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Director, Technology - Java

Newport Beach, CA, United States
Employment: Full Time Experience: Lead

A division of Sapient Consulting and a part of the broader Publicis Sapient platform, Sapient Global Markets is located in 18 cities on 4 continents, where they partner with participants in the capital and commodity markets to drive innovation, optimization and growth.

The Opportunity

As Director, Technology at Sapient Global Markets, you will take high-level responsibility for the delivery of Technology solutions for our clients in the financial services industry. You will act as the client’s trusted advisor on technology strategy, trends and best practices. For both clients and project teams, you will provide vision and frame the business value from technology initiatives to meet the client’s business goals and objectives. Moreover, as Director, Technology will take responsibility for growing talent and work with other leadership members to further develop Sapient Global Markets Technology capability.

  • Lead the design and planning of complex custom software solutions or modifying package solutions.
  • Work closely with the client to understand business needs, in order to develop IT strategy, and propose solution options including advice on design, implementation, tools, scalability, system performance, dependencies.
  • Set standards and project processes for delivery teams and mentor team members.
  • Review project estimates and assess impact of project risks.
  • Serve as “hands-on” escalation point to identify and suggest approaches to resolve project issues.
  • Build strong client relationships and facilitate client workshops and meetings.
  • Accumulate market know-how, industry and technology trends, to enhance and manage knowledge on projects.
  • Support the enhancement of Sapient Global Markets’ technology domain, marketing, people management and hiring efforts.
  • Manage client relationships and engage in business development.
  • Support vendor evaluation and decisions on technology investments.
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field preferred.
  • Very deep hands on experience in Java enterprise architecture, systems integration, package implementation, and system architecture.
  • Nice to have: Bloomberg, CRD, front office, accounting, content management, Cloud/Data Management. .NET
  • Experience in a consulting or client-facing role in large organizations in the Capital Markets industry highly desired particularly in Fixed Income, Equities and Hedge Funds.
  • Strong leadership and communication skills to effectively manage client accounts and multi-track project/program teams consisting of up to 30-60 globally distributed members.
  • Ability to drive complex estimates that take one or more projects into account and to effectively communicate risks and dependencies to clients.
About Global Markets

Sapient Global Markets, a part of Publicis.Sapient, is a leading provider of services to today’s evolving financial and commodity markets. We provide a full range of capabilities to help our clients grow and enhance their businesses, create robust and transparent infrastructure, manage operating costs, and foster innovation throughout their organizations. We offer services across Advisory, Analytics, Technology, and Process, as well as unique methodologies in program management, technology development, and process outsourcing. Sapient Global Markets operates in key financial and commodity centers worldwide, as well as in large technology development and operations outsourcing centers. For more information, visit

Sapient is a registered service mark of Sapient Corporation.
Sapient is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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