Application Supporter Trading

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6 Monate
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In Search of Excellence – also your philosophy for success?
Bosshard & Partner’s business activities follow this guiding principle. The company offers its firstclass services to selected top companies in banking, industry, insurance and public sectors.
Bosshard & Partner defines its market position in a unique manner in three different IT business
segments covering job markets consisting of discerning clients, partners and IT specialists. We are the Preferred Supplier of numerous companies – check our company and open mandates at

Bosshard & Partner is looking with Mandate 1588
for an Application Supporter Trading

Project environment
First- and Second-level support of in-house developed and 3rd party applications for securities
lending and Repo trading within a major swiss Bank. The applications are used to price and capture trades including the full lifecycle management. Trades are either manually entered or feeding in from ECNs. The downstream systems are settlement, risk, P&L and systems among others.

The users are traders, sales traders and various operations teams. The main tasks are
• Analyse incidents, identify the root cause and resolve or escalate appropriately
• Perform regular maintenance tasks
• Raising change request and implementing system changes
• Irregular work on weekend for releases and disaster recovery tests
• Regular system readiness test on Sundays shared within the team (every 4-5 weeks)
• Small enhancements or infrastructure related projects
• Work in a shift to cover 7 am to 6:30 pm
• Writing scripts and database queries to extract data and to develop tools

Business Skills
Minimum requirements:
• Understanding of different security classes
• Basic understanding of the different bank departments
• Repo
• Fixed Income
• Securities Lending
• Equities

Technical Skills
Minimum requirements:
• Writing SQL queries against complex database schemata
• Shell scripting, Basic Perl scripting
• UNIX: Analysing logs, editing files.
• Implementing changes using predefined methods
• Ticketing software like Remedy, ServiceNow, CA Unicenter
• Middle ware experience (Tibco/RV, MQ, SmartSockets, 29West etc)
• Experience with job scheduling software AutoSys, Tivoli, Control-M etc.
• System and application monitoring software like NetCool, OpenView
• Martini, Anvil, ION MarketView

Soft Skills
Minimum requirements:
• Fluent verbal and written English is a must. German is not required.
• Swiss or EU citizen or Swiss B-permit holder
• Excellent proven communication skills
• Ability to manage user expectations also in difficult situations
• Fast learner as the environment is complex
• Successfully mastering changing priorities on an ongoing basis
• Owning problems and driving them through to a solution
• Experience in a front office support meaning a trading floor
• German