Market Connectivity specialist

  • Salary:£500 - £550 pd
  • Location:London, England, United Kingdom
  • Job Type:Contract, Full time
  • Company:Alexander Ash Consulting
  • Updated on:17 Sep 17

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.

Client

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

 

Skills

  • 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
  • Client focused