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Project Manager

Posted: 21 Jan 2022 Closes: 20 Feb 2022
Gurgaon Office Competitive
Permanent & Full-time FID_J24471

About the opportunity

Department Overview

The Institutional DC business comprises of Fidelity's institutional business units in the UK and other parts of Europe and is a strategic area targeted for growth over the coming years. Systems have been acting as the key enablers for the business in achieving their goals. There are several upcoming Iarge and complex institutional projects, e.g. Strategy, PV Migration, and SCV which have been approved as part of the Strawman and require Java as a key skill set. As part of this drive, we need to fill an open position in India with Java skill set.

Purpose of your role

Workplace Investing needs a highly motivated Project Manager (PM) to manage projects based out of India. The successful candidate shall be proficient in 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, PM 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.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead one or more development projects taking the complete ownership of delivery.
  • Guide and mentor the team and create high performing project team
  • Estimate the work and plan the delivery schedule including tasks, milestones, and dependencies
  • Monitor the progress of a project and ensure regular publishing of status report and quality metrics
  • Responsible for managing the scrum process with the coordination of scrum team in Agile methodology
  • Responsible for facilitating daily scrum, sprint planning, sprint demo and retrospective meetings
  • Creates and share delivery forecasts at regular intervals based on the teams velocity
  • Track the risks and issues and work to actively resolve/mitigate
  • Ensure that project activities are undertaken and completed as per the Fidelity processes and standards
  • Suggest improvements in system development process / application areas
  • Provide recommendations and help direct reports/team with talent management, objective setting, career development, job rotations, fair and timely appraisals, pipeline management, training, international opportunities, and identification of high potentials, under-performers.
  • Manage vendor staff as needed and according to the agreed contract(s)
  • Create an efficient and effective organisation structure. Ensure chargeability and utilisation of staff.
  • Work collaboratively to optimise resource management, cross-fertilise ideas, and resolve conflicts and bottlenecks

Experience and Qualifications

  • BE / B-Tech / MCA
  • 10-13 years of industry experience with exposure to complete life cycle of development & support

Essential Skills

  • Minimum 3 years of experience in managing Java based development and enhancement projects
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in delivering project in Agile-Scrum methodologies
  • Good understanding of scrum ceremonies, agile ways of working
  • Experience of managing medium, complex projects with full budgetary and delivery responsibilities
  • Good knowledge of industry standard project management and methodologies
  • Knowledge of project estimation techniques such as FP, OBA, etc.
  • Proficiency with JIRA, Confluence
  • Knowledge of project planning and tracking by using tools such as MS-Project
  • Knowledge of Document composition engines

Desirable Skills

  • Knowledge of Thunderhead
  • Must have worked on Core Java
  • Understanding of PaaS/Cloud
  • Understanding of Configuration Management processes
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and a strong people manager
  • Operates largely independently, with minimal guidance and monitoring
  • Appreciation and knowledge of technologies used within the project.
  • Good communication, influencing, negotiation skills
  • Ability to lead and motivate the project team
  • Good client relationship management skills
  • Proven ability to work well under pressure and in a team environment
  • Self-motivated, flexible, responsible, and a penchant for quality
  • Excellent communication skills - both verbal and written.
  • Willingness to work UK business hours (though occasionally)
  • Strong interest in Technology and its applications.
  • Team Player

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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