Strategy Delivery Manager Trading House

Amsterdam – 90-110K + OTE

My client is a high-frequency proprietary trading firm founded over 25 years ago who is looking to hire a Strategy Delivery Manager to join the Amsterdam based team.

They are looking for a dynamic and proactive Strategy Delivery Manager with Software Engineering skills to support their trading operations. You will play a multi-faced role in support of their Trading business in this full-time, permanent position.

What will you do?

In this role you will act as a business enabler. Your success will result in faster delivery of projects, more cost-efficient operation of the trading desks, the meeting of regulatory and legal obligations and an increased ability for their trading desks to swiftly adapt to new information and circumstances.

You translate strategic goals into actionable plans and drive projects with immediate impact. You will engage with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders, including their Trading Leads, Engineers, Compliance & Legal professionals as well external partners and exchanges, to ensure that the trading desks meet their objectives.

You will also be responsible for the hands-on development of some of the applications, dashboards and automations used by the Strategy Delivery team.

Your main responsibilities are to:

  • Deliver strategic desk objectives and remove obstacles through iterative planning and coordination between teams across Trading, Technology and Business Support teams
  • Develop applications for the Strategy Delivery Team as well as automate tasks.
  • Enable access to new markets or products through research and implementation of the technical and business requirements from Exchanges, regulators, clearing and IT partners
  • Identify opportunities in operating costs of the trading strategy to optimize profitability
  • Business development: establish and maintain business relations with Exchanges, Brokers and strategic IT partners
  • Coordinate Exchange and Broker connectivity projects including but not limited to: order process, information gathering, liaising with internal teams and external parties
  • Stay up to date with Exchange migrations and coordinate the required preparation internally

What will you bring?

  • At least 3 years’ experience in (IT) project coordination/management
  • Software Engineering skills: Python development skills as well as front-end skills (React or JavaScript or Typescript)
  • Familiarity with database querying (SQL)
  • Good interpersonal skills, ability to coordinate across different teams between different geographic locations
  • Excellent communicator, strong command of English as a business language
  • Self-starter, able to work productively under minimal supervision
  • Sense of urgency, ability to prioritize and sound time management skills
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills; ability to solve problems creatively and proactively
  • High degree of flexibility and adaptability – you embrace change in a rapidly evolving environment
  • Experience in the area of electronic trading and/or exchange connectivity is a plus
  • Understanding of trading infrastructure and market structure and required connectivity at a high level is a plus\

They hire from the top 10% of the global tech community and they reward accordingly. Beyond this, they provide their staff an extensive range of training and personal development opportunities, as well as the chance to work with the latest technologies.

While they work hard, they also have a lot of fun. As part of the “family”, you’ll get to enjoy the annual company trip and numerous social events throughout the year.

My client has a strong preference for people who bring something exceptional to the table. Github and outstanding universities/grades will be evidence of this. TU Delft, Eindhoven, Twente, TU Aachen, Munich, Heidelberg, ETH Zurich, French famous engineering schools are obviously interesting educational backgrounds.

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