Technical Administrative Assistant
Tower Research Capital - New York, NY

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Tower Research Capital LLC, a high-frequency proprietary trading firm founded in 1998, seeks a Technical Administrative Assistant to support our Systems team. This hands-on role in a growing company is a great opportunity to work in an innovative, dynamic environment.

Working Hours Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., with the flexibility to work evenings and weekends as needed

Qualifications While you will be joining our Systems team, a technical background is not required, as long as you are enthusiastic about learning a new discipline and comfortable applying your skills to the job. This position is perfect for a new graduate or a rising senior who can work full-time in the summer and 20 hours per week during the school year.

In addition, the ideal candidate has:
  • A bachelor’s degree from a top-tier university
  • A passion for meticulous organization and attention to detail (extremely important)
  • The ability to prioritize and multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Solid computer skills (Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Excel)
  • A willingness to jump in where you are needed—you may be taking notes at a business meeting one day and building shelves the next!
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • The ability to work individually and with a team
  • A strong interest in technology
  • The indefinite right to work in the U.S.
Responsibilities
  • Purchase ordering (anything from food to highly-specific technical equipment).
  • Managing shipments, equipment orders, and connections at our various data center locations around the world. This includes frequent communication with telecommunications and equipment vendors regarding order statuses, returns, and support.
  • Providing organizational and administrative support to the Systems Manager specifically and the Systems team generally (scheduling, meeting notes, etc.).
  • Coordinating and booking business travel (hotel, flights, transportation, etc.) for members of the Systems team.
  • Assisting Tower’s Accounting team with the itemization of external invoices for equipment, circuits, and exchanges.
  • Managing internal charge-back system for all things related to Tower’s infrastructure.
  • Managing expense reports for members of the Systems team.
  • Liaising with Tower’s Legal team on all contracts.
  • Developing quarterly Systems newsletter.
  • Assisting managers in different departments, if necessary.
Benefits Tower’s main office and garden roofdeck are located in TriBeCa, a neighborhood in downtown Manhattan. While we work hard, Tower’s cubicle-free workplace, jeans-clad workforce, and well-stocked kitchens reflect the premium the firm places on quality of life. Benefits include:
  • Competitive salary
  • 401(k) with company matching
  • Five weeks of paid vacation per year plus nine paid holidays
  • Free breakfast, lunch, and snacks on a daily basis
  • Free gym membership
  • Free tickets to New York events, including the US Open and TriBeCa Film Festival