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Leiter Securities Clearing Implementation & Risk IT (f/m/d)

Frankfurt am Main, Hessen
Job Type
21 Sep 2022
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Your area of work:

Securities Clearing Implementation is part of Clearing & Risk IT and is responsible for developing and maintaining applications running mainly clearinghouse services from ECAG for the Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse (FWB) and Eurex Repo. Therefore, our services are designed to support a critical market infrastructure and must meet a number of regulatory standards and provide operational stability whilst keeping up with technology innovation. Securities Clearing Implementation is currently working on a technology transformation of the current legacy securities clearing IT landscape into a cloud-ready service architecture, which enables an efficient, sustainable, and safe IT execution of the business roadmap.

We are looking for an inspiring person to lead the Securities Clearing Implementation team for the Clearing & Risk IT department. You are dedicated to your team and your team's success, and you are a role model in a team of junior and senior talents with diversity in experience, background, and locations. You can expect challenging tasks, a very interesting working environment and an intense learning experience in an exciting industry.

You are responsible for leading the teams for specification and application development. As part of your role, you will finalize the ongoing transition from the Open VMS infrastructure to cloud-ready, containerized infrastructure based on Red Hat OpenShift . In addition, IT Security is a central pillar for our business model. Hence, confidentiality, availability, authenticity, and integrity of our data is one of your top priorities. You will be expected to report regularly on the applications' availability and performance as well as project status to DBAG senior management and Eurex Clearing Board level.
The perfect candidate for this role will have a "can do" positive attitude, model cultural transformation by embracing and encompassing diversity & inclusion. Bring your curiosity and interest in life-long learning to all situations, mixed with a great sense of humor to diffuse challenging situations.

Your responsibilities:

  • Be responsible for managing distributed teams for specification, application development and test of the securities clearing systems (60+ internal and external team members).
  • Ensure maintenance and on-call support as agreed with the business side for the sake of stable operations according to SLAs and respective KPIs.
  • Deliver software changes in a reliable and transparent manner, in scope, time and budget. Align with project managers, peers from Clearing & Risk IT, neighbouring IT teams as well as IT Operations and control functions proactively where required.
  • Understand the IT and business roadmaps, transport understanding to the team and translate into actions on team level.
  • Foster an environment of pro-active communication, inclusion rather than exclusion, regular self-assessment and continuous improvement
  • Work actively on teams' and team members' personal development, making an effective contribution to increase the team's diversity.
  • Ensure a thorough understanding of applicable regulations and high awareness for the importance of information security in the team.
  • Report Core Application System Performance, Change Status and Issues with respective solution proposal to Clearing & Risk IT Leadership and Eurex Clearing Senior Management regularly and in appropriate form.
  • Maintain relationships to all Securities Clearing stakeholders incl. but not limited to Clearing Design & Delivery, Cash Market Business Development, Xetra/Eurex Trading IT, Eurex Product Development & Strategy, IT Operations and Control functions
  • Occasional trips to Deutsche Börse Services s.r.o DBSS in Prague.

Your profile:

  • Well-developed Leadership Skills, experience in managing international teams
  • Solid experience with reporting to senior management
  • University Degree in a quantitative field (Computer Science, Maths, Physics, Quantitative Economics or similar)
  • Team player with excellent communication skills
  • Excellent communication skills, proactive communication, continuously self-assessing
  • Hands on experience with state-of-the-art technology stacks (Microservices Architectures, Red Hat OpenShift , Cloud Technologies)
  • Solid experience in the IT of a financial market infrastructure provider, including e.g., SWIFT standards
  • Extensive experience in financial markets and more specifically securities clearing systems, either on clearing house or CSD level
  • High results orientation, reliability and setting high standards for quality of work products
  • Experienced in the area of Audit and Compliance, familiar with MaRisk and EMIR regulations
  • Experienced in Information Security initiatives for critical infrastructures (e.g., Cryptography, Privileged Access Management, Security Information and Event Management, Vulnerability Management)
  • Business fluent in written and spoken English, German would be an advantage

Further information about the department:
Eurex Clearing AG (ECAG) is one of the leading central counterparties globally, assuring the safety and integrity of markets. We do this by providing innovation in risk management and clearing technology for a broad scope of products for 200 clearing members in 20 countries. Our success has been built on the development of reliable and innovative customer-focused technology, enabling us to become a market leader.

In Clearing & Risk IT app. 400 colleagues design, build and operate applications mainly for Eurex Clearing. We are passionate to innovate and further develop our existing IT landscape and exploring every day how to further improve. We are driven by new products, market and member requirements, user experience, performance, stable operations, and a high degree of Information Security and Compliance.

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  • Job Reference: 718134336-2
  • Date Posted: 21 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Deutsche Börse AG
  • Location: Frankfurt am Main, Hessen
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Engineering
  • Job Type: Permanent