ETRADING APPLICATION PRODUCTION ENGINEER - BNP Paribas Singapore

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Employer/Agency: BNP Paribas
Location: Singapore
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Job Sector: General Management & Consulting
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About BNP Paribas in Asia Pacific (www.apac.bnpparibas)
In Asia Pacific, BNP Paribas is one of the best-positioned international financial institutions with an uninterrupted presence since 1860. Currently with over 15,000 employees* and a presence in 14 markets, BNP Paribas provides corporates, institutional and private investors with product and service solutions tailored to their specific needs. It offers a wide range of financial services covering corporate & institutional banking, wealth management, asset management, insurance, as well as retail banking and consumer financing through strategic partnerships.

Worldwide, BNP Paribas has a presence in 74 countries with more than 190,000 employees. It has key positions in its three main activities: Domestic Markets and International Financial Services (whose retail-banking networks and financial services are covered by Retail Banking & Services) and Corporate & Institutional Banking, which serves two client franchises: corporate clients and institutional investors. Asia Pacific is a key strategic region for BNP Paribas and it continues to develop its franchise in the region.

BNP Paribas offers you an exciting career opportunity in an international, challenging business environment characterized by high pace and diversity with focus on creating valuable relations with our customers. We offer a competitive salary & benefits package and also an excellent work environment where you're valued as part of our team!

* excluding partnerships


Position Purpose

This role is a position within the eTrading Application Production team in Singapore that is part of the global APS e-Solutions group (Application Production & Support) representing eTrading and eCommerce stakeholders in the region.

The team provides platform and infrastructure management for all front office Electronic Solutions systems, which consist of more than 50 Electronic trading and eCommerce applications hosted on approximately 500 Windows and Linux servers in Asia Pacific and 1000’s worldwide.

The team also manages and supports Forex, Rates and Credit Direct Market Access (DMA) adaptors and their downstream dependencies. These adaptors connect to more than 20 electronic trading venues such as EBS, Reuters, JPX, ASX, SGX and Tradeweb as well as a number of external facing clients. Team members require a strong understanding of eTrading systems using a broad range of skills such as Linux and Windows operating systems, externally connecting TCP/IP networks including multicast, firewalls, databases and eCommerce industry standard technologies such as load balancers and proxy servers.

Team members are required to liaise with functional application support, development, IT infrastructure teams as well as business stakeholders while managing technical projects, resolving incidents, solving problems and fulfilling requests.

The systems that the global team supports are based in in London, New York, Tokyo and Singapore and most of them are live 24/5.5, so close interaction with global counterparts occur on a daily basis.

Responsibilities

Direct Responsibilities

Ownership of Production systems:
• Hands on technical support for the FX, Rates and Credit global trading platforms.
• Work with counterparts in London, Mumbai and New York to provide a follow the sun support model while taking responsibility for the management of incidents and resulting problems that occur in London and New York platforms during Asian hours.
• Responsible for ensuring local monitoring, capacity / performance management and automation of local systems as a part of a global framework.
• Plan, schedule, implement and document the change activities as well as troubleshooting incidents and resolving problems.
• Work with autonomy and independence but within the framework of a global support structure.

Contributing Responsibilities
• Application integration, technical project management and implementation of the new requirements for applications and infrastructure that are within the Electronic Solutions Infrastructure scope. (ION Trading + eFX and Credit in-house systems)
• Perform activities related to rollout of upgrades of existing services as well as coordinate and organize changes with external vendors, clients, markets and ECNs in Singapore, Japan and Australia.
• Plan, schedule, implement and document the change activities as well as troubleshooting incidents and resolving problems.
• Work closely with development teams, business analysts, architects and infrastructure teams to enhance existing platform. eg: resilience, BCP, system performance and low latency.
• Support and management of the regional messaging infrastructure used by the eTrading platforms. (Tibco RV multicast, in-house systems)


Technical & Behavioral Competencies
• Sound understanding of both Windows and Linux server Operating Systems with a particular focus on application implementation and troubleshooting as well as performance tuning, low latency, time synchronisation and Operating System connectivity.
• Good knowledge of TCP/IP networks with routing, multicast and multi-tiered firewall environments as there is a need to manage external connectivity to clients and exchanges via cross-connects and service providers.
• Able to troubleshoot applications from a TCP and multicast level including packet captures, firewall and network routing analysis.
• Ability to architect solutions that integrate trading applications into the existing environment while considering application failover and BCP, performance optimisation, latency and maximising the stability of the platform.
• Solid scripting and automation skills required with a DevOps mindset. Python, shell scripting and Blade Logic experience a plus.
• Experience in supporting and implementing a vendor based real time trading system such as ION trading.
• Knowledge of FX and Rates Electronic Trading business functionality and trade flow.
Specific Qualifications (if required)
• Linux, Windows or Cisco certifications would be an advantage

Primary Location: SG-Singapore-Singapore
Job Type: Standard / Permanent
Job: INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY - Business Activities: Support functions
Education Level: Bachelor Degree or equivalent (3 years)
Experience Level: At least 7 years

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