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Capital Markets Technical Trading Platforms Specialist

Job Location: Location Negotiable

Job Number: 00564123


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Role: Capital Markets Technical Trading Platforms Specialist
Location: London
Travel: Up to 100%
Salary: £34,000 - £92,000 plus benefits
Closing Date: 31/08/2018
Join Accenture and help transform leading organisations and communities around the world. The sheer scale of our capabilities and client engagements and the way we collaborate, operate and deliver value provides an unparalleled opportunity to grow and advance.
In Accenture Consulting, we focus on helping clients achieve profitable growth and solve their most pressing challenges; we do this by operating at the intersection of strategy, technology, digital and operations, providing a connected Consulting experience.
As the primary owners of client relationships, we take the best of Accenture’s five businesses (Strategy, Digital, Consulting, Operations and Technology) to our clients to provide unmatched industry knowledge, client experiences, strategic alliances, proprietary assets and subject matter experts to best serve clients and accelerate growth with end to end solutions.
Accenture are looking for technology professionals with a proven background in the delivery of Trading Platform systems such as Murex, Calypso and Summit. Accenture have a number of roles available for experienced Java Developers, Business Analysts, Configuration Specialists and Testers at our Consultant and Manager levels for people with a background in implementation and delivery of Trading Platform systems within Financial Services. 
We aren’t just about implementing existing products, Accenture are at the cutting edge of innovation for Investment Banking Technologies, leading the way in exploring how Blockchain and other emerging technologies will revolutionise the way the customers interact with investment banking and clearing services. We have a strong focus on innovation and new product development in our Capital Markets Lab, and are interested in people who want to be a part of this exciting team, developing products along with our strategic partners Murex and Calypso, and some of our own to take advantage of the fast paced progress in related technologies.  Our clients are interested in what we believe we can do to revolutionise how Investment Banks operate. 
Ours is a vibrant, sociable and learning culture where technology skills are valued and recognised through several learning programmes.  You'll also have opportunities to hone your functional and / or technical skills and expertise in an area of specialisation. Learning takes place both on the job and through formal training conducted online, in the classroom, or in collaboration with teammates. The sheer variety of work we do, and the experience it offers, provide an unbeatable platform from which to build a career and we support rapid career progression at all levels.
Key Responsibilities: (Variant upon expertise, we have lots of opportunities and we’ll make the best use of your skills)
  • Developers
    • Analyze, design, code and test multiple components of application code for Murex, Calypso and our industrialisation tools
    • Develop new products supporting Investment Banking and Clearing processes to respond to business requirements
    • Exploring how to move Investment banking forward using new technologies such as Blockchain
    • Manage the schedule and work load of a team of developers (on and off shore), provide direction on priorities of activities
    • Perform maintenance, enhancements and/or development work
  • Business Analysts:
    • Work on large technology implementations and integration projects with knowledge of requirements gathering and process definition
    • Support project lifecycle activities ranging from requirements gathering through to End to End testing processes and supporting technology change management
And if you’ve been working as a Business Analyst, Developer or Tester and are ready to take the next career step, we have leadership opportunities too.  Your technical experience and background will shine through, as you lead successful implementations and build client relationships to become trusted advisors of our key clients.
  • Technology Leaders
    • Deliver successful implementations and projects within Financial Services.
    • Articulating the relevance of the new market proposition to our clients, and support the growth of the new market offering
    • Support thought leadership, bid development and client sales presentations
    • Build effective and collaborative alliances with IT, operations, risk, treasury, finance and front/back office stakeholders to enable timely and quality deliverables
    • Report status to senior management and clients
    • Ensure the quality of deliverables of your team is consistent with our standards, providing support and training where required.
Required Skills
We don’t expect candidates to be functional or technical specialists in all areas, and we will work with you to deepen or broaden your skill sets over time.
You will need a combination of experience, dependent on your skill set
  • Delivery of software implementation programmes
  • Systems design (functional and technical)
  • Creation & implementation of test strategies, approach and plans - all testing phases (integration, functional and non-functional testing, technical testing End to End, UAT etc.)
  • Solution & Technical architecture for FS systems
  • The confidence and poise to become the trusted advisor of board level client executives
  • Leadership abilities - transfer vision into results
  • A collaborative and team-building attitude
  • Project/programme Management (Prince 2 and/or PMP Certification a plus)
  • PMO (mobilisation & setup, ‘master PMO’ service, experienced planners & project/programme managers)
  • Strong communication skills (speaking, writing, listening)
Candidates should demonstrate a detailed understanding of Trading Platforms technologies.  We are particularly interested in
  • Knowledge of Investment Bank front to back office business and systems processes
  • Murex and / or Calypso (v.13, 14, 15) development and implementation skills
    • Custom Development
    • API, CDUF
    • Workflows
    • Engines (custom / standard)
    • Configuration management
    • Java SE / EE
    • JMS, IBM Websphere MQ
    • SOAP and RESTful services
    • Spring Framework
    • Oracle, Postgres
    • Javascript / HTML5
    • Gradle / Maven
  • Knowledge of standard architectures and technical industry trends
  • Development techniques including continuous integration, test driven development, Scrum/Agile
  • Performance and Operability Unit and Integration testing
  • Data management including Database, XML, distributed transaction integrity
Industry & Functional:
Our team operates across Capital Markets clients, including Investment Banks, Clearing Houses and Re-insurers.  Experience in Banking, Consultancy, Software Houses would be welcomed.
  • Custom trading systems
  • FIX, SWIFT and FpML messaging
  • Bloomberg Data License / SDK
  • Knowledge of trading, risk, back office packages
  • Market data and analytics implementation
  • Post-trade and asset servicing implementation skills
  • Clearing and OTC implementation skills
  • Fixed Income
  • IRD
  • Equities
  • Listed /OTC Derivatives
  • Foreign Exchange
Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent), Maths, Sciences, Computer Science, Economics, or any Finance related degree.
Accenture will be recruiting at the following levels: Consultant and Manager
What’s in it for you?
All of our consulting professionals receive comprehensive training covering business acumen, technical and professional skills development. You'll also have opportunities to hone your functional skills and expertise in an area of specialization. We offer a variety of formal and informal training programs at every level to help you acquire and build specialized skills faster. Learning takes place both on the job and through formal training conducted online, in the classroom, or in collaboration with others. The sheer variety of work we do, and the experience it offers, provide an unbeatable platform from which to build a career.
As well as a highly competitive salary, Accenture offers a comprehensive package including competitive holidays, gym subsidies, 3 additional days for charitable work of your choice, an employee healthcare plan and a competitive pension scheme
What are the next steps?
If this sounds like the ideal role, career and company for you, click below to apply.
About Accenture
Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialised skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions—underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network—Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at
Accenture is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of society and does not discriminate on grounds of race, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, or gender identity, or any other basis as protected by applicable law.
Closing Date for Applications 31/08/2018
Accenture reserves the right to close the role prior to this date should a suitable applicant be found
If relocation is required in applying to this position, the appointment to the role would be considered an employee driven transfer meaning that the employee will be personally responsible for covering all relocation costs and any costs associated with dependants.

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