Program Manager – Advanced Analytics (AI/ML/LLM)

Location: Rockville - Remote
Category: Project Management
Employment Type: Permanent
Job ID: 16609
Date Added: 05/30/2024

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Job Summary:

This role is at the intersection of Technology Program Management and executive communication, responsible for C-suite presentations for an Enterprise AI/LLM/Advanced Analytics Program. The candidate will collaborate with various teams across different disciplines, aggregate progress, identify issues, and craft complex narratives for executive consumption. This is an individual contributor role that requires extensive interaction with senior leadership, demanding strong influence, persuasion, and rapid comprehension of complex subject matters.

Job Description:

Essential Job Functions: 
  • Directly manage and/or influence separate teams focused on delivering high quality results within one or more major technology disciplines: strategy, software development, operations, engineering, development services, information security, and compliance.
  • Focus on coordination with internal and external partners to deliver methods, procedures, practices, documents and results to increase reliability and usability of technology while optimizing costs and return on investment.
  • Deliver results based upon FINRA annual goals, department goals and management requests.
  • In conjunction with engineering leadership, direct and coordinate organization’s financial and budget activities that fund operations, maximize investments, and increase efficiency for a program, project and/or practice area.
  • Provides leadership and direction in technology best practices to program leadership and teams
  • Analyze information and evaluate results to choose the best solutions and solve problems within the context of portfolio, program, and project management functions.
  • Manage and track the evaluation of new technologies, techniques, and tools across the portfolio.
  • Engage in the tracking and reporting of status and issues to the senior Technology management team.
  • Work directly with outside vendors to negotiate applicable services and product agreements.
  • Serve as substitute to more senior level management as needed.
  • Develop constructive and cooperative working relationships with peers both within and outside of Technology, and maintain them over time.
  • Contribute to the establishment, evolution and continued compliance with standard practices and processes within the disciplines.
  • Assist with adherence to technology policies and comply with all security controls.
  • Ensure all work products meets /exceeds company standards and risks are effectively managed.
  • Indirect Resource Management
  • Support teams in the identification and hiring of resource/skills needed within their organization.
  • Coordinate assignment of subordinate staff.

Education/Experience Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or related discipline with at least ten (10) years of related experience, or equivalent training and / or work experience; Master’s degree and past Financial Services industry experience preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years of technical project, program and / or practice area oversight.
  • Past experience influencing decisions and building conscience across internal and external partners
  • Knowledge of business, technology and management principles involved in strategic planning, organizational change management, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, and coordination of people and resources.
  • Experience must include direct experience in one of the following areas: strategy, software development, operations, engineering, development services, information security, and / or compliance.
  • Extensive knowledge of industry leading technology best practices including familiarity with technology methodologies including at least one of ISO-9000, ITIL, Agile and iterative.
  • Excellent written and verbal technical communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop effective working relationships and leverage those relationships to improve the quality of work products.
  • Must be able to identify, evaluate and recommend processes, tools, technologies and / or products to meet business and budgetary requirements.
  • Should be well organized, thorough, and able to handle competing priorities.
  • Ability to maintain focus and develop proficiency in new skills rapidly.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment.