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Careers

Reengineering the $5tn a day FX market from the ground up requires an exceptional team.

Cobalt is looking for people with talent, ambition and energy to join our team and help grow our business. In order to thrive at Cobalt, you must be able to work hard and smart while showing enthusiasm and providing fresh insights.

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 Specialist – L1/L2

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

Primary Responsibilities

  • 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.
  • 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

Qualifications

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

Essential Skills

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

Location & Travel

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

Business Analyst

A Business Analyst will be primarily responsible for detailing the functional specifications for the Cobalt platforms and working with teams internally to deliver the required functionality. In addition, this role will be responsible to support the Product Head with outlining and documenting product scope, enhancements, test scenarios and ensuring product delivery.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Gather business requirements from clients, product SMEs and other internal teams
  • Turn requirements into detailed functional specifications
  • Support the development and testing functions throughout the SDLC
  • Create external documentation and release guides
  • Aid in the documentation and analysis of product enhancements
  • Support questions from clients as they join beta and progress into production
  • Analyse, define, and document complex requirements and business processes.
  • Develop complex systems specifications and process flows
  • Create complex technical and functional user documentation.
  • To ensure requirements and specifications are up to date, consistent and clearly understood
  • Ensures that all requirements have end to end traceability using appropriate tools and templates
  • Ensures QA team has required documentation to test system functionality
  • Escalation point to analyse and categorise issues/bugs
  • Supporting the needs of the Product Head

Qualifications & Skills

Qualifications

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

Essential Skills

  • Detailed knowledge of FX post trade processing
  • Knowledge of full trade life cycle events
  • Strong Business Analysis understanding and experience with compiling project life cycle deliverables
  • Ability to write detailed functional specifications
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • The ability to follow and give direction
  • Self-starter and motivated to succeed
  • 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

Desired Skills

  • Knowledge of credit and margin calculations
  • Experience working with FX middle and back office systems and processes, preferably at a bank
  • Knowledge of FX Prime Brokerage workflows

Location & Travel

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

Senior Tester

A Senior Tester will be primarily responsible for owning and driving the processes and execution of testing the Cobalt platforms with a strong emphasis on automation. In addition, this role will be responsible to support the Head of Engineering with outlining and documenting product scope, enhancements, test scenarios and ensuring product delivery.

Primary Responsibilities

  • 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
  • Assisting with business requirements gathering and writing functional specs
  • Functional testing
  • Enhancing automation framework
  • Non-Functional (including 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 Engineering

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

  • Able to write and build out automated test cases
  • Proficiency in at least 1 programming language (e.g. Python/Perl/etc)
  • Excellent attention to detail and the ability to follow and give direction
  • Self-starter and motivated to succeed
  • Aptitude for learning new software and IT applications
  • Proven ability to be a team player, while retaining ability to work independently with little or no supervision
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • 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

Desired Skills

  • Strong knowledge and understanding of the FIX protocol
  • Knowledge of FX post trade processing and message flows
  • Knowledge of JSON and Web Sockets
  • Experience of VeriFIX

Location & Travel

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

Financial Controller (Part-Time)

This is a part time Finance Manager role and ideal for anybody who requires flexible working hours. The Finance Manager will help run and manage vital financial processes as well as provide commercial support to the senior leadership team of the business. The Finance Manager will be commercially minded, playing a central role in establishing and building upon all of the company’s financial processes, MI, KPIs and systems that underpin the growth and expansion of the business. 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Produce monthly and consolidated management accounts
  • Drive and deliver budgeting, forecasting, planning and KPI work
  • Running, developing and implementing financial processes and controls as the business grows
  • Work with the Accountant and Bookkeeper on day to day accounting activity and ensure statutory / tax compliance
  • Support fundraising activities
  • Advise ways of improving business performance and look for cost reductions
  • Assist with company secretarial administration e.g. EMI staff options plan and annual returns
  • Identify emerging financial risks and opportunities

Qualifications & Skills

Qualifications and Experience

  • ACA / ACCA / CIMA with 3+ years PQE
  • Expert in Microsoft Excel. Familiarity with other data systems a plus
  • Xero and Sage experience advantageous
  • Advanced financial modelling and analytical abilities
  • Adept at Microsoft Word and Powerpoint

Essential Skills

  • Collaborative nature with good interpersonal skills
  • Self-motivated and comfortable working independently
  • Strong numerical and communication skills
  • Pragmatic, curious and data-driven
  • Well organized with attention to detail
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment

Desired Skills

  • Experience working within a high growth technology startup / scaleup preferred
  • Experience in a SaaS business
  • Knowledge of US accounting practises and requirements for e.g. payroll, tax and 401k plans
  • R&D tax credits experience
  • Understanding of the foreign exchange market and or distributed ledger technology

Location & Travel

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