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Market Data Platform Engineer - (VELA Wombat Feed handler)

  • Salary: £450 - £560 per day + Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: London
  • Sector: IT
  • Date posted: 30/11/2016
  • Job reference: J358917A

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Market Data Platform Engineer - (VELA Wombat Feed handler)


6 Month Contract

Shifts - 6.30am - 2.30pm or 10am - 6pm (Will also be some on call requirements when needed)

Negotiable Rates (looking around £450 - £550 p/d)

Job Description

Market Data Engineer required to work in the Market Data Platforms team which manages the TREP and Vela platforms as part of a Customer Managed Service. The role covers both support and engineering functions and operates a shift pattern covering core European business hours 6.30 am - 6pm. There will be project work alongside the on-boarding of new Apps to the platforms which includes exchange upgrades, liaison with Development groups, weekend release work. There is also an on-call rota which runs on a weekly basis.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • First, second & third line support for the Customer's Global market data platforms.
  • Part of a team that will help architect the growth of our clients' high availability, market data platforms and exchange connectivity network across multiple global regions.
  • Client, Exchange & 3rd party relationship management.
  • Full ownership of issues and projects.
  • Co-ordinate and carry out systems and user testing, including preparation of test plans where necessary.
  • Keep abreast of regulatory and exchange changes that affect client environment.
  • Complying with client internal processes.
  • Shift pattern covering 6.30am to 6pm
  • On-call when required

Key Performance Indicators

  • The successful delivery of tasks and projects on time
  • Customer service satisfaction
  • Ensuring system availability as per agreed SLA's

Essential Skills

  • Demonstrable analytical and problem solving ability
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong leadership and people skills
  • Low latency market data feed management (eg, Nyse Tech/Wombat/Vela, Thomson Reuters - RDFD)
  • Very strong VELA Wombat Feed handler knowledge with extensive experience of handling EDCs
  • Knowledge of Linux (RedHat ES Preferable)
  • TCP/Multicast Networking/Routing and ability to debug issues with the aid of tools such as tcpdump
  • Scripting (Perl, Bash)
  • Previous experience working with Exchange Native Protocols (e.g. UTP, ITCH, MITCH)
  • Experience with supporting low latency / high throughput / high availability / distributed market data platforms.

Desirable Skills

  • RFA Mamacache expertise and some TREP knowledge would be beneficial
  • Good functional knowledge of Equities and Futures.
  • Exposure to monitoring tools such as Geneos
  • Exposure to market data reporting tools such as DACS/DART
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