Senior Trading Operations Engineer

United States, New York
Job ID: 1905

Job Description

[c. $275-350k Comp Package, *Flexible Working Options]

Are you a seasoned professional in electronic trading support seeking a new challenge? Our client, a prominent player in the financial industry, is actively seeking a Senior Trading Operations Specialist to join their esteemed Technical Operations team. In this role, you'll play a pivotal role in daily support and project-related tasks within the dynamic trading environment. Collaborate with Portfolio Managers, Middle Office, Operations, and Development teams while maintaining, upgrading, and supporting systems handling direct trading flow across all asset classes.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Supervise daily trading flow, addressing order rejections and resolving production issues in collaboration with trading teams
  • Manage UAT environment for EMS, testing releases and coordinating UAT and production rollouts
  • Troubleshoot trading issues across EMS/FIX, Broker/ECN, and middle/back office functions
  • Provide support for front/middle/back office applications, ensuring efficient workload management and escalation to development when necessary
  • Drive documentation and process enhancement, aiming for automation and streamlined procedures
  • Collaborate with development teams to implement monitoring solutions and enhance automation in build/deployment processes
  • Lead incident management, resolving issues with owned services and driving continual improvement

Key Requirements:

  • 5+ years in electronic trading support or similar, with expertise in managing trading operations
  • Strong knowledge of Equities, Futures, FX, or Fixed Income markets
  • Excellent academic background in mathematics, computer science, or related fields
  • Exceptional communication, time management, and critical thinking skills
  • Thorough understanding of trading system architecture and market data feeds
  • Proactive mindset focused on process improvement and automation
  • Proficiency (at least 4 years experience) in Linux/Unix, SQL, and Python
  • Working knowledge of FIX protocol
  • (Desired) Experience with Bloomberg
  • (Desired) CISI accreditation/Capital Markets Programme completion

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