VP, Market Data Integration

New York, NY

Post Date: 06/12/2018 Job ID: 10872431 Industry: IT Perm

The Real-time Market Data department is responsible for developing, engineering, deploying and maintaining applications to disseminate and enhance the value of the market data that comes into the firm. The primary focus is on developing and maintaining highly scalable systems using cutting edge technologies to process/distribute market data with ultra-low latency to enable efficient electronic trading. These systems supply data to the smart order router, dark pool, and algorithmic trading engines. The department also develops and supports systems for non-latency sensitive applications with enriched real time calculations. We are a global team with resources in North America, Europe, and Asia. Our Integration and Engineering team is critical to the delivery and stability of our mission critical systems.

This position is for hands on engineering and integration Vice President role in NY with a focus on low latency market data as well as our enterprise market data plant.

Responsibilities include:
" Manage and participate in the implementation and rollout of mission critical production services, system and applications.
" Assist project managers with project management activities, including requirements gathering, estimation, and resource planning and project status.
" Perform integration and regression tests, organize User Acceptance Testing (UAT) with application teams, provide feedback to the development team on issues and software performance
" Enter system change requests and work with support team to minimize system failure risk.
" Adhere to operational and technical standards, best practices, processes, and procedures.
" Escalate issues to development team and provide feedback and analysis for break fixing.
" Act as an escalation point for Production Management Level 2 support teams.
" Perform Level 3 support activities and root cause analysis

Skill Required

" Financial industry expertise - 4+ years working with market data, 2 years with low latency market data.
" Problem solving skills:
Must be able to tackle problems based on limited information, be able to seek out solutions and work around problems.
" Advanced Linux knowledge of the Kernel, memory management, CPU scheduling, and bypass technologies (eg. Solarflare Onload)
" UNIX/Linux operating systems:
Candidates should understand UNIX OS internals in order to perform resource monitoring, and be able to tune operating system parameters according to applications requirements.
" UNIX/Linux scripting:
Candidates need to be proficient in navigating UNIX servers, have good knowledge of the majority of operational functions in UNIX and be able to read / write and maintain UNIX shell scripts.
" Proficiency with PERL or Python scripting
" Knowledge of Networking (e.G. TCP/IP, Multicast)
" Interpersonal skills/communication
Good quality English speaking is essential as there is regular interaction with peer teams, internal clients, vendors and suppliers in any other region. Candidates must be able to communicate clearly and concisely to minimize misunderstandings and to ensure fast and accurate dissemination of information.

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