Principal Integration Specialist - Any FINRA Location

| Rockville, MD, USA
Employer Provided Salary: 92,500-200,200 Annually
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The Principal Integration Specialist will be a core contributor to program and project delivery, supporting the team in defining direction for and ensuring exceptional execution of critical strategic initiatives. This role will leverage best practices from across project management, implementation and change management, user design, business strategy, and service design to drive consensus and ensure high-profile initiatives deliver on their intended value, including objectives and key results. Under general direction from the Senior Director and with support from other team members, this individual will play a key role in guiding stakeholders through the development and delivery of artifacts that define strategic vision and turn complex collaboration ecosystems into clear roadmaps for successful delivery, with articulation of business architecture and management of key interdependencies. This individual will be expected to operate with a high degree of autonomy on projects that span process/service design, user and product design, and people/culture and organizational design.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Collaborate with business users and technical teams, including product, and other FINRA functions to facilitate collective problem-solving, drive decision-making, and ensure the successful completion of projects and processes.
  • Leverage best practices from business process re-engineering, human centered design/service design, project management, and change management to create and present materials that effectively communicate current state process and technology challenges, opportunities for improvements, and critical success factors across initiatives.
  • Assist in planning for and facilitating workshops, working groups, and other governance forums including contributing to agendas, materials, discussion, and documenting key decisions and action items.
  • Produce strategic materials and narrative in support of strategic projects and objectives.
  • Communicate fluidly and effectively with both senior leaders and front-line staff, often in the same meeting, striking a balance in tone and content in order to service multiple audiences.
  • Support the development of target operating models, including defining requirements for key products, processes, and operational plans to support objectives and key results across initiatives.
  • Support the development of reporting and analytics to ensure initiatives are achieving their intended objectives and to support effective decision making by senior leaders.
  • Effectively use collaborative whiteboarding spaces (Miro) to work through projects with others.

Education/Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field with a minimum of 4 years of related experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Advanced degree and/or relevant industry certification(s) in business or design related fields highly preferred.
  • Experience in workshop facilitation and development of visual artifacts required.
  • Ability to work flexibly and efficiently; high comfort level with working in a self-directed culture and navigating ambiguity.
  • Ability to work well as both an individual contributor and in highly collaborative environments.
  • Strong analytical, critical thinking and decision-making skills.
  • Strong stakeholder management and engagement skills with the ability to be a thought partner to project counterparts.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal, written, presentation), particularly ability to synthesize complex issues/scenarios into easy-to-understand concepts through "storytelling", and presenting to senior leaders.
  • Experience with business process engineering preferred.
  • Experience with product lead framework preferred.
  • Experience with Agile/Iterative Development preferred.
  • Experience with Cascade, JIRA, PowerBI, and Audit tooling preferred.

Working Conditions:

  • Work is normally performed in a hybrid office environment. Use of desktop PC or Mac is required.
  • Exciting, hands-on, challenging position and success-oriented work environment.
  • Occasional travel may be required.
  • Some extended hours may be required.

For work that is performed in CA, Washington, DC, CO, HI, New York, NY and WA, the chart below outlines the proposed salary range for the corresponding location. In addition to location, actual compensation is based on various factors, including but not limited to, the candidate's skill set, level of experience, education, and internal peer compensation comparisons

California: Minimum Salary $106,400, Maximum Salary $200,200

Washington, DC: Minimum Salary $106,400 Maximum Salary $191,800

Colorado/Hawaii: Minimum Salary $92,500, Maximum Salary $166,800

New York, NY: Minimum Salary $111,000, Maximum Salary $200,200

Washington State: Minimum Salary $92,500, Maximum Salary $191,800


To be considered for this position, please submit an application. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.

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Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. FINRA provides comprehensive health, dental and vision insurance. Additional insurance includes basic life, accidental death and dismemberment, supplemental life, spouse/domestic partner and dependent life, and spouse/domestic partner and dependent accidental death and dismemberment, short- and long-term disability, long-term care, business travel accident, disability and legal. FINRA offers immediate participation and vesting in a 401(k) plan with company match and eligibility for participation in an additional FINRA-funded retirement contribution, tuition reimbursement and many other benefits.

Time Off and Paid Leave*

FINRA encourages its employees to focus on their health and wellness in many ways, including through a generous time-off program of 15 days of paid time off, 5 personal days and 9 sick days (all pro-rated in the first year). Additionally, we are proud to support our communities by providing two volunteer service days (based on full-time schedule). Other paid leave includes military leave, jury duty leave, bereavement leave, voting and election official leave for federal, state or local primary and general elections, care of a family member leave (available after 90 days of employment); and childbirth and parental leave (available after 90 days of employment). Full-time employees receive nine paid holidays.

*Based on full-time schedule

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FINRA's Code of Conduct imposes restrictions on employees' investments and requires financial disclosures that are uniquely related to our role as a securities regulator. FINRA employees are required to disclose to FINRA all brokerage accounts that they maintain, and those in which they control trading or have a financial interest (including any trust account of which they are a trustee or beneficiary and all accounts of a spouse, domestic partner or minor child who lives with the employee) and to authorize their broker-dealers to provide FINRA with duplicate statements for all of those accounts. All of those accounts are subject to the Code's investment and securities account restrictions, and new employees must comply with those investment restrictions-including disposing of any security issued by a company on FINRA's Prohibited Company List or obtaining a written waiver from their Executive Vice President-by the date they begin employment with FINRA. Employees may only maintain securities accounts that must be disclosed to FINRA at one or more securities firms that provide an electronic feed (e-feed) of data to FINRA, and must move securities accounts from other securities firms to a firm that provides an e-feed within three months of beginning employment.

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As standard practice, employees must also execute FINRA's Employee Confidentiality and Invention Assignment Agreement without qualification or modification and comply with the company's policy on nepotism.

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, citizenship status, color, disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal state or local laws as appropriate, or upon the protected status of the person's relatives, friends or associates.

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