Business / Procurement / Information Security & Risk, and Change Delivery etc.)
Connect will use strategic 3rd party vendor(s), and the role will involve liaison with vendor(s) to ensure full end to end system testing and delivery is effective
Principal Accountabilities (Key activities & decision making areas)
To identify project needs, approach and define the project strategy
Understand the business drivers and key improvements sought from the re-architecture, ensuring these are documented at start of project and used as a yard stick to evaluate design and build of the product
Ensure the design / final product meets the required performance criteria
Maintain tight budgetary control
Ensure legal and compliance alignment when dealing with Vendors
To understand Agile development methodologies and develop this approach plans / schedules during the sprints.
Prepare plans / schedule, for both functional and non-functional deliveries and ensure end to end testing activities while identifying and resolving all potential risks and issues
Co-ordinate with various teams (HSBC internal and vendor) that may be globally distributed.
Provide ownership and accountability for quality of design / fulfilment and testing and own a responsibility to ensure that all the required documentation is completed and the quality followed adheres to HSBC Group standards
Own and drive all project related activities against the schedule / budget and provide regular reporting of progress to stakeholders.
To escalate to senior management wherever necessary
Engage with senior stakeholders and to build effective relationships, trust and understanding through the management of testing and the related risks
Ensure no high risk, high priority defects are outstanding at the end of the testing cycles and all the defects raised are resolved and re-
tested effectively as per the test schedule
Ensure code controlled and deployed effectively to testing and production environments
Provide overall test activity completion sign off
Be a change agent for IT transformation
A University graduate with a degree in IT or a related discipline with at least 7-10 years' experience in general banking and / or IT development, operation or testing,
Experience of working on medium / large / Flagship ($3-10m+) IT projects which are of global nature.
Experience of Agile Software Development Methodology would be useful
Strong leadership and management qualities with the ability to motivate and lead by example. Ability to work across cultures.
Ability and experience of leading teams and pull them together to achieve common objectives
Ability to prioritize work effectively and deliver within agreed service levels in a diverse and ever changing environment
Strong stakeholder management and excellent communication skills with demonstrative evidence of ability to successfully co-
ordinate with various parties involved in testing and conflict management.
High levels of judgement and decision making, being able to rationalize and present the background and reasoning for direction taken
Excellent organization awareness
Knowledge and experience in risk management and risk mitigation
Strong technical knowledge and understanding of Connect or similar environment.
Knowledge and experience in working with 3rd party vendors would be an added advantage.
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