Director of Development, Front Office Analytics

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Hays Specialist Recruitment Limited
02 Feb 2017
02 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Rare opportunity to spear-head a brand new London Analytics business!

Global Fund Manager seeks Director of Front Office Analytics to head up their London office. Opportunity to work within the ETF and Index Investing Group; and be part of one the world's most comprehensive family of exchanged traded products. Looking for a self-motivated people focused leader to spear-head the London team. Job Purpose/Background: This role will specifically focus on building and leading the new London based Analytics team. Will be responsible for architecting and developing advanced analytical tools, many of them real-time, specifically designed to give external clients a leading edge. Business stakeholder management will be key for success in this role.

Product Examples the EII Analytics team:

  • Real Time Valuation of Corporate Bonds, leveraging miscellaneous data sources with millions of data points, for 30K bonds in parallel.
  • Complex Event Processing tools to evaluate the effectiveness of our ETFs in real-time, measuring over 500K rules per second, across 2K+ listings.
  • Detailed ETF Pre-Trade analytics to guide client trading decisions

Key Responsibilities:

  • Hire, Build & Manage small team of high performing front and backend developers
  • Architect and Build Analytical tools in support of our Capital Markets and Product Research & Development teams.
  • Lead the team's Agile Iteration/ Scrum Sprint Management
  • Coordinate with team leads in other in a multi-office, multi-country environment - SF, NY, London and Budapest.
  • Key stakeholder/Client relationship management
  • Continuous communication of technology decisions, issues and plans to senior team members
  • Deliver high level of client service through responsiveness and accuracy


  • Experience of Agile Iteration /Scrum Sprint development processes, from project inception, product delivery and on-going enhancement.
  • Direct line management responsibilities of small teams
  • Experience developing commercial quality web and/ or mobile application Expert level knowledge and demonstrated experience with Java (Spring framework), JavaScript (AngularJS), Web Services (REST and proprietary APIs), caching technology, web security and real-time messaging solutions
  • Database experience (SQL, stored procedures, and data modeling).
  • Experience with Open Source tools (Apache, JBoss, Tomcat, Hibernate, Ant, Ivy, Spring, JUnit, JBPM, etc.)
  • UNIX experience (Shell, Perl, Python)
  • Experience with Kafka, Kafka Streams, Spark, OneTick and SAP's ESP a strong plus
  • Financial knowledge and interest strongly recommended
  • Strong teamwork, communication skills and time management abilities a must

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