Technical Project Lead (Market Data) Surrex
Job TypeContract Full-Time
Well established firm in the financial services industry with a strong technical team has a need for a new member who is skilled as an Technical Project Lead. Their offices are located within walking distance of great eateries and shops; Professional environment that likes bright people who can come in and make an immediate contribution.
Technical Project Lead Job Description:
Responsible for the development of Investment Management/Risk Analytics business line applications;
The Technical Project Lead for the Market Data team in the Information Technology department will lead project teams to determine project requirements, develop project plans, and analyze, design and implement new technology and/or enhancements to existing systems.
Technical Project Lead will help create strategic partnerships in an effort to provide technological innovations, tools and support to the Data Integrity, Pricing, and Benchmark business units.
Provide in-depth analysis of user needs and contribute toward application design efforts for proprietary applications.
Identifies complex business requirements, evaluates alternative solutions and translates solutions into specifications suitable for the development or maintenance of business specific systems.
Coordinates development teams on large and/or complex projects.
Translates end user computing requirements for use by the Application Delivery Team within the IT department.
Develops and implements test plans.
Communicates with team, customers and vendors when changes occur.
Acts as a mentor to junior staff members.
Assist management to determine overall priorities.
Technical Project Lead Responsibilities and Duties:
Responsible for production and development efforts involving support of security master, market data vendor feeds, pricing systems, and risk management systems supporting the fixed income investment process.
Work closely with members of the Analytics/Risk Management, SMF, and Pricing groups.
Produces project documentation including formal proposals and schedules, system requirements and testing plans.
Works with business partners and systems personnel to identify new business workflow or change current processes to enhance their effectiveness.
Communicates system changes and processes to appropriate personnel, documenting any processes as necessary.
Communicates discrepancies determined in testing to impacted areas and monitors resolution.
Designs and tests systems and/or system changes accurately to insure system efficiency, integrity, productivity and maintainability.
Sets appropriate goals and priorities that coordinate with the business areas and other organizational units and resources.
Technical Project Lead Specific Technical Knowledge and Experience Required:
An expert in Java - all around. All tiers of Java, superior knowledge of Core Java, JDBC, JMS, Spring, JBoss, JUnit, JNI. Must be very strong with OO design.
Knowledge of Client-server concepts, (3 tier architecture concepts preferred), and GUI development concepts required, experience with Flex Builder preferred.
Superior knowledge of relational database environment, Oracle preferred.
Knowledge of UNIX environment, Solaris preferred.
Technical Project Lead Specific Business Knowledge and Experience Required:
Must have direct experience in the Financial Services industry, specifically experience working with market data feeds in the Fixed Income arena.
Must have Fixed Income systems and software development experience.
Some experience working with market data vendors such as Bloomberg, FTID, Lehman, etc.
10+ years of software development experience including knowledge of systems development concepts including underlying technologies, database and application design and system architecture.
5+ years of involvement with fixed income investment practices.
2+ years of project management and organizational skills with ability to both lead and participate in cross-organizational teams; ability to initiate, track, and follow through on multiple ongoing projects.
Knowledge of systems development concepts including underlying technologies, database and application design and system architecture.
Strong organizational skills with the ability to prioritize, multi-task and work independently and interact with all levels of internal and external contacts.
Demonstrated ability to manage a project through its full life cycle.
Demonstrated ability to manage a team.
Demonstrated ability to interface with clients and manage/develop client relationships.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and manage assigned project responsibilities with limited supervision
Strong interpersonal and negotiation skills.
Excellent verbal and written communication and relationship building skills.
Ability to convey both technical and non-technical material in a clear and concise manner.
Academic Qualifications (minimum requirements):
B.S. or advanced degree or equivalent experience in computer science is strongly preferred
Graduate degree in Mathematics/Computer Science desirable
If you would like to be seriously considered for this role, please respond with your resume in MS Word format.
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