Posted on 2021-10-11

Vice President- Production Support-

Nomura Holdings, Inc.

Job/Group Overview

Nomura is a leading financial services group and the preeminent Asian-based investment bank with worldwide reach. Nomura provides a broad range of innovative solutions tailored to the specific requirements of individual, institutional, corporate and government clients through an international network in 30 countries. Based in Tokyo and with regional headquarters in Hong Kong, London, and New York, Nomura employs approx. 26,000 staff worldwide.

Equity production services support engineers work in a highly dynamic, international environment, interfacing directly with both the business and cross-regional project teams, identifying and prioritizing business needs, and ensuring those needs are being met by the organization's systems and support infrastructure. The role is specifically focussed on Equity Derivative business F2B applications and requires partnership with many downstream systems.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage a team of 2 in HK.
  • Front office desk and system support
  • Start of Day application checks, EOD batch support and follow the sun support for global applications.
  • Devops focus including Tool development, process improvement, and automation
  • Incident management, analysis, documentation, and resolution
  • Problem management and strategic remedial action planning
  • Production data control, environment management, system configuration, and operations
  • Business and system flow analysis, requirement gathering, documentation, and project support
  • Change management, UAT coordination, release implementation, and post-release testing and verification

Requirements

Qualifications:

  • Degree holder or above

Language(s):

  • Fluent written and spoken English

Experience Required:

  • 7-10 years or more of working experience in similar environment
  • 5+ years of experience of Equity Derivatives IT, 4+ years of trading floor support. In-house or 3rd-Party derivative risk system, especially in Equity Derivatives
  • Knowledge of execution platform will be a plus, but not mandatory. Must be able to explain F2B flow.
  • Experience in supporting and optimising front-to-back batch environment

 

Technical and Business Skills

  • Leadership quality an essential to grow in this role.
  • Good understanding of production services functions like incident management, release management, contingency planning, etc of ITIL framework (certification would be a plus)
  • Windows shell scripting / Unix system tools and scripting
  • Python skill is an essential.
  • Good understanding of SQL (IBM UDB, Sybase, MS-SQL, Oracle)
  • Working knowledge of Autosys, XML, Messaging framework (Tibco/Solace/MQ)
  • Development experience in anyone programming language (C#//Java) , ELK Stack data analytics (Elasticsearch, Logstash & Kibana)
  • AWS, AI and Data Science experience is a plus.
  • Good understanding of distributed computing
  • Products stocks, futures, options, equity swaps, variance swaps, structured products
  • Market Data basic understanding of Bloomberg or Reuters market data
  • Basic understanding of Position-keeping, PnL calculation, Greeks and PnL-Attribution

 

Soft Skills

  • Diligent, able to follow, maintain and enhance existing written procedures
  • Flexible and self-starter, able to diagnose and troubleshoot application problems
  • Organized, able to evaluate and manage priorities, able to handle ever-changing environment
  • Punctual and reliable, open to work early morning, late evening and week-end for support/release coverage.
  • Proactive, able to suggest ideas for improvements and to pinpoint potential issues

Diversity Statement

Nomura is committed to an employment policy of equal opportunities, and is fundamentally opposed to any less favourable treatment accorded to existing or potential members of staff on the grounds of race, creed, colour, nationality, disability, marital status, pregnancy, gender or sexual orientation.

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Employment Term
  • Permanent
  • Full-time
Experience
  • 7 years - 12 years
Career Level
  • Senior management level
Education
  • Degree