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Futures Development Specialist
Ref No.: 18-00061
Location: Toronto
Start Date: 05/21/2018
Job Description:
This is predominantly an analyst/Dev/PM role in Futures IT focusing on the global applications we provide (in-house & vendor based) for the Futures middle office areas. 
 
• Provide support in technical design, development, implementation and maintenance of  IT systems to supported business units;
• Prepare detailed specifications that describe input, output and logical operation; and convert them into a series of instructions coded in a computer language;
• Work with change business analysts and architects to define and plan the introduction of new systems or changes to existing systems.
• Apply specialist expertise in the development of IT systems with the objective of optimising operational performance and improving quality whilst increasing cost-effectiveness;
• Supervise the rectification of production system issues with the minimum disruption to the business;
• Develop an expert-level understanding of major local systems;
• Ensure compliance with all relevant internal instructions (FIMs, GSMs, circulars), internal control standards and external regulatory requirements, including the management of operational risk and adherence to the Group’s standards of ethical behaviour.
 
Qualifications:
  • Knowledge of Futures trading and the clearing and back office process.
  • Prior experience working closely with middle and back office staff.
  • Good all round programming skills including Java, Spring, XML, VBA, VB, MS Access, Business Objects
  • Good all round database skills including SQL Server, SYBASE, Oracle, building and writing SQL queries
  • Quick learner, able to adapt existing IT skill set to environment
  • Solid experience with Agile
  • Good knowledge of MS-Windows(2000/2003/XP)
  • Unix, preferably SUN/Solaris knowledge
  • Good knowledge Linux
 
  • Good communication skills. Must be able to interact and work well with, vendors, futures business and other IT groups. 
  • There is a heavy emphasis on delivering projects globally so candidate must be able to exhibit capability to work on global projects.
  • Excellent written skills
  • Must be analytical and have excellent problem solving skills
  • Must be highly motivated, self sufficient and have well developed organizational skills
  • Pragmatic, whilst remaining focused under frequently changing priorities
  • Proactive when handling problems and projects.
  • Experience in breaking down projects into realistic deliverable items and manage their delivery from start to finish.
  • Good at multitasking.
  • Exposure to all stages of the application development process/lifecycle.
  • Good capacity planning skills
  • Proven structured programming techniques, and ability to follow group standards and system methodologies.
 
Nice to have:
Vendor systems: (Aside from those required, knowledge of any of the other systems is a plus)
  • Clearvision (GL-Trade)
  • Knowledge of WAS (WebSphere Application Servers)
  • Knowledge of MQ
  • Knowledge of FIX messaging