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MUFG Union Bank IT Lead - Commercial REI SystemsTransformation, Vice President in Monterey Park, California


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Job Summary

VP level IT Transformation Projects Lead is responsible for managing, directing, developing and implementing complex projects or programs to accomplish strategic goals and business objectives in support of multiple application systems in the Commercial Credit Accounting portfolio. These are primarily Commercial Credit Accounting applications such as Commercial Loans, Asset Based Lending, Commercial Leasing, Construction Financing, and others. These include real-time and event-driven systems, databases and database management systems, mainframe application systems, distributed, web based, and other system platforms in a multi-platform environment.

The IT Lead will use project management techniques to coordinate project effort towards the successful completion of the project(s). The IT Lead’s role is to effectively engage all required IT participants in all phases of project lifecycles and run projects within specified time frames, including use of Bank’s project methodologies. Successful completion implies that all impacted IT systems are identified and coordinated, all IT achievements are met and that the final deliverable(s) meets the business requirements and is within the allocated budget. The IT Lead tracks and supervises the activities of the assigned resources from all impacted IT and vendor/consultants to ensure the project goals are being met.

As an IT Lead, the role also functions as an internal consultant for applications development teams and provides internal consulting support to the entire team as well as other areas of the bank. The ideal candidate would have extensive technical expertise in Technical Project Management, Mainframe and Distributed Application technologies, Application Development, Systems Development Life Cycle, Change Management, and IT Controls processes.

This Position Reports to: Systems Manager

Major Responsibilities:

  • Formulates system scope and objectives, solution alternatives, and modifies procedures to solve problems. Recommends system improvements and develops plans to improve service.

  • Evaluates software and system problems and recommends system improvements, new applications and develops plans to improve service.

  • Conceives, prepares and presents and apply highly advanced technologies, principles, theories, and concepts to internal audiences.

  • Creates plans to ensure that projects are delivered on time, within budget, adhere to high quality standards, and meet customer expectations

  • Tracks key project landmarks, adjusting project plans or resources to meet objectives

  • Handles project budget to ensure maximum allotments are not exceeded

  • Oversees/conducts all project activities and supervises/creates and archives all project documentation

  • Delivers quality project documentation and deliverables and alignment to Bank's project methodology

  • Leads the execution of complex, multi-functional implementations or integrations, including Command Centers, issue management, communications, and executive reporting

  • Provides articulate and accurate reporting to the Project Sponsor, Steering Committee, Business Users, Audit and IT; creates presentations appropriate for audience

  • Handles Stakeholders and Customers

  • Negotiates business and IT resources for project allocation

  • Identify, mitigate, and reports project risks

  • Negotiates and implements resolutions that threaten cost, schedule or scope

  • Tracks all testing and issues and identifies those for partner concern

  • May lead multiple projects directly or through other project managers.

  • May lead larger programs with multiple project managers and workstreams.


  • 8 years banking or equivalent consulting experience as project and/or application development manager with strong strategic management and planning expertise

  • Demonstrated ability to lead multiple initiatives simultaneously

  • Project Management experience managing projects using multiple development methodologies including Waterfall and Agile disciplines

  • Solid understanding of multiple Technology Infrastructure platforms including Mainframe, Distributed, Databases, Cloud and Vendor Hosted services.

  • Solid understanding and planning skills in all aspects of the system's/business project life-cycle, i.e., enhancements, user requirements, application configuration and usage using MS Project as the project planning tool.

  • Good Interpersonal Skills

  • Strong Leadership skills

  • Good Communication & Presentation Skills (makes complex issues accessible to business audience, clear, concise, and audience appropriate)

  • Excellence in analytical abilities, interpersonal relationships, and strong problem solving skills are a must.

  • Ability to run large project teams

  • Ability to lead resources both directly and via matrix management

  • Ability to follow Enterprise Program Management standards, documentation and reporting requirements

  • Aptitude to prioritize and analyze a list of measurable product or service characteristics along with associated target values

  • Validated relationship and influence management skills

  • Banking or Financial Services deep subject matter expertise and/or general technical skills highly desirable.

  • PMP Certification is a plus

  • Agile Scrum Master certification is a plus

  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree or Higher, preferred.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified .

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer and committed to leveraging the diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and experience of our workforce to create opportunities for our colleagues and our business. We do not discriminate in employment decisions on the basis of any protected category.

A conviction is not an absolute bar to employment. Factors such as the age of the offense, evidence of rehabilitation, seriousness of violation, and job relatedness are considered in all employment decisions. Additionally, it’s the bank’s policy to only inquire into a candidate’s criminal history after an offer has been made. Federal law prohibits banks from employing individuals who have been convicted of, or received a pretrial diversion for, certain offenses.

Job: Systems / Technology

Primary Location: CALIFORNIA-Monterey Park

Schedule Full Time

Shift Day

Req ID: 10030501-WD