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Application Support Specialist – Equities

Job Reference: JSRS-APPEQCB

Salary: £60k - 80k per year + Bonus + Brilliant Benefits

Salary per: Annum

Job Duration:

Job Start Date:

Vacancy Posted: 01-11-2017

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: London, Greater London, England

Application Support Specialist – Equities

Our European, well respected, stable Investment Banking client is looking for an experienced Application Support Specialist in Equities, to join their team based in London, on a permanent basis. Our client is one of the most renowned banks in the finance arena, who are exploring new markets, particularly in the U.S. Our Investment Banking client can offer a superb salary along with a highly competitive benefits package. This represents an excellent opportunity for a hands-on support person with an appetite to dive deeper into algorithmic trading solutions, to gain further knowledge of automated trading strategies and equity market structure in Europe and the US.

Application Support Specialist – Equities – Key Skills:

* Front-office experience in an equity / fixed income trading environment, particularly as a trader is beneficial
* Solid experience with OMSs, EMSs and trading venue connectivity as well as use of cash equity execution algorithms and smart order routers
* Good knowledge of pan-European equities (in particular market structure, equity trading lifecycle, regulatory environment, legal and compliance requirements for equity execution), expertise in US market is highly desirable
* High level knowledge of the FIX Protocol industry standard and use in FIX-based applications as well as Bloomberg / Fidessa application
* Strong Oracle database knowledge including safe execution of scripts intraday and ability to interpret complex SQL queries.
* Good understanding of risk involved in electronic execution system issues as well as understanding of trading limits
* Proficiency in scripting to automate repetitive / batch tasks. BASH / shell scripting experience preferred
* Familiarity with UNIX / LINUX / NIX operating systems, and experience using command-line driven terminal sessions
* Strong analytical and problem-solving skills as well as attention to detail
* High-energy, highly motivated and the ability to communicate and cooperate effectively with colleagues, traders, IT developers and clients
* Ability to work in fast paced environment and to make sound decisions under pressure of time and ability to prioritise
* Willing to work outside of core hours (i.e. US business hours) in a shift model
* Willingness to undertake business trips within Europe and to the US
* Work Order Flows / Cash Flows experience
* Agile methodology working knowledge

Application Support Specialist – Equities – Responsibilities:

* Monitoring, administration and support of front-office sell-side equity and fixed income order management systems, algorithmic trading platforms and execution management systems
* FIX – on boarding and support of electronic FIX-order-flow into EU and US markets, partly during US business hours
* Being responsible for electronic client connections via FIX and trading system infrastructure
* Acting as a business project lead for complex projects which involve system functionality enhancements, new business developments, software integrations, connections to new markets as well as Algo integration and improvement
* In-depth analysis of system problems including log-file analysis and playing an active role in the investigation and problem-solving process
* Working with Algo developers and strategists on new and improvement of existing execution strategies
* QA/Testing of new software developments in OMS-, EMS- and Algo space
* Liaise with different departments of the firm, such as compliance, legal, trading and middle-office as well as with external technology contacts at clients, system vendors, brokers, trading venues

Application Support Specialist – Equities- Benefits:

* 10% Bonus, discretionary
* Annual Leave
* Pension Contribution, leading
* Private Medical insurance
* Life Assurance
* Discount vouchers
* Healthcare vouchers
* Many, many more brilliant benefits

Application Support Specialist – Equities

Due to the volume of applications received for positions it will not be possible to respond to all applications and only applicants who are considered suitable for interview will be contacted.

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