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Application Manager

Princeton, NJ
SourcePro Search is conducting a search for a highly motivated individual with demonstrated experience managing and leading software development efforts in a securities trading system environment.
What You'll Do:
  • Manage software development efforts to the project plans and collaborate with the Project Management Office regarding project tracking and control.
  • Work together with various teams to assess and evaluate business requirements for the purposes of facilitating the translation into software.
  • Drive the project planning process to manage software deliverables.
  • Manage staff adherence to the SDLC and Quality Assurance processes.
  • Manage software releases in accordance with established release management and work order work flows.
  • Work closely with the software development management team to maintain the integrity of the trading system software architecture framework, the messaging infrastructure and the logical transaction domain structure and boundaries.
  • Work closely with the Quality Assurance and Use Case development teams to effectively facilitate and manage the testing process.
  • Leverage technical subject matter expertise as a key decision maker in:
    • Tactical planning decisions.
    • Software design.
    • Establishing Failure/Recovery paradigms.
    • Participate in the system performance analysis and tuning efforts.
    • Provide level 3 production support.
    • Participate as a member of Requirements Committee and Crisis Management Team.
What You'll Bring:
  • 3+ years of experience in managing development teams.
  • 3+ years of demonstrated experience in delivering software solutions, preferably in a trading systems environment for Brokerage Firm, an Exchange.
  • Minimum of a Bachelor's degree or equivalent in IT/Computer Science.
  • Must have experience managing software development teams in a mission critical environment, preferably brokerage front ends and/or trading systems.
  • Strong track record of delivering production quality software required.
  • Must have full software development life cycle experience.
  • Excellent software design skills and knowledge of advanced data structures required.
  • Strong knowledge of the logical business domain in Options, Equities or Future trading preferable.
  • Must have excellent organizational and communication skills.
  • Must be able to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Functional knowledge of FIX, OPRA, CTA or UTP protocols a big plus.
  • Solid knowledge of object oriented programming concepts a plus.
  • Knowledge of communication protocols such as TCP, UDP and multicast a plus.
  • Working understanding of the following tool sets a plus: WIKI, JIRA, git, Jenkins, Valgrind, CPPCheck, FishEye and Crucible.

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