VP, Chief Information Officer, Investment Services

Fiserv - Township of Warren, NJ (30+ days ago)3.5

Position Description
Do you thrive in a dynamic, committed, and professional environment and would you like to be a part of a team that positively effects change? Are you up for a challenge of driving technology forward?

You can “Find Your Forward" as part of our team at Fiserv, a FORTUNE™ 500 member, and you will join the industry leader in technology. With more than 23,000 associates around the world, we’re pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in financial services with deep expertise and a dedication to innovation.

It is an excellent time to join us at Fiserv. We will assist you in taking on a rewarding and meaningful role that helps to drive significant change in a dynamic and growing organization.

About the Business:
Fiserv Investment Services is a division of Fiserv, (NASD: FISV). We make it easy to invest and manage money. For over 30 years, we have served the wealth management industry by providing solutions that connect investment firms with their investors.

There are over 4 million investment portfolios and $1.7 trillion in assets managed on our unified wealth platform. The platform includes configurable modules for planning, proposal generation, model management, trading, reporting and analytics. Our Wealth Management Network seamlessly connects over 350 managers, broker dealers, banks and advisors to help them handle their investments.

About the Role:
As the CIO, you provide the leadership and support of strategic growth initiatives. You will cultivate innovation, deliver quality products, build, implement, and make course adjustments in the software/systems development processes, and direct top-notch software development, business analysis, and systems analysis teams as a core information technology (IT) business function.

You will be in charge of communicating our technology strategy to investors, management, staff, partners, customers, and key partners. In collaboration with Product Management, you will develop products and services adding value to clients, client’s customers, Fiserv associates, and stockholders. The CIO is responsible for leading Technology in the delivery of highly functional, scalable, and resilient solutions that delivery responsiveness and usability in a high degree of quality.

Your Essential Job Responsibilities:
Lead a 340+person organization, comprised of domestic and off-shore associates including Fiserv Global Services.
Serve as a key member of Investment Services’ senior leadership team, providing input and leadership for the division’s overall business strategy: Long Range Planning and Annual Operating Plan.
Direct current and long-term architectural IT plans and growth for a divisional technology solution.
Lead the development of all new solution offerings; Develop and deliver system software, applications and services based on a diverse set of technology platforms.
Represent the technology unit for the Investment Services Division in marketing activities, negotiations with vendors, and business-to-business opportunities.
Prior to implementation of technology solutions work with partners including, Product Management, Account Management, and Customer Service leads to ensure operational readiness and application usability.
Foster a continuous improvement environment within the team.
Collaborate on and support the implementation of software development methodologies that will dramatically improve software quality, development concurrency and speed-to-market.
Lead the delivery of solutions and revenue to the product portfolio and professional services for software and hosted solutions.
Required Qualifications

Bachelor degree required, preferably in Engineering or affiliated technical field. MBA or related field preferred.

Job Related Experience:
15 plus years of IT management experience, preferably consumer facing
Strong architectural IT background and experience developing new consumer facing technologies.
Experience working in a large complex matrix environment.

Strong technology acumen with experience leading development of new and innovative solutions.
Extensive and broad knowledge of the organization, industry and relevant external forces with a significant understanding of how technology has an effect on investors and business operations.
Deep understanding and leadership experience in technical organizations using Agile and Lean (Kanban) and Waterfall methodologies
Demonstrate insight of current technology and how it relates to the financial services industry
Exceptional leadership skills with ability to motivate employees to perform at peak standards
Excellent written and verbal communication skills; strong presentation skills and ability to articulate, understand, and deliver strategic messages.

Fiserv is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Vet. Visit http://www.careers.fiserv.com/eeo for more information.