3rd Shift Automated Trading Systems Support - Chicago, IL


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3rd Shift Automated Trading Systems Support - Chicago, IL


Chicago, IL 



Salary Type:

per year


IT-Software Development: Computer-Network Security, Desktop Service and Support, Enterprise Software Implementation & Consulting, Network and Server Administration

Job Description:

Automated Trading Systems Support, 3rd Shift
We are seeking a motivated team player with technical aptitude and market awareness to support the operation of our automated trading system in Chicago.  The qualified candidate will primarily support U.S. trading hours, but will be asked on occasion to cover Asian and European trading hours.  Note that although there are several technical requirements, this is more of an operations-focused role versus a technology position.
-Responsible for assisting with the opening processes relative to the U.S. market open (and covering Asia and Europe, as needed); verify the system is in a normal state; turn on strategies for trading.
-Perform daily procedures relevant to the trading system for equity markets.
-Monitor and evaluate system status continuously to ensure smooth operations.
-Monitor and spot-check trades and displayed system values in real time.
-Step in and manage the trading system when limited staffing requires it.
-Deal with trading exceptions, such as unacknowledged orders or broken trades.
-Facilitate change management and ensure that new software and hardware function as intended.
-Identify and respond to system incidents, perform troubleshooting procedures, and escalate as necessary.
-Participate in follow-on investigation for root cause analysis of identified issues.
-Adjust for and respond to Corporate Action related events.
-Work with colleagues to identify and develop opportunities to enhance and improve trading system procedures.
-Add, maintain, and ensure integrity of trading system parameterization data.
-Enhance and further automate existing processes by writing scripts with accompanying reports.
-Create and maintain documentation of trading-related procedures.
-Be aware of market behavior.
-Know how a portfolio is organized and hedged.
-Address issues (e.g., writing scripts) to avoid losing opportunities in the market.
-Decipher differences between complex and non-issues.
-After the system is on, there will be opportunities for pro-active work (e.g., advancing scripting skills, etc.).
-Bachelor’s degree in a quantitative or technical discipline.
-At least 2 years relevant work experience.
-Knowledge of markets and trading (EQ or Futures knowledge preferred).
-Good technology foundation (SQL, and a scripting language).  Demonstrated experience with Perl, Python, or Ruby scripting and SQL preferred.
-Proficient with UNIX/Linux and Windows.
-Detail-oriented and well-organized.
-Able to multi-task and work under pressure.
-Able to exercise sound judgment when solving or escalating problems.
-Able to work independently.
-Series 7 or 57 preferred (The successful candidate will be required to pass the Series 57 exam if not previously obtained).
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Next Step Systems
Chicago, IL, United States

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