Trading Technology Applications Developer/Analyst
Harris Associates L.P. - Chicago, IL

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DESCRIPTION

Harris Associates L.P. is a highly regarded asset management firm primarily focused on long equity and fixed income strategies. The Trading Technology Applications Developer/Analyst will work as a part of the MIS Trading Technology & Support team to support the business objectives of a trading department. The ideal candidate will have strong analytical skills, knowledge and experience with programming, as well as experience building and executing project and test plans related to technology initiatives for the trading department. This position involves working directly with traders and trade support staff to help them implement and use technology to improve trade execution and reduce settlement failures. Programming duties will include the modification and design of interfaces between applications as well as the creation of custom solutions and reports for the business when appropriate. Additionally, they will assist in gathering project specifications and conduct project presentations to business users. Over time, with proven performance, this person will handle assignments of increasing complexity and professional challenge. Harris Associates L P is a top tier global investment management firm with 24 hours x 6 day trading operations, therefore, this position involves participation in supporting our global trading operations (US, Asia, Europe).

DUTIES

  • Provides front line technical support and assistance to traders and trade support staff related to workflow and trading technology in order to support the objectives of the trading department.
  • Contributes to the evaluation, implementation and management of electronic trading platform and assists with projects related to trading system version upgrades.
  • Helps to gather requirements from users and creates related project scope & requirements documents including delivery schedules, test plans, go-live scripts, etc.
  • May also be involved in reviewing project documentation, test plans and go-live scripts generated by others.
  • As a developer/analyst, assist in the design of technical solutions including the development and implementation of application systems
  • Assist in the development of workflow or program automated solutions using documented requirements.
  • Applies generally accepted programming standards and techniques to assure efficient program logic and data manipulation and may also act as a code reviewer for other application developers' output to enforce accepted programming standards and techniques.
  • May participate in systems evaluations and the recommendation of final solutions.
  • Throughout the applications development process, manages assigned project work, handles programming, tracks activity, identifies obstacles and provides status reporting to the Director of Trading Technology and Support and business units.
  • Performs quality assurance testing of automated solutions and newly developed workflows and other assignments as necessary.
  • Develops and maintains documentation related to trade process automation and support related issues.
  • Participates in off hours support rotations as required by global 24hr trading operations.
  • Assists with the training of both technical staff and business personnel in the use of trading technology.
  • Participates in periodic disaster recovery testing as it relates to trading related operations.
  • Perform other duties as directed.
QUALIFICATIONS

Required:
  • 4-year degree in Computer Science or related discipline.
  • 1-3 years of financial services industry experience in various capacities with a strong exposure to trading.
  • Minimum 2 years experience with programming, systems design and integration work.
  • Exhibits highly disciplined software development practices including well-documented code and comprehensive testing scenarios.
  • Strong knowledge of database software, design specifications and programming tools in a predominantly Microsoft environment (MS SQL, .NET, Visual Source Safe, etc.).
  • Exposure to trading environments and related technologies, including experience working with trade application support and trouble shooting is desirable.
  • Skills related to requirements analysis, full cycle project management as well as off the shelf product evaluation.
  • Proven ability to manage small and medium sized projects independently and successfully is important.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, organizational and writing skills and the proven ability to effectively work with team members and business users.
Preferred:
  • Microsoft certifications
  • Experience working on disaster recovery projects related to trade operations.
  • Experience programming automated interfaces to data sources such as Bloomberg or Factset.
  • Experience with Order Management Systems and their support (e.g. ITG/XIP, Charles River, Landmark, Moxy, Eze Castle, etc.)
  • Experience with electronic trading technologies and their support (e.g. FIX, Realtick, Liquidnet, Instinet, ITG Channel, BlockCross, etc.).
  • Experience working with post trade matching systems (e.g. Oasys CTM, Oasys Global, Domestic Oasys, Omgeo Connect, Swift communications, Omgeo Trade Suite, etc.).
Special Requirements:
This position requires a self-directed, articulate, mature professional who is eager to utilize technical integration skills related to financial services and trading operations. Occasional weekend and evening work may be required for systems implementations and upgrades.
  • Provides front line technical support and assistance to traders and trade support staff related to workflow and trading technology in order to support the objectives of the trading department.
  • Contributes to the evaluation, implementation and management of electronic trading platform and assists with projects related to trading system version upgrades.
  • Helps to gather requirements from users and creates related project scope & requirements documents including delivery schedules, test plans, go-live scripts, etc.
  • May also be involved in reviewing project documentation, test plans and go-live scripts generated by others.
  • As a developer/analyst, assist in the design of technical solutions including the development and implementation of application systems
  • Assist in the development of workflow or program automated solutions using documented requirements.
  • Applies generally accepted programming standards and techniques to assure efficient program logic and data manipulation and may also act as a code reviewer for other application developers' output to enforce accepted programming standards and techniques.
  • May participate in systems evaluations and the recommendation of final solutions.
  • Throughout the applications development process, manages assigned project work, handles programming, tracks activity, identifies obstacles and provides status reporting to the Director of Trading Technology and Support and business units.
  • Performs quality assurance testing of automated solutions and newly developed workflows and other assignments as necessary.
  • Develops and maintains documentation related to trade process automation and support related issues.
  • Participates in off hours support rotations as required by global 24hr trading operations.
  • Assists with the training of both technical staff and business personnel in the use of trading technology.
  • Participates in periodic disaster recovery testing as it relates to trading related operations.
  • Perform other duties as directed.

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