Trading Systems Engineer

Asia, Singapore
Permanent
Job ID: 1444

Job Description

Exceptional opportunity in Singapore to join a high-performing systematic trading firm.

As a Trading Systems Engineer, you’ll work closely with internal trading and technology teams and external parties. You will be investigating and resolving a wide variety of technical and business issues every day. Your work will range from addressing time-sensitive critical issues to managing long-term projects, such as new system rollouts and major platform changes. You will provide direct, hands-on support to trading desks on a daily basis and help define their technology requirements for other teams across the firm.

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Role responsibilities:

  • Providing best-in-class support processes to ensure flawless operation of production trading technologies, flawless software deployment and configuration processes, and proactive monitoring and support to anticipate and avoid issues before they occur
  • Ensuring maximum trading system availability to avoid missing any key trading opportunities
  • Providing support for various trading groups’ production systems across a variety of asset classes and geographic locations
  • Developing proprietary process automation and monitoring tools and leveraging third-party technologies as appropriate
  • Providing support for proprietary trading systems deployed across a multi-platform production environment (primarily Linux with a little Windows)
  • Troubleshooting trading system production incidents resulting from internal (proprietary software/systems) or external factors (markets, data feeds, telecommunication lines)
  • Automating software configuration and rollout procedures to reduce manual configuration errors and strive for flawless change management
  • Supporting core market connectivity and correspond with exchanges regarding trade order activity, connectivity, and other related technical support issues
  • Working interactively with DBAs, core development teams, back-office systems, QA Engineers, Infrastructure and management teams when deploying production releases and troubleshooting technical issues

Technical Skills and Experience required:

  • 3+ years of experience working with Linux (CentOS and/or Ubuntu experience is a plus)
  • Previous experience working in the trading industry supporting electronic trading systems
  • Superior troubleshooting skills with respect to trading systems and their interaction with the Linux operating system and network communications
  • Previous script development experience, preferably with Python or Perl
  • Prior experience supporting high performance applications, process monitoring, and troubleshooting
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong documentation and knowledge management skills
  • Evidence of ongoing personal and professional growth through learning and applying new skills and knowledge
  • Prior experience working with FIX protocol and alternative exchange protocols
  • Previous SQL experience, including queries/updates/table creation/basic database maintenance
  • Flexibility to work a rotating shift schedule as needs dictate
  • Self-motivation and intellectual curiosity; desire to continually self-improve and seek continual improvements in production support function
  • High level of ownership and accountability, reliability, and strong follow through
  • Ability to handle pressure and time constraints with composure
  • Strong organisational skills, including ability to effectively plan and prioritise

To apply for this role, either contact Olly at olly.hopping@techfellow.co.uk, or fill in the form below and he will receive your application.


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