Mid-Level Project Manager

Thesys Technologies is a high performance financial tech company with aggressive plans to push the envelope of US trading technology in the coming years. 
Formed in 2009, our technology already handles approximately 5% of the daily volume in US & Canadian equities on the back of our ultra low latency HFT offering and our advanced gateway technology for Broker-Dealers. We are now building from our core strength in HFT trading tech to expand into new areas where we feel our edge holds strong, including exchange/matching engine technology, hardware accelerated data feeds and gateways, regulatory technology, and financial Big Data plays. 
Our core infrastructure has been built under the guidance of extremely experienced high frequency technologists, traders, and networking engineers. Our clients rank amongst the best traders, globally, in any asset class. In addition, Thesys and our parent company, Tradeworx, have been extensively covered in media outlets as far ranging as ​60 Minutes​, ​The Wall Street Journal​, ​The New York Times​, ​Bloomberg​, and ​The Financial Times ​and have been highlighted in case studies by Amazon and Intel Corp. 
Given the breadth of our ambitions, the work we provide is highly diversified, cutting-edge, challenging, and extremely broad in terms of the exposure it generates for employees. In other words, there is a lot that you get to see and do, depending on how much you can handle. We need players on our team who can adapt to a very rapidly changing environment, take on outsized roles and responsibilities, maintain strong interpersonal relationships, and help build our vision out further. 
Job summary: 
The Thesys Technologies team is looking for a Project Manager to join us in our New York City, NY office. In this role, you will be hands-on working with highly technical cross-functional teams managing cost, schedule and performance from project initiation to closeout. Leveraging experience and knowledge with industry proven practices and frameworks such as Agile and traditional Project Management, you will be asked to facilitate delivery of projects varying in length and complexity. Utilizing strong communication skills, you will be required to effectively report status of development and integration efforts, manage customer expectations, and translate requirements to the technical team. 
Job Responsibilities: 
  • ●  Own a project’s delivery from beginning to end. You will be responsible that the project delivers the product or service in a timely manner adhering to the customer requirements and performance expectations. 
  • ●  Manage project planning, scheduling, monitoring, and reporting activities for Thesys projects 
  • ●  Ensures projects are completed on time, within budget and meet the technical requirements. 
  • ●  Facilitate status review meetings among project team members and internal stakeholders 
  • ●  Apply Agile thinking and concepts in responding to customers changing requirements and 
  • constraints. 
  • ●  Proactively managing the project with little supervision, resolving action items, issues and risks. 
  • ●  Control project requirements, scope, and change management issues 
  • ●  Define goals and objectives of technology projects and manage growth/changes to such 
  • ●  Develop project control and reporting procedures and manage changes in operational plans 
  • ●  Determine, monitor, and review all project health metrics to report to senior management 
  • ●  Regularly utilize team and project data to iteratively improve the projects performance and scale 
  • ●  Assist in training of the project team on the application of appropriate procedures and processes; 
  • coach and advise team members to help them accomplish project goals, meet established 
  • schedules, and resolve technical and operational issues 
  • ●  Stay up to date on emerging technologies and project management techniques 
  • ●  Partner with internal teams (other Product teams, Sales, Operations) when exceptions arise (e.g., 
  • changing timelines, new scope) and serve as primary point of contact on operational matters. 
  • Minimum Qualifications: 
  • ●  Years of experience: 3-7 years of experience managing IT-related projects in the financial or technology sectors 
  • ●  Degree: Bachelors Degree in a technical field or business 
  • ●  3-7 years in a technical project management role such as software development, application 
  • development, package implementation, infrastructure and IT transformation projects 
  • ●  Strong project management skills with experience in organizing, prioritizing, planning. 
  • ●  Strong communication skills of all forms: public speaking, formal and informal written, and 
  • verbal. 
  • ●  Detail-oriented and able to work on a variety of tasks required by the organization. 
  • ●  Assist in training of the project team on the application of appropriate procedures and processes; 
  • coach and advise team members to help them accomplish project goals, meet established schedules, and resolve technical and operational issues 
  • Differentiating Qualifications: 
  • ●  Industry trusted training and certifications including but not limited to Project Management Institute (PMI) Project Management Professional (PMP), ScrumAlliance Certified ScrumMaster (CSM), and Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) Leading SAFe. 
  • ●  Experience in the electronic trading sector including securities, options, and foreign exchanges. 
  • ●  Experience establishing and contributing to processes and procedures to a Project Management 
  • Organization (PMO) 
  • ●  Experience administering and using project management tools such as Redmine, Jira, MS Project 

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