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Product Development Specialist
Ref No.: 18-00018
As the next generation of the platform enters its build and deployment phase, a Product Development Specialist is required to aid the Product Development Manager and Head of Product Development and Strategy and move the new platform from inception to deployment. A successful candidate should demonstrate a strong program management acumen, experience assisting large projects across multiple teams, and have in-depth knowledge of fixed income electronic trading platforms.


Key Accountabilities:
  • Help drive and own various phases/projects within the firms Direct initiative. This position works both independently on specific functionality projects, as well as assists in ensuring the overall project planning process is smooth and on time.
  • Closely track deliverables/timelines and ensure fulfilment and delivery of team commitments
  • Collaborate with vendor stakeholders, Program Management, and  Development and Support to ensure platform projects are executed to completion
  • Participate in QA and UAT testing and the assessment of existing and new technology components and systems.
  • Recognize critical production and client-facing issues and prioritize them
  • Help maintain a thorough understanding of the evolving regulatory environment and how it impacts the success of the platform
  • Communicate effectively with key stakeholders and educate them through product demonstrations and feedback.
  • Produce specifications that synthesize information from clients, internal stakeholders and vendor developers to build functionality.
  • Coordinate with internal and vendor stakeholders to update Content Management Systems.
Skills/Knowledge:
  • Skilled at aiding the transition from business objectives to technology development to rollout
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills
  • Able to demonstrate structured, process oriented approach to projects and delivery combined with a deadline-oriented mentality
  • Excellent communicator - succinct and articulate both oral and written
  • Proven ability to multi task effectively
  • Ability to work independently and be a team player
  • Ability to work under pressure and confidently deal with challenging situations of conflict and provide delivery under tight deadlines
  • Flexible and adaptable to changing priorities
  • Exceptional organizational skills, appreciation for the importance of detail
  • Strong personal work ethic with a goal to achieve excellence
  • Robust analytical and creative problem solving skills
  • Proactive style, able to follow through on commitments
Experience:
  • At least 2+ years prior experience working for an electronic trading platform
  • Experience in product development projects
  • A reasonable understanding of software development
  • Experience communicating with technical and non-technical stakeholders across multiple business units
  • Ability to demonstrate experience of adding enhancements to an existing large system in a manner which minimises risk to a production environment, but maximizes the speed of development and quality
  • Experience working in a global environment across multiple locations and time zones and with stakeholders at all levels
  • Bachelor's Degree or higher