Project Manager


Posted 11 months ago

We are looking for a Project Manager! Reach out if you are interested and feel free to refer friends/colleagues!


Type of Employment: Contract
Title: Project Manager
Term: 6 months (with extension) – 37.5 hours/Week
Location: Toronto – Hybrid (2 days on-site)
Job ID number: C1203


Brief Description of Duties:


The successful candidate will have the opportunity to use leading-edge technologies and real-time applications and processes that help drive a cross-asset blotter used by Equity and Equity Derivatives Trading Desks. They will also work on resolving complex and multi-faceted problems interacting with the stakeholders on the trading desk to ascertain requirements and with technology teams to develop and deploy the required software.


  • Participating/leading in scrum session with team on a daily basis
  • Managing stakeholder requirements and expectations to project timelines and budget
  • Maintaining JIRA backlog and planning
  • Hands-on management of meetings, status reports, reporting to steering committees and working groups
  • Leading an agile team and holding scrum meetings
  • Facilitating KPIs and measuring productivity within the team
  • Maintaining project plans (Gantt)
  • Reporting project status, roadblocks and milestones to the project stakeholder and sponsors throughout the course of the project
  • Communicating with vendors, main stakeholders on the trading desk, system architects, development staff, QAs, BAs, and other PMs.
  • Assist in some BA duties (creating flow-charts, diagrams, documentation, etc.)
  • Assist or lead on other smaller projects
  • Involved in network planning, hardware planning and architecture
  • Providing guidance to the project team to ensure efforts are aligned to the project delivery goal.
  • Facilitating project control processes, project gating documents in adherence to Scotiabank’s EPMO standards. Focus on Governance processes, ensuring projects are moving through the appropriate channels and drive the initiatives

Must Haves: 


  • Experience as a project manager
  • Experience developing solutions for Trading Desk
  • Required product groups: Institutional equities or listed derivative products
  • Experience with application development is required (e.g. has a development background and has the ability to read code in Python/Java)
  • Architecture concept exposure in recent projects
  • Database design (SQL) experience


Nice to Haves: 


  • Order Management and Execution Management System experience
  • Experience with vendor systems (Fidessa, Itiviti)


Soft Skills: 


  • Strong communication Skills (ability to position concepts, articulate to Senior Managers, motivate developers)
  • Proactive and self-driven
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment is required


Degrees or certifications:


  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical field such as computer science, computer engineering or related field required.
  • PMI/PMP designations are an asset

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