Joined as part of a graduate IT programme subject to formal training in software development and the project delivery lifecycle. Initial assignments were technology focussed during which I moved into financial services and banking systems and was selected as part of a newly formed solutions centre responsible for the design and delivery of complex service architectures across financial service clients.
During the first two years, the assignments were mainly technical and included:
Bank of Ireland – Designed and built a Shareholder Value Model system which integrated with operational systems ad produced ‘what if’ modelling capabilities.
Deutsche Bank – Part of a team building a tactical system for Bank of England reporting of derivatives products. Time critical project which was delivered on time.
Nomura Bank – Building interfaces to middle office trading systems.
Bristol Myers-Squibb – Designed and built interfaces between the global SAP enterprise management system and local distribution networks across Europe. Bespoke, complex development which was delivered on time for the rollout of the Global Order to Cash programme.
In the last 3 years, working as part of an select division set up to design and deliver solutions to the Financial Services industry, projects included:
Lloyds TSB (Evolve Internet Bank) – Key member of the management team responsible for the delivery of a new fully operational standalone internet bank providing retail banking products to the UK market. Primarily responsible for the successful implementation of the core banking system but also for QA on all changes to the new core financial systems. Service continues to be operational today.
Royal Bank of Scotland – Cost reduction and business process improvement review resulting from NatWest and RBS merger.
Numerous – Bid and prototyping support for stand-alone banking solutions. Activities including; origination processes, core banking application, mortgage outsourcing, payments processing and card outsourcing vendor selection. Designing the functional architecture for proposals including payments processing, settlement & reconciliations and card processing.