Trade Surveillance Testing Specialist

  • Competitive
  • Dublin, Leinster, Ireland Dublin Leinster IE
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • 25 Apr 18 2018-04-25

Trade Surveillance Testing Specialist

Job Description:
Corporate Title: Vice President (VP)
Location: Dublin or Chester
Line of Business: Global Risk

Bank of America Merrill Lynch are seeking a talented Trade Surveillance Testing Specialist to join the EMEA Trade Surveillance team.

You will be exposed to various trading products (equity, equity derivatives, fixed income and fixed income derivatives) on-exchange and on an OTC basis. The environment is a dynamic one, especially suitable for individuals who are keen to succeed, speak up and make their mark.

The role involves a significant degree of interface with EMEA Line of Business Compliance, and there is a solid culture of recognition and reward within the team.

Besides exposure through the role per se, we also offer a whole suite of learning packages about different business and product types, as well as soft skills. Therefore a great opportunity for career progression is there for those who want it.

As a Trade Surveillance Testing Specialist your main responsibilities will involve:

  • Review and escalate exceptions generated by surveillance tests of potential market abuse and manipulations
  • Work with other team members on the development and implementation of surveillance tests
  • Close liaison with Line of Business, Control Functions and Compliance teams to resolve exceptions in a timely manner
  • Liaise with Compliance Technology in connection to existing and new surveillance tests
  • Participate in the ongoing development of and enhancements to electronic systems, policies and procedures of the Enterprise Independent Testing Trade Surveillance team in EMEA
  • Take an active role in projects within with EMEA Trade Surveillance team and the broader Enterprise Independent Testing Team

As a Trade Surveillance Testing Specialist your skills and qualifications will ideally include:

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent

  • Experience with various surveillance Actimize and SMARTs exception reporting platforms
  • Excellent analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Understanding of core business lines and both Equity and FICC related products
  • Proven experience in a previous Compliance Surveillance or monitoring role
  • Solid communication skills and a willingness to speak up
  • Experience in analysing, manipulating and reporting from large sets of structured data (e.g. trading records) using MS Excel, and other similar applications; therefore excellent IT skills required
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Motivated and reliable, able to demonstrate an ability to go about day-to-day responsibilities methodically, able to meet regular deadlines

  • Communicates with Impact
  • Acts with Courage and Conviction
  • Demonstrates Business Acumen
  • Drives Operational Excellence
  • Applies Critical Thinking
  • Demonstrates Attention to Detail
  • Demonstrates Integrity
  • Demonstrates Integrity
  • Applies Knowledge of Basic Sampling Methodologies

About Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Bank of America is one of the world's leading financial institutions, serving individual consumers, small- and middle-market businesses, large corporations and governments with a full range of financial and risk management products and services. Bank of America Merrill Lynch is the marketing name for the global banking and markets businesses.
The company has had a presence in EMEA since 1922. With offices in 23 countries on three continents, it offers an integrated and comprehensive set of products and services across Global Corporate and Investment Banking, Global Markets and Consumer Card, serving the needs of individual, corporate, institutional and government clients, combining the best of local knowledge and global expertise. Developing solutions for social and environmental challenges is at the core of Bank of America Merrill Lynch's responsibility platform. In more than 90 countries around the world, we partner with employees, clients and stakeholders to help make financial lives better.


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