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Careers

Cobalt is at the forefront of the changing landscape within FX Post Trade processing, delivering a private peer-to-peer network that significantly reduces post-trade cost and risk for financial market participants. As we continue to expand, so does our talent acquisition requirements. Cobalt is looking for bright and ambitious people to join our team.

Head Of Support

As the Head of Support candidates will be primarily responsible with ensuring the smooth day to day running of the Cobalt product suite.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Management and guidance of junior team members.
  • Reporting directly Managing Director
  • Monitoring and Support of the Cobalt product suite.
  • First and second line support of application, server and network stack.
  • Service desk management, including but not limited to:
    • First point of contact via phone, email or self-service help service desk.
    • Incident, problem and release management.
    • Escalation and communication with internal and external stakeholders.
    • Ensuring that SLA’s are met.
  • First point of escalation.
  • Mentor to junior staff.
  • Monitoring of Cobalt application suite.
  • Service desk management.
  • Issue/Change/Request management from conception to resolution.
  • Application support.
  • Identifying and rectifying problems.
  • Liaison between internal and external stakeholders.
  • Identify and report system bugs to product owners.
  • Identify and report system enhancements to product owners.
  • Assist clients during onboarding process.

Qualifications & Skills

Experience

  • Computer Science related degree preferred
  • At least 2 years’ experience in a similar role
  • Any other relevant professional qualifications would be advantageous

Essential Skills

  • Previous team lead / desk lead experience.
  • Knowledge of FX post trade processing
  • Knowledge of the FIX protocol
  • Experience using UNIX
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English
  • Excellent attention to detail and the ability to follow and give direction
  • Self-starter and motivated to succeed
  • Proven ability to be a team player, while retaining ability to work independently with little or no supervision
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Aptitude for learning new software and IT applications
  • Client facing skills
  • Ability to apply a logical and analytical approach to work
  • Ability to manage time, prioritise tasks and work under tight deadlines
  • Excellent multi-tasking skills
  • Ability to think creatively
  • Lateral thinking to identify improvements in processes
  • Ability to effectively prioritise

Desired Skills

  • Previous experience of First Derivatives/KX/KDB+ based systems.

Location & Travel

  • Location: London, UK
  • Minimal to no travel required

Marketing Associate

This is a hands on Marketing Associate role. You will be responsible for brand and marketing campaigns (internally and externally), online, print media and third-party programs. You will be passionate, dynamic, adaptive, quick to understand the business and reimagine our approach to B2B marketing within the FinTech startup industry.  Willing and wanting to shake things up.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Support the Founders and Team to build, help define and execute the marketing / brand strategy and campaign plans in line with business objectives
  • Contribute to the design and own the implementation of marketing campaigns (PR, social media, events, third party programs, design etc.)
  • Ensure internal marketing and awareness building for objectives and campaigns
  • Creation and management of sales and marketing content and collateral – mainly for web and electronic usage
  • Ownership of a branded content and a social media plan
  • Analysing potential strategic partner relationships for company marketing
  • Work closely with the sales and product teams to ensure brand awareness and accurate messaging internally and to clients
  • Management of website and / any other ‘owned’ digital channels

Qualifications & Skills

Experience

  • Experience at a start-up, technology company or agency servicing either of the former in a similar role
  • A degree or relevant experience in marketing, communications or project management (though not essential)
  • Knowledge of Google Analytics, LinkedIn, Twitter, MailChimp, Salesforce and web-based marketing tools
  • At least 3/4 years’ experience in a similar role
  • Proven writing ability
  • Any other relevant professional qualifications would be advantageous
  • Comfortable working in a fast pace environment
  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills

Essential Skills

  • Interest in FinTech and FX
  • Experience focussed on B2B marketing, ideally within a start-up, smaller growing business or agency
  • The ability to grasp new concepts quickly
  • Impeccable verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent time and project management skills with the desire to see projects through from concept to delivery
  • Strong knowledge of all digital marketing channels
  • Proven performance working independently to ambitious deadlines
  • Project management skills including the management of 3rd party vendors
  • You have the ability to get things done in a fast-paced environment, you learn quickly and have a can-do approach

