Front Arena Developer
Our current client is a major Swedish financial institution who predominantly focuses their businesses within banking for corporate and private customers as well as Fixed Income and Securitiestrading. They are headquartered in Stockholm, but have a global presence with offices in key financial locations such as New York, London, Hong Kong, and Switzerland, being the most notable. With almost €170 billion AUM and 15 000 employees they are a powerful player in the financial markets.
They underwent a Front Arena PRIME implementation for all their trading, pricing and risk management needs across their Fixed Income (IRS, Repos, and Bonds) to replace their legacy system, Summit. The adaptability, the high investment in risk from FIS, and the general stability of Front Arena makes it a perfect fit for our client. The implementation went live in December 2020 on their Fixed Income and Risk instance, and have been operating their Securities business on Front Arena for a long time. Now they are looking to unify both instances to the same version, which will be Front Arena 2021.3.
The ideal candidate we are looking for will be a Front Arena Developer with a minimum of 7 years of Front Arena Development experience. Your tasks will consist of providing assistance in the upgrade and develop customizations as well as doing configurations requested by the client. You will have to go through Python codes, and fix the bugs between Python 2 and Python 3 on one of the instances, as well as setting up the columns and logics. Additionally, you will take part in the Sprint meetings to weigh in on the project’s direction forwards.
You will need to be a person with strong Python and ADFL capabilities. AEF certification is expected, and you will of course need an impeccable understanding of Front Arena Prime as well as its interacting components (such as ADS, ADM, AMB and ATS). A good understanding of Fixed Income (Commodities, IRD, FRN, Credit, Repos and Securities/Loans), FX and Equities as well as their underlying derivatives, the full trade cycle along is beneficial to understand the client’s requirements and needs.
You will be stepping into the project at a critical point, positioning yourself as a valuable asset for future projects and extensions, liaising with heads of desks and users. You will be working on-site with one of the newest versions of Front Arena that is available, located in Stockholm, one of the most beautiful cities Scandinavia has to offer, working with fantastic local teams.