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Vice President, Innovation Specialist – Global Markets & Trading, New York City

Deutsche Bank is seeking a highly motivated and accomplished Innovation Specialist for its Innovation Lab in New York who can assist in driving both continuous and disruptive innovation across Deutsche Bank’s Corporate & Investment Banking (in particular Equities & FIC).

The role

Deutsche Bank has successfully founded Innovation Labs in Berlin, London, Singapore, New York City and Palo Alto, with the intent of collaborating with Academia, Start-ups, Incubators, Accelerators, Venture Capital Funds, and Strategic Partners to drive the evaluation and adoption of new and emerging technologies.

We are seeking an Innovation Specialist, experienced in the broad enterprise technology landscape, who can support our team in discovering and evaluating new technology solutions and innovation adoption. The ideal candidate will have demonstrable experience in enterprise innovation, possessing extensive knowledge of industry best practice to help drive tangible ROI and support the successful implementation of our global technology strategy.

Based in the New York Lab, you will report directly to the Head Innovation Americas, with the responsibility for providing guidance and insight on business needs and industry-wide challenges. You will collaborate with key stakeholders in Global Markets (Equities and Fixed Income & Currencies) to appropriately identify and evaluate opportunities for the application of new and emerging technology. One of your specific areas of focus will be on low-latency technology and electronic trading.

You will possess knowledge of emerging technologies (e.g. Artificial Intelligence, Distributed Ledger Technologies, Quantum Computing, and Cognitive Computing/ Robotics) and be comfortable in educating team members and clients on the underlying concepts and their potential value to the firm.

You will be pragmatic, results-focused, and understand the need for expedited time to value. Being self-motivated, and highly organized you will manage the end-to-end pipeline of evaluations and executions, with the critical responsibility for defining the scope and approach to each engagement. In addition, you will be responsible for the production of evaluation reports, management of project risks, and support our colleagues in other areas of the firm as concepts mature from incubation towards final adoption.

Key competencies:

  • Facilitate innovation challenge identification, technical evaluation and innovation experiments across internal and external functions
  • Plan and manage the end to end delivery of Proof of Value experiments with start-ups
  • Assess and articulate applicability of new and emerging technology
  • Ability to succinctly explain complex technical concepts to non-technical people
  • Identify opportunities and execute improvements to Labs operational efficiency
  • Contribute to strategic initiatives for measuring and articulating innovation ROI
  • Awareness and comprehension of standard regulated enterprise compliance policies and procedures
  • Foster collaboration opportunities across our global lab network
  • Supports junior team members to progress toward their professional development goals
  • Manage relationships with senior business and technology stakeholders

Experience and qualifications:

  • Experience in Innovation in Trading (Equities, Fixed Income, and Currencies)
  • Understanding of and experience in electronic trading
  • Understanding of Trading infrastructure and architecture
  • Proven, highly successful track record of enterprise innovation
  • Awareness of disruptive trends in financial services
  • Innovation concept knowledge and relevant approached (Design Thinking, Proof-of-Concept, etc)
  • Intimate understanding of existing global technology eco-systems
  • Founded, managed or worked in a Tech Startup advantageous
  • BA, BSc, MA, MSc, BBA, MBA in relevant field of study (e.g. Computer Science)


Posted Jan 11, 2019