Desired Skills

  • Knowledge of growth hacking
  • Experience working in Fintech, FX, blockchain or financial services
  • Understanding of SEO
  • Able to create e-mail templates and campaigns
  • Creative mindset with an understanding of how to communicate visually and bring ideas to life in a variety of mediums

Location & Travel

  • Location: London, UK
  • Minimal to no travel required

 Support Desk Team Lead – L1/L2

 As a member of the Cobalt Support Desk candidates will be primarily responsible with ensuring the smooth day to day running of the Cobalt product suite.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Monitoring and Support of the Cobalt product suite.
  • Management and guidance of junior team members.
  • First and second line support of application, server and network stack.
  • Service desk management, including but not limited to:
    • First point of contact via phone, email or self-service help service desk.
    • Incident, problem and release management.
    • Escalation and communication with internal and external stakeholders.
    • Ensuring that SLA’s are met.
  •  First point of escalation.
  • Mentor to junior staff.
  • Monitoring of Cobalt application suite.
  • Service desk management.
  • Issue/Change/Request management from conception to resolution.
  • Application support.
  • Identifying and rectifying problems.
  • Liaison between internal and external stakeholders.
  • Identify and report system bugs to product owners.
  • Identify and report system enhancements to product owners.
  • Assist clients during onboarding process.
  • Any other ad hoc work as may be required by the Head of Support.

Qualifications & Skills

Experience

  • Computer Science related degree preferred
  • At least 4 years’ experience in a similar role
  • Any other relevant professional qualifications would be advantageous

Essential Skills

  • Previous team lead / desk lead experience.
  • Knowledge of FX post trade processing
  • Knowledge of the FIX protocol
  • Experience using UNIX
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English
  • Excellent attention to detail and the ability to follow and give direction
  • Self-starter and motivated to succeed
  • Proven ability to be a team player, while retaining ability to work independently with little or no supervision
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Aptitude for learning new software and IT applications
  • Client facing skills
  • Ability to apply a logical and analytical approach to work
  • Ability to manage time, prioritise tasks and work under tight deadlines
  • Excellent multi-tasking skills
  • Ability to think creatively
  • Lateral thinking to identify improvements in processes
  • Ability to effectively prioritise

Desired Skills

  • Previous experience of KX dashboard-based UI / System.
  • Previous Cisco / Network support experience.
  • Previous Linux System Administration experience.

Location & Travel

  • Location: London, UK
  • Minimal to no travel required

Tester

The testing resource has to be able to thrive in a start-up environment. Upon joining the team the Tester will be primarily responsible for owning and driving the processes and execution of testing the Cobalt platforms. In addition, this role will be responsible to support the Head of Product with outlining test scenarios and ensuring product delivery. This is an exciting role for anyone looking to expand their skills sets and join a vibrant and exciting team.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Opportunity to own a new test function in a new and exciting company
  • Testing all aspects of the Cobalt system from the GUI to various APIs (in and out)
  • Build test plans, automating where possible
  • Aid in the documentation and analysis of product enhancements
  • Working closely with product and development teams

Role Requirements

  • Functional testing
  • Design and creation of automation framework
  • Stress and performance testing
  • Preparation/review of test plans
  • Preparation/review of test cases
  • Execution of manual and automated tests
  • Preparation of test reports
  • Web based GUI Testing
  • End to end API testing (FIX and JSON)
  • Supporting the needs of the Head of Product

Qualifications & Skills

Qualifications

  • Computer Science degree preferred
  • At least 4 years’ experience in a similar role
  • Any other relevant professional qualifications would be advantageous

Essential Skills

  • Knowledge of FX post trade processing
  • Knowledge and understanding of the FIX protocol
  • Post trade message flows
  • Message structure
  • Experience of VeriFIX
  • Experience of analysing FIX messages
  • Knowledge of JSON and Web Sockets
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English
  • Excellent attention to detail and the ability to follow and give direction
  • Self-starter and motivated to succeed
  • Proven ability to be a team player, while retaining ability to work independently with little or no supervision
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Aptitude for learning new software and IT applications
  • Client facing skills
  • Demonstrate Project Management Skills
  • Ability to apply a logical and analytical approach to work
  • Ability to manage time, prioritise tasks and work under tight deadlines
  • Excellent multi-tasking skills
  • Ability to think creatively
  • Able to build automated tests

