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. More than 40% of the world’s largest companies use our solutions. 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 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.
Role: The Technical Operations role is the subject matter expert working directly with clients, exchanges and third party vendors to ensure the smooth running of the ION hosted environments. They work within a global team and are responsible for overseeing and testing the deployment of direct delivered software in addition to providing technical support for these products.
What will you do?
. Investigates incidents assigned by the Service Desk
. Prioritizes incidents and keep them up to date on the internal incident tracking system.
. Communicates updates effectively and promptly to the client.
. Builds up and maintains a knowledge of the software supported, including database structure and configuration files to assist in issue investigation.
. Oversee and test deployment of direct delivered software
. Deal with unexpected events or failures which limit clients use of the supported systems
. Carries out application and capacity system checks, aiming to identify and resolve issues before they impact clients
. Develops strong working relationships with other departments to assist with the delivery of our service to clients
. Works closely with 3rd party vendors and exchanges regarding software upgrades and market events
. Adheres to "best practice" and department procedures for client communications, incident progression and investigation
. Participates in the team shift patterns and assists with weekend work and out of hours escalation when required
Your Skills, experience and qualifications:
. Hold an IT, numerate or business related degree or equivalent experience
. Have an enquiring mind with an analytical and proactive approach to problem solving, even when under pressure
. Good grounding in and desire to develop technical skills in areas such as database technologies and system performance.
. Ability to read and understand code in one or more of the following: C++, TCL, UNIX Scripting
. Ability to troubleshoot and approach problem solving in a logical manner
. Able to use own initiative, good attention to detail
. Technical Operations Analysts need to be dynamic, resilient and objective, delivering rapid and accurate solutions to the incidents raised by customers.
. Excellent written and verbal communication skills
. A confident and professional manner
. Able to manage own time and a changing workload
. Co-operative approach to working with team members and other departments
. Able to view situations from a customer perspective and act accordingly
. A strong desire to develop a deep understanding of financial markets and business flows and system functionality
. Working knowledge of networks and network infrastructure is desirable
Who we are?
Automation positively transforms the lives of people and business. Our software helps you improve decision-making, increase efficiency, simplify complex processes and empower your people. We enable financial institutions, central banks and corporations to digitize and automate their most business-critical processes. We are reinventing the way business is done through innovations in automation technology.
We encourage creativity by automating repetitive tasks.
We think long-term to get it right the first time
We are not limited by the status quo: we challenge boundaries, question assumptions and make transformative leaps.