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Foreign Exchange Trade Floor Support

New York, New York

Job Description:

Job Description

The Americas FX Support team is responsible for providing end-to-end support to all applications used by Sales, Trading and their support services in the FX business. The team supports a fast growing electronic business operating in true partnership with our Front Office stakeholders. The role is high profile as it has a direct impact on the firm’s revenue generating abilities. An effective teammate commonly exhibits the following behaviors:

  • The ability to rationalize the impact of multiple concurrent issues/requests and prioritize work accordingly
  • An independent sense of motivation to continuously improve themselves and their environment
  • An intuitive problem solving ability which leads to solution alternatives that reflect the team member’s diverse foundation of knowledge, skills and experiences
  • The confidence, focus, and adaptable communication style required to effectively coordinate restoration efforts for high-impact technology incidents under significant pressure from multiple stakeholders
  • Proactive knowledge sharing and cross training with global team members and our partners in business and development groups
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills with strict attention to detail to properly report and track application defects and enhancement requests

Role Responsibilities

Incident Resolution:

• Acts as the first point of support for application incidents

• Builds a strong relationship with the Application Development Team

• Receives and logs calls from clients using appropriate processes, procedures and technology

• Identifies, diagnoses, and resolves functional and technical problems and business critical incidents through research and analysis of trends, root causes, and business impact

• Highlights functionality issues to developers

• Assists in the translation of solutions into technical requirements

• Develops and utilizes appropriate tools to perform work

• Raise defect reports to the development team for code amendment

• Maintains a knowledge base of known defects and issues, process, techniques

Client Relationship Management:

• Clearly understands client’s business he or she is responsible for and recommends, provides, and supports application service that best fit client’s current and future needs

• Communicates status with end users at all times

Continuous Improvement:

• Contributes to continuous improvement

• Proactively supports knowledge sharing

• Is responsible for tracking change requests and high severity incidents in accordance with defined service levels

Advanced Application functions:

• Report fixing/custom report generating

• Advanced user configuration options

• Support and use of advanced application functions at request of users

Access:

• Read access to application code

• Read access to Production environment

• Access to debug information in Production

• Break-glass access to edit application data

• No ability to change application code.

General:

• Participation in rotation to ensure adequate coverage across all desks. Current hours of coverage provided by the team are from 07:00 until 19:00 Mon-Fri.

• Weekend working to support critical business initiatives such as start of week checks, application rollouts, infrastructure changes or Disaster Recovery tests. There will be on-call support on Saturday every 5 weeks, and on-site support on Sundays once a month.

SKILLS / COMPETENCIES WE LOOK FOR

Essential Skills

• FX eTrading Support experience

• Knowledge FX markets and the mainstream products in use.

• Strong technical knowledge: Unix/Linux; Database (Sybase/SQL/Oracle), Perl, Shell scripting, Infrastructure.

• Experience in Monitoring & Alerting, and Job Scheduling systems.

• Exposure to Market Data Technologies such as Tibco RV, Reuters, RMDS

• Confidence when dealing with internal user base (Sales & Trading)

• Client relationship/service management experience

• ITIL understanding

Personal Attributes Required

• Proactive, able to multi-task and work on own initiative

• The ability to work in a high pressure environment

• Strong time management skills

• Understanding the needs, requirements and the pressures the users are under

• Able to prioritize continually to ensure that service levels are adhered to

• Excellent verbal/written communication skills

• Problem solving skills both technical and business related.

• Ability to work as part of a team.

Desirable Skills

• Knowledge of FIX API configuration and / database queries / FIX log analysis

• Experience of dealing directly with hedge fund and/or institutional clients

• Awareness of Single-bank FX e-commerce platforms and their functionality

• Knowledge of Multi-bank FX vendor platforms

Leads a large project or multiple projects that are significant in scope and impact. Works independently, with limited direction, and is evaluated through end results. Initiates and provides leadership, strategic/tactical direction and planning input on all information technology and client/business area issues and in the development of a technical environment which meets current and anticipated business requirements and objectives. Participates with Technology management in the development of technology products, service standards and development efforts that impact the client/business area. Serves as a single point of contact and the escalation point between the client/business area and internal management for the resolution of unresolved problems, complaints and complex service requests. Provides the client areas with technology products and service alternatives that improve the support delivery process. employees in this job code do not manage people. This job code is only to be used for Employees supporting Global Markets.

Technology Infrastructure Organization:

  • Believes diversity makes us stronger so we can reflect, connect and meet the diverse needs of our clients and employees around the world
  • Is committed to building a workplace where every employee is welcomed and given the support and resources to perform their jobs successfully
  • Wants to be a great place for people to work and strives to create an environment where all employees have the opportunity to achieve their goals.
  • Provides continuous training and development opportunities to help employees achieve their career goals, whatever their background or experience.
  • Is committed to advancing our tools, technology, and ways of working to better serve our clients and their evolving business needs.
  • Believes in responsible growth and is dedicated to supporting our communities by connecting them to the lending, investing and giving them what they need to remain vibrant and vital.

Shift:

1st shift (United States of America)

Hours Per Week: 

40

Learn more about this role

Full time

JR-20011246

Manages People: No

Travel: No

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Check out the New York City office

Located in midtown Manhattan, we’re right across from Bryant Park and a short walk to Times Square, Broadway theaters, Grand Central Station, excellent shops and world-class restaurants.

Street-level photo looking up at Bank of America tower
Aerial photo of ice skating rink
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Street Address

Primary Location:
ONE BRYANT PARK, NY, New York, 10036