Desired Skills

  • Programming knowledge of K

Location & Travel

  • Location: London, UK
  • Minimal to no travel required

Junior Tester

A tester will be primarily responsible for the execution of testing the Cobalt platforms. In addition, this role will be responsible to help outline and document the product scope, enhancements, test scenarios and ensuring product delivery.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Working in a test function for a new and exciting company
  • Testing all aspects of the Cobalt system from the GUI to various APIs (in and out)
  • Build test plans, automating where possible
  • Aid in the documentation and analysis of product enhancements
  • Working closely with product and development teams

Role Requirements

  • Functional testing
  • Design and creation of automation framework
  • Stress and performance testing
  • Preparation/review of test plans
  • Preparation/review of test cases
  • Execution of manual and automated tests
  • Preparation of test reports
  • Web based GUI Testing
  • End to end API testing (FIX and JSON)
  • Documenting and analysing product enhancements
  • Supporting the needs of the Head of Product

Qualifications & Skills

Qualifications

  • Computer Science degree preferred
  • At least 2 years’ experience in a testing role
  • Any other relevant professional qualifications would be advantageous

Essential Skills

  • Knowledge of financial markets
  • Knowledge of JSON and Web Sockets
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English
  • Excellent attention to detail and the ability to follow and give direction
  • Self-starter and motivated to succeed
  • Proven ability to be a team player, while retaining ability to work independently with little or no supervision
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Aptitude for learning new software and IT applications
  • Client facing skills
  • Demonstrate Project Management Skills
  • Ability to apply a logical and analytical approach to work
  • Ability to manage time, prioritise tasks and work under tight deadlines
  • Excellent multi-tasking skills
  • Ability to think creatively
  • Able to build automated tests

Desired Skills

  • Knowledge of FX post trade processing
  • Knowledge of the FIX protocol

Location & Travel

  • Location: London, UK
  • Minimal to no travel required

Senior Developer

Cobalt is developing a range of highly distributed products based on a proprietary networking structure across Financial, Legal and other professional businesses.
The Senior Developer will focus on leading the development of these product as well as ensuring products are built in a highly distributable standard. This is an opportunity to help build something revolutionary, and lead a dynamic team.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Leading the development of high priority Java based product
  • Ensuring strict deliver schedules are adhered to
  • Ensuring quality of development meets the highest mission critical standards
  • Coordinating development resources to ensure delivery timelines are met
  • Ensuring products are built in a highly distributable standard

Qualifications & Skills

Qualifications

  • 5+ years of professional development experience with Java
  • Strong academic/industry background in Computer Science or an analytical field such as Mathematics, Physics, Engineering, etc.
  • Candidate must have experience building Java-based systems with strict requirement for previous experience with highly distributed systems
  • Experience with Market Data technologies is a plus
  • Experience with several of the following: Real-time systems, Large-scale, distributed systems, Functional programming, Test engineering
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to understand, document and explain diverse and highly technical subjects
  • Should possess a good general understanding on a broad range of technologies
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong architecture design skills
  • Works well independently and in teams
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced environment
  • Self-motivated

Essential Skills

  • Extensive Knowledge of Chronicle Based Frameworks (Chronicle-Queue, Chronicle-Map, Chronicle-Core etc)
  • Strong working knowledge of multithreaded design principals
  • Lock Free Pattern design knowledge
  • Extensive Knowledge of Simple Binary Encoding (CME Market Data Encoding Standard)
  • NIO2 Experience, specifically UDP (lock free)
  • Experience working with UDP based APIs such as OUCH over UFO or similar
  • Experience working with Unsafe and direct system resources
  • Understanding of Multicast Network Fundamentals, ideally relating to market data distribution
  • JVM GC optimization

Desired Skills

  • Experience with UDP compression algorithms
  • Experience of test driven framework alongside use of automated test frameworks
  • Knowledge of Elementary Linear Algebra
  • Project Management Experience
  • Database Experience (preferably SQL)

Location & Travel

  • Location: London, UK
  • Minimal to no travel required

Primary Location:
London, UK

Position Type:
Full-time

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