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Technology Department Leader- Branch Network

Company: EDWARD JONES
Location: Jefferson City
Posted on: January 20, 2023

Job Description:

At Edward Jones, we help clients achieve their serious, long-term financial goals by understanding their needs and implementing tailored solutions. To ensure a personal client experience, we have located our 15,000+ branch offices where our more than 7 million clients live and work.

In a typical branch office, a financial advisor meets with clients and receives branch office support, so they can focus on building deep relationships with clients. Headquarters associates in St. Louis, Tempe and Mississauga provide support and expertise to help U.S. and Canada branch teams deliver an ideal client experience. We continue to grow to meet the needs of long-term individual investors.Team Overview:
In 2022, Edward Jones invested $1 billion in technology infrastructure, digital initiatives, and virtual business enablement tools. We're currently in the test and learn phase and are looking for talented, motivated professionals, that want to be part of this transformational journey. Cloud-based architecture and modern technical capabilities will enable us to grow our impact while providing the best client experience possible.
The Headquarters Branch Network team is responsible for the delivery of highly available and high performing DDI, load balancing, and routing and switching services, for Edward Jones' data center and cloud environments. This includes operations and maintenance activities, as well as research, design, and implementation of new solutions.
What You'll Do:Partner with other product and branch teams to create (and publish) short term and long-term strategic roadmaps for Branch network organization on an ongoing basisDemonstrate leadership by setting clear expectations for various cross-functional teams to ensure success of the "product"Drive & coordinate development of Network infrastructure architecture, design & performance ensuring key business strategies & processes are supported by systems enabling enterprise growth & flexibility.Translate the firm vision into Digital systems & procedures, articulating this critical link to the company stakeholders including the Executive Team, Technology staff & associates.Participate effectively with Application Development, Software Infrastructure, Compute, Security, & Operations teams to ensure our systems environment addresses the needs of the business.Ensure the technology selection, architecture, engineering & automation lead to optimal operation, support & maintenance of our Network infrastructure (i.e., Circuits, vendors, hardware & peripherals).Ensure operational resiliency & availability of the firm's networks through design principles & periodic testing.Establish & measure performance relative to cost, value creation & customer satisfaction with network performance & availability for our key systems.---Lead & assist in building relationships with vendors & creating cost-efficient contracts.Manage project delivery efforts of a team of infrastructure engineers.Leverage skills, knowledge & expertise to provide suggestions, business cases, recommendations, & improvements to existing technical platform solutions & physically develop solutions that leverage technologies.Stay well-informed of current, new, & emerging secure technology as well as best practices in the Network infrastructure field.What Skills You Need:

  • Bachelor's degree preferred or related work experience.
  • 10+ Years' experience directly related to large branch networks
  • 5+ years relevant leadership responsibilities.
  • Knowledge of contemporary Network infrastructure - Core, Branch, Cloud, Hybrid & SaaS.
    What Could Set you Apart:
    • Knowledge of general principles of finance, budget, project management & IT
    • Demonstrated strength in strategic thinking, identifying key business issues & opportunities, creating business strategies & driving results across internal teams & external partners
    • Ability to question any existing technology, architecture, design of solutions with a keen sense of the Art of the Possible & business value proposition.
      • 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials in 2022, published Fortune July 2022, Great Places to Work - data as of March 2022. Compensation provided for using, not obtaining, the rating.
        • Edward Jones was recognized as one of the Best Workplaces for Millennials by Great Places to Work - and Fortune - magazine. The privately held firm ranked No. 2 overall, in its fourth appearance on the list.2022 Fortune Best Workplaces for Women, published September 2022, research by Great Places to Work -, data as of August 2021. Compensation provided for using, not obtaining, the rating.
          Edward Jones has been named to the 2022 Best Workplaces for Women list by Great Places to Work - and Fortune - magazine, ranking No. 45.2022 Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work For, published April 2022, research by Great Place to Work -, data as of August 2021. Compensation provided for using, not obtaining, the rating.
          For the 23rd time, Edward Jones has earned a spot on the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For - ranking by Great Places to Work - and Fortune - magazine. Edward Jones ranked No. 35 on the prestigious 2022 list.2022 Best Places to Work For LGBTQ+ Equality, Great Place to Work - in partnership with Human Rights Campaign Foundation, published Equity Magazine January 2022, data as of July 2021. Compensation provided for using, not obtaining, the rating.
          Edward Jones scored 100 percent on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's 2022 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) the nation's foremost benchmarking survey and report measuring corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ+ workplace equality. The ranking designated Jones as one of the best places to work for LGBTQ+Equality.Edward Jones does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy, veteran status, genetic information or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.At Edward Jones, we value and respect our associates and their contributions, and we recognize individual efforts through a rewards program that promotes a long-term career, financial security and well-being. to learn more about our total compensation approach, which in addition to base salary, typically includes benefits, bonuses and profit sharing. The salary range for this role is based on national data and actual pay is based on skills, experience, education, and other relevant factors for a potential new associate:
          Salary: $131635 - $224136
          Category: Headquarters

Keywords: EDWARD JONES, Jefferson City , Technology Department Leader- Branch Network, IT / Software / Systems , Jefferson City, Missouri

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