Market Service Data Analyst

  • location: Austin, TX
  • type: Permanent
  • salary: $85,000 - $120,000 per year
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Market Service Data Analyst

job summary:
One of our Austin clients is looking to add a Market Service Data Analyst to their growing team.

location: Austin, Texas
job type: Permanent
salary: $85,000 - 120,000 per year
work hours: 8 to 5
education: Bachelors

  • Work with clients to define core business needs and requirements
  • Advise business clients and IT management of emerging market data technology capabilities and recommend strategies to maximize benefits and lower costs
  • Create proposals for enhancing existing or implementing new market data solutions to meet business requirements
  • Provide accurate estimates of work efforts involved with analysis, design, development, validation and implementation of market data platforms
  • Produce documentation of project deliverables in accordance with firm standards
  • Implement and support key market data systems
  • Assess and implement systematic redundancy as necessary to assure business continuity
  • Track market data utilization to minimize cost and insure proper exchange reporting and soft / hard dollar consumption
  • Manage relationship between company and various market data providers
  • Serve as primary point of contact or all market data related issues
  • Assist in front-line application and desktop support of investment business clients

  • Bachelor's degree in business, engineering, math, computer science, or a related field
  • At least five years of experience supporting enterprise market data systems
  • Proficiency in the utilization and support of leading market data vendors such as Bloomberg, Reuters, Factset, Morningstar, and others
  • Familiarity with ECN and DMA platforms such as Instinet, LAVA, Liquidnet and TradeWeb
  • Experience utilizing common market data APIs and extensibility models to implement market data into external applications such as Microsoft Excel
  • Capability to properly size and design infrastructure in support of globally deployed market data platforms, inclusive of business continuity and disaster recovery considerations
  • Strong analytical, process and diagnostic skills for gathering customized requirements
  • Experience in developing, documenting, and executing test plans
  • Background in a 24x7x365 large, global, highly complex environment
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office products, especially Excel and Visio
  • Ability to work on several projects concurrently while managing client expectations
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced dynamic environment without constant oversight or defined structure
  • Excellent communication skills, oral and written;
Preferred Qualifications

  • A background in financial systems design and maintenance
  • An understanding of mutual fund trading and shareholder accounting
  • A working knowledge of securities settlement processes and the full lifecycle of a trade
  • SIA-FISD Financial Information Associate designation
  • Experience integrating market data services into enterprise order management platforms
  • Practical knowledge of relational database technologies
  • Data modeling and data analysis skills
  • Familiarity with ETL packages
skills: ECN, DMA, Liquidnet, TradeWeb, API's, ETL, SIA-FISD

Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

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