Oaktree Capital Management

  • Vice President, IT Solutions Management

    Job Locations US-CA-Los Angeles
    Job ID
    2018-1638
    Job Department
    Information Technology
  • Responsibilities

    The IT Department at Oaktree performs implementation and development of technology solutions across all Oaktree businesses. Based in Los Angeles, the Vice President will serve as a technology lead to build, implement and support technology solutions to Front Office business units like Portfolio Management, Trading, Portfolio Compliance, Pricing, and Trade Support departments.

     

    Responsibilities Include:

    • Manage project delivery schedule, scope and cost
    • Gather requirements from users, analyze and provide solutions to business challenges
    • Document business, functional, and technical requirements.
    • Participate in developing new technical solutions to the business challenges.
    • Modify and maintain existing business solutions and processes.
    • Work with third party business applications like Black Mountain Everest, Bloomberg, CDO Suite etc.,
    • Perform software testing including unit and system level testing
    • Contribute to technical and business architecture or follow existing architectural standards
    • Communicate project status, issues and manage stakeholders expectations

    Qualifications

    • 6-10 years of IT Solution management.
    • Experience with large scale technology implementations, custom development, and data and system integrations.
    • Knowledge of the Financial Services industry, specifically the Alternative Asset Management is a must.
    • Implementation of Black Mountain Everest application is preferred. Will consider experience in other Trade Order Managements systems such as Charles River Development.
    • Knowledge of Project Management tools, tactics, and methodologies; Six Sigma and PMP certification a plus.
    • Experience with MS Office tools XLS, and Access required.
    • Experience in technical background such as .Net, SQL Server is a plus

    Personal Attributes

    The successful candidate should demonstrate strengths in:

    • Relationship Building; works effectively with strong, diverse teams of people with multiple perspectives, talents, and backgrounds. He or she is known for doing what is best irrespective of politics and is comfortable with consensus building (at multiple levels) and soliciting constructive feedback; ability to elicit cooperation from a wide variety of participants including upper management, clients, other departments, and 3rd party providers.
    • Communication; strong interpersonal and verbal/written communication skills; ability to present complex material.
    • Independence & Collaboration; experience at working both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment; must be able to drive work effectively with limited supervision (at times) while representing department and executive management interests and concerns.
    • Work Ethic; focus on continual development, performance, accountability and self-motivation.
    • Flexibility & Organization; adapt to shifting priorities, demands and timelines through analytical and problem-solving capabilities; proven ability to multi-task and efficiently manage time across competing activities/resources; able to effectively prioritize, execute tasks, and thrive in a high-pressure fast paced environment.
    • Intellectual Curiosity; energized by learning new things and engaging across a wide range of issues; must have strong problem solving skills; adept at conducting research into project-related issues and products.
    • Driving Results; sets aggressive timelines and objectives to drive results, conveys a sense of urgency, and drives issues to closure; is a self-starter committed to achieving results and has a strong sense of ownership and follow-through.
    • Judgment; makes recommendations and decisions that balance a variety of factors (e.g. cost, risk, short-term vs. long-term impact) and are supported by a sound fact base to achieve an optimal outcome. Goes back to core values and key objectives when making decisions/recommendations.

    Education

    A Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Information Technology. Ideal candidate may also possess an MBA and/or formal education in Finance focusing on Investment Management or Financial Engineering.

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