Friday, August 29, 2008

Equity Trading Technology Manager: $180-$220K

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A reputable and sophisticated Jersey City Asset Management firm seeks a Manager of Equity Trading Systems to join their Investment Technology Group. This senior and exciting position offers outstanding compensation and benefits package which includes base salary bonus, profit-sharing, etc. The package is extremely competitive for the right candidate.

Job Description:

The ideal candidate will have strong experience on the equity trading side as well be versed in the Information technology side of the business.
The key to success for this position is an ability to connect with and support equity traders. You would have an ability to be able to think strategically and act tactically in the equities trading domain.

He/She will:

Be responsible for the management of the technology for equity trading and related functions for the firm
• Join a recent initiative to implement the Portware Execution Management System for Equity Trading
• Responsible for managing the successful relationships with equity traders and portfolio managers
• Participate a strategic project to re-architect front office investment platforms
• Managing the support team for domestic and international trading
• Supporting the firm’s Order and Execution Management Systems, market data and research systems
• Working closely with other functional areas that touch order management such as Compliance and Trade Support


• Minimum of 8 years of experience, ideally 8 – 12 years in capital markets
• Minimum of 5 years in equity trading, strong preference of buy side but sell side is acceptable
• Recent working experience with equity traders
• Strong knowledge of the equities market place including broker algorithms, crossing networks and DMA platforms
• Significant experience with equity OMS/EMS systems
• Strong project and team management skills
• Solid understanding of systems architecture, servers, n-tier systems, databases

Personal characteristics:

** Strong attention to detail
** Extremely strong communication skills
** Strong customer service orientation

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