Friday, October 31, 2008

Financial Market Data Specialist: $120-50K

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Prestigious Global Trading Firm, located in the Chicago Loop, is currently seeking a Financial Market Data Specialist with extensive experience delivering market data solutions to high-frequency traders.

Job Description
- Market data expert for the firm
- Manage and fulfill all requests for data from various trading desks around the world.
- Acquire historical data from external vendors as needed
- Design effective solutions for managing, storing and retrieving historical data.
- Responsible for data normalization and cleanup
- Write scripts which cleanup, normalize, manage and extract market data.
- Assist development in design of applications that consume market data.
- Manage projects and deliver on time with periodic status reports to management.
- Work collaboratively with IT and trading teams around the world to achieve firm goals.
- Provide support off-hours and remotely when needed
- Comfortable working in a demanding, high-pressure environment
- Effective communicating with traders and technology staff

- Minimum 3 years experience providing market data solutions including Level 2 tick data to high-frequency traders
- Experience working with vendors to acquire historical data
- Experience with real-time low-latency market data feeds
- Experience writing applications which store, transform and extract market data
- Experience with SQL databases and trading applications very helpful


Extensive knowledge of historical and real time market data systems
Good knowledge of Perl or other scripting language
Good knowledge of Windows and Linux preferred
Good knowledge of TCP/IP networks


Bachelor*s degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related field is preferred


Financial Market Data Specialist

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