Trade Support Specialist Trade Support Specialist …

Berenberg Bank
in London, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 03 Dec 21
Berenberg Bank
in London, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 03 Dec 21

Role overview

  • Support of various products of the company's sell-side execution platform including Berenberg's proprietary execution algorithms, electronic trading offering as well as OMS- and FIX-messaging applications.
  • The role includes a significant element of FIX-onboarding work to set-up high- and low-touch orderflows in pan-European and North American cash equities for a client base predominantly in UK, Continental Europe and the US.
  • Interaction with internal teams in equities & fixed income trading (front- and middle-office) in Europe and US and IT-teams based in London and Hamburg including the Berenberg Electronic and Algorithmic Trading development group as well as with buy-side technology staff, technology vendors and exchange operators.
  • Level 1&2 support of Berenberg's execution algos.
  • Coordination of pre-market-open morning checks and management of internal/external incidents throughout the trading day.


  • London/Hamburg: Trading Operations

Key responsibilities

  • Monitoring, administration and support of front-office sell-side equity and fixed income order management systems, algorithmic trading platforms and execution management systems
  • FIX-onboarding and support of electronic FIX-order-flow into EU and US markets.
  • Being responsible for electronic client connections via FIX and trading system infrastructure
  • In-depth analysis of system problems including log-file analysis and playing an active role in the investigation and problem-solving process
  • Deployment of new code to the production environment using a variety of tools including the Atlassian suite.
  • QA/Testing of new software developments in OMS-, EMS- and algo-space
  • Training of users and managing documentations
  • Liaise with different departments of the firm, such as compliance, legal, trading and middle-office as well as with external technology contacts at clients, system vendors, brokers, trading venues
  • Deliver high level of service and quality

Person specification

  • Front-office experience in an equity / fixed income trading environment, particularly as a trader is a plus
  • Solid experience with OMSs, EMSs and trading venue connectivity as well as use of cash equity execution algorithms and smart order routers
  • Good knowledge of pan-European equities (in particular market structure, equity trading lifecycle, regulatory environment, legal and compliance requirements for equity execution), expertise in US market is highly welcome
  • High level knowledge of the FIX Protocol industry standard and use in FIX-based applications as well as Bloomberg Terminal
  • Strong Oracle database knowledge including safe execution of scripts intraday and ability to interpret complex SQL queries.
  • Good understanding of risk involved in electronic execution system issues as well as understanding of trading limits
  • Proficiency in scripting to automate repetitive / batch tasks. BASH / shell scripting experience preferred
  • Familiarity with *NIX operating systems, and experience using command-line driven terminal sessions
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills as well as attention to detail
  • High-energy, highly motivated and the ability to communicate and cooperate effectively with colleagues, traders, IT developers and clients
  • Ability to work in fast paced environment and to make sound decisions under pressure of time and ability to prioritise
  • Willingness to undertake business trips within Europe and to the US
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