Fidessa is seeking a talented, enthusiastic and productive individual to join the EMEA Service Delivery group as a member of the EMEA Trading Platform Delivery department. This department is responsible for implementing and maintaining Fidessa's multi-asset, sell-side trading platforms on a managed, Software as a Service (SaaS) basis. It also provides specialist consultancy services to our Enterprise client base. As a Trading Platform Delivery Engineer, you will be responsible for the implementation and configuration of the Trading Platform software. This includes building new customer systems, performing software upgrades, enabling new functionality and handling customer change and enhancement requests including the delivery of bespoke software solutions via a software delivery cycle.
As the individual develops, client-facing opportunities may become available. This may include liaising directly with Fidessa's clients to understand their functional requirements or to work on-site (in an Investment Bank or Brokerage House in London or in another European country) for a period of time.
This demanding and varied role will offer many technical and professional challenges, with the opportunity to learn about global financial trading markets
Must be able to demonstrate superior written and verbal communication skills.
Must have knowledge of at least one programming or scripting language.
Although not a pure development role, there is a requirement to be able to understand code, and programming fundamentals and to have an ability to develop software solutions using the software building blocks provided by Fidessa.
Must have a degree in a Computer Science/Engineering or a numerate discipline of grade 2:1 or above or relevant industrial experience.
Must be able to demonstrate good attention to detail, be organised and proactive.
Must be able to demonstrate initiative.
Must be able to demonstrate a strong analytical approach to problem solving.
Must be able to work as part of a team, whilst also assuming responsibility for your own work.
Must have an ability to create and maintain strong working relationships, both with customers and internal business and technical groups.
Must be able to take ownership of assigned tasks, anticipate potential problems & take prompt pre-emptive actions, if required. Ensures that all tasks are completed to a very high standard.
Must be eager to learn new skills to enhance capability.
To have knowledge of SQL and Relational Databases.
To have knowledge or a demonstrable interest of equity and/or futures and options markets.
To have prior software application implementation/support experience.
To have experience of Linux or UNIX.
To have experience of Java.
Proven experience of Fidessa products.
Duties and Responsibilities
To build, configure, test and deploy Fidessa trading platforms for new customers.
To enable, configure, test and deploy additional services upon request.
To analyse, design, develop, configure, test and deploy solutions to specific customer requirements.
To ensure that all client systems/configurations are "fit for purpose" upon delivery.
To maintain a constant service to our existing customer base via the delivery of frequent upgrades and maintenance to ensure compatibility with European Stock exchanges and other software vendors, in a dynamic, constantly changing marketplace.
To provide support before, during and after the roll-out of software changes.
To write and maintain technical documentation relating to the upgrading, maintenance and deployment of Fidessa systems, products and services.
To attend internal meetings to discuss the progress of assigned tasks and key initiatives.
To attend external meetings with Fidessa clients as required.
To liaise with the customer or internal Fidessa teams and provide regular progress updates for their key issues or deliverables.
To escalate issues to your line manager or project manager as appropriate
The role holder will be expected to perform any other duties that may reasonably be asked of them.
The role can potentially involve a client facing component and as such, personal presentation is a key requirement.
The role requires flexibility to work occasional early mornings, evenings and weekends.
The role requires some flexibility for overseas travel as there may be opportunity for project work across the EMEA region or globally.
This is an excellent opportunity to join one of the UK’s leading software specialists in the exciting global finance sector.