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Lead Trade Support Engineer


Looking for a Lead Trading System Engineer to help expand technical operations.  The successful candidate will be working very closely with traders and business team, while leading a small team of Trade Support Engineers.  This position will be responsible for the configuration management, support and assurance of proprietary trading applications in multiple production silos.  This position is expected to manage and coordinate with development, infrastructure and external vendor teams to provide superior performance and availability to each production application.

The successful candidate will be a self-starter who has demonstrated the ability to function independently in a fast-paced, dynamic, and demanding trading environment.  This person will be intellectually curious, intuitive, rigorous, trustworthy and have the highest ethical standards.  In addition, (s)he will be affective addressing a number of internal and external audiences in a professional manner.  This person will add value by working on a number of simultaneous projects with minimal supervision and exemplary follow-through.


-Responsible for configuration management of multiple production silos, covering multiple asset classes.
-Responsible for the uptime, capacity, performance among other aspects of day-to-day operations of CES trading systems.
-Work with development team in regression testing functionality, stress testing application servers for capacity and performance.
-Contribute to the quality of the CES service lines, by participating in product development, starting with the inception stage.
-Work on tactical, tools development for the traders and business team.
-Manage critical and direct communication line with Traders, Business managers and Development Leads on all aspects of projects.
-Escalate hot issues pro-actively and ensure all stakeholders are kept abreast of issues through resolution.
-Creating extensive documentation and procedures.


-A bachelor's degree in computer science or equivalent.
-Minimum of 5 years of experience managing production & support on key financial markets systems.
-Prior experience supporting traders, trading desks is a must.
-Proven experience of application support and administration.
-Solid knowledge of Trading Systems Applications including OMS and FIX engines.
-6-8 years of solid experience in UNIX/Linux, LAMP, Networking, Perl, Python, Sybase SQL, Shell Scripting.
-Proven problem solving experience, turning around with solutions in a demanding timeline.
-Solid communication and interpersonal skills applicable to a dynamic trading environment.

Experiences in the following areas are a plus:

-Experience with software analysis, leading to bug-fixing, development, code enhancement is desirable.
-Experience of C++ is desirable.
-Experience with testing methodologies and test tools desirable.

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