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FIX Application Support Analyst
Ref No.: 18-12389
Location: New York, New York
Global Financial Firm located in New York, NY has an immediate contract for an experienced Electronic Market Systems Application Support Analyst

 looking for a talented IT engineer to support the GM electronic market access systems. We are looking for a candidate who has a strong knowledge of Operating Systems (Linux), Network and scripting languages such as Python, Perl or Shell scripts.
Ideally, the candidate will have a recent experience as System Administrator or Network engineer and is motivated to move closer to the end user. The candidate will provide 1st level support on the back-end application, so troubleshooting skills, reactivity and efficiency under pressure are key for this role.
Position Objectives:
Realize daily production support of Execution Platform back-end system (FO, MO, Clearing, Compliance) for the GM FO desks.
  • First level support on Order Routing system (back-end) for GM FO desks.
  • Understand the whole production set-up from start of day to end of the day processes.
  • Has the ability to identify issues quickly, knowing their potential consequences on the trading.
    • Must be able to fix quickly, find alternate solutions/workaround or identify the right person that might help
  • Communicate with Exchanges, Development and Front-ends teams
  • Participate in UAT, deployment of application server components
  • Write and maintain production scripts
  • Communicate progress and problems to management, estimating work schedules and anticipating and avoiding problems.
  • Participate in production support improvement
Must have Skills
  • At least 2 years of experience in finance industry (in Order routing systems/electronic market support would be a plus)
  • At least 1 year of recent experience in either Unix System administration or Network engineering
  • B.S in Computer Science or other related field of study
  • Strong knowledge of scripts programming, UNIX OS and good Network architecture knowledge
  • Troubleshooting/problems solving
  • Autonomy – self-motivated, independent and ability to operate in a highly demanding and challenging environment
  • Good Communication skills – both written and verbal
  • Scripting languages (Shell scripts, Python or Perl)
Important skills
  • FIX protocol
  • Basic DB (SQL),  client/server knowledge
  • System tuning/performances monitoring and analysis
Good to have
  • Financial knowledge (EQD products), US exchanges rules
  • Knowledge of Front to Back trading life cycle
  • Small project management experience
  • Experience with Linux performance tuning (application/OS/network)
  • Experience troubleshooting telecommunication issues
  • Low latency monitoring platform, pcap analysis (Wireshark, etc…)