Mid-Level Developer Summit

Title: Senior Developer Summit
Department: Fixed Income IT 
Location: New York, NY
Duration: 6 months renewable as long as the new hire performs well
Client: Undisclosed Investment Bank
Type: Contract

Summary:
Our client, a leading investment bank, is looking to hire a Senior Developer specialized in Summit. 
As part of a cross-functional agile team, this role is a Front to Back-office position within the Front-Office Development IT department. 

The ideal talent will be managing several projects aiming at:
  • Implementing the latest solutions on Summit
  • Retiring legacy systems and migrate trades in Summit Head Office.
  • Deploying new instruments
  • Implementing and improving settlement, confirmation and clearing workflows
  • Implementing regulatory reporting and maintaining the quality of the data
  • Remediating the quality of data
  • Identify and collect irregularities in business operations procedures and propose changes and new methodologies
 
He/She also supports Fixed Income and Treasury activities as well as back-office stakeholders by addressing functional issues/questions and implementing the desired solutions on Summit. This position requires a full transversal overview of the trade workflow from the input until settlement.
 
He/She centralizes the user requests; coordinates with New York and Paris Head Office Business Analysts and IT teams; liaises with support functions to ensure all impacts are properly identified, and implements solutions on Summit.
 
Responsibilities:
For all that relates to Fixed Income, Treasury and Credit business:

Development / Project Management / Business Analysis:
  • Definition with Business Management and end-users of project priorities
  • Project scoping and planning, progress reporting, identification and management of issues/risks and communications.
  • Close collaboration with the user representatives (traders, sales, operations, etc…) to determine business requirements, including the identification of any potential issue or functional omissions; define and document the business requirements.
  • Responsible for solutions implementation on Summit. 
  • Development of user test cases and validate test results during user acceptance testing, training with Summit end-users. Coordinate the go-live and ensure proper system behavior.

Development & Functional support/maintenance:
  • Responsible for solutions implementation on Summit. 
  • Responsible for quick resolution of day-to-day issues on Summit (booking, pricing, straight-through processing, settlement, reporting, accounting…)
  • Monitor the trade workflow and make sure statements and regulatory reporting are accurately produced

Requirements:
  • Minimum 3 years experience in development functions in the Finance industry
  • Deep knowledge on Summit, must be familiar with products traded on Fixed Income, Treasury and Credit business.
  • Must be familiar with Summit STP services for Front Office and back-office as cashflows, accounting, operations and settlements workflows
  • Deep IT knowledge, the successful candidate must be able to review source code, write and execute SQL queries (Sybase, Oracle, and SQL Server) and read/understand a script (Windows and Unix as Bash, Perl, Python)
  • Ability to analyze complex problems, with strong attention to detail and ability to provide solutions to problems.
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task in a fast-paced environment on multiple applications. 
  • Knowledge of C++, C#, XML, XSLT, Excel VBA is a plus.
 
Interpersonal skills:
  • Strong problem-solving skills, analytical skills with a “customer first” service-oriented mindset 
  • Self-starter with the ability to analyze tasks and work independently.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills a must, particularly with clients, team leads, & managers.
  • Expected to interface with Business Users for requirements analysis, training support, etc.
  • Must be a team player who is willing to teach, learn and share.
  • Able to prioritize in a fast-moving, high pressure, constantly changing the environment and has a high sense of urgency 
  • Experience with Agile Methodologies.
  • The willingness to take on tasks both big and small. 

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