Trading/Client Support Analyst (Derivatives) – 5315

Client Services, Full-time, Woking
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The Role:

ION manages a global client base running high availability financial systems 24 hours per day. To support this critical service, ION runs a “follow the sun” approach, with teams across the Americas, EMEA and APAC.

ION's Service Desk provides a first line support service to clients and forms part of the global support function. Key responsibilities will include interacting with clients daily, communicating status and risk relating to ongoing incidents and handling all functional questions. ION is looking for candidates with an enquiring mind and an analytical and proactive approach to problem solving. ION strives to offer an unparalleled level of support to our clients and as such, candidates should be able to understand the client's perspective and work with them to reach a combined understanding and issue resolution.

The successful candidate will be adept at providing support, juggling multiple tasks, managing priorities, maintaining a strong relationship with clients while working in a fast paced and demanding environment. We are looking for individuals who understand the importance of customer relationships and who are solution focused with excellent communication skills. You will have an interest in both IT and financial markets and be enthusiastic about developing your skill set with a thirst for knowledge.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a leading software specialist in the exciting global financial markets sector. We are experiencing a period of exceptional growth and are expanding our product offerings. Join our dynamic team and accelerate your career trajectory with the industry leader.

Key Responsibilities:

Build and maintain strong working relationships with clients, communicating confidently using business acumen
Log, prioritize and manage incidents within ION's IT Service Management tool, ensuring they are regularly updated and accurately reflect the current state of investigation
Investigate and resolve incidents, communicating the status, risk and any other updates effectively and promptly to the client
Liaise with internal groups as necessary, including Technical Support, Development, Implementation and Infrastructure teams
Build and maintain a strong functional and business knowledge across ION's suite of products
Ability to work effectively within a team with minimal supervision
Set and follow "Best Practice" in an ITIL aligned Service Desk
Willing to work shifts and weekends 
Willing to travel, if required

Required skils, qualifications, and experience:

Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
2-7 years' experience in a similarly fast paced industry
Strong analytical, reasoning and decision-making skills
First class written and spoken English
Ability to communicate confidently and concisely using business acumen
Ability to create and maintain strong working relationships both with customers and colleagues
Calmness under pressure and the ability to maintain good humour, particularly in the face of adversity
High quality of execution, productivity, rigor, and attention to detail
Teamwork, reliability and collaboration
Lateral thinking and good judgment
Imagination, creativity, innovation and continuous service improvement

Desired skills and experience:

Demonstrable knowledge of financial markets; knowledge of Derivatives and electronic trading (highly desirable)
Knowledge of Derivatives trading platforms (highly desirable)
Front Office experience (highly desirable)
Knowledge / experience of ITIL processes
Experience of working in Managed services / SaaS environments 

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 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.
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