Ref No.: 18-00201
Location: Rockleigh, New Jersey
Position Type:Direct Placement
Start Date / End Date: 06/11/2018 to 06/30/2019

Company Name Client
Location Chicago IL
Duration Direct Placement
Pay Rate 100k to 130k
Job description
The following are key responsibilities fulfilled by a MAPS FICC technician (although not limited to):
• First point of contact for business requests and reported impact (Business facing)
• Monitoring and alerting of critical trading system environments (Core)
• Release implementation and post-release testing (Core)
• Build and maintain strong partnerships with business stakeholders, application development personnel, and infrastructure contacts (All)
• Troubleshooting of complex systems issues (All)
• Proactive identification and resolution of problem hotspots (All)
• Development of tools and driving efficiency/stability improvements (All)
• Accurate tracking of support effort to enable effective management reporting (All)
• Enforcement of change management policy (All)

Required skills:

The ability to quickly and independently develop expertise is a highly valued attribute of the MAPS FICC technician. An effective analyst commonly exhibits the following behaviors:
• The ability to rationalize the impact of multiple concurrent issues/requests and prioritize work accordingly
• An independent sense of motivation to continuously improve themselves and their environment
• An intuitive problem solving ability which leads to solution alternatives that reflect the analyst's diverse foundation of knowledge, skills and experiences
• The confidence, focus, and adaptable communication style required to effectively coordinate restoration efforts for high-impact technology incidents
The core set of technical skills that are beneficial in the role are:
• Operating systems: Solaris, Linux, Windows
• Scripting languages: Unix Shell, Perl, Python
• SQL (Intermediate level: multi-table joins, grouping results, etc...)
• Grid computing and batch management
• Well rounded understanding of infrastructure disciplines (network, server, storage, messaging)

Desired Skills:
Product knowledge – Fixed Income, Currencies, Commodities, Credit, Mortgage-backed Securities, Interest Rate Derivatives
• Electronic trading and exchange connectivity
• Market data distribution
• Risk delivery