Tech Coordination Lead

Tech Coordination Lead

Jane Street Capital is a global proprietary trading firm.

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About the Position

We're looking to hire an organized and collaborative Tech Coordination Lead to assist with the ongoing and long-term operations of the Technology team at Jane Street. You should have a roll-up-your-sleeves, no-job-too-small attitude, and an inclination to proactively volunteer to help wherever needed. You may have prior experience working in Chief-of-Staff type roles.

As our firm continues to grow, so has the scope and complexity of our work and projects. This role will rely heavily on your problem-solving and communication skills to streamline a whole host of activities across the firm. And while we’re excited about bringing more efficiency to our projects, it’s just as important for us to maintain the integrity of our firm’s collaborative spirit; we put people over process.

This role is far from just operational; you will serve as a key communication pillar between stakeholders across the firm. Your ability to multitask, find creative solutions, work with different personalities, and recognize the nuances of the work will be key to your success.

Some additional responsibilities will include: 

  • Helping to identify, manage, and support cross-functional projects within the Technology team
  • Keeping point on the status of a variety of workstreams, garnering input from key stakeholders when needed
  • Scheduling, planning, and executing large-scale communication efforts like team-wide presentations or town hall-like events
  • Connecting the dots to eliminate work siloes and help manage expectations for involved parties
  • Leading the development of special projects, ad-hoc analyses, and other activities that support internal teams or address emerging issues
  • Following through on next steps and takeaways from meetings 

We’re looking for someone who can deeply integrate into the day-to-day ongoings of our technology infrastructure to see how all the pieces fit together. We expect that there will be a lot to learn, but you should be excited to dive in, humble about what you don’t know, and eager to make an impact. This role will truly be what you make of it.

About You

  • 7-10 years of experience in a project management, program management, or chief-of-staff type role
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; communicates clearly with colleagues across departments and teams
  • Reliable and flexible team player with a positive attitude; enjoys helping people and solving problems
  • Can prioritize tasks effectively and manage projects from ideas to execution
  • Can demonstrate intellectual rigor and independence when approaching and deconstructing multifaceted problems that rarely have clean, definitive answers 
  • Can think outside the box and respectfully challenge existing methods (i.e., are we taking the right approach? Are we using the right tools?) 
  • Can identify bottlenecks in current processes and brainstorm solutions to anticipate future needs
  • Experience with project management tools for planning (i.e., Jira, Gsuite)
  • Financial institution experience not required; but an interest and aptitude for technology preferred 
  • Fluency in English required