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Technical Architect

Pontoon|London, GB
2 months ago
Role Description:

Front Office Technology (FX) and software development, deployment, and support of Pricing, eTrading, Market Making, and Trade Booking applications using agile methodologies.
Work with brokers and external clients to expand the reach of our electronic offerings.
Work closely with our business partners to improve the performance and quality of our prices from a tech standpoint.
Integration with upstream systems executing trades into FX infrastructure, as well as compulsory enhancements to meet ongoing Regulatory programme demands (MiFID II, UMR, IMM, etc.)
Liaising with Trading, Sales, Finance, Market Risk, and COO teams to understand requirements, create development plans, and implement changes across the FX technology stack.
Support and develop static data and market making tools within FX in line with simplification efforts and desk requirements.
Function as part of a high performance team, working on high priority deliverables.
Communicate effectively with various stakeholders across Technology and Trading, Compliance, Supervision, Risk, Operations, and other support partners.

Degree at Bachelors level in Mathematics, Statistics, Engineering, Physics or Computer Science; or equivalent experience
Previous work experience in developing software applications in a financial institution preferable, but not critical
Essential Skills

Well-founded experience in coding languages (examples include, but are not limited to, JavaScript, Python, Java, C# and .Net)
Experience with JavaScript frameworks or TypeScript (React, Redux, Node, WebSockets)
Experience with JavaScript testing frameworks (Jest, Enzyme, Cucumber, Selenium)
A team player who can collaborate with any and all stakeholders.
Superior interpersonal skills with ability to multi-task, prioritize, and operate in a high-pressure Front Office Trading environment.
Strong written and verbal communication abilities.
Ability to design programmes of work, to manage tasks, to mentor junior members of the team, and to deliver outstanding results.Nice to have

Financial and/or Mathematical background.
Front Office experience, preferably in a FX or other Fixed Income or Derivatives Trading environments.
FX (+ Derivatives) product knowledge.
An appreciation of the quantitative aspects of Fixed Income Trading and Risk Management.
Experience of integrated Front Office Development environments (examples include, but are not limited to, Sec DB, Athena, Pioneer, and Quartz.)
Experience with message systems (AMPS) and WebWorkers