SC Ventures (%26ldquo;SCV%26rdquo;) was established in March of 2018 with the purpose of %26ldquo;Rewiring the DNA in Banking%26rdquo; by bringing three distinct areas together:
The eXellerator labs, enabling innovation at large in the Bank by supporting:
Entrepreneurially-minded colleagues as %26ldquo;Intrapreneurs%26rdquo;, developing ideas to products, services or new business models.
Collaboration with fintech companies, supported by the SC Ventures FintechBridge, Proof of Concept (%26ldquo;POC%26rdquo;) framework and POC funding.
Client engagement on co-creation activities.
The Innovation Investment Fund (%26ldquo;Fund%26rdquo;), USD100m allocated to acquire minority stakes in fintech companies (%26ldquo;fintechs%26rdquo;) whose technology has been successfully validated in the Group and is progressing to production (i.e., continuing use), subject to commercial due diligence.
Venture building, exploring new business models (%26ldquo;ventures%26rdquo;), with the objective of providing %26lsquo;optionality%26rsquo; for the Group in the way it engages existing and new customers and markets. These adopt a start-up model, operating independently of the Group%26rsquo;s existing businesses, funded in a venture capital fashion, and under a different governance and risk management framework.
There are c.65 team members (excluding individual ventures), including dedicated colleagues from the Group%26rsquo;s support functions, based in Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Nairobi, London and San Francisco.
Chief Technology Officer for Project Metis focused on taking into production the technology stack, product roadmap, engineering team, and solution delivery for the new financial platform for migrant workers. Must have hands-on technology experience with engineering experience in React Native, Flutter, AWS or similar cloud services, .NET, Block Chain and high performance databases !
%26bull; Working with Venture Lead, Product Owners, and partners to lead technology build, evaluate technology trade-offs, oversee vendor engineering engagements, and deliver features and capabilities aligned to the business model to build on the minimum viable product (MVP) to successful rollout.
%26bull; Chief Technology Officer will discuss with partners, fintechs, co-creation clients, and business to expand the offering of this platform.
%26bull; Co-ordinate, question and interrogate technology opportunities with engineering team and innovate to sustain a competitive advantage.
%26bull; Employ a managerial mindset that seeks to optimise the business outcome for the Venture while establishing sound governance, internal process, adherence to policies and processes. This role requires close coordination with the SC Ventures CTO.
%26bull; Thought leadership and demonstratable subject matter expertise on use of machine learning (ML), Artificial Intelligence (AI), Blockchain, APIs, cyber security, DevSecOps and similar technology applications.
%26bull; Establish sound technology operation covering incident management, problem management, service levels (SLAs) and business continuity processes
%26bull; Expert knowledge of mainstream cloud provider (AWS), Cloud-native services, and elastic infrastructure.
%26bull; Expert background in a modern technology stack, distributed systems, authentication mechanisms, asynchronous event processing, message queues, and architecture patterns.
%26bull; Experience in building front end web applications and cross-platform mobile applications for iOS and Android using frameworks like Flutter or React Native.
%26bull; Familiarity with 3rd party system integrations via APIs (HTTP/REST), host-to-host (file exchange by FTP), with background jobs processing of real-time, event triggered, and async automations.
%26bull; Familiar with OWASP, secure by design, secure coding practises, code scanning, unit testing, dependency management (deprecation, vulnerabilities, licensing)
%26bull; Extensive experience with DevOps including pipeline, release management, multi AWS account deployments.
%26bull; Overseeing scrum teams, engineers, and ensuring reliable delivery of sprints, change management of features and bug fixes, and backlog
%26bull; Experience with operating highly-available production financial systems
%26bull; Familiarity with both NoSQL and traditional SQL databases, DNS, service discovery, and related infrastructure components
%26bull; Ability to wear multiple hats such as individual contributor, team lead, solution architect, facilitator.
%26bull; Beneficial is knowledge of FinTech ecosystem, inclusive of Blockchain, Digital Payments, Primer Services and Transaction Banking Enhancements, as well as other innovations in this space.
%26bull; Have expertise and professional experience in software development and deep understanding of technology delivery.
%26bull; Participate in assessing and hiring technical personnel required to be part of Project Metis,and support the growth in aggressive go-to-market.
%26bull; Familiarity with ERP and financial systems (purchase orders, invoices, receipts) is desirable.
%26bull; Participate with anchor and banks / financial service providers in establishing new integrations for supply chain and trade related data exchange.
%26bull; Engage with relevant Standard Chartered Functions including Technology and Information and Cyber Security (ICS) for governance and key-control-indicators.
%26bull; Advantageous to have experience in ITIL and ISO27001.
People and Talent
%26bull; Lead by example and build the appropriate culture and values.
%26bull; Create a motivational and challenging environment in the team which is conducive to creativity and delivery of the strategy.
%26bull; Act and escalate quickly when any risk and control weakness become apparent and ensure they are addressed within an appropriate timeframe and escalated through the relevant committees.
%26bull; Work with multiple stakeholders to establish applicable risk / control framework to ensure that the Group%26rsquo;s ability to remain within risk appetite is not materially threatened.
%26bull; Familiarise self with governance structures and mandatory bank processes.
Regulatory %26amp; Business Conduct
%26bull; Display exemplary conduct and live by the Group%26rsquo;s Values and Code of Conduct.
%26bull; Take personal responsibility for embedding the highest standards of ethics, including regulatory and business conduct, across Standard Chartered Bank. This includes understanding and ensuring compliance with, in letter and spirit, all applicable laws, regulations, guidelines and the Group Code of Conduct.
%26bull; Effectively and collaboratively identify, escalate, mitigate and resolve risk, conduct and compliance matters.
%26bull; Chief Technology Officer, SC Ventures
%26bull; Venture Leads, Project Metis
Knowledge %26amp; Skillsets
%26bull; Understanding and appreciation for the complexities of the Group%26rsquo;s footprint
%26bull; Motivated to address the impact of innovation technology in Financial Services
%26bull; 12 years of experience in technology leadership roles
%26bull; Fintech %26amp; startup experience would be an added advantage
%26bull; Engineering experience in React Native, Flutter, AWS or similar cloud services, .NET, Block Chain and high performance databases
%26bull; Imaginative and creative approach to how we do work
%26bull; Curiosity about new technologies, workflows, and products
%26bull; Ability to see things from multiple perspectives, as well as ask the question %26ldquo;why%26rdquo; continuously
%26bull; Tireless work ethic and enthusiasm to execute and get things done
Apply now to join the Bank for those with big career ambitions.
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