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Electronic Market Systems Application Support Analyst/BA Consultant

Permanent contract

We’re looking for a candidate to support and provide business analysis to the global market electronic market access systems of one of our clients, a major leading Global Corporate & Investment Bank located in the heart of Manhattan.

The ideal candidate has a strong knowledge of Operating Systems (Linux), Network and scripting languages such as Python, Perl or Shell scripts.

Responsibilities

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.  

  • Provide Front office support in regards to:
    • Market Access
    • Market Data flows
    • Trading tools used by traders
  • Realize daily production support of Execution Platform back-end system (FO, MO, Clearing, Compliance) for the global market Front Office desks
  • First level support on Order Routing system (back-end) for trading desks
  • Understand the whole production set-up from start of day to end of the day processes
  • Identify issues quickly, knowing their potential consequences on the trading
  • Must be able to fix quickly, find alternate solutions/workaround or identify the right person that might help
  • Communicate with Exchanges, Development and Front-end teams
  • Write and maintain production scripts
  • Participate in UAT, deployment of application server components
  • Communicate progress and problems to management, estimating work schedules and anticipating and avoiding problems
  • Participate in production support improvement

Required Qualifications

Technical Skill Set:

  • Proficiency with Unix/Linux system administration including troubleshooting techniques
  • Scripting languages (good level in Python and shell are a requirement; SQL, Perl, other scripting languages are a plus)
  • Basic knowledge in networking (TCP/IP, routing, multicast)
  • Experience in business analysis is a plus (UAT, testing validation, release management)
  • Knowledge in Equity Derivatives is required       

Required Education and Experience:

  • 2 to 15 years’ experience in the finance industry Front office and support environment
  • At least 1 year of recent experience in either Unix System administration or Network engineering
  • B.S in Computer Science or other related field of study
  • Strong knowledge of scripts programming, UNIX OS and good Network architecture knowledge
  • Good knowledge of scripting languages such as Shell scripts, Python or Perl
  • Experience with troubleshooting/problem solving
  • Autonomy – self-motivated, independent and ability to operate in a highly demanding and challenging environment
  • Good Communication skills – both written and verbal

Ideal experience:

  • The following experience would be mandatory for a senior candidate / good to have for a junior candidate:
    • FIX protocol, Basic DB (SQL),  client/server knowledge and System tuning/performances monitoring and analysis
    • Experience with Order routing systems/electronic market support
    • Financial knowledge (EQD products), US exchanges rules
    • Knowledge of Front to Back trading life cycle
    • Small project management experience
    • Experience with Linux performance tuning (application/OS/network)
    • Experience troubleshooting telecommunication issues
    • Low latency monitoring platform, pcap analysis (Wireshark, etc…)
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