Head of Equities Trading Platforms, London

Optima Connections
London (Greater)
13 Nov 2017
16 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Equity Trading systems, Equities, Derivatives, Senior Manager, Director, Linux, C++, Java, Agile transformation, Relationship Management.

Successful financial organisation has created a new role to head up their Equity Platforms covering trading, trade matching, trade reporting, surveillance and data management for Equities, Equity Derivatives etc. The role will combine:

Man-management; (8 direct reports but matrix management on and off shore of c.150 people including vendors),

Coaching; both for management and helping drive the transformation of teams to Agile,

Relationship Management – Managing and Developing internal and external key business relationships as well as across IT.

Product Strategy – owning the development and enhancement of the product and customisations to meet business needs including QA and support of the product.

The role would suit someone from a software product background rather than purely managing systems within a bank or fund manager as the focus is on the quality and availability of the systems for external clients as well as internal users, ensuring SLAs are met and the expected functionality is delivered on time. The person is likely to be from a technical rather than business background as although knowledge of Equities and Equity trading is expected, experience of technical delivery (particularly Linux/Unix based high availability systems in C++/Java) would be most beneficial.

This is a high profile role where you will be accountable for the continued success of the Equities platforms in an expanding area where more development, QA and support is being brought back in house and you will help shape the future product and development road map
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