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EXS Senior Fidessa Developer

London, United Kingdom
Closing date
Dec 7, 2022

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
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Description of the Business Line or Department

Cross Asset Execution (EXS) is a global team, managing the electronic trading technology for the agency execution business. Working very closely with our business partners across MARK, and our clients, we deliver a range of electronic trading services including market connectivity, FIX certification, Algorithmic trading, Smart Order Routing, Program Trading and Pre / Post Trade Analytics. We provide access to more than 125 markets globally and have more than 2,000 end users and client FIX connections.

Summary of the key purposes of the role

A Software Engineer delivers features for a Product in a business chain. As member of a Feature Team, he/ she works in autonomy and with a continuous improvement approach
  • Support deconstruction of customer requests into detailed stories by interacting with the Product Owner
  • Responsible for delivering working code that meets acceptance criteria as well as meets the definition of done at different levels
  • Responsibilities include writing code, deployment scripts, unit tests, checking code to source code repository, monitoring delivery pipeline activity, to ensure product quality and consistency
  • Participate in testing, deployment, and production activities of the team to ensure production stability, applying the guidelines provided by the chapters

Summary of responsibilities

Software development
  • Maintain and customize the Fidessa applications used by the agency cash equity business (CEE)
  • Expert technical and functional understanding of the main applications in use - (OMAR, FTW, TMAR, BEAM, CTAC, EMMA, IMAR, FDA and APAS)
  • Work closely with stakeholders and team members to ensure that changes meet requirements and are developed and delivered according to best practices.
  • Develop code leveraging a diverse technology eco-system with the ability to understand and deliver working software across multiple layers of the technology stack. (See specialties)
  • Contribute to code review and process improvement

  • Unit testing of changes. Assist with and approve test approaches for end-to-end testing.

  • Facilitate and coordinate software deployments to environments (aka Release Mgt)
  • Assist in drafting release notes
  • Develop Release Scripts and manage tools used for releases
  • Verifies that entry criteria for each release candidate is fulfilled prior to deployment
  • Plan and execute manual and automated deployments to staging, QA and PROD environments
  • Lead deployments, develop run books, develop contingency and rollback plans
  • Execute deployments to environments, while in parallel supporting ongoing application development

Production support
  • Supports inquiries, issues, and major events to identify root cause and resolution
  • Ensures Support processes and practices given by the Support Chapters are applied by the team

As Part of Tribe Governance

- Participate to Technical Architecture Leagues of his/her Unit

- Participate to Technical chapter of his/her tribe

Conduct Responsibilities
  • Responsibility to adhere to internal Policies that relate to you, your business or other businesses for which you have any level of responsibility. It is your responsibility to ensure compliance with operational and conduct risk requirements (e.g. data leakage, security policies and regulatory requirements).
  • Adhere to individual and where applicable department conduct rules in accordance with the FCA and PRA Code of Conduct rules
  • Responsibility for managing, controlling, preparing and escalating risk within the scope of your position and in line with existing policies.
  • Responsibility to ensure that you take reasonable steps to be fully aware of, understand and comply with all regulatory requirements from all regulatory and statutory bodies, trading venues, etc that are applicable to your role and business line.
  • To assist in the self-identification of all conduct related issues. Ensure escalation to appropriate stakeholder or function whether internal or external.
  • Adhere to business line mandates relevant to the role as directed by your manager


Technical skills:

One or more of the following technical domain knowledge and related skills set.

  • Skills: Fidessa Infrastructure, Fidessa Expression Evaluator, TCL scripting, UNIX scripting

  • Skills: FTW development

  • Skills: Script, Nexus, Jenkins, Sonar

  • Skills: Expert Fidessa application knowledge - 5+ years OMAR, TMAR, PMAC, BEAM, PORTAL, MMA, CTAC, IMAR, etc.; FIX protocol
  • Skills: Equities business knowledge - DMA, DSA, Program Trading, Synthetics, Trade reporting, Middle Office (confirmations and allocations)

  • Java, HTML5, XML, Python, Sybase SQL

Language requirements if applicable are as defined to support the role purpose and coverage areas. (English is the business language for SG).

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