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Senior FIX Client Connectivity Engineer - Investment Bank

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Recruiter: Adlam Consulting
Listed on: 12th March
Location: London
Salary Notes: £550 - £600 per day
Type: Contract
Start Date: ASAP

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Senior FIX Client Connectivity Engineer - Investment Bank

  • Excellent knowledgeable of the FIX Protocol
  • Minimum 8+ years in IT Finance industry
  • Basic knowledge of physical networking concepts and troubleshooting
  • Experience of reading and configuring XML files, including ATDL
  • Knowledge of SWIFT protocol would be beneficial
  • Any prior experience of FIX based test automation to increase operational efficiency would advantageous
  • Scripting experience - Shell, Python
  • GIT, Bitbucket, Artifactory and Jira experience is preferred
  • Knowledge of Equities and Derivatives markets
  • Knowledge of Synthetic PB business and Swaps orders
  • Agency trading business knowledge is preferred
  • Knowledge of front office trade life cycle is mandatory
  • Knowledge of middle and Back Office workflows is preferred
  • Knowledgeable of OMS/EMS functionalities and corresponding order execution work-flows
  • Experience using Bloomberg terminal
  • Experience working with Flextrade, ULLINK and VeriFIX would be beneficial
  • Knowledge of European exchange connectivity and market structure would be advantageous

Responsibilities:

  • Configure Electronic Equities systems to on-board external FIX & SWIFT order & allocation flows
  • Coordinate certification sessions with clients and third-party providers
  • Track multiple certifications at once and maintain a document of the certification queue
  • Identify new functionality and define business requirements for vendor and in-house development teams
  • Lead meetings with business and IT partners to communicate status, raise risks
  • Write and maintain accurate FIX Specifications
  • Liaise with internal and external network and/or UNIX engineering teams to build and maintain physical connectivity and routing to third-party FIX providers and internal systems
  • Maintain record of vendors and functionality that has been certified on the platform
  • Identify and assist in resolution of risks and issues that will adversely affect planned project milestones
  • Must have strong verbal and written communication skills and proficiency for detailed documentation
  • Automation of FIX based test-scenarios
  • SL3 production support & troubleshooting of software and networking issues
  • Configure Electronic Equities systems to on-board external FIX & SWIFT order & allocation flows
  • Coordinate certification sessions with clients and third-party providers
  • Track multiple certifications at once and maintain a document of the certification queue
  • Identify new functionality and define business requirements for vendor and in-house development teams
  • Lead meetings with business and IT partners to communicate status, raise risks
  • Write and maintain accurate FIX Specifications
  • Liaise with internal and external network and/or UNIX engineering teams to build and maintain physical connectivity and routing to third-party FIX providers and internal systems
  • Maintain record of vendors and functionality that has been certified on the platform
  • Identify and assist in resolution of risks and issues that will adversely affect planned project milestones
  • Must have strong verbal and written communication skills and proficiency for detailed documentation
  • Automation of FIX based test-scenarios
  • SL3 production support & troubleshooting of software and networking issues