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Associate - Trading System Analyst - Instinet - Hong Kong
August 1, 2020
Nomura is an Asia-based financial services group with an integrated global network spanning over 30 countries. By connecting markets East & West, Nomura services the needs of individuals, institutions, corporates and governments through its three business divisions: Retail, Asset Management, and Wholesale (Global Markets and Investment Banking). Founded in 1925, the firm practices disciplined entrepreneurship while building on a long tradition of serving clients with creative solutions and considered thought leadership.
As the agency-model execution services arm of the Nomura Group, Instinet Incorporated subsidiaries provide brokerage services to clients in over 65 markets around the world. Through its advanced suite of electronic trading strategies, experienced high-touch trading group, top-ranked Commission Management services, award-winning desktop trading platform, and unparalleled access to insightful analytics, content and unique liquidity, Instinet helps institutions lower overall trading costs and ultimately improve investment performance. For more information, please visit www.instinet.com.
Instinet Asia Trading Operation team is responsible for our proprietary trading platform, exchanges connectivity, clients and trade floor support, and other trading related systems. We are looking for a highly self-motivated person to join our team based in Hong Kong to support Instinet business in Asia region.
The successful applicant is required to
Monitor and take proactive action to provide high level of support service to our clients.
Troubleshoot and diagnose issue on highly complex trading environment.
Manage daily production problems; ensure effective and timely resolution and communications with clients.
Perform incident management – involve business and technology communication, provide coordination and resolution of incidents.
Perform release management – be the gatekeeper for the production and UAT environments, ensure all changes are accurate and properly implementation.
Collaborate with global teams to ensure system readiness for start of day and start of week.
In depth support of exchange connectivity, market data on direct feed or via data vendor.
Regular weekend support for market rehearsals and system maintenance.
Support out of regular office hours to ensure system availability.
Liaise with developers, support teams in other regions.
Key Experience & Skills
University degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or related discipline.
Minimum 3 years of related experience on cash equity industry.
Strong communication skills with fluency in English.
Excellent application and system problem-solving skills.
Highly self-motivated, able to deep dive the root cause and provide resolution with minimum supervision.
Knowledge of Asian equity markets.
Practical experience in Linux /Unix.
Proficient use of scripting languages and preferably demonstrable competence in at least one dynamic programming language, e.g. Perl or Python.
Able to manage and interpret the Tag/Value paired protocol, e.g. FIX.
Hands on experience in Jira and Confluence.
Exposure to version control software, e.g. subversion, GitLab.
Experience on development to delivery Dev/Ops tools will be an added advantage.
Good interpersonal skills and excel in high pressure trading environment.
Regional Disclaimers / Diversity Statement
Nomura is committed to an employment policy of equal opportunities, and is fundamentally opposed to any less favourable treatment accorded to existing or potential members of staff on the grounds of race, creed, colour, nationality, disability, marital status, pregnancy, gender or sexual orientation.
Internal Number: 8005896
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