Interactive Data Corporation is a trusted leader in financial information. Thousands of financial institutions and active traders, as well as hundreds of software and service providers, subscribe to our fixed income evaluations, real-time market data, fixed income analytics, desktop solutions and web-based solutions. Interactive Data delivers a comprehensive set of products and services designed to meet the needs of the front, middle and back offices at some of the largest and most well-known institutions around the world. These clients trust Interactive Data to provide a wide range of global reference data and listed markets pricing, ultra-low latency data and trading infrastructure services to facilitate electronic trading and sophisticated analytical tools for investment managers including our eSignal Suite of Products . Interactive Data’s offerings can help clients around the world with mission-critical functions, including portfolio valuation, regulatory compliance, risk management, electronic trading and wealth management. Headquartered in Bedford, Massachusetts Interactive Data has more than 2,500 employees in offices worldwide.
We currently have a great opportunity for an enthusiastic individual to take on a key role as an International Pricing Specialist in Interactive Data's Pricing and Reference Data Division in the Data Services Group based at the Company's Corporate Head Offices located in Bedford MA.
The purpose of this job is to provide accountability for the data quality and timeliness of all exchange listed pricing data that is transmitted and data-based into Interactive Data Pricing & Reference Data. In general this entails monitoring incoming data feeds; performing prescribed data quality assurance tests and universe size checks; maintaining relationships with stock exchanges and other external data providers as well as internal support and product representatives. Responsibilities include performing research on data anomalies and -non standard situations; and communicating any data quality or data set release delays through appropriate channels.
Monitoring incoming feeds and data sets to ensure the timely arrival of necessary data-sets, which may include generating pricing sweeps that populate pricing production files.
Researching and resolving through communication with internal departments and external sources any delays to the arrival of data-sets
In the event of problems occurring, keep all relevant internal departments apprised of the scope, impact and progress towards their resolution
Running, reading and understanding all versions of data and price edit reports, and applying edits/changes/deletions as required.
Validating pricing data in a time sensitive manner using trade data information such as time and sales (tick by tick) as well as third party data sources.
Contacting exchanges, sources and vendors on a daily basis
Accurately recording all edit/change/deletion records
Reading, interpreting and executing various reports generated daily which assist in the maintenance of various databases
Maintaining current and historical data in various databases
Matching securities with their related identifiers across multiple databases
Maintaining holiday schedules and time zone changes for all covered Global Markets
Writing documentation on specific tasks, data types and country/exchange profiles, as required in the group
Writing clear and concise descriptions of data disruptions for internal Alert database
Responding to data and pricing queries in a timely manner
Researching data anomalies using exchange websites, third party pricing screens, and knowledge of internal workings of various Pricing & Reference Data databases.
Perform project work and special assignments as requested
Ability to meet tight deadlines and maintain quality while working under pressure
Effective in changing environments with a positive attitude to change.
Keen interest in finance and stock markets
Able to learn new tasks quickly with minimum supervision.
Attention to detail
Self-motivated and able to act on own initiative when necessary
Conscientious and dedicated.
Personable and approachable
Flexible with working hours in order to meet the department’s service, performance standards and customer requirements.
Good communication skills
Qualifications and skills:
Preferred: BA or BS degree or equivalent.
1-2 years of professional experience in a related industry, or professional experience that includes independent research, problem solving, teamwork and operating under tight deadlines would be desirable
PC literate - Word, Excel, Internet/E-mail
Sound numerical skills.
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Interactive Data is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Keyword: pricing, securities
From: Interactive Data
Interactive Data - 16 months ago