At HSBC, the health and well-being of our employees remains of utmost importance. Many of our roles are permitted to work from home (in states in which HSBC is licensed to operate) until further notice.
Equities Technology solve some of the most interesting and complex challenges in the financial industry to help our global business and its customers succeed. Shipping code early and often using Agile and DevOps principles is critical for us to deliver business value, with continuous improvement and learning at the centre of everything we do.
We are motivated by challenging each other to push the boundaries of financial and technological innovation, in an open, inclusive, and diverse environment.
About Our Team
Our team in Equities Technology lead the Production Practice globally, we partner with engineering teams, our business, product owners and other practices to ensure operational excellence and stability are at the forefront. Curiosity and a growth mind-set driven by continuous learning are key values within our team.
We are globally distributed and well connected as a group, spanning multiple product lines in Equity Derivatives, Prime Finance, Cash Equities and Electronic trading.
About the Role
We’re looking for a Production Practice Head for our North America region, based in our New York office, to lead and grow the practice, enabling engineering teams to build and operate their platforms while adhering to standards, policies and regulatory requirements. You will form direct relationships with trading desks, technology teams and leadership.
You will help us continue on the journey of implementing Infrastructure as code, containerization, micro services and using cloud infrastructure, while ensuring the highest levels of stability and control of our production platforms.
Challenging existing processes and ways of working is key to the role, enabling consistent small gains to contribute to the evolution of our business and how it operates.
You will help us build high performing teams and to enable that you would relish spending small periods of time in other global offices.
You’re an experienced manager, with a technical background – ideally comfortable with some coding languages. Whilst Equities trading knowledge is useful it is not required for this role, we can teach this.
You are able to matrix manage within a large team, establishing solid relationships and trust built on proven delivery.
Learning from operational failures is important to you, constantly asking why, using evidence to prove root causes, holding blameless post incident reviews and ensuring solutions are implemented to prevent reoccurrences.
You are an excellent communicator, and are comfortable communicating to senior leadership and internal teams such as compliance and are able to range up and down the detail depending on your audience.
Stepping in to a crisis would not phase you, able to coordinate and run complex operational incidents staying calm and in control of the situation.
It would be useful for you to have an understanding of software development lifecycles and modern software delivery principles such as continuous delivery – in fact you may even be passionate about it.
You are comfortable with change and help drive the evolution of teams and technology.
If a challenging role paying very competitively, being part of a great community, joining hackathons, access to industry recognised professional development programmes and being part of a progressive global team is for you then please apply and we look forward to meeting you.
· Ideally you will have expertise of Java development, with at least 3 years of experience.
· You should also be comfortable working in a devops continuous integration and delivery environment using Git/Stash/Teamcity or equivalent tooling.
· An interest in Equity or Equity Derivatives trading business is useful but previous experience is not necessary.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.