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FIX Technical Specialist - Client Connectivity

£500 to £600

London / Contract / Ref: LB-FIX

FIX Technical Specialist - Client Connectivity


For this global bank we are looking for a FIX Technical Specialist for the Market Connectivity team. The Market Connectivity team is responsible for the development and integration of a number of critical business applications that are responsible for connections to 40+ equities and derivatives European and emerging markets.

The Technical Specialist will be responsible for the implementation and development of new business requirements for the HDMA and high touch trading desks.


The role will provide exposure to all major European equity markets, as well as many emerging and derivative markets. The person will be responsible for delivering the technical requirements associated with exchange mandated upgrades, vendor platform upgrades and enhancements. They will also be required to analyse requirements originating from multiple audit and regulatory driven initiatives, designing and coding solutions to adhere to these requirements.
Many of the releases will have hard, externally mandated, deadlines so the person must be able to demonstrate their ability to work under pressure and handling multiple competing demands. The person should also be able to demonstrate an ability to work well within the development team and also under their own initiative.
The role will involve direct client interaction and on-boarding of external flows to internally and externally hosted market connectivity systems. This will require good knowledge of FIX protocol and networking infrastructure, as well as excellent communication and project management. The person will be tenacious in delivering solutions to clients and the trading desks, while also being friendly and approachable.

Key responsibilities:

* Analysis and development for mandatory exchange upgrades
* Analysis and integration for vendor platform upgrades
* Analysis and development for new exchange connectivity requirements
* Analysis and development for compliance requirements
* Development of utility applications and scripts
* Systems integration and platform re-design
* Performance tuning, latency reduction
* Management of client on-boarding projects
* Maintenance of market connectivity documentation
* Level 3 production support


You will have:

* 5 years professional experience of working in investment technology
* 5 years experience of working on trading platform, including development, implementation, integration and support
* Good understanding of EMEA equity markets
* Basic knowledge of listed derivatives markets
* Good knowledge of FIX protocol
* Fidessa experience is desirable, preferably EMMA
* Experience of maintaining Java and C++ applications
* Basic understanding of networking
* Unix (Linux and Solaris)
* Good scripting competence is essential (Tcl, Perl, Python, Shell scripting)
* SQL (Sybase, MySQL, MySQL Cluster, Oracle)
* Good spoken and written English
* Good understanding of software development and testing processes and methodologies


You will be:
* Thorough, with a good attention to detail
* Self-reliant and able to manage workload and allocation independently
* Resilient with the ability to handle pressure associated with externally mandated deadlines
* Agile minded, with the ability to handle multiple projects and short-notice requirements
* Friendly, approachable, able to develop good rapport with other developers in market connectivity, external development teams and business users
* Client focused

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