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Senior Equities Production Support Specialist
Ref No.: 18-00189
Location: New York, New York
Position Type:Direct Placement
Start Date: 10/02/2018
 The successful candidate will be responsible for:
  • Supporting the trading desk and solving time-sensitive issues
  • The liaison between the front office and the development teams
  • Regular communications with an extensive client base to provide status updates, successful solutions as well as documenting all activities for future reference
  • Managing communication/relationship with 3rd party vendors
  • Implementing releases and deploying fixes on the production environments
 Essential Experience
  • Graduate level computing/math based qualification
  • Understanding of the Equities Trading business
  • Front Office support experience in an Investment Banking environment
  • Experience of working in a high pressure environment
  • Extensive scripting and programming skills
Essential Skills:
  • Experience writing shell scripts to automate tasks on Linux servers (eg. bash, tclsh, perl)
  • Experience writing scripts to automate tasks on Windows servers and desktops (eg. Powershell,.bat,VB,.cmd)
  • Knowledge of batch management using standard tools or other scheduling software (eg. AutoSys, cron, Task Scheduler, Control-M)
  • Understanding of various devOps toolkits (eg. Jenkins, Puppet, Docker, LogStash, GitHub, Splunk)
  • Experience with the FIX protocol (both sell-side to buy-side connectivity and internal messaging between OMSs)
  • History of using service management technologies for service restoration, change and problem tracking  (e.g. BMC Remedy, ServiceNow, JIRA Service Desk)
  • Advanced use of ITIL framework collaboration technologies (eg.JIRA, Confluence) including setting up custom screens, screen schemes, permission schemes & workflows
  • Configuration and deployment of monitoring samplers, via agents or ssh; setting up rules and alerts (eg. Client OMW, Geneos)
  • Experience creating technology and business workflow documents and articles for technology and business (eg. Visio, Gliffy)
  • History of writing SQL across large, complex relational databases (eg. Sybase, SQL Server, Oracle) using various database administration tools (eg. SSMS, TOAD, DBArtisan, Squirrel)
  • Equity Cash experience
  • Understanding of the FIX messaging protocol
  • Knowledge of Fidessa Enterprise (OMAR, TMAR, PMAC, FDA, EMMA, FIXP, APAS)
  • Experience of an Algorithmic trading platform and cash equities trading
  • Strong investment banking background that includes both application development and application support in a front-office environment
  • Experience of supporting one or more of the main equity asset classes. Structured Products, Delta One, Futures or Prime Brokerage.
  • Worked in a development environment