Location: Gurgaon/Gurugram
Salary: Open
Employment Type: Permanent
Function: Internal IT

Company Overview

Leading Financial Services Company in Gurgaon Location.

Job Description

Purpose of your role
The successful candidate would be expected to provide application second line support services for trading platforms used by investment management business users. The role requires the candidate to be able to perform the following prime functions:
• Incident management: Troubleshoot production issues and find root cause through analysis. Candidate needs to provide resolution or escalate the incident to appropriate support team within defined service level agreement (SLA). If escalated, then drive the resolution by following-up with appropriate support teams until the resolution or recovery is provided to business.
• Problem & change management: Identify and drive the production changes required to bring stability to production environments; participate in application releases, infrastructure changes, preventive maintenance activities like DR role swaps.
• Support & operations: Perform routine operational tasks such as critical batch monitoring, morning checks on application’s readiness for business use, health check reports, maintenance tasks etc.
• Communication and reporting: Regular communication to business and technology stakeholders through emails, phone, chat etc. Shift handovers to support teams in other locations.
• Continual improvements: Identify, suggest and implement continual improvements through automation or process changes.
• Comfortable with shift rotations across the global team to cover Asia, UK and Canada hours, on-call and handling any weekend activity during major release, BCP etc.


Key Responsibilities
• Provide application support to wide range of investment management business applications; primarily responsible for supporting critical trading applications and their integration with upstream and downstream systems.
• Manage support transition for new applications and functional changes from delivery teams.
• Contribution in enhancements for existing product as individual contributor.
• Work closely with the project manager and to understand & report back regular status of assigned tasks
• Strict compliance to support processes; adherence to company level policies
• Perform regular knowledge sharing through documentation and training sessions to other members
• Will be expected to work on-call rotation and work in shifts (early morning, late evening and/or weekends).
• Experience in working for validating and performing DR transitions

Experience and Qualifications
 MSc / BE / BTech / MCA or equivalent degree from a reputable university
 2 - 6 years or above of relevant industry experience in developing or supporting IT applications.
 At least 1 year of relevant experience in a production services role.
 Financial domain (investment banking / wealth management) working experience.
 Experience working with multi-cultural and geographically disparate teams.
 Experience of ITIL service delivery, preferably with a formal ITIL qualification.

Essential Skills
• Hands on experience supporting applications that use the following technologies:
o Oracle databases; well versed with database SQL queries and should be able to write medium to complex SQL queries
o Unix platforms
o Unix shell scripting
o C# and Java/J2EE applications
o Enterprise messaging products (preferably MQ Series)

Desirable Skills
• Knowledge of Charles River overnight batch process or other overnight OMS batch support would be desirable
• Experience and well versed with batch scheduling tools – Control-M, Autosys etc.
• Experience of FIX protocol and ability to understand FIX messages for electronic trading.
• Experience in configuring and administering order management systems; Charles River IMS v9 preferred.
• Knowledge of trading investment management process, financial instruments and how they are traded.
• Experience supporting order management systems, electronic trading and matching venues.
• Exposure to DevOps and Agile delivery processes.
• Experience in automating real time application monitoring (ideally using ITRS Geneos).
• Experience or familiarity with other databases such as Sybase, SQL Server.
• Experience in stored procedures and database development in Oracle 10g or above using PL/SQL.
• Good understanding of release and deployment management process.
• Experience in the production failover and disaster recovery.
• Strong analytical and troubleshooting skills.
• Excellent written and oral communications skills, including interaction with business users and senior technology stakeholders.
• Customer focused – strong service ethic.
• Good analytical, problem-solving and documentation skills.
• Able to prioritize work; good time management skills.
• Able to work on own initiative with minimal direction.
• Quick responsive behavior.
• Conscientious, with good attention to detail.
• Ability to adapt to changing business needs.
• Calm approach under pressure

Job reference: JO-210902-267883

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