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Assistant Vice President / Vice President, Technical Delivery Lead / Release Train Engineer, APAC Bank-in-a-Box Centre of Excellence, Global Transaction Services Technology

Singapore, , Singapore

Job Description:

Your background

  • Minimum 10 years of technical delivery experience, with proven ability to manage delivery of complex, integration projects in a matrix organization.
  • Strong technology delivery capability and leadership from solution design, E2E program/project delivery to problem solving.
  • Hands on delivery experience working with Agile teams and in implementing Scaled Agile/Scrum/Kanban/DevOps practices.
  • Experience working with product and service vendors, and with the onshore-offshore delivery model.
  • Ability to drive senior level discussions with good communication skills.
  • Ability to influence & work with regional and global partners/stakeholders to drive the program forward.
  • Execution and result oriented. Strong aptitude for critical thinking, problem solving, and decision-making.
  • Knowledge of the Payments domain and experience in applying this knowledge to drive operational experience and process improvement is a plus.
  • Finacle implementation and integration experience in a global bank setup would be a definite plus.

What you can expect

Bank of America has embarked on a multi-year core banking transformation journey to replace its legacy core banking platform with modern technology platforms. As part of the core banking platform transformation, the bank is revamping its end to end ecosystem to improve operational & technological efficiency. The core banking platform supports multiple functions in Global Banking and Markets business: e.g. payments, deposits, credit, trade finance, foreign exchange, general ledger. The platform is being built in an ongoing and agile process to easily adapt to new technologies, integrate more tools, and provide a structure that is able to evolve over time. At the core of this transformation is the Bank-in-a-Box (BiB) platform. BiB uses simpler architecture and modern technology, eliminates applications, and is easier to enhance and update.

The Bank-in-a-Box (BiB) roadmap spans several years, covering Global Payments Transformation (GPT), CLI, and Branch replacement. The first BiB implementation was successfully completed in Oct 2020 for Indonesia, to address the local regulatory requirement to host core banking infrastructure onshore. 2021 initiatives include SEPA Instant, HK Real Time Payments and Regulatory mandates such as Indonesia Direct Debits and Indonesia RTP. The GPT budget is expected to increase significantly in 2022, with implementations across APAC, EMEA and LATAM. The BiB Centre of Excellence is at the heart of this Payments Transformation Program.

An experienced Delivery Lead/Release Train Engineer is required to strengthen the BiB Centre of Excellence and drive this multi-year transformation journey. The role will have direct accountability in planning and executing the integration of the core banking solution into the bank’s SDLC ecosystem, and in ensuring that solutions are developed in adherence to functional and non-functional requirements. The role requires close interaction with senior management, business/operations/technical leads, vendor and development teams located across all regions – both onsite and offshore.  The role requires driving and influencing the vendor product team to ensure on-time, quality delivery in adherence to Agile/SDM practices. Therefore, strong communication skills and stakeholder engagement skills are a must.

What you will do

  • Act as primary liaison between bank and vendor delivery teams.
  • Responsible for optimizing the flow of epics/features and the value delivered by the Agile Release Train (ART).
  • Coordinate and facilitate ART ceremonies, manage dependencies across teams in the ART, and provide visibility into the health of epic/feature delivery and the overall program increment.
  • Ensure impediments to epic/feature delivery are resolved quickly and protect the teams from outside disruptions to delivery. 
  • Manage financials for the ART and assist with resource planning.
  • Help define norms/agreements for the ART and enforce the agreements. Coordinate and facilitate ART ceremonies – e.g. Backlog Refinement, Program Increment (PI) Planning, ART Sync (or PO Sync, Scrum of Scrums), System Demos, Retrospective.
  • Facilitate dependency management/risk management/impediment removal for the defined deliverables.
  • Promote/facilitate communication and collaboration to support value delivery and PI commitments.
  • Provide status updates and reporting pertaining to plans/delivery/timelines/impediments to stakeholders and leadership.
  • Coordinate and facilitate routines to support delivery – e.g. kick-offs, status reviews, stakeholder meetings, change controls, tollgates, etc.
  • Ensure execution and delivery meets stakeholder expectations in terms of the functionality, quality, timeline and cost.
  • Ensure Enterprise Change Management and other policy requirements for technology solutions are met for the epics/features delivered.
  • Measure delivery, maturity, and performance and review the metrics with the ART to identify improvement opportunities.
  • Capture data to help determine/track product funding and resource acquisition needs.

About Bank of America

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 35 countries. In the U.S. alone, we serve almost all of the Fortune 500 companies and approximately 67 million consumer and small-business clients. 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 19 cities 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.

Job Band:

H5

Shift: 

Hours Per Week:

40

Weekly Schedule:

Referral Bonus Amount:

0

Job Description:

Your background

  • Minimum 10 years of technical delivery experience, with proven ability to manage delivery of complex, integration projects in a matrix organization.
  • Strong technology delivery capability and leadership from solution design, E2E program/project delivery to problem solving.
  • Hands on delivery experience working with Agile teams and in implementing Scaled Agile/Scrum/Kanban/DevOps practices.
  • Experience working with product and service vendors, and with the onshore-offshore delivery model.
  • Ability to drive senior level discussions with good communication skills.
  • Ability to influence & work with regional and global partners/stakeholders to drive the program forward.
  • Execution and result oriented. Strong aptitude for critical thinking, problem solving, and decision-making.
  • Knowledge of the Payments domain and experience in applying this knowledge to drive operational experience and process improvement is a plus.
  • Finacle implementation and integration experience in a global bank setup would be a definite plus.

What you can expect

Bank of America has embarked on a multi-year core banking transformation journey to replace its legacy core banking platform with modern technology platforms. As part of the core banking platform transformation, the bank is revamping its end to end ecosystem to improve operational & technological efficiency. The core banking platform supports multiple functions in Global Banking and Markets business: e.g. payments, deposits, credit, trade finance, foreign exchange, general ledger. The platform is being built in an ongoing and agile process to easily adapt to new technologies, integrate more tools, and provide a structure that is able to evolve over time. At the core of this transformation is the Bank-in-a-Box (BiB) platform. BiB uses simpler architecture and modern technology, eliminates applications, and is easier to enhance and update.

The Bank-in-a-Box (BiB) roadmap spans several years, covering Global Payments Transformation (GPT), CLI, and Branch replacement. The first BiB implementation was successfully completed in Oct 2020 for Indonesia, to address the local regulatory requirement to host core banking infrastructure onshore. 2021 initiatives include SEPA Instant, HK Real Time Payments and Regulatory mandates such as Indonesia Direct Debits and Indonesia RTP. The GPT budget is expected to increase significantly in 2022, with implementations across APAC, EMEA and LATAM. The BiB Centre of Excellence is at the heart of this Payments Transformation Program.

An experienced Delivery Lead/Release Train Engineer is required to strengthen the BiB Centre of Excellence and drive this multi-year transformation journey. The role will have direct accountability in planning and executing the integration of the core banking solution into the bank’s SDLC ecosystem, and in ensuring that solutions are developed in adherence to functional and non-functional requirements. The role requires close interaction with senior management, business/operations/technical leads, vendor and development teams located across all regions – both onsite and offshore.  The role requires driving and influencing the vendor product team to ensure on-time, quality delivery in adherence to Agile/SDM practices. Therefore, strong communication skills and stakeholder engagement skills are a must.

What you will do

  • Act as primary liaison between bank and vendor delivery teams.
  • Responsible for optimizing the flow of epics/features and the value delivered by the Agile Release Train (ART).
  • Coordinate and facilitate ART ceremonies, manage dependencies across teams in the ART, and provide visibility into the health of epic/feature delivery and the overall program increment.
  • Ensure impediments to epic/feature delivery are resolved quickly and protect the teams from outside disruptions to delivery. 
  • Manage financials for the ART and assist with resource planning.
  • Help define norms/agreements for the ART and enforce the agreements. Coordinate and facilitate ART ceremonies – e.g. Backlog Refinement, Program Increment (PI) Planning, ART Sync (or PO Sync, Scrum of Scrums), System Demos, Retrospective.
  • Facilitate dependency management/risk management/impediment removal for the defined deliverables.
  • Promote/facilitate communication and collaboration to support value delivery and PI commitments.
  • Provide status updates and reporting pertaining to plans/delivery/timelines/impediments to stakeholders and leadership.
  • Coordinate and facilitate routines to support delivery – e.g. kick-offs, status reviews, stakeholder meetings, change controls, tollgates, etc.
  • Ensure execution and delivery meets stakeholder expectations in terms of the functionality, quality, timeline and cost.
  • Ensure Enterprise Change Management and other policy requirements for technology solutions are met for the epics/features delivered.
  • Measure delivery, maturity, and performance and review the metrics with the ART to identify improvement opportunities.
  • Capture data to help determine/track product funding and resource acquisition needs.

About Bank of America

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 35 countries. In the U.S. alone, we serve almost all of the Fortune 500 companies and approximately 67 million consumer and small-business clients. 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 19 cities 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.

Learn more about this role

Full time

JR-21052941

Band: H5

Manages People:

Manager:

Talent Acquisition Contact:

Harry Daudhar

Referral Bonus:

0

Street Address

Primary Location:
2 HARBOURFRONT PLACE, #02-01, Singapore, 098499