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Director of Information Technology

Remote | Ontario | New York | Chicago

Who we are:

Interested in being a part of a remote-first team disrupting the financial world through technology? It starts with investing in talented team members as the foundation for our success. At Derivative Path, we prioritize growth by supporting every team member on their journey towards their next milestone and accomplishment. We offer competitive pay, excellent benefits, and integrate learning & development into every day. 

Derivative Path is an award-winning, founder-led and venture-backed firm providing financial technology and advisory solutions to solve complex interest rate, foreign exchange, and commodity transactions. Since launching in 2013, the firm has signed over 150 financial institutions and established itself as a leader in capital markets innovation. In 2020 Derivative Path raised $35 million of growth equity from FTV Capital. In 2021, the Company acquired Monetics to mark its expansion into the Commercial Real Estate sector. The firm won the 2020 and 2021 Risk Management Advisory Firm of the Year in the Americas by Global Capital and the 2021 Top Multi-Asset Trading System of the Year from FOW International. 

Our team of 80+ employees has the flexibility to work from any location in the US or one of our four offices in the San Francisco Bay Area, New York City, Chicago, or Manila as well as Ontario Canada.  Derivative Path is dedicated to building a diverse environment and has an unwavering commitment to creating a sense of belonging for all our employees.

The opportunity:

At this time we are seeking a Director of Information Technology.  While this position can be remotely based, the ideal candidate will reside in Ontario Canada, New York City or Chicago. This role will report to our Chief Technology Officer and be responsible for the management and development of IT teams that incorporate both existing infrastructure and new system technologies and work with senior executives to find the best strategies to meet requirements. 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Build and guide a successful IT practice; provide opportunities for team members to grow and prosper in delivering great services. 
  • Analyze, implement and evaluate IT systems, their specification and improve existing processes. 
  • Translate business requirements, design and drive the execution plan for successfully delivering high-quality output on time for various business-driven initiatives.
  • Help the team sequence, prioritize, and contribute to planning the portfolio of IT initiatives. 
  • Collaborate with partners across engineering, information security and the rest of the company to effectively align against goals, roadmap, and commitments. 
  • Develop and implement business continuity protocols to minimize disruption to business operations in the event of emergency situations or data loss. 
  • Establish efficiency and efficacy standards, providing recommendations for improvement of IT infrastructure. 
  • Analyzing IT infrastructure and systems performance to assess operating costs and operate and lead with a continuous improvement mindset.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or similar discipline with at least ten years of progressive systems administration and/or engineering experience ideally in the financial services industry
  • Minimum of 5+ years of experience managing a team; onshore and offshore team management is strongly preferred and desired.
  • Proficient with Datadog, Rapid7, Sophos 
  • MS Azure Active Directory management experience  
  • AWS Solutions Expert/Solution Architecture/Design experience – minimum of 5 years. Certification preferred. 

Required Skills:

  • Outstanding communication skills – how fast can you explain something complicated to a confused colleague? 
  • A customer service and continuous improvement-oriented approach that loves working with others; is willing to go the extra mile to help and enjoys being part of a highly collaborative team. 
  • Excellent prioritization skills—you can distinguish between the important and urgent, and know how to appropriately tackle each challenge 

Key Competencies:

  • Analytical Thinking: Ability to comprehend a situation by breaking it down into its components and identifying key or underlying complex issues. Systematically organizes and compares the various aspects of a problem or situation and determines cause-and-effect relationships and is able to define and summarize actionable recommendations
  • Self-motivated: To initiate strategic independent and collaborative work assignment(s); raises a hand to assist coworkers proactively
  • Flexibility: Able to reprioritize as competing interests arise and to operate successfully in an environment with a developing structure
  • Accountability: Strong commitment to ensuring quality and timely deliverables while maintaining and building relationships with coworkers, managers, vendors and clients

Derivative Path is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on any of the following: race, religious creed, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or gender characteristic, national origin, religion, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military service or veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, or any other classification protected by federal, state, and local laws and ordinances.  Derivative Path offers a comprehensive benefits package, including health, dental, vision, 401k contribution, flexible spend accounts, and a generous paid time off policy.

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