Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
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Professional Summary

Accomplished Business Savvy, Senior Program Manager with demonstrated success in driving and delivering high profile, large scale Technology/Data/Regulatory Transformation Programs end-to-end over the past 20+ years in Financial Services industry. Digitally dexterous hands-on Engineering trailblazer, Skillful negotiator/influencer, Esteemed Advisor/Thought leader and Motivational servant leader with exceptional executive communication and presentation skills. Currently seeking the next creative and challenging role as a Senior Program Manager.

  • Languages/Suites: PL/SQL, Python, JAVA, Informatica ETL, Tableau, C++ PERL, Unix Shell Scripting, Visual Basic
  • Big Data Stack: Apache Hadoop, Spark, Airflow, Hive
  • SDLC Methodologies: Waterfall, Agile Scrum
  • Cloud computing: AWS
  • Vendor products/analytics: NICE Actimize Trade Surveillance Suite, SEAMAN's Margin calculator
  • RDBMS: Sybase, Oracle Exadata
  • Tools/ Platforms: Confluence, JIRA, Sharepoint, GIT, Jenkins, PPM, ServiceNow
  • MS Office application suite: Word, Excel, Visio, Project, Access, Power point
  • Business Domains: Banking and Capital Markets, Enterprise Risk (Credit, Market, Liquidity and Operational) Regulatory ( Basel, Dodd Frank, MifID, BCBS 239, Large Exposure, SCCL, QFC ) Reporting, Finance, Compliance ( Financial Crimes - Trade Surveillance, Information Barriers and Control Room Surveillance) , Equities Middle Office Trade booking, Trade life cycle, Custody and Fund services, Margin Lending
  • Financial Instruments : Equities, Fixed Income (Bonds, MM instruments, ABS, MBS) , Listed (Futures and Options) and OTC Derivatives (Swaps - IRS, CDS, Equity, Fx, Commodity, TRS, Swaptions, Exotics/Hybrids) , Traditional Credit Products (Loans, Commitments, Deposits) , Sec Financing (Repos, Reverse Repos, SecLending, Stock Borrow Loans)
Work History
04/2018 to 03/2020
Director Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Jersey City, NJ,

Enterprise Risk (Senior Program Director).

  • Responsible for E2E Business Analysis, Architecture, Development and Delivery of several significant Regulatory programs driven by regulations like BCBS 239 - Single Counterparty Credit Limits (SCCL), Large Exposures reporting etc. and Enterprise-wide Change initiatives
  • Partnered with Business leadership and Product Owners to develop Program Charters, Detailed Project plans/ Schedules /Milestones and Comprehensive Execution Strategy across programs in the portfolio
  • Performed the role of Agile Scrum Master and ran multiple Scrum teams towards delivery of several complex functionalities/solutions. Acted as an Agile coach for peer groups advocating Agile mindset
  • Championed adherence to Agile DLC processes/artifacts to ensure compliance to SOX audits and pioneered adoption of DevOps CI/CD processes across Risk area
  • Established and Ran multiple SteerCos with Program sponsors, Product owners and Workstream leads for executive status reporting and proactive alleviation of program level risks and issues
  • Responsible for Financial portfolio management of the IT budget (~15 MM) in Enterprise Risk area
  • Delivered several Business Intelligence, Data Analytics/Visualization and API based SaaS solutions to Risk users. Also anchored data sourcing workstreams partnering with the Corporate Data Lake team following the DaaS (Data as a Service) principle
  • Evangelized adoption of latest technology trends to senior leaders and Developed a PoC for rewriting Risk infrastructure in Big data Apache Hadoop/ Spark Stack and implemented several applications leveraging AWS Cloud computing framework
05/2007 to 03/2018
Vice President Array Information Technology Radford, VA,

Chief data Office - Firmwide Data Management (Program Manager).

  • Spearheaded the Financial Reference Data (FRD) Adoption program, building a compelling business case for apps across LOBs to converge to use Strategic FRD sourced from the Systems of Record
  • Influenced LoB heads/ Senior Stakeholders to obtain multi-year commitments for the adoption program
  • Collaborated with Tech Managers across LoBs to design and execute innovative and optimal adoption approaches
  • Anchored Cross-LoB SteerCo and provided executive oversight on concurrent FRD adoption projects

Stood up a Proactive Data Quality Management program supporting FRD domain and drove down the total number of open DQ issues by ~70% by actively driving resolution of ~90 DQ issues in 12 months.

Compliance Financial Crimes - Trade Surveillance ( Tech Program Mgr)

  • Held bottom-line for E2E Analysis, Architecture, Development and Delivery of Actimize (Vendor) Trade surveillance models/analytics in a very compressed time frame (~6 months)
  • Developed comprehensive requirements by partnering with Actimize team and understanding Trade Surveillance models and collaborating with the Compliance officers to learn reportable scenarios
  • Drove acquisition of Order/Execution/Trade data from firm's Front /Middle Office systems and Corp data warehouses, Developed ETL processes to perform data transformation and Integrated/ implemented Actimize Surveillance models as follows

a) Wash Trades, Off Market Trading, Front running, Parking and Cancel/Correct scenarios on Dodd-Frank eligible CFTC Swaps and Fixed Income Trading activity.

b) Spoofing, Layering and Price Ramping on Order/Execution data from Swap Execution Facilities (SEFs).

Enterprise Risk ( Technology Program Manager)

  • Spearheaded E2E Business Analysis, Architecture, Development and Delivery of several data sourcing projects targeted to fully capture and onboard the firmwide Risk Data into a Data Warehouse for consumption by Credit, Liquidity and Market Risk frameworks
  • Partnered with Credit and Market Risk executives to understand their Data requirements, Led Data Architecture team to build Data Feed Specifications across asset classes (Equities, Derivatives, Sec Financing and Traditional Credit Products) and negotiated and influenced multiple upstream data providers to build and deliver data feeds in adherence to the specs and timelines
  • Onboarded Credit and Rates hybrids and exotics Risk feeds, into an improved credit risk analytics framework resulting in tremendous reduction in calculated RWA (Risk Weighted Assets) thus saving millions for the firm that otherwise would have been locked for maintaining the Regulatory Capital
  • Post JPM-Bear Stearns merger anchored numerous projects to onboarding Risk from heritage-Bear Stearns stack to heritage-JPM stack
12/1999 to 05/2007
Consultant Hillard Heintze Atlanta, GA,

Equities Middle Office (Tech Project Manager)

  • Anchored E2E development and end user support of the Middle Office suite of Equities Trade booking Applications with a globally dispersed team of 17 developers
  • Responsible for onboarding new businesses into Middle Office applications and E2E execution of several SDLC projects like facilitation of intra-day reconciliation with exchanges and changes related to MiFiD mandate supporting various Trading desks like Institutional Equities, Algorithmic/Program Trading, Prop trading etc
Lead Developer Cambridge Associates Llc San Francisco, CA,
  • Led a small team of developers for the implementing a Strategic NT Server based (Seaman's) Margin Calculator replacing the Mainframe version in Custody area
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Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.): Electrical & Electronics Engineering
Madras University - ,
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Masters in Business Administration (M.B.A.): Information Systems And Finance
Bharatidasan Institure of Management - ,

Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) since May 2010

Certified Agile Scrum Master (CSM) since March 2020

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