FIX Certification Analyst

  • Competitive
  • London, England, United Kingdom London England GB
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Investment Technology Group (UK)
  • 17 Jul 18 2018-07-17

ITG is looking for an experienced, highly motivated, focused technical certification specialist to join our FIX certification team. Here at ITG, technology is our middle name. Literally. With nearly half of our staff working in technology roles, our technologists empower our business to provide best-in-class service to our clients around the world. From conceptualizing ideas to bringing them to market, ITG engineers work alongside our business units to build technology for institutional traders that enables them to improve returns for investors.


  • Work with our clients post sales to advise and onboard them using the FIX protocol to trade electronically with our various service offerings including our POSIT MTF, algorithms, high touch desks and our UX products such as Triton EMS and POSIT Alert
  • Deliver a high quality, professional service to our clients throughout the certification process, ensuring their needs are fully understood and to provide clear communication throughout
  • Ensure we meet our technical (FIX messaging) and regulatory obligations relating to testing electronic order flow
  • Work with your ITG colleagues in Sales, Onboarding, Legal, Risk and Production Support to deliver quality solutions in our production environments


  • Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree in a relevant discipline
  • At least two years’ experience in FIX protocol certification/testing
  • Detailed knowledge of FIX protocol versions 4.0, 4.2, 4.4 and 5.0 and an understanding of repeating group logic
  • Working knowledge of Unix environments including relevant commands for navigating Unix servers and creating/editing files
  • Knowledge of SQL commands for inserting and updating databases and for building complex select statements
  • Good working knowledge of MS Office
  • An understanding of front office trading workflows
  • Ability to work under pressure and multi-task without losing focus on the technical detail
  • Confidence to express your views and opinions and contribute to technical discussions
  • Ability to work effectively with wider IT and Sales teams as well as focus to move forward tasks to completion on your own
  • A client service-based attitude and commitment to quality results


  • Exposure to different technologies, such as C++, Linux, low latency, kernel bypass, machine learning, cloud and high-performance storage
  • Projects with quick life cycles, from concept to client in three months
  • A great place for upward and geographic mobility
  • Direct exposure to the decision makers and senior leaders on the business side
  • A company that’s investing a sizable amount in its technology department
  • Teams that are passionate about continually learning, improving and raising the bar
  • A community that values hard work as well as work-life balance
  • A company that is committed to giving back to surrounding communities, from LA to Hong Kong and Sydney and the 11 locations in between