Implementation Engineer – 4892

Client Services, Full-time, Jersey City or Chicago
The Role:

We are looking to hire an Implementation Engineer who will be responsible for implementing, deploying and maintaining Fidessa's multi-asset, sell-side trading platforms and global market data system on a managed, Software as a Service (SaaS) basis.  It also provides specialist consultancy services to our Enterprise client base.  If successful you would be assigned to the Cleared Derivatives Implementation team.

As part of a highly motivated team, your role will be pivotal in the management of ION’s projects internally and with our customers. You will be involved in every aspect of running our projects working with product development, delivery, sales and finance teams. 

Key Responsibilities:

To build, configure, test and deploy Fidessa trading platforms, exchange connections and market data services  
To enable, configure, test and deploy additional or new services and software features.
To analyse, design, develop, configure, test & deploy solutions to specific customer requirements.
Implementing and deploying strategic projects 
To ensure that all client systems/configurations are "fit for purpose" upon delivery.
To maintain a constant service to our existing customer base via the delivery of frequent upgrades and maintenance to ensure compatibility with stock exchanges, regulatory changes and other software vendors, in a dynamic, constantly changing marketplace.    
Planning, implementing and deploying hardware performance enhancements and upgrades.
To provide support before, during and after the roll-out of software changes.
To write and maintain technical documentation relating to the upgrading, maintenance and deployment of Fidessa systems, products and services.
To  attend internal meetings to discuss the progress of assigned tasks / key initiatives.
To attend external meetings with Fidessa clients, where required.
To liaise with the customer or internal Fidessa teams and provide regular progress updates for their key issues or deliverables. 
To escalate issues to your line manager or project manager as appropriate.

Required Skills, Experience and Qualifications:

Must have a degree in a Computer Science/Engineering or numerate discipline of grade 2:1 or above (or regional equivalent) or relevant industrial experience  
Knowledge of at least one programming or scripting language
Experience with Linux or UNIX
Although not a pure development role, there is a requirement to be able to understand code, and programming fundamentals and to have an ability to develop software solutions using the software building blocks provided by Fidessa
Must be able to demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills
Must be able to demonstrate good attention to detail, organised and proactive
Must be able to demonstrate initiative
Must be able to demonstrate a strong analytical approach to problem solving
Must be able to work as part of a team, whilst also assuming responsibility for your own work
Must be able to take ownership of assigned tasks, anticipate potential problems & take prompt pre-emptive actions, if required.  Ensures that all tasks are completed to a very high standard
Must be eager to learn new skills to enhance capability

Preferred Skills:

To have knowledge of SQL and Relational Databases
To have knowledge or a demonstrable interest of equity and/or futures and options markets
To have prior software application implementation/support/testing experience
To have experience of networking principles
To have experience in issue management

About us:

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.
•Over 800 of the world’s leading banks and broker-dealers use our electronic trading platforms to operate the world’s financial market infrastructure.
With over 10,000 employees and offices in more than 40 cities around the globe, ION is a rapidly expanding and dynamic group.
At ION, we offer careers that provide many opportunities: To invent. To design. To collaborate. To build. To transform businesses and empower people around the world to do more, faster and better than before. Imagine what you can do and experience. This is where you can do your best work.
ION is committed to maintaining a supportive and inclusive environment for people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We respect the varied identities, abilities, cultures, and traditions of the individuals who comprise our organization and recognize the value that different backgrounds and points of view bring to our business.
ION adheres to an equal employment opportunity policy that prohibits discriminatory practices or harassment against applicants or employees based on any legally impermissible factor.

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