Trading Floor Market Data Engineer (Reuters/Bloomberg)
Location: Barbican, City (EC2), EC2V 7AE
Company: Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £49000 - £61000 per annum + Benefits
Job type: Permanent
Date posted: 23/07/2014 12:05
Our vision is to make Lloyds Banking Group the best bank for customers. As the UK's largest retail and commercial bank, we have a footprint that touches nearly every community and household in the UK. That gives us a big responsibility to support the UK economy, and to put customers at the heart of everything we do. To achieve this, we also need to be the best bank for our colleagues and our communities - and we have a clear strategy in place to make this a reality. We are building on our many strengths: iconic brands, strong heritages and great people. To unlock the great potential in our business, we are becoming more efficient, more transparent, and more responsive to customers. Already the UK's largest community investor, we are giving even more back. Above all, we are putting customers first.
Our Group IT Service Delivery function has a rather unique team working in the City actually on the trading floor with our Financial Markets traders. Split into two key functions the team supports IPC Dealer Boards and, in this case, also the Market Data systems used by the traders.
The Market Data Infrastructure team provide 2nd and 3rd line application and infrastructure support to key systems such as Reuters (TREP, RMDS etc) and Bloomberg. They build, configure, distribute monitor, maintain and provide problem/incident resolution for the key trading applications and the network connections using these data sources.
Your role as an engineer would typically be split on a day-to-day basis between 20% support and 80% project work including the design and development of roadmaps for market data and dealer board telephony. Projects tasks vary between upgrades to systems maintained within the team, to assisting the application teams deliver new services and providing new services direct to the trade floor.
You'll need to have previous experience in a similar role providing 2nd/3rd line support for key market data systems and be able to build technical solutions from the ground up. You'd also be working very closely with the networking and platform teams as well as server engineers within our Unix and Wintel infrastructure areas.
It's a fast, dynamic environment as you imagine a trading floor to be and multi-tasking will be a key skill of yours as well as the natural ability to work collaboratively as part of a tight-knit team, helping each other to solve issues, deliver to deadlines and meet service level agreements.
Resiliency is a key measure - to minimise any system downtime. So as a result your experience of designing solutions around these key principles and the ability to manage risks via a change control process will prove essential. Given the nature of the business and need for resiliency some flexibilty to work at weekends will be required for which we have a scheme ini place.
You'll have in depth technical knowledge of Reuters TREP or RMDS, Bloomberg and be able to understand their specific relationship with the numerous trading applications on the floor. You'll also need to have an understandinghow these applications feed into other trading monitoring and reconciliation systems (eg Murex) via straight through processing (STP).
If you also have broader experience in system monitoring using ITRS and/or IPC dealer board voice support then these are also desirable but non-essential and can be trained in role.