Reference Data Analyst

  • Competitive
  • Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Susquehanna Pacific Pty Ltd
  • 24 Apr 19

Reference Data Analyst

Overview

Susquehanna International Group, LLP (SIG) is a global quantitative trading firm founded with an entrepreneurial mindset and a rigorous analytical approach to decision making. We are leaders and innovators in high performance, low latency trading. Our traders, quants, developers, and systems engineers work side by side to develop and implement our trading strategies. O ur Asia Pacific Headquarters is based in Sydney, where we have a team of over 130.

SIG is expanding its team responsible for maintaining the integrity of all static data critical to the firm encompassing instrument definitions and related pricing information. The new opening for a Reference Data Analyst will work with a senior business analyst to process, store, transform and distribute these large and diverse datasets aligned with the business' needs. This role will have a high level of exposure to the operations of financial markets, in particular the challenges faced with trading across multiple time zones, asset classes and country specific risks/requirements.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage corporate actions impacting the business, including, but not limited to, researching breaks and communicating important events
  • Monitor data quality, namely reviewing daily reports for breaks/errors and subsequently researching and resolving any issues
  • Analyse existing maintenance processes for areas of improvement (i.e. automation opportunities)
  • Test system enhancements ensuring resultant data meets release requirements
  • Track all vendor communications including change notifications and file content/delivery issues
  • Gather and document business requirements for small scale ad hoc projects

What we're looking for
  • 2-5 years working in an operations role or similar for a financial institution
  • Understanding of financial instruments including equities and derivatives as well as the impact(s) of corporate actions
  • Familiarity of market data vendors such as Bloomberg and Reuters
  • Foundation in SQL queries/relational database concepts (preferably Oracle or MySQL)
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work well in a team environment
  • Communicate effectively with a range of technical and non-technical staff