• Automated Trading System Support

    Job Location(s) US-IL-Chicago
    Posted Date 1 month ago(1 month ago)
    Job ID
    2017-15055
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Trading Support
  • Overview

    The qualified candidate will primarily support U.S. trading hours, but will be asked on occasion to cover Asian and European trading hours.

    Responsibilities

    • Monitor and evaluate system status continuously to ensure smooth operations.
    • Monitor and spot-check trades and displayed system values in real time.
    • Deal with trading exceptions, such as unacknowledged orders or broken trades.
    • Facilitate change management and ensure that new software and hardware function as intended.
    • Identify and respond to system incidents, perform troubleshooting procedures, and escalate as necessary.
    • Participate in follow-on investigation for root cause analysis of identified issues.
    • Perform daily procedures relevant to the trading system for European equity markets.
    • Adjust for and respond to Corporate Action related events.
    • Work with colleagues to identify and develop opportunities to enhance and improve trading system procedures.
    • Add, maintain, and ensure integrity of trading system parameterization data.
    • Enhance and further automate existing processes by writing scripts with accompanying reports.
    • Create and maintain documentation of trading-related procedures.

    Qualifications

    • Proficient with UNIX/Linux and Windows.
    • Demonstrated experience with Perl, Python, or Ruby scripting and SQL preferred.
    • Bachelors degree in a quantitative or technical discipline.
    • At least 2 years relevant work experience.
    • Knowledge of markets and trading.
    • Detail-oriented and well-organized.
    • Able to multi-task and work under pressure.
    • Able to exercise sound judgment when solving or escalating problems.
    • Able to work independently.

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