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Equity Trading Systems Support Engineer
Ref No.: 11-00135
Experience Level: 2 Years
Start Date: 08/17/2011

Dyanamic opportunity to join leading investment firm on the as the Equity Trading Systems Support Engineer.


Responsible for supporting the Equity Trading & Sales Trading desk. Major responsibilities include:

  • Supporting the applications that are used on trading desks.
  • 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 traders to understand & implement client connectivity requirements.
  • Develop test plans for enhancements & new modules of vendor provided software. Work with users to certify enhancements.
  • Deploy upgrades & patches.
  • Escalating problems pro-actively and ensure all stakeholders are kept aware of issues and their development.
  • Creating and maintaining a knowledge base, support scripts, documentation and procedures.



Required Qualifications:

  • 2+ years IT support experience in the Equities Electronic trading environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with a strong customer service orientation.
  • Must be comfortable using standard UNIX utilities to debug, trace, and problem-solve.
  • Very strong troubleshooting, debugging, and analysis skills.
  • Knowledge of FIX messaging protocol and be able to conduct client testing.
  • Experience with and understanding of databases and SQL.
  • VB/Excel/Perl/Bash and/or other scripting experience.
  • Understanding of trade and market data feeds.
  • Experience working on a trading floor supporting mission critical applications
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong educational background with BS / MS in Computer Science, Engineering or related area.

Additional Qualifications:

  • Experience with automated testing tools
  • Experience in FIX, client connectivity and on-boarding clients is a plus

Targeted systems:

  • ULLink
  • Fidessa
  • Redi
  • FlexTrade