Director, Electronic Trading Dev Ops

Royal Bank Of Canada New York , NY 10007

Posted 5 days ago

What is the opportunity?

The Production & Risk Services team is looking for a seasoned DevOps lead for our equity electronic trading platform. We support fast-paced global businesses with evolving needs and requirements. Your ability to take ownership of ensuring delivery of high quality solutions combined with a natural sense of curiosity and pride in a job well done will help your success in the role.

What will you do?

  • Partner closely with Electronic Sales & Trading, Algorithm, Product and Development teams to improve the stability, resiliency and latency of our electronic trading platforms.

  • Proactive management and governance of our trading platforms through a systematic metrics based approach to drive improved scalability and performance.

  • Ensuring maximum system availability and rapid and precise remediation to issues with a bias towards automated system responses rather than the need for manual intervention.

  • Participate in the full Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) to help drive high quality solutions with a steady focus on maximizing the client experience.

  • Leverage automation to drive efficiency and to improve the soundness of our operating environment.

  • Ensure strict adherence to standard operating procedures, standing order guidelines, and governance best practices.

  • Lead effective knowledge sharing, documentation, and cross training to help maximize connectivity

  • Provide effective release, incident, