The Candidate will be part of the Operations team and responsible for helping the Abaxx Exchange project to progress towards Go Live and beyond.
The initial focus of the work will be helping execute the operational launch strategy of the Exchange and potentially assisting with the Clearing House Team as well. The Candidate needs to understand the needs of users and stakeholders and how to translate those needs into products and solutions. A successful Candidate needs to be able to communicate professionally with stakeholders so the organization can deliver risk transfer and price discovery solutions that meet the commercial needs of the market.
The Candidate will work in an exciting and engaging agile environment where expanding skills, testing creative boundaries and sharing ideas are expected. The incumbent will work closely with the Head of Exchange Operations, the Technology Delivery Team, and the broader Abaxx leadership.
Working hands on and closely with Operations and Technology Team to configure and test the Exchange application end-to-end, including drafting, executing, recording, reviewing and owning the test scenarios, test cases and checklist(s)/process flow(s).
Adept in managing daily BAU operations activities
Drafting/maintaining the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Daily BAU Checklists
Ensure cross learning of self and team within the Exchange and Clearing Operations functions.
Ensure a smooth BAU operation upon Go Live of the Exchange, including but not limited to managing the shifts across 24/6 as well as handling and resolving day to day issues
Build relationships with various internal and external stakeholders.
Working well with the Abaxx Regulatory, Compliance, Operations & Technology team, MAS as well as other regulators, as Abaxx navigates the Exchange and Clearing House regulatory process
Identify product/business requirements and develop products that offer an outstanding customer experience
Work closely with the Abaxx Technology team to develop best in Exchange Operations technology solutions and procedures
Protects organization's value by keeping information confidential
Design and build business processes to support the legal, regulatory, risk management, and back-office processes.
Take input and feedback from the customers, partners, and sales organization to continuously improve the Abaxx products.
Ability and willingness to work in a virtual environment, in case the situation demands, while maintaining the integrity and confidentiality of the nature of duties.
Any other tasks assigned to the Candidate by the Head of Exchange Operations
Experience of working in an Exchange environment or of working in a front office dealing with Exchanges or Trading platforms, including awareness about various Order Types based on price time conditions, Price Bands, Trading Sessions, Spreads, STRIPSs,
Experience of handling BLOCKs and EFRPs trades
Experience / exposure to the various communication protocols such as FIX for front office dealings and SWIFT messaging
Knowledge of the exchange traded instruments' lifecycle, including an understanding of the Clearing & Settlement lifecycle
Previous experience of working in a Project dealing with the Technology Teams, and handling project SDLCs such as Waterfall and AGILE
Experience of handling BAU incidents via incident management/reporting tool(s)
Ability to develop relationships with internal and external stakeholders as well as customers, and work with all levels within the organization. Proven ability to influence cross-functional teams that do not directly report to you
Strong problem-solving, verbal and written communication, planning, organizational and presentation skills.
Ability to work in pressure situations, across shifts and also capability of handling of situations/issues as per laid down escalation protocol