Payment System Manager

NJ - Jersey City

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Date Posted:05/02/2013

Category: Project Management
Job Order Id: 2130
Location: NJ - Jersey City
Job Type: Contract-to-Hire


Job Title: Payment System Manager
Start Date: 5/17/2013
End Date: 12/31/2013
Location: Jersey City, NJ, US

This is a 6 months Contract-to-Hire position

Position Functions or Responsibilities:
This role will be responsible for managing and supporting the Bank's money transfer application infrastructure. These applications are carrying out payment instructions received via SWIFT, CHIPS, FEDWIRE, CHAPS, DTA, SEPA, ACH, CMS and internal Banks application sources. In addition, this role requires support of Compliance critical applications to support payment sanctioned list screening such as OFAC, MOFA, BOE, European and interfaces to/from other back office applications.

Support the Back Office Business Operations to ensure minimal to no interruption of the Money Transfer applications on daily basis supporting the Banks daily settlement with the payment networks. Manage projects related to Money Transfer applications and projects as required by the Business Users or Compliance group. Provide support of the money transfer infrastructure (24X5) including support of the Bank's Disaster/ Recovery program.

Manage IT resources from US side for GIS (Client's US core banking system) implementation project in Toronto. Work with Project Manager in Toronto to ensure project tasks are on track from IT perspectives.

Responsibilities include:

  • Perform project Management duties including project coordination; training, end-to-end testing and communicate project status with all stake holders and Senior Management to escalate issues. Perform updates to project plan, maintaining risk and issues list.
  • Assist with the development of Service Level Agreements (SLA) and assist with development of Security policy and procedures.
  • Develop workflows for back office operations
  • Support other Business Applications team members
  • Liaison with Applications vendors for quotations on requested developments.
  • Create, update and support Change Requests and projects with detailed documentation and issue escalation to Sr. Management.
  • Document business requirements, write technical requirements, define interface requirements, workflows and presentations
  • Conduct end-to-end testing and support business with test environment management.
  • Support when Audits are conducted against any application part of the money transfer infrastructure.
  • Basic understanding of specific compliance areas is required to perform this function (i.e OFAC)
  • On an on-going basis suggest process/ system enhancements to improve the groups efficiency and participate in team meetings.
  • Ability to work under pressure, manage production emergencies, crisis management and coordinate efforts to address issue.

Skills required:

  • Excellent verbal, written and communication skills.
  • Proficient using MS Office, Excel, Word, Power Point and Visio.
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Possess good communication and presentation skills
  • Adaptability to change to embrace the continuous changes in IT
  • Possess ability to work within strict deadlines
  • Hard working and innovative
  • Possess the ability to inspire and motivate others
  • Ability to work late and on weekends when required.
  • Be on call when production issues arises.

*****6 months right to hire*****

Required Qualifications:

Project Management
Minimum Years Required 5

Experience working with Money Transfer applications or Money Transfer Operations.
Minimum Years Required 5

Requires extensive knowledge of Money Transfer Operations including knowledge of payments from FED, CHIPS, SWIFT, Foreign Currency payments, European payments such as CHAPS, SEPA, German DTA payments, France Payments and Belgium Payments
Minimum Years Required 5

Experience on implementing migration/ conversions of payment systems.
Minimum Years Required 2

knowledge of Remittance Commission/ Fee processing, Foreign exchange and accounting entries
Minimum Years Required 2

Understanding of Nostro/ Vostro treasury settlement process, SWIFT outputs including Cover processing and related accounting entries for Future and current value date transactions is a must
Minimum Years Required 1

Knowledge of sanctioned list screening for payments application
Minimum Years Required 1

To apply, please contact Ravikanth at or call on 781-780-2939 x 3040.


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