Blockchain Senior Principal, Chief Digital Office

  • BNYMellon
  • New York, NY, USA
  • Jan 20, 2019

Job Description

The Blockchain Senior Principal will serve as the critical connectionbetween BNY Mellon’s business units, technology and externalblockchain-oriented third providers. The individual will work with senior managementand business units to vet, prioritize and execute blockchain-based solutionsand partnerships.  The role functions asa critical “node” between internal business capabilities, client needs andexternal technologies for BNY Mellon.  


The Senior Principalwill manage a large or multiple large teams focused on assessing, developingand implementing solutions using blockchain/DLT technology.


S/he willact as the subject matter expert for the Firm on blockchain/DLT technologiesand acts as the primary interface between technology infrastructure and aspecific business/functional area. S/he has regular contact among peers withinthe firm and externally, including regulators and professional organizations.Provides advice to our BUs and clients on the implications of relevant businesstrends, issues, operating environment changes and firm or business unitstrategy. Assists with resolution of the most complex issues on blockchain majorprojects. Motivates lower level managers to maximize their contributions andencourage professional growth. Identifies business unit requirements, createsproject and process specifications, coordinates with project teams and ensuresthat high impact projects are on schedule and to budget.


The successful candidate will demonstrate:


  • Familiarity with blockchain protocols and business models
  • Demonstrate successful project activity utilizing blockchain / DLT technology
  • Have industry relationships with blockchain/DLT and/or cryptoassets participants


Core responsibilitiesinclude: 


  • Perform as primary contact with lines of businesses to develop and drive cross-business line strategic initiatives focused on productive innovation.
  • Develop plans and ensures the execution of complex multi-party engagements
  • Manage large, diverse groups across the organization and align thinking and approach
  • Identify and vet key third-party opportunities
  • Oversee junior team members 
  • Ensure clear communications between all stakeholders
  • Strong presentation and communications skills and skills required to engage external clients/customers on problem statements and   potential solution sets
  • Engage external partners, including Venture Capital firms, Corporate Development and Innovation groups and start-ups
  • Talk/Present to clients as the Blockchain subject matter expert


Bachelors degree in business or a related discipline, such as Computer Science or Engineering, or equivalent work experience required. Advanced degree preferred. 10-12 years of related experience preferred. Experience in the securities or financial services industry preferred. International and global experience preferred.

BNY Mellon is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
Minorities/Females/Individuals With Disabilities/Protected Veterans.

Primary Location: United States-New York-New York
Internal Jobcode: 70194
Job: Finance/Accounting
Organization: Finance-HR06599
Requisition Number: 1900720