Trading Systems Specialist

Job Location(s) US-IL-Chicago
Posted Date 8 months ago(6/29/2017 1:37 PM)
Job ID
2017-8358
# of Openings
1
Category
Trading Support

Overview

Trading Systems Specialist: Day Shift Support role primarily focused on Front Office Trading, Electronic Trading Systems, Position Keeping, Booking Systems and Exchange Connectivity Networks, acting as a first point of contact for trading support and systems issues.

Responsibilities

  • Handle configurations, testing, releases, installations, and monitoring of trading applications and the respective back end systems.
  • Act as the first point of contact for traders and others within the firm to respond to and investigate trading system issues.
  • Perform system and network troubleshooting and resource optimization.
  • Communicate with other members of the Support teams to ensure consistency of tools, information and processes
  • Document new procedures and review and improve documentation of existing ones
  • Communicate and work with external parties such as exchanges and vendors, as appropriate.
  • Effectively prioritize workload and react to immediate systems issues with good judgment and credible decision-making.
  • Maintain ongoing and growing technical knowledge and learning

Qualifications

  • Exemplary troubleshooting skills
  • Excellent understanding of SQL
  • Excellent understanding of Linux/Unix including awk, sed, and shell scripting
  • Strong understanding of perl and/or Python
  • Knowledge of version and revision control practices and procedures
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
  • Familiarity with proprietary trading environments is highly desirable
  • Familiarity with financial markets is highly desirable
  • Experience with Linux/Unix and network administration is highly desirable
  • Knowledge of C++ and Windows administration is a plus
  • Ability to integrate technical details with the big picture and communicate with other parties to provide satisfactory solutions and ensure customer satisfaction

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