• Project Manager, Global Financial Systems

    Job Locations US-TX-Corp - Westlake
    FLSA Status
    Exempt
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Mission

    Who We Are

    Founded and continuously led by inventor and entrepreneur Tony Aquila, Solera is a global leader in digital technologies that connect and secure life's most important assets: our cars, homes and identities. Since its inception in 2005 as a garage-based startup, Solera has grown aggressively with over 50 acquisitions across its platforms. The company's current product solutions include Audatex, Autodata, AutoPoint, CAP/HPI, Colimbra, Digidentity, Enservio, Explore Data, Hollander, Identifix, Inpart, LYNX and TitleTec, as well as the company's flagship Digital Garage application. Today, Solera processes over 300 million transactions annually for approximately 235,000 partners and customers in over 80 countries. Unified by a strong culture that values uncommon entrepreneurial thinking and continuous "do-it-different" innovation, Solera's global workforce of 6,700+ associates come from diverse forward-thinking industries that include automotive technology, artificial intelligence, software development, data sciences, cybersecurity, cognitive design, and digital identity protection. For more information, please visit solera.com.

     

    The Solera Way

    Solera’s uncommon culture is based on three simple principles: Think 80/20 (Focus), Act 30/30 (Efficiency), and Live 90/10 (Accountability). We define our mindset using Our 3H’s: Humility, a Hunger to succeed, and a desire to Hunt for opportunities to win. We train our volunteers to engage with each other modulating between their intellect (IQ) and emotional intelligence (EQ) using our 3Fs: Facts, Finesse, and Force. Solera has become a global technology leader that is constantly growing in the double digits. The principles, drills, and values associated with the Solera Way have been fundamental to Solera’s success and our ability to grow, continuously change, and innovate.

     

    Are You Uncommon?

    We’re on the hunt for an experienced Project Manager, Global Financial Systems who ranks in the top quartile among their peers. Someone who has a highly competitive and entrepreneurial mindset that is wired with a team-first attitude, has no problem rolling up their sleeves to execute their missions, and can modulate between leading and following as needed.

    Position 80s

    What You’ll Be Doing

    At Solera, we believe in providing clarity and focus to what our volunteers are responsible for – their mission. The 80’s, as we call them at Solera, are the employee’s priorities associated with their role or mission. The mission 80’s for this role, are:

    • Gather Business requirements: lead the gathering of business requirements. Translate high level business requirements into functional specifications.
    • Document Requirements: detailed and concise descriptions of business and technical requirements. This effort includes considerations for regulatory, business, user, functional and non-functional requirements.  The documentation should reflect “current state” and “future states” of the business function.
    • Manage requirements: Define, organize, and schedule requirements management activities within the scope of an overall project plan. Determine requirements prioritization and manage traceability activities.
    • Project Integration:  Establish the framework needed to ensure all elements of a project are planned, coordinated and monitored.  This may include development of a project plan, change control plan and an execution plan.
    • Scope Management:  Work with primary stakeholders defines what is in and out of project scope.  Ensuring scope is documented and approved identifying the collective set of project deliverables.
    • Project Timing:  Define project activities, sequencing of those activities and estimating level of effort.
    • Budgeting & Cost Management:  Pull together the estimated cost for the project, identifying when expenditures will occur, overseeing the budget vs. spend throughout the projects life-cycle and incorporating controls to ensure the project stays within budget.

     Additional responsibilities of the role include:

    • Team leadership:  Identify the skills needed for project success and work with stakeholders to ensure team member skill sets align with project assignments
    • Be a Subject Matter Expert: Understand business process and data flow within applications.
    • Communication Planning:  Creates and manages a project communication plan ensuring project stakeholders receive the information needed, within a beneficial timeframe and utilizing an effective format (verbal, written, presentation).
    • Risk Management:  Strives to identify project risks, works with team and stakeholders to establish risk mitigation plans including the identification of triggering events, control methods and project impact / cost estimates.
    • Procurement Management:  Oversees the activities required for procurement including establishing contracts (Time & Materials; Fixed Price; …), statements of work (SOW), defining contract change control procedures, vendor management as well as overseeing product evaluation and selection efforts.

     

    Qualifications

    Are You Qualified?

    • Undergraduate degree in Finance or Financial Systems Management
    • PMP/ PMI Certification or equivalent preferred
    • 5- 10 years’ experience successfully leading & managing complex global financial system implementation projects.
    • Advanced understanding of US GAAP and finance and accounting practices.
    • Advanced understanding of six sigma & lean principles.
    • Advanced understanding of financial systems & platforms.
    • Advanced understanding of the Sarbanes Oxley act and internal control frameworks
    • Prior experience in AGILE project management and software implementation

     

    Our Space 

    We believe that offices should be destinations where people want to be… places where people want to work, play and, collaborate. That is why we spend a lot of time on enhancing our workspaces. Solera’s work environments are intersections of the old and the new… of the past, present, and future. They are spaces designed to stimulate creative thinking, innovation, and cross-functional collaboration.

     

    We also embrace wellness. Whether it is our onsite or offsite workout centers, nutritional meals and beverages, or endless snacks for focus and energy. This wellness plan is our commitment to healthy living, which spans across our office environments.

     

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