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FiX On Boarding Specialist

Location Guernsey, United Kingdom
Posted 12-September-2021

FiX On Boarding Specialist

Are you a FiX On Boarding Specialist looking for the next stage of your career? Somewhere with a varied workload and plenty of new challenges? Where you can have lots of opportunity to build your skills, and learn new ones, not only from training but also from working with a first class peer group?

You will be working in the wonderful Channel Isles, where you will benefit from a great work life balance (easy access to the mainland if chilled weekends on the coast get too much!), with a company that develops its staff and you can develop and enhance your skills. They provide a fabulous work environment and accommodation.

THE ROLE: With a trading and technical background you will join a small team whose aim is to understand more about market microstructure, in particular surrounding order entry, assist with the evolution of the trading platform and expand the company's broker connections and traded markets/technology capacity.

With scope for you to elevate your skill set, you will join in a new operational role, as the Broker On Boarding Specialist (FiX). Using your 2-3 years' experience in the industry, in a Client/FiX on Boarding position, you will have a focused role, relating to FiX On Boarding and Certification of different Brokers/Algos that the company wishes to trade with, across global exchanges and different asset classes (FX/Equities/Futures and Options).

As the FiX Broker On Boarding Specialist, you will work closely with the trading desk and developers, understanding the interactions with the trading platform. You will be first point of contact for any broker sessions related issues firm-wide, which at times could be trading critical and will require a lot of thought and technical skills, both to diagnose and to resolve or improve.

Staying on top of Broker/Exchange Technology updates, you will be responsible for trading connections and market connectivity related projects and daily tasks to ensure EMS and OMS systems are in good shape. You will conduct UAT and Certification testing for Exchange mandated changes, new connections, new brokers, new protocols, new functionalities offered by brokers or exchanges and be an escalation point for Trading Sessions related issues.

You will also collaborate with developers to improve existing OMS and Certification systems, live alerting and gather information for new projects or Colocation related work.

Title: FiX On Boarding Specialist
Start Date: ASAP
Location: Guernsey Channel Isles
Duration: Permanent
Salary: 35,000 - 45,000 pa + low tax + Bonus + Accommodation + Training

You will need an understanding of application support, databases and the operational aspects of production systems, along with your experience of Client/FiX on Boarding (or exposure to a Front Office algorithmic trading environment).

As a collaborative team player, capable of working towards collective goal, you will be able to manage multiple tasks, thrive in a fast-paced environment and be keen to improve your understanding of systematic trading and financial markets. Working with the team, you need to be proactive, intellectually curious, have a problem solving mind-set, organised and with good communication skills.

Working with a leading global Hedge Fund on the buy side, this is a great chance to get exposure to data visualisation tools (PowerBI/Tableau), data extraction tools (SQL) and coding languages in particular Python.

For more information please call Simon Dunscombe or email your CV to (see below)

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