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My client a leading investment bank with operations all over there globe is currently recruiting for a Market Connectivity specialist to join them on a contract basis here I London. This will be to join there Market Connectivity team, while having the remit of Analysis and development for new exchange connectivity requirements.
The ideal candidate will have a trading platform, implementation, integration and support background, but also a great understanding of FIX protocols. This is a technical position requiring some skills within scripting.
Key responsibilities Analysis and development for mandatory exchange upgrades
Analysis and integration for vendor platform upgrades
Analysis and development for new exchange connectivity requirements
Analysis and development for compliance requirements
Development of utility applications and scripts
Systems integration and platform re-design
Performance tuning, latency reduction
Management of client on-boarding projects
Maintenance of market connectivity documentation
Level 3 production support
5 years professional experience of working in investment technology
5 years experience of working on trading platform, including development, implementation, integration and support
Good understanding of EMEA equity markets
Basic knowledge of listed derivatives markets
Good knowledge of FIX protocol
Scripting languages essential (Tcl, Perl, Python, Shell scripting)
Fidessa experience is nice to have, preferably EMMA
Experience of maintaining Java and C++ applications
Basic understanding of networking
Unix (Linux and Solaris)
SQL (Sybase, MySQL, MySQL Cluster, Oracle)
Good spoken and written English
Good understanding of software development and testing processes and methodologies
You will be:
Thorough, with a good attention to detail
Calm and logical under pressure
Self-reliant and able to manage project deliverables independently
Resilient with the ability to handle pressure associated with externally mandated deadlines
Agile minded, with the ability to handle multiple projects and short-notice requirements
Friendly, approachable, able to develop good rapport with other developers in market connectivity, external development teams and business users