*** Junior IT Support Analyst – Trading Systems Support – Application Support – cross asset derivatives: Equities, FX, Fixed Income – Unix, Linux, Perl, Python, SQL – Hedge Fund – Hong Kong ***

  • Excellent compensation packages available
  • Hong Kong
  • Permanent, Full time
  • BAH Partners
  • 19 Feb 18 2018-02-19

*** Junior IT Support Analyst – Trading Systems Support – Application Support – cross asset derivatives: Equities, FX, Fixed Income – Unix, Linux, Perl, Python, SQL – Hedge Fund – Hong Kong ***

My client is a leading Asian hedge fund with more than US $3.0 billion AUM, presently. Seeded inside one of the world’s leading tier one investment banks back in 2008, they became independent in 2012 and have since enjoyed almost exponential growth. They specialize in trading cross-asset derivatives with a quantitative approach to all of their strategies, and have won multiple awards across the region for their methods. In 2018, they are looking ahead to increase their standing amongst the world’s best performing elite hedge funds.

The successful candidate will become a junior member of an exciting team responsible for the operation of their trading systems and applications. This is a high-profile role that sits in the thick of the action, right on the trade floor. It is fast-paced and exciting, working with an impressive team of technologists, traders, risk analysts and quants on every stage of the IT trade workflow, from front to back.

 

The team will cover multiple global markets. If you have an analytical mind, believe in a proactive approach to system operations and enjoy troubleshooting mission critical systems in a fast paced trading floor environment, then this role is for you!

 

The role

 

  • First line support for day-to-day operations for the firm: supporting and maintaining a wide variety of platforms, fielding questions and providing solutions for areas including order execution, position management, PnL, risk, operations, finance, straight through processing (STP).
  • Collaborating with trading, operations, finance, risk management, fund administration and governance groups.
  • Ensuring the monitoring of the environment is at a high standard in order to improve the response rate and accuracy of the Support team.
  • Documenting support processes and software packages used (internal/third party), tracks issues/resolutions.
  • Continuous monitoring and planning of infrastructure, benchmarking of capacity and performance.
  • Co-ordinating RTB projects, from performing DR Tests to Datacentre moves.
  • Helping to gather user requirements as part of support function, and either deliver/develop solutions (where appropriate) or collaborate with dev team, explain these requirements to the relevant team/parties that will develop them (internal or external).
  • Helping to develop software solutions covering automation of support tasks and monitoring, across all business areas covered by the group (volatility, equity & convertibles, credit, rates & fx).

 

The requirements

 

  • University Degree in Computer Science or related disciplines
  • 2-4 years’ experience in trading support or financial application development
  • Front Office support experience in i-banks, proprietary trading firms, finance, equities industries
  • Experience of Linux, scripting languages (Perl, Python, PHP) and Excel/VBA   
  • Exposure to Bloomberg and ActivMQ desirable
  • Excellent (potential) technical troubleshooting and problem solving skills under pressure/live trading environment
  • Proactive, highly motivated, team spirit, forward thinking
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills

The sell

  • Flat structure.
  • High visibility.
  • More autonomy, less bureaucracy.
  • Relaxed environment – friendly culture.
  • Great financial incentives for performers – competitive salaries and excellent “buy-side” bonuses for performers.

 

In short, this is a great chance to join world-class hedge fund that is on the “up”. The working environment and culture is great, and the chance to put your thoughts and ideas into practice here are unparalleled. You can have a direct and meaningful impact on this organization’s technology and direction, whilst working in a collaborative team with like-minded people.

 

If you are interested in this position, or would like to explore other opportunities within banking and finance technology, please send your detailed resume to craig.barnish@bahpartners.com or call +852 2544-4479 for a confidential discussion.

BAH Partners is the leading supplier of the best finance technology talent for most of Hong Kong's top-tier financial institutions. For more opportunities, please visit our website at http://bahpartners.com/live-roles.