The FIX Connectivity Engineer works part of a global operations team responsible for on-boarding and maintaining services for buy-sides / sell-sides on ION’s FIX Network at an application level. These buy-sides / sell-sides use both ION trading solutions as well as 3rd party OMS/EMS solutions. The engineer engages directly with clients and external vendors in a fast-paced environment, managing multiple requests from small daily tasks to larger multi-team projects.
- To implement new application level connections between clients on the ION network to analyse, implement and certify new client services on the ION network using the FIX protocol
- To liaise with clients, third party vendors, and internal teams regarding FIX-based projects
- To offer 3rd line support to the ION Support department
- Participates in the team shift patterns and assists with weekend work and out of hours escalation when required
Required Skills, Experience and Qualifications
- Experience with one of more programming languages (e.g C, Perl, Shell, Java, Python, C#, SQL, etc.)
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- A strong analytical approach to problem solving
- Initiative, good attention to detail, and strong organisational skills
- The ability to manage multiple projects at any one time, whilst prioritising conflicting requirements
- The ability to work as part of a team, whilst also assuming responsibility for your own work
- The ability to follow detailed processes and procedures
- Eagerness to learn new skills
- Bachelor's degree in a numerate discipline, preferably computer science, infromation systems, engineering, mathematics, economics, but any major will be considered of you have stong coursework in the numerate disciplines
Desirable SKills, Experience and Qualifications
- Experience of interacting with internal and external clients in a confident manner
- Experience with UNIX or Linux
- Experience with SQL or other database management
- Knowledge of the financial markets
We’re a diverse group of visionary innovators who provide trading and workflow automation software, high-value analytics, and strategic consulting to corporations, central banks, financial institutions, and governments. Founded in 1999, we’ve achieved tremendous growth by bringing together some of the best and most successful financial technology companies in the world.
Over 2,000 of the world’s leading corporations, including 50% of the Fortune 500 and 30% of the world’s central banks, trust ION solutions to manage their cash, in-house banking, commodity supply chain, trading and risk.
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