Data Engineer

Location: Los Angeles, CA
Date Posted: 07-01-2013
Front office Market Data Services is responsible for the procurement, delivery, on-going management, and support of the firm's front office market data. Ranging from real-time feeds to historical data to reference data. We work closely with the firm’s business units to support their market data needs.
Consultant Job Description
We are seeking a New York-based Market Data engineer to join our Front Office Market Data group in the Institutional Research Service Group (Sellside Technology group)
  • Describe the consultant role:
The qualified candidate will work as a member of the Front office Market Data Services, and be responsible for operations & engineering of the market data environment including:
  • Operational Support during standard coverage hours
  • Technical project implementation and delivery
  • Technical Vendor Management
  • Engineering – both local and global
  • Describe the applications and business or enterprise functions the consultant will support:
Bloomberg (Broadcast, Managed Bpipe), Comstock, Exegy, Wombat and all market data requirement used by front office
  • The key job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Day to day monitoring, trouble shooting, system upgrade, vendor relationship management, integration, migration and integration with OMS and Algos
  • What is the professional development value of this role; i.e., what learning and professional growth does the role offer the consultant?
This role provides exposure to all aspects of client’s business functions globally, covering every aspect of the engineering function. Potential to learn about new business processes, functions and vendor product offerings would be limited only by the candidate’s ambition.
Job Qualifications:
The ideal candidate should have the following:
  • Qualifications, Experience, and Education:
BA/BS, 5 years’ experience with market data consumers or vendors, primarily in an engineering capacity with experience in market data platform design, implementation and support.
  • Skills:
Unix/Linux/Windows System Administration skills
Very strong communication, presentation and organizational skills
Familiar with Market Data vendor Bloomberg (Broadcast, Managed Bpipe), IDC Comstock, Exegy, Wombat
Strong client focus, experience working with Traders, Portfolio Managers, Research Analysts etc. and at all levels of the organization
NYSE Technologies Wombat experience preferable
o Database (SQL/Q) knowledge is a plus, but not required
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