Manager - Equity Trading Software Development

  • Competitive
  • San Mateo, CA, USA
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Franklin Templeton Investments
  • 19 Nov 17 2017-11-19

Manager - Equity Trading Software Development

Franklin Templeton Investments is a leading global investment management organization due to the efforts of our greatest assets - our employees. We have over 9,000 employees working in 60 offices around the world, servicing investment solutions for our clients in more than 150 countries. We believe in our corporate values of putting clients first, building relationships, achieving quality results, and working with integrity. Our people are dedicated to delivering strong results and exceptional service to clients, team members and business partners.

For more than 65 years, our success has been a direct result of the talent, skills and persistence of our people. We're currently looking for qualified candidates to join our team.

The IT manager of Equity Trading systems operates in the Investment Management application development organization and is responsible for current and future strategic projects that intend to transform the landscape of technology for Equity Traders, Quant Developers, and Data Scientists involved in equity fund management, along with improving the operational state of this domain's suite of applications and systems.

This leader must have a strong executive presence, an awareness of modern and large scale equity trade execution methods and software systems, and be capable of rapidly learning advances in relevant technology aligned with the strategic direction of the firm's Equity fund management and trading capabilities.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Lead a global team of 8 staff responsible for software development and system configuration in the Equity Trading and Investment Quant Research departments
  • Act as a team leader and mentor capable of coordinating and managing a diverse team across multiple geographic regions
  • Responsible for technical quality and system reliability for the Equity Trading domain
  • Actively manage vendor contracts and obligations, bringing an ability to scrutinize and negotiate software licensing, professional services, and SLA terms, in conjunction with the coordination of all activities with multiple vendors providing both staff augmentation, software products, and services
  • Using one's influence and technical know-how, establish a network of contacts across the firm, drawing from this pool of contacts to eliminate roadblocks and solve problems when they arise
  • Collaborate with heads of desk worldwide, balancing and arbitrating the distinct capabilities required between regions
  • Drive innovation in everything the role is exposed to.

Experience and Qualifications
  • A proven ability to inspire and professionally develop a staff of software engineers
  • Ability to translate business objectives into technical ramifications for engineers
  • Deep understanding of investment management functions, ideally including specialized experience with equity trading and quantitative portfolio construction concepts & practices; a solid understanding of the role of an OMS, EMS, typical front- middle- and back-office data exchange, and commonly used protocols such as FIX
  • Deep understanding of databases, contemporary data models, APIs, web services, data messaging, reporting and visualization platforms
  • Familiarity with modern PaaS platforms including microservice architecture and design patterns is a plus
  • An enduring interest in new software technologies, practices, tools, and techniques
  • A proven willingness to debate, contend with, and reshape legacy/status quo environments
In addition to the dynamic and professional environment at Franklin Templeton, we strive to ensure that our employees have access to a competitive and valuable set of Total Rewards-the mix of both monetary and non-monetary rewards provided to you in recognition for your time, talents, efforts, and results.

Highlights of our benefits include:

* Three weeks paid time off the first year
* Medical, dental and vision insurance
* 401(k) Retirement Plan with 75% company match, up to the IRS limits
* Employee Stock Investment Program
* Tuition Assistance Program
* Purchase of company funds with no sales charge
* Onsite fitness center and recreation center
* Onsite cafeteria

Franklin Templeton Investments is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We invite you to visit us at to learn more about our company and our career opportunities.