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Westbury Partners
in New York, NY, United States
Permanent, Full time
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$100-200k USD + Bonus
Westbury Partners
in New York, NY, United States
Permanent, Full time
Be the first to apply
$100-200k USD + Bonus
Westbury  Partners
Top tier international investment institution requires a technical (Unix, KDB, FIX, Python) application support specialist to work closely with the business and front office to deliver functionality/ support/ gather business requirements, remedy issues and coordinate initiatives. Intimate knowledge of trading/risk systems is required.

Our Client is a global investment firm built around exceptional talent, solid risk management, and bleeding edge market-leading technology. Our client over quite a tenured history has delivered 'best in class' impressive results to top-tier investors around the world across the board. The team deploy capital across all major asset classes, in all major financial markets across the world.

Responsibilities and Deliverables

  • Reliable and personable asset to the Front Office team, coherent and decisive.
  • Provide first and second level support for Front Office staff (Traders, Investment Professionals) to quickly identify and resolve issues as they arise and ensure continuity of the business. 
  • Work closely with the back office teams to remedy issues related to security setups, trade booking, corporate actions, price breaks, and book keeping entries. 
  • Work closely with Front Office Traders and investment professionals to gather business requirements and liaise with various IT teams to ensure delivery of functionality.
  • Work in all aspects of user / strategy application support for the investment Equitys Team primarily in London.
  • Assist in the deployment, checkout, and QA testing of applications.  Also involved in the training and marketing of applications as appropriate.
  • Participate in global coverage of system support & SOD/intraday health checks.
  • Work with senior business leads in New York/Chicago to align and coordinate initiatives with Chicago/NY accordingly and vice versa.

Required Skills:

  • Knowledge of FIX protocol
  • Experience with Unix, Linux
  • Knowledge of KDB a plus
  • Proficiency in shell scripting language
  • Knowledge of trading or risk systems
  • Financial background
  • Experience with databases Sybase or SQL 
  • Understanding of trading workflows
  • Ability to communicate with technical and non-technical colleagues alike
  • Proficient communication skills (written & verbal)
  • 5 years work experience in trading technology

Characteristics:

  • Drive for solving investment business problems through the use of technology and trading fundamentals
  • Exceptional reasoning skills
  • Expert/ detail-oriented approach to solving problems
  • Strong enthusiasm for learning and absorbing new systems & results oriented
  • Proficient application/ technology context switcher in very fast paced, cutting edge, mission critical environment
  • Strong and driven work ethic & high degree of integrity/ accuracy.
  • Self strating individual that demonstrates a strong sense of ownership, execution, and ability to work and deliver results under their own steam.

 

Education: Bachelors Degree in engineering or computer science or related field of study.

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