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Technology is what keeps everything running smoothly in the finance sector, and is used in pretty well every aspect. Many IT jobs do not require an in depth knowledge of the current market, or of standard financial products, but many employers will value a proven interest in the financial sector, or an ability to demonstrate some degree of financial knowledge relating to the sector in which the job lies.
Although information technology jobs can be within any sector of the finance industry, there is one area in particular which has recently introduced more and more automated systems - equities. The equities market is taking steps to move away from manual operations in a bid to improve efficiency and reduce human error. There are many equities-related IT jobs in finance due to the way the internal process are currently evolving.
IT in Equities
One way that IT is being utilized within equities is to harness the flow of financial information to enable trading decisions to be made more quickly, often automatically. Once the trading decision is made, the trade is entered into an order management system with straight through processing, so that there is no need for manual intervention at all. An important part of this is the creation and maintenance of execution management systems (EMS) which connects traders with the most cost effective broker to get the deal done as economically as possible. Support developers for EMS systems are often needed, as these systems are used by millions of traders every single day - downtime is not a possibility. It can be a busy, on-the-go, around-the-clock job at times, but the rewards are high.
Employers are looking for individuals with experience of C and C++, SQL, multi language proficiency, Ruby on Rails, and an ability to work effortlessly through UNIX or LINUX.
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