• Trading Systems Specialist

    Job Location(s) US-IL-Chicago
    Posted Date 10 months ago(6/29/2017 1:37 PM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    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.


    • 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


    • 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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