Instinet – Associate, Automation Engineer, Quality Assurance - Technology, Hong Kong

  • Highly competitive
  • Hong Kong
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Instinet
  • 18 Sep 17

Are you seeking an opportunity to spread your wings and utilize your QA Testing skills? Do you have exposure to Front Office Technologies and seeking a challenge? In this role you will gain hands on exposure translating your manual testing skills into automated QA testing.

Nomura overview:
Nomura is an Asia-headquartered 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. For further information about Nomura, visit www.nomura.com.

Instinet is a global pioneer in electronic trading providing advanced electronic trading and execution algorithms aimed at reducing clients’ transaction costs while improving their investment performance. It also offers highly customizable pre- and post-trade analytics software used to estimate trading costs, evaluate portfolio risk, devise optimal trading strategies, or benchmark executed orders

Job Overview:
We are looking for a highly self-motivated front-line support analyst to join our Global Trading Research Operations Team based in Hong Kong. The successful applicant can expect to find themselves at the leading edge of the equity algorithmic trading space and will be in a position to acquire in-depth knowledge of cash equities algorithmic trading strategies and the equity trading process in Asia as a whole.

 

Responsibilities

  • Monitoring the platform and taking proactive action to provide a very high level of support service
  • Being the primary contact for front-office covering traders in handling queries of both a technical and a strategy-specific nature
  • Provide support/trouble shooting on Instinet Analytics – our Real-time monitoring and Transaction Cost Analysis systems
  • Managing and tracking of daily production problems ensuring timely resolution and effective communication to clients
  • Liaise with developers, team members in other regions and senior management regarding product developments and issue escalation/tracking

 

Requirements:

  • 3 years of solid experience of working in a front-office environment
  • Very strong communication skills with fluency in English
  • Excellent prioritization, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Good client management and interpersonal skills
  • Highly self-motivated with a collaborative approach
  • Practical experience in UNIX and Scripting
  • Experience with bug-tracking or issue tracking software or process
  • Knowledge of Asian/Global equity market structures
  • Business knowledge of cash equities and equity trading
  • Knowledge of execution-focused algorithmic trading strategies
  • Some theoretical and practical experience of the QA process

 

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