Job Description :
Job Title: EQ DevOps/Trading Applications Support
Duration: 6+ months contract
Location: NYC (Local candidate) Remote for now
Interview: Phone and Skype
Key skills: FIX, Scripting Skills

This is for a foreign securities trading firm

Major Responsibilities:
- Troubleshoot and maintain Electronic trading networks connectivity.
- Onboarding of clients over FIX.
- Monitoring electronic trading systems and server side software to ensure systems are working correctly.
- Identifying, troubleshooting and responding to emergency situations impacting live trading.
- Working with the vendor testing & deploying enhancements to the Equities trading systems.
- Provide support for various trading applications, research platforms and securities lending applications.
- Supporting applications that are used on the trading desks.
- Working with the traders to understand & implement client connectivity requirements.
Install, test, deploy and upgrade software to the trading platforms (Flextrade, Ullink, Smartloan Global One, BlueMatrix, Internal Applications).
- Define test cases and scenarios for quality assurance.
- Execute test plans
- Develop test plans for enhancements & new modules of vendor provided software.

- Work with users to certify enhancements.
- Creating and maintaining a knowledge base, support scripts, documentation and procedures.
- Escalating problems pro-actively and ensure all stakeholders are kept aware of issues and their development.
Required Qualifications:
- 5+ years of experience supporting and developing solutions for Equity line of business (i.e. US Market Making, ETF, Program Trading…)
- 2+ years of scripting experience (Python, Perl, Powershell, Shell)
- Experience working on a trading floor supporting mission critical applications.
- Ability to multitask several ongoing issues. This involves the ability to assess priority and make appropriate decisions quickly and effectively.
- Understanding trading activates and market data feeds.
- Good working knowledge of FIX messaging protocol.
- Proficiency in SQL for trade history inquiries.
- Experience in at least 1 of the following OMS platforms – Flextrade, Fidessa.

Nice to have Qualifications:
- Knowledge of Enterprise Scheduling(Autosys, Tidal)
- Knowledge of MQ
-Targeted systems: FlexTrade, ULLink, Bloomberg DASH, Global One, Loanet/Smartloan, BlueMatrix


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