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Trading Support - Trading Firm

Reference: JS1891162/MLI101001
Location: Chicago
Salary: Negotiable
Job Type: Permanent
Job Sector: Management & Executive
Date Posted: 08/12/2009
Recruiter: Mark Lewis, Inc.

The candidate will be expected to gain new financial knowledge as needed. Results oriented, highly flexible, team player. Required Skills: We do NOT accept 3rd party applications. A Chicago based trading firm seeks a Support Specialist to provide support for applications and networks used by our Chicago Equities Business. Relocation to Chicago will not be offered. The applications are predominantly Front Office Trading, Electronic Trading Systems, Position Keeping, Booking Systems and Exchange Connectivity Networks.

Candidate must have 2+ years of Applications Support.
Candidate must also have good Unix/Linux skills and good SQL skills. This person will diagnose problems and should have 1st and 2nd level support experience.
The ideal candidate will handle configurations,installations, monitoring, and support of trading
applications, together with their respective Back End systems. Candidate will be responsible for product rollouts, installations, and testing.
This individual should have solid troubleshooting skills, as the position requires one to perform systems and network troubleshooting and network optimizationr. This role involves teamwork with trader and software development communities at all levels within the firm. Excellent communication skills are required for this position.
Familiarity with financial markets is highly desirable but not essential.

Minimum two years of Applications Support work experience
Solid troubleshooting skills
Knowledge on the use of SQL is required.
Knowledge on the use of Linux and Windows is required.
Familiarity with Scripting languages (Perl, Unix Shell,AWK, etc) is required.
Knowledge of version and revision control practices and procedures
Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
Familiarity with financial markets is desirable.
Desired Skills:
Unix, Linux, SQL.

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