Trade Support Specialist Trade Support Specialist …

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

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.

Team

  • 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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