Project Manager at SIMON

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Want to work at a fast-growing and award-winning fintech company? In our first two years, we’ve nearly tripled headcount and added two new asset classes to our cutting-edge platform for financial advisors. As a cloud-based company, we transitioned seamlessly into a socially-distanced workforce in 2020 and, with a pace that hasn’t slowed, we’re on the lookout for smart, passionate, and collaborative talent to join our remotely connected team.

Job Description
SIMON is looking for a project manager to scale across all departments and help execute our vision. In this role you’ll work closely with our product managers and technology leads to facilitate our technology development by coordinating with internal teams including sales, UX design, engineering, legal and compliance.  Your role will be to enable collaboration, effective delivery and ensure the team meets business objectives in a timely manner. If you're excited by these challenges, have a passion to learn new tools and techniques, and develop innovative solutions, we want to talk to you! 

How You Will Fulfill Your Potential

• Manage JIRA, including writing tickets, managing sprint boards and maintaining a well-groomed backlog

• Partner with product managers to document user stories, tasks and acceptance criteria in JIRA, ensuring that requirements are communicated in a clear & detailed manner.  Ensure priorities are clearly communicated

• Partner with engineering teams to ensure development efforts are carefully planned and timelines for delivery are both accurate and transparent

• Facilitate meetings and discussions, including development team daily stand ups, sprint planning, retrospectives

• Plan and attend internal & external meetings by setting efficient agendas, driving stakeholders towards decisions, ensuring there are clear follow ups and taking meeting notes

• Work with internal stakeholders (outside of the development team) to ensure that other internal processes, such as legal & compliance reviews, are followed and closely coordinated with development efforts

What We're Looking For

• Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to establish solid relationships and promote team cohesiveness

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills

• Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail

• Analytical thinking and strategic problem-solving skills 

• Detail oriented and capable of delivering a high level of accuracy

• Able to work both collaboratively and independently in a cross functional environment

• Experience with navigating complex software development projects

• Experience with technical tools such as JIRA, Confluence

Preferred Qualifications

• Expert knowledge of Atlassian tools (JIRA, JIRA Query Language and plug-ins like Structure and BigPicture) along with collaboration tools (MS Office, Confluence)

• Project Management/Scrum master experience, Scrum master certification (SAFe), Certified Scrum Professional (CSM or CSP)

• Previous experience in financial services or financial technology company

• Facilitation skills guiding groups through processes that help them to come to solutions and make decisions

• Previous experience in a startup or growth company

We offer a competitive salary and benefits, the chance to work with a curated team of top-notch, highly creative talent, and a fun and agile work environment with many perks in the heart of New York City’s Chelsea district, but are operating remotely through at least summer 2021.

Meet SIMON

SIMON Markets is a fast-growing and award-winning FinTech company, on the lookout for smart, collaborative talent to join our team.  

Originally founded within Goldman Sachs, SIMON Markets spun-out in December 2018 under the shared ownership and direction of seven leading financial institutions. Our team works to build transparency around complex, risk-managed financial products by way of a single, modern platform. Our platform provides financial advisors with access to multi-issuer solutions, a depth of educational tools, and advanced post-trade analysis that hasn’t before been possible.

By combining state-of-the art technology with the leadership of niche industry experts and an agile start-up mentality, SIMON is well-positioned to reshape our industry. We are leading the way in a space we helped create, we are passionate about pushing boundaries, and we are growing like crazy.

No matter which part of the team you join, there is something interesting to work on. Our front-end team is building out our web and mobile presence using React, Redux, and Webpack along with some very sophisticated data visualizations. Our back-end team is using Scala, Akka, Postgres and other open-source technologies to build a micro-services architecture that can scale to handle our ambitious roadmap. Our quantitative engineering team is researching and building novel financial strategies to widen our competitive advantage. Our dev-ops team is creating a development and production environment with Docker and Kubernetes to keep us nimble. Product Management sits in the middle of it all to make it happen. 

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • ScalaLanguages
    • Python (pandas)Languages
    • D3JSLibraries
    • jQueryLibraries
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • AkkaLibraries
    • AWS SDKLibraries
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • PlayFrameworks
    • SparkFrameworks
    • Vert.XFrameworks
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • DynamoDBDatabases
    • AuroraDatabases
    • SnowFlakeDatabases
    • RedshiftDatabases
    • MixpanelAnalytics
    • InVisionDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • JIRAManagement
    • SalesforceCRM

Location

As a cloud-based company, we transitioned seamlessly into a socially distanced workforce in 2020, with flexible plans to return to the office in 2021.

An Insider's view of SIMON

What are some social events your company does?

We’ve focused on keeping the company connected during these times, and it’s been great to continue to connect with coworkers we wouldn’t otherwise see. Whether it’s virtual tastings, cooking classes, or our upcoming holiday party, I’m thankful to work for a company that cares so much about its employees!

Autumn

Platform Specialist

What does your typical day look like?

We pride ourselves on the fluidity and evolving nature of pivoting on a swivel to focus on the pressing priorities of that minute, day, or week. Being surrounded by driven teammates with equal intellectual curiosity creates an environment that pushes us to pursue the work we are passionate about while cohesively striving towards goals as a team!

Olivia

Senior Business Operations Specialist

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

SIMON is my first job following graduation from my master’s, and during my two years, I grew from junior to senior level and am now working on advanced projects. I learn new things every day with plenty of opportunities to cross-collaborate and integrate with clients. Join us and you too will grow at a pace you cannot imagine!

Stacey

Senior Quantitative Engineer

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

Creativity is essential–it helps us find innovative ways to leverage new technologies to meet our clients’ needs. I’m always available to act as sounding board for ideas and feedback, encourage cross-team collaboration, empower decision making creating a culture where we learn from mistakes rather than be discouraged, and set the right example.

Pranav

Head of Backend Engineering

What are SIMON Perks + Benefits

SIMON Benefits Overview

*Currently working remotely, we plan to re-open our office when it is safe to do so again in 2021.*

At SIMON, team members are recognized as our greatest resource and greatest asset. We are committed to doing quality work, upholding a mission that inspires and propels us, and using our strengths every day.

Perks and a suite of inclusive, well-rounded benefits that support our team and their families play an important role in giving us the balance we need to show up and perform at our best. SIMON is proud to offer comprehensive health care, mental health benefits, unlimited paid time off, generous parental leave, and more to all full-time team members.

As we continue to work remotely until it is safe and comfortable to return to an office environment, SIMON remains actively focused on delivering an engaging and supportive employee experience. We have expanded our healthcare coverage to include a concierge primary care network membership, created custom development plans for employees, and hosted ongoing virtual team events focused on bringing the team, and our families, together for unique experiences even while we work from home.

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Diversity manifesto
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications
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