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Business Analyst/Project Manager (Trading)

Job Summary

  • Company: BCI
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois (Chicago)
  • Compensation: Open

Job Description

Rapidly growing proprietary trading firm seeks a Business Analyst/Project Manager to focus on the trading back office. Role will be responsible for: existing system research/documentation; internal system analysis/design; external system analysis/review; system implementation; development/testing/operations coordination/support.

Research/document all trading activity on portfolio-by-portfolio basis, providing accurate record of how each trade is executed/stored electronically
Document backup procedures used in conjunction with trade/position management
Identify alternate mechanisms through which firm could obtain information it is currently receiving
Identify fallback mechanism to electronically re-create all of the firmís positions
Design system through which transactions/trade information will be collected from the Exchange/clearing firms, and applied to in-house systems
Research settlement availability, and design systems/processes through which those prices are obtained
Research questions as generated by other members of the back office/position management team
Work with technical staff and DBA to scope storage requirements of back office system
Develop test scripts/scenarios/use cases to identify logic/functionality to be incorporated into automated unit tests
Work with Operations programming to get position management jobs fully automated
Research/coordinate 3rd party products to run parallel (or in place of) currently deployed in-house systems
Map functions offered by 3rd party systems (Radar/GMI/etc) to current/future Back Office needs
Assist other technical staff as needed in technical analysis/implementation of the system
Serve as knowledgeable resource to facilitate the work of the technical lead
Accurately define/track development process/dependencies using the systems widely in use for in-house development (JIRA/FogBugz/etc)
Research correct configuration/maintenance of system parameters (rates/product and trader tables)
Assist middle/back office personnel in configuration/maintenance of the system
Handle Tag 50 coordination
Create inventory of test cases to validate system performance over time
Monitor production jobs (real-time trade feeds/settlement downloads/settlement data application) until they have been fully transitioned to the operations team

Prior experience working at a trading firm or trading desk at a financial firm required
Experience as a Project Manager/Business Analyst required
Fundamental technical knowledge required to design/architect a back office system
Technical skills are a plus

Candidates interested in applying to this role should e-mail