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Application Programmer V

SkillStorm is seeking a Feature Lead for our client in Jersey City, New Jersey. Candidates must be able to work on SkillStorm's W2; not a C2C position. EOE, including disability/vets.

Role Overview (Feature Lead):

  • This position is responsible for the delivery of end-to-end solutions as part of a large scale application. From inception, documenting business & functional requirements, through design and implementation. The candidate would be required to work closely with developers and testers to define, build and test the solution often working on multiple projects/work-streams at the same time. The candidate will drive implementation of Key Features using Lean Agile methodology. The role requires:
    • A mindset built on simplicity & reuse
    • Proficiency to work with Senior Business stakeholders and translate business needs into technical requirements
    • Leadership skills to manage ad-hoc analysis or design deep dives
    • Understanding of the development lifecycle to ensure the designs are practical adopted by the delivery teams

Responsibilities include:

  • Creating and maintaining business requirements (functional & technical) in partnership and collaboration with the business and obtaining sign-off
  • Responsible for creating functional solutions, conducting FSD walk-through and obtaining sign-off
  • Act as an SME in various capacities and identify product development opportunities
  • Responsible for working with the developers to ensure correct understanding of requirements and then owning the functional delivery end to end
  • Defining testing requirements together with the QA team
  • Building and maintaining strong relationship with business to ensure alignment with business requirements and project management resources
  • Establishing and operate within the governance (decision making) structure for the program/project and manage/escalate issues and risks.
  • Contribute in design and development of the project-level roadmap, ensuring sufficient business benefit is realized within each phase.
  • Ensure projects are completed according to product specifications and are properly documented.
  • Work with data sourcing to source and validate data completeness from acquisition to report delivery.
  • Work with Stakeholders during UAT to ensure reports meet requirements and ensure all deliveries are signed-off.

Required skills:

  • 10+ years’ professional experience with at least 3+ years of relevant experience in a BA, Dev or Project Management role
  • Understanding of data architecture and data management principles
  • Familiarity with RDBMS (Oracle)
  • Familiarity with Python or Java/.Net
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • Attention to detail and self-starter, with an ability to identify risks and issues and suggest improvements.
  • Excellent communication, negotiation, networking and influencing skills
  • Ability to work across multiple business groups and domains
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment and work under pressure
  • Collaborative, with an ability to share information, transfer knowledge and train new team members
  • Proven ability to balance business demands of different stakeholders and IT fulfilment in terms of standardization, reducing risk and increasing IT flexibility
  • Experience building high-performance, enterprise applications at scale

Preferred Skillset:

  • Financial and regulatory reporting experience; specifically build a reporting solution that facilitates the creation, publication and distribution of reports both on a regular basis and ad-hoc.
  • Understanding of regulations within the Capital Markets space (Basel, CRR, CRD IV etc)
  • Additionally, the candidate must have solid experience of change management and delivery frameworks such as SDLC, test driven development (TDD) and should have functional delivery of more than one large scale IT project.
  • Knowledge of Big Data Architectures and Cloud computing
  • Experience with data visualization tools like Tableau, Kibana, etc.
  • BS/MS in Computer Science, Engineering, or any quantitative discipline

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