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UMB Bank IT Director, Core Systems & Banking in Helena, Montana

Be part of something more.

A majority of our time is spent “at work.” We believe that time most meaningful when it’s spent around people who care about you and who challenge you. We hire people who know how to make good decisions, because we won’t be constantly looking over your shoulder—you’ll be empowered to do what’s right for our customers. Most importantly, we’re a partner. We partner with our associates to help them thrive personally and professionally. We partner with our communities and the organizations that support them. And, we partner with our customers to create an experience they won’t find elsewhere.

Are you ready to be part of something more?

You’re more than a means to an end—a way to help us meet the bottom line. UMB isn’t comprised of workers, but of people who care about their work, one another and their community. Expect more than the status quo. At UMB, you can expect more heart . You’ll be valued for exactly who you are and encouraged to support causes you care about. Expect more trust . We want you to do the right thing, no matter what. And, expect more opportunity . UMBers are known for having multiple careers here and having their voices heard.

The Core Systems & Banking team within UMB’s Information Technology organization is comprised of systems engineers, application support, project managers and business analysts. They partner with UMB’s Depository, Lending and Investments lines of business relating to the support of core systems and platforms.

As the IT Director of Core Systems & Banking, you will drive scalability, stability, and security among all core solutions within UMB’s bank operations. You will be expected to provide leadership, strategy, and direction of core systems including Depository, Lending and Investments platforms. Your success depends on the ability to work with the technical teams, vendors, product owners, and project managers to lead technical solutions for our business partners. Leadership is expected in this role to change processes and requirements to meet changing technologies and demand while reducing complexity of the portfolio, developing talent, and delivering consistent SLA’s and quality.

How you’ll spend your time:

  • Lead and deliver efforts ranging from Business-as-Usual small enhancements to strategic initiatives with budgets of at least $1MM.

  • Manage day-to-day health, responsiveness of in-house, and vendor systems.

  • Lead the Core Systems & Banking team in adhering SLA’s, capacity management, projects from start to end, budget commitments, and other operational metrics while maintaining stability of the environment.

  • Closely collaborate with multiple Centers of Excellence such as Change Management Services, Engineering, and Data Management teams.

  • Lead various activities including Business Continuity Planning (BCP) application participation, SDLC & ERM, technical refreshes, critical surveys, etc.

  • Lead Transformation initiatives for creation of next-generation business processes and accelerated adoption of technology across UMB including collaborating with function/cross-functional teams, business teams, and external suppliers/vendors as needed.

We’re excited to talk with you if:

  • You have Bachelor’s or advanced degree in Information Technology and at least 10 years of Information Technology experience.

  • You have at least 5 years of Core Systems or Banking experience specifically proven experience in transactional banking.

  • You have at least 4 years of successful experience managing geographically diverse teams in multiple locations. Experience in managing managers and their respective teams following test-driven development practices and test automation is required. This includes strong experience in developing career path and succession.

  • You are a systems-agnostic IT leader with an open-minded approach to technology. This includes considerable experience within the mainframe and distributed systems.

  • You are a forward-thinking IT leader with strong conviction.

  • You have proven success in influencing business leaders and managing conflict.

  • You have success in resource management and developing hybrid resources model.

Open to qualified remote candidates. However, we ideally prefer candidates located within the UMB footprint and expect the individual to travel to corporate UMB locations as needed.

The pay range for a candidate selected for this position who is based in Colorado is typically $164,010 to $304,710 annually. The selected candidate’s actual pay will be based on various factors, including but not limited to work location, qualifications, and experience, so the actual starting pay for the selected candidate may be above or below this range. The successful candidate will also be eligible to participate in one or more incentive plans based on company and individual performance.

UMB offers competitive and varied benefits to its associates including Paid Time Off; a 401(k) matching program; annual incentive pay; paid holidays; a comprehensive company sponsored benefit plan including medical, dental, vision, and other insurance coverage; health savings, flexible spending, and dependent care accounts; adoption assistance; an Employee Assistance Program; fitness reimbursement; tuition reimbursement; an associate wellbeing program; an associate emergency fund; and various associate banking benefits.

UMB and its affiliates are committed to inclusion and diversity and provide employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity), national origin, age, disability, military service, veteran status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. If you need accommodation for any part of the employment process because of a disability, please send an e-mail to to let us know the nature of your request.

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