Market Data Analyst - 1st/2nd Line (Reuters, Bloomberg ,eXegy)

Recruiter
Pontoon
Location
London (Greater)
Posted
14 Apr 2019
Closes
10 May 2019
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Market Data Analyst – 1st /2nd Line Support

Business Justification

Market Data Technology & Services (MDT&S) is used by the Global Markets LOB for real-time market data. The platforms are critical to the bank’s ability to trade and price to clients. The MDT&S Operations team provides support in the following areas:

1 Escalated support for Trading desks and application development support teams

2 Supporting mandatory exchange driven changes (approx 24 per year)

3 Continual service improvements, capacity planning

4 Maintain the environment in line with GIS policies wrt, D/NPT plus patching processes

This is a temp/contractor role, required to maintain an acceptable level of support across the shift pattern and mandated work load, during a period when project work is also demanding the team’s resources.

Hours; Shift (early 7-3pm) (late10-6pm) rotate pattern each week

Job Description Contractor / temp

Globally, our serves clients and customers in more than 150 countries and has relationships with 99 percent of the U.S. Fortune 500, nearly 96 percent of the Fortune Global 500 and 33 percent of the FTSE 100. Today, the company offers an integrated and comprehensive set of products and services across all businesses, serving the needs of individual, corporate, institutional and government clients, by combining the best of local knowledge and international expertise. We a strategic and measured approach to its international development and is strengthening its business and infrastructure to create sustainable, long-term growth.

Market Data Technology & Services (MDT&S), is a function within Technology Infrastructure, responsible for the full product lifecycle for News, Real-time, Reference and Index data across the firm.

Organised globally MDT&S consists of the following departments:

* Business Advisory & Inventory management

* Technical Engineering & Development

* Technical Operations

* Service Delivery

Technical Operations are responsible for full production life cycle for all Market Data applications and infrastructure. The team’s goal is to ensure a reliable, highly performant market data service that can be used by all business groups to facilitate the dissemination of pricing data globally in the firm. The key objective for technical operations is developing a culture and practice of continuous improvement across the services that we provide.

The new hire will be a member of the EMEA Technical operations team, based in London. And will play a key role in this six man team supporting a variety of applications, platforms and operating systems. The candidate must have hands on experience of Market data technology, within an investment banking environment. The position will involve working closely with peers across Trading desks, applications development and technology infrastructure. Communication across and up the organisation is a key aspect of this role.

Core Responsibilities

* 1st Line/2nd support for all Market Data platforms. The main focus will be on the Low Latency Platform (LLP) (Wombat/SR Labs), and Thomson Reuters TREP.

* Supporting and implementing exchange driven changes (EDCs) as required

* Providing escalated support for Trading desks and application teams.

* Collaboration with global team colleagues

* This role requires commitment to work within a shift rota, including early late,

This role requires the following core technical skills:

* Thorough knowledge of Market Data Distribution technologies (eXegy, Wombat/SR Labs, Reuters, Bloomberg)

* Strong knowledge of consolidated and direct feeds – low latency platform Reuters/Bloomberg – wombat/SR Labs

* Experience in market data content from multiple providers. Different sources of data eg Bloombergs – so wider knowledge different mkt data tech really

* Good knowledge of network technologies (TCP/IP, UDP, Multicast, Routing Protocols, Security)

* Good working knowledge of Redhat Linux and Windows operating environments

* Experience in financial market applications, exchange data and internal trading flows

* Excellent scripting ability (Perl, Bash, Python) one of these skills

Personal Attributes

* Ability to work in a highly dynamic environment

* Proactive approach to highlighting and resolving risks within the environment

* Holds oneself accountable for delivering on time and to the highest standard

* Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

* Excellent problem solving and analytical ability

* Ability to work as part of a global team

Desirable Skills

* Experience in eXegy, MAMA, RFA and Bloomberg market data API's

* Experience with monitoring tools such as ITRS

TO APPLY - PLEASE REPLY WITH AN UP TO DATE CV

Candidates will ideally show evidence of the above in their CV in order to be considered.Please be advised if you haven't heard from us within 48 hours then unfortunately your application has not been successful on this occasion, we may however keep your details on file for any suitable future vacancies and contact you accordingly.

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