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Project Lead

Posted: 24 Nov 2021 Closes: 24 Dec 2021
Gurgaon Office Competitive
Permanent & Full-time -88453576

About the opportunity

Department Description

This role is for a highly motivated Project lead in the Retail technology team in India, which is supporting the initiatives undertaken for UK Retail Technology- AWS Tribe.

The Project lead will be working for Customer Correspondence - Inbound team in India helping to undertake various strategic and regulatory initiatives as and when they happen.

Purpose of your role

The vacancy is for a highly motivated Project Lead who will be responsible for end to end delivery of software products (systems, applications and platforms) for use by FIL's clients. The successful candidate shall oversee all aspects of an engagement(s) using planning, monitoring and controlling processes as per the Fidelity guidelines and standards, and shall be responsible for completion of projects on time, on budget and meeting the requirements. To this end, PL will perform a variety of tasks including coordinating all resources and stakeholders, planning and setting milestones, assigning responsibilities and monitoring, creating high performing project teams and form excellent working relationships with senior customer representatives across multiple business and System teams.

The right candidate will
  • Exhibit a high level ownership and also look at continuous improvement opportunities
  • Influence business and technology stakeholders
  • Facilitate clear communication and collaboration
  • Understand modern programming and testing constructs and be able to leverage the best methodology for the product(s)
  • Lead, develop and work with a high performing, self-organised & cross functional team

Key Responsibilities

Product Management
  • Communicate the product's long and short term priorities across the organization in the form of product roadmap and focus on delivering a Minimum Viable version
  • Break down the business inputs into granular stories that deliver incremental value and help stitch together the return on investment as those stories get delivered.
  • Keep the backlog recent and be able to say 'No'

  • Deploy Agile delivery methods, eXtreme programming, elastic infra/Cloud preference, micro-services enabled APIs and 12-factor app principles, working in a largely DevOps culture, to deliver great products
  • Work towards achieving a relatively constant and predictable velocity and frequent smaller releases to deliver expected value.
  • Deliver features with high test automation and ensure deployments into production on demand and independent of interfacing products
  • Work collaboratively with other teams and keep business stakeholders sufficiently involved during delivery of features.
  • Lead a team comprising of poly-skilled people with ability to work across different technology stacks
  • Foster a culture whereby team members are empowered to make decisions in the best interest of the product and willingly take high personal accountability for their decisions & actions
  • Guide the team such that they embrace the constructs of a high-performing, self-organising team - ensuring team goals take precedence over individual goals
  • Facilitate intelligent risk taking and use every mistake as a team learning opportunity. Encourage people to think out of the box and challenge norms smartly without diluting quality and controls in the production environment
  • Continuously communicate within the team to ensure clear visibility and understanding of their individual roles and growth aspirations.
  • Lead by example and earn the respect of your team - use principles from 'servant-leader' concept.

Experience and Qualifications

  • BE / B-Tech / MCA / Any Graduate .
  • Overall 8+ years' experience with at least 3+ year experience in software delivery & project management, handling small to mid-sized teams

Essential Skills

  • Strong leadership and communication skills and the ability to teach and learn from others
  • Ability to work collaboratively with others and navigate complex decision making
  • Experience in delivering and maintaining products (including 3rd party vendor apps) with cross geography teams is a plus
  • Experience of tools like Atlassian suite, Pivotal Tracker, Basecamp etc. is desired.
  • Good working experience delivering enterprise applications across technology stacks like modern programming languages (like Java, .Net, Python etc), Integration technologies (MQ, WMB), Data (Oracle, Informatica, DB2, Cassandra, MongoDB etc), Cloud (Pivotal Cloud Foundry, AWS, Azure etc) and DevOps tools (Splunk, NewRelic, Geneos etc)
  • Proven ability to work well under pressure and in a team environment

Desirable Skills

  • Good communication, influencing & negotiation skills. Self-motivated, flexible, responsible, and a penchant for quality.

About you

About Fidelity International

Fidelity International offers investment solutions and services and retirement expertise to more than 2.56 million customers globally. As a privately-held, purpose-driven company with a 50-year heritage, we think generationally and invest for the long term. Operating in more than 25 locations and with $783.6 billion in total assets, our clients range from central banks, sovereign wealth funds, large corporates, financial institutions, insurers and wealth managers, to private individuals.

Our Workplace & Personal Financial Health business provides individuals, advisers and employers with access to world-class investment choices, third-party solutions, administration services and pension guidance. Together with our Investment Solutions & Services business, we invest $567 billion on behalf of our clients. By combining our asset management expertise with our solutions for workplace and personal investing, we work together to build better financial futures.

Our clients come from all walks of life and so do we. We are proud of our inclusive culture and encourage applications from the widest mix of talent, whatever your age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, social background and more. We are a disability-friendly company and would welcome a conversation with you if you feel you might benefit from any reasonable adjustments to perform to the best of your ability during the recruitment process and beyond.

We are committed to being a truly flexible employer, encouraging and trusting our people to perform their role in the way that works best for them, our business, our colleagues and our clients. We offer the maximum possible flexibility over where and when you work for all, considering your role and any local regulations. We call this new approach "dynamic working".

Find out more about what we do, our history, our new approach of "dynamic working" and how you could be a part of our future at

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