Project Lead – Equity Operations / CHESS replacement

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Location: Sydney

Salary description:

  • Contract or Temporary
  • 3 to 7 years of experience

A leading investment bank is looking for a senior equity markets operations candidate with strong projects experience to lead a few large scale projects including the CHESS replacement for Distributed Ledger Technology.

This is a unique role in that the focus of the position is likely to be project management and project coordination for the Equity Operations function.

The role’s main aspects include but are not limited to the leading, oversight and completion of Projects for the Equity Operations division.

This is a high-quality AVP/VP level project position to work on an important CHESS replacement project for the Operations and Middle Office teams. Ideally you will have a strong equity markets ops and MO background with decent project experience.

This is a relatively urgent position, and available on a rolling 12-month contract duration (likely 18-24 month duration), with the possible scope to convert to perm.

An exciting opportunity to be the Project Lead for the Australian Branch driving the CHESS + renovation throughout the completion of the project

Key responsibilities include, but not limited to:
• Ongoing preparation of testing strategy and approach
• Execution & evidencing of testing and coordination of Sign off
• Produce user manuals and reference materials as required
• Produce training materials and participate in the delivery of training as required
• Provide input to production support of the deployed process / system as required
• Partner with Change Project Lead and IT throughout completion of project
• Participate in Industry Forums pertaining to CHESS+
• Participate in Stakeholder presentation and BU updates
• Coordinate testing and resource requirements for testing

We are looking for high calibre people who possess the following competencies:

• Preferred experience in Australian Settlement or Operations type role


• 5-6 years’ experience in a Projects execution role
• 1-2 years’ experience in an Operations Role is preferable
• Proven experience in process improvement, business analysis, users stories, business requirements, impact assessments and functional specifications in Agile
• Very strong quantitative / analytical skills
• Very strong attention to detail
• Excellent written and verbal presentation skills
• A self-starter and highly motivated; ability to work individually and within a team
• Good working knowledge of financial services and Operations processes/concepts

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Phone:+61 2 8246 8900

Hiring Staff: hire@antonmurray.com

Seeking Work: apply@antonmurray.com

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