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kdb+ Quant Developer

Organisation
NEX Group
Reference
VAC-11167
Contract Type
Permanent
Sector
Finance
Location
London
Salary
competitive
Expiry Date
15/06/2018
The kdb+ Quant Developer will be responsible for maintaining, developing and innovating client facing and internal GUI workflows and data analysis, covering all FI products for NEX Markets.

Job Description

The kdb+ Quant Developer will be responsible for maintaining, developing and innovating client facing and internal GUI workflows and data analysis, covering all FI products for NEX Markets as well as creating and enhancing NEX Markets key competitive advantages. The prime focus will be on building and developing FD Delta Dashboards products used by BrokerTec and maintaining the data base for analytics.

 

The role requires excellent communication, planning, project management and relationship building with global engineering resources and external contractors, especially First Derivatives as well as integrating global business and client feedback to improve product build and to ensure that product is delivered on time and is fit for purpose. Understanding of our current system and providing guidance to engineering to ensure that IT roadmap is aligned with future product development.

 

Alongside this, the kdb+ Quant Developer will be responsible for strategic analytics services as required to analyse trade and order flow to improve the global ecosystem, product development and workflow and client experiences, grow volumes and revenues.

 

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • NEX Quant Analytics, database, data collection and integrity for BrokerTec businesses
  • Building and design of new analytic queries and product solutions for clients and internal needs
  • Maintaining relationships with third party consultancy and it’s staff to ensure ongoing data needs
  • Working with clients and internal users to assist with bugs and product development
  • Working with engineering and other resources to build, develop and maintain global data infrastructure as needed
  • To fulfil any additional / ad hoc duties as required to meet the needs of the business

 

 

PERSON SPECIFICATION:

 

SKILLS & COMPETENCIES:

  • Data analytics skills
  • Kdb+/Q coding skills
  • Excel, Word, Office skills
  • Dashboard design and development skills
  • Client and relationship management skills
  • Practical and pragmatic
  • Business communication
  • Agile working processes

 

KNOWLEDGE:

  • Strong kdb+/q coding capabilities
  • Relevant tertiary or post-graduate studies
  • Knowledge of R, Python, C, Java, Q, SQL, Matlab, HTML5 or other languages and capabilities useful
  • General knowledge of digital platform development, API integration, database structures
  • Electronic FI or FX trading and liquidity management knowledge
  • Advanced knowledge of data analytics processes and methods
  • Knowledge of UNIX and Subversion for release management is useful

 

EXPERIENCE:

  • Previous experience completing product build and delivery in the FI market space is highly desirable, howeverwill consider strong candidates in other financial applications
  • Experience in FI Trading, ideally UST or Repo is strongly desirable
  • Practical experience in data analytics and delivering solutions for clients