London Office of the CEO Contractor

Principal Technical Programme Manager

At R3 our vision is a world where value moves freely, and business is done safely. Our mission is to enable an open, trusted, and enduring digital economy. We are a scale up with a startup’s grit. We encourage a workforce where no idea is too small, and no two days are the same.
We are looking for a Principal Technical Programme Manager to join our group of technologists, industry SMEs and thought leaders in the digital currencies space. You will manage the internal programme of work to deliver for our largest and most strategic customers, taking responsibility for overseeing and coordinating multiple projects both internal and client facing. You’ll need to balance client needs against R3’s product vision to deliver reusable product which meets our strategic goals.
You will need solid technical project management experience with either hands-on experience or a strong understanding of distributed technologies or large-scale n-tier technologies leveraging AWS or Azure. You must know how to get the most out of the teams, complementing your organisational skills and attention to detail. You will have a strong foresight for potential challenges and risks and devise plans to address and mitigate these. Your primary stakeholders will include R3’s executives from their commercial, engineering, and professional services divisions, as well as workstream leads, project managers, and client facing programme managers.

Key Responsibilities – Programme Coordination:

  • Manage, coordinate and lead a large programme of work with high complexity under which lie multiple other projects including, but not limited to, technical, legal, product, customer facing workstreams from up to 100 people across different teams and competencies, ensuring delivery on time, quality and budget.
  • Coordinate delivery with external parties, including partners contracted by R3, client delivery teams, and third-party firms working on the client engagement.
  • Manage the delivery of a reusable software product that can be used on a key client engagement and future engagements, ensuring delivery meets the client’s requirements and expectations as well as our quality standards and best practices.
  • Work with Engineering, Product Management, QA, customer-facing teams, and project managers across the business to ensure workstreams are aligned and delivering value.

Key Responsibilities – Stakeholder Management:

  • Own and deliver key internal program management artefacts such as program plans, raid logs, dashboards, and status reports by coordinating reporting from other workstreams. 
  • Build and maintain relationships with internal stakeholders, including Chief Executive Officer, Chief Commercial Officer, Chief Engineering Officer, Head of Professional Services.
  • Collaborate with project/program managers leading individual workstreams.

Key Responsibilities – Governance and Risk Management:

  • Drive program governance activities with key stakeholders across relevant workstreams.
  • Manage the overall program budget.
  • Be the point of contact for internal delivery escalations and providing visibility to internal stakeholders on the progress of work.
  • Monitor and manage programme risks, issues, and dependencies across multiple streams of work led by project managers, proactively identifying and implement mitigation strategies.

Key Responsibilities – Communication and Reporting:

  • Prepare regular and detailed progress reports, status updates, and presentations for key stakeholders, highlighting achievements, milestones, and challenges.
  • Continuously and proactively improve the R3 internal program level artefacts, creating reusable templates and toolsets where possible.

Qualifications & Attributes:

  • 10+ years of experience managing large enterprise projects with multiple workstreams, typically within complex organisations across client facing and internal teams.
  • Previous experience in delivering large-scale projects focussing on commercial or central banks.
  • Strong leadership, problem-solving, and decision-making skills, with the ability to lead and motivate teams and deliver results under pressure and ambiguity.
  • Experience working internationally and cross-team/competencies, culturally sensitive and adaptable, and experience working in or with clients from the Gulf is advantageous.
  • Strong knowledge and experience in agile methodology and software development lifecycle including software engineering, testing, and quality assurance.
  • Stakeholder management at multiple levels, ranging from leading technical discussions to managing executive level conversations.
  • Strong communication skills, able to clearly articulate risks and navigate complex dependencies with other parts of R3.
  • Be well-versed in implementing cloud-native multi-service products in financial services.
  • Understanding of DLT / Blockchain technologies is beneficial, including Corda or EVM.
  • Atlassian Jira & Confluence experience is an advantage.

R3 is a leading enterprise technology firm specialising in digital solutions for regulated financial markets. Our technology enables financial markets to operate with greater efficiency, transparency and enhanced connectivity. Our focus is on progressing markets and fostering an open, trusted and enduring digital economy.
 
R3ers center around our core values – Collaborative, Ownership, Bold and Customer First – as a result our flagship DLT platform, Corda, and R3 Digital Markets product suite is trusted by the world’s leading financial market infrastructures (FMIs), exchanges, central banks and commercial banks.
 
R3 is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are a diverse and inclusive team that supports all ethnicities, races, genders, sexual orientations, origins, disability and veteran status and cultures. At R3, we’re committed to fostering an environment where individuality–not conformity–is embraced and valued because we believe our collective differences are what make us better together. For more information, visit www.r3.com or connect with us on Twitter or LinkedIn.
 
If you don’t meet all of the above criteria, but you think you’d be a great addition to R3, send us your CV/resume. We’re always interested in meeting bold, collaborative people who are excited to work with us.

About us

R3 is a leading provider of enterprise technology and services for the development of multi-party solutions that enable direct, digital collaboration in regulated industries where trust is critical.

Our values

Customers first

Customer success is paramount. We build strong relationships and strive to create the best possible experience. Learn why so many of our customers view R3 as a trusted, long-term partner.

Collaborative

We bring together all parts of our ecosystem and give our customers the tools and environment to work together to change their industries.

Bold

We have the agility of a small company but the confidence and ambition of the industry-defining trailblazer we aspire to become. As a thought leader, R3 subject matter experts produce compelling analysis and insight into emerging technology.

Ownership

We demand excellence and take pride in our products and services. We believe the our platform, Corda, will transform the way the world does business.

Our benefits

We offer comprehensive and competitive benefits packages to ensure the wellbeing of all our employees and their loved ones. For a regional breakdown of our company benefits and perks, click here.

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