Morgan Stanley is a leading global financial services firm providing a wide range of investment banking, securities, investment management and wealth management services. The Firm's employees serve clients worldwide including corporations, governments and individuals from more than 1,200 offices in 43 countries.
As a market leader, the talent and passion of our people is critical to our success. Together, we share a common set of values rooted in integrity, excellence and strong team ethic. Morgan Stanley can provide a superior foundation for building a professional career - a place for people to learn, to achieve and grow. A philosophy that balances personal lifestyles, perspectives and needs is an important part of our culture.
Technology works as a strategic partner with Morgan Stanley business units and the world's leading technology companies to redefine how we do business in ever more global, complex, and dynamic financial markets. Morgan Stanley's sizeable investment in technology results in quantitative trading systems, cutting-edge modeling and simulation software, comprehensive risk and security systems, and robust client-relationship capabilities, plus the worldwide infrastructure that forms the backbone of these systems and tools. Our insights, our applications and infrastructure give a competitive edge to clients' businesses-and to our own.
Technology Risk's mission is to deliver first-line defenses to manage risks to Firm technology, information and cyber threats through risk identification, control management and assurance. This allows the business to operate and grow in a secure and legally-compliant manner.
We are seeking a seasoned scrum master / technical project manager who has qualified experience managing large firm wide multi-year, multi-team and multi-disciplinary technology initiatives/projects involving the implementation of core technology and security infrastructure.
The qualified candidate brings the right kind of experience to the table so that on a day-to-day basis they will actively and effectively strike the appropriate balance between engaging strategically while also knowing when to dig into the weeds. To that end, they are execution and delivery-focused and have a knack for leading the initiatives/projects, rather than only managing them, and fundamentally understand the difference. This candidate understands the importance of both building their brand and relationships, and strives to do so by establishing themselves with key stakeholders as a reliable 'source of truth,' developing a network, cultivating two-way trust amongst their colleagues and senior leadership, and partnering across a range of contributors.
This role will work with a range of engineers, operational support, risk officers and senior management globally spread out across different time zones to successfully deliver projects, establish necessary processes, and institute technology changes with firm wide impact. This is a hands-on role which requires understanding the subject matter from both a broad and detailed point of view, have excellent customer service and communication skills, diplomacy and influencing/negotiation skills, the ability to organize, coordinate and track many moving parts, manage vying priorities, and do so with proficiency in multi-tasking and self-prioritization. They will need to internalize the project objectives and sometimes apply out of the box thinking to accomplish the needful. Given the duration and impact of these initiatives/projects, this will require commitment, resolve, and a good sense of humor never hurts.
The qualified candidate is balanced with a confident can-do attitude but is not a 'yes-person'. This role will manage and be responsive to the day to day demands of projects, including ensuring commitments are met, deliverables and tasks are tracked, status is reported, risks/issues are appropriately communicated, and will escalate when (and to whom) warranted.
Seasoned experience leading and managing large/complex IT projects
Extensive depth in balancing strategic project leadership with daily project management
Ability to lead with initiative
Perform as a scrum master/project stakeholder, and partner with contributors across technology disciplines
In depth understanding of both Agile methodology and SDLC principles
Manage the project plan, and track risks, issues, dependencies
Excellent project scheduling and estimation skills
Ensures plan is executing as needed, and escalates technical and procedural issues in a timely manner
Diplomatic and influential
Exercises pragmatism and an out-of-the-box approach to problem solving
Excels in a fast-paced dynamic work environment
Must be extremely detail-oriented, very organized and value the integrity of the data
Maintains precise, accurate and timely meeting notes, and is adept at actively tracking/managing follow ups
Proficiency in standard productivity tools (Google Docs, MS Project, PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Outlook)
Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, including effectively articulating the message in a clear and concise fashion which is audience appropriate
Facilitates cross-disciplinary coordination
Delivers management project status reports and presentations
Facilitates budgeting/cost analysis/funding requests
Facilitates the defining / revising of operational processes
Skills Strongly Desired:
Scrum Master / Agile methodology
Technology infrastructure stack
Host based and managed end point controls, Application Infrastructure
IT Security, Cyber Security, Security Operations, Security Engineering
Windows and Linux infrastructure knowledge
Network infrastructure knowledge
Knowledge of PMI approach and application in industry
Have an 'eye' for consistency in reporting
Sense of humor
About Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley is a global financial services firm that advises, originates, trades, manages, and distributes capital.