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Vice President, Payments Technology Development - APAC, Global Transaction Services

Singapore, Singapore

Job Description:

About Bank of America Merrill Lynch:

Our purpose as a firm is to make financial lives better, through the power of every connection. Across the world, we partner with leading corporate and institutional investors through our offices in more than 40 countries. In the U.S alone, we serve almost all Fortune 500 companies and approximately 59 million consumers and small-business customers. We provide a full suite of financial products and services, from banking and investments to asset and risk management. We cover a broad range of asset classes, making us a global leader in corporate and investment banking, sales and trading.   

Connecting Asia Pacific to the World

Our Asia Pacific team is spread across 23 offices in 12 markets. We are focused on connecting Asia to the world and the world to Asia, using our global expertise to ensure success is shared between us, our clients and our communities. Our regional footprint covers 12 currencies, more than a dozen languages and five time zones, placing us firmly among the region’s leading financial services companies.

Bank of America Merrill Lynch is committed to attracting, recruiting and retaining top diverse talent from across the globe. Our diversity and inclusion mission is to actively promote an inclusive work environment where all employees have the opportunity to achieve personal success and contribute to the growth of our business. Each of our global Employee Networks bring together employees, create dialogue and awareness in support of our Diversity and Inclusion mission.

Bank of America Merrill Lynch is an equal opportunities employer.

Business Unit and Department Structure

BAML Global Transaction Services Technology (GTST) Asia Pacific handles technology application development and support for small business, corporate & investment banking in APAC region.

Division designs, architects and delivers innovative technology solutions on regional platform to drive business growth for our Commercial, Corporate & Investment Banking and Markets clients in Global and APAC region. Division works closely with APAC GTS business for building regional business enablement and regulatory requirements/feature sets on global digital channels platform.

Division contributes towards enhancements on Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s next generation - Omni-Channel platform in close co-ordination with global technology partners in the U.S. and other locations. Domain areas include corporate treasury payments, reporting, administration, mobile- banking and middleware solutions.


  • Believes diversity makes us stronger so we can reflect, connect and meet the diverse needs of our clients and employees around the world.
  • Is committed to building a workplace where every employee is welcomed and given the support and resources to perform their jobs successfully.
  • Wants to be a great place for people to work and strives to create an environment where all employees have the opportunity to achieve their goals.
  • Provides continuous training and development opportunities to help employees achieve their career goals, whatever their background or experience.
  • Is committed to advancing our tools, technology, and ways of working to better serve our clients and their evolving business needs.
  • Believes in responsible growth and is dedicated to supporting our communities by connecting them to the lending, investing and giving them what they need to remain vibrant and vital.

Position Description

This role is responsible for delivering highly complex projects and solutions in the payment technology area. This Role expects hands-on development experience, serve as a fully seasoned/proficient technical resource capable of working in diverse development platforms, software, hardware technologies and tools.

The consultant will be responsible for scope, requirements, design & development and testing. Ability to build and maintain working relationship with team members, vendors, various line of business and departments.

Key Responsibilities 

  • Role is to develop and lead technical delivery on program solutions which may involve diverse development platforms, software, hardware, technologies and tools. Serve as a fully seasoned/proficient technical resource.
  • Provide technical direction and provide hands-on development experience on technical solutions involving multiple applications.
  • Work with the Global Agile and DevOps teams to ensure that successful delivery of technical solutions
  • Liaise between enterprise and program technical leaders, implement and propagate innovation, technical solution assets and best practices.
  • Create and use intellectual capital to solve diverse technical and client issues in an innovative way.
  • Develop Technology Backlog and its refinement, determine feasibility and timing of solution (if needed)
  • Articulate the business and technical value of solutions and products to senior managers and technical decision makers.

Key Requirements

  • 15+ years of experience in large enterprise-wide web applications in Java / J2EE environment, with hands-on programing experience and specialization in enterprise application design & development, demonstrating abilities in developing a broad spectrum of complex J2EE applications.
  • Experienced in software design & development on object oriented programming and J2EE based web applications in large scale distribution. Weblogic stack development experience mandatory
  • Well-versed in Web 2.0 technologies and familiarity with web developer tools/plugins as firebug, IE developer, etc.
  • Considerable experience of  API/ SOA based Enterprise Applications architecture and design
  • Experience in designing large scale distributed, SOA based web applications systems capable of handling 9000+ concurrent users.
  • Good knowledge and working experience with Agile software development methodology
  • Prior experience in online treasury payments and liquidity development.
  • Ability and experience to technically lead projects and on shore, off-shore delivery.
  • Ability to collaborate with external programmers to coordinate delivery of software application. Entail regular interaction with global initiative technology managers and team leads.
  • Familiar with DevOps CICD tool set and Testing Automation needs
  • Knowledge in JIRA – Defect & requirements management
  • Knowledge in Connect direct and Autosys or similar tools.
  • Knowledge in Weblogic/WebSphere/J2E App Server.

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2 HARBOURFRONT PLACE, #02-01, Singapore, 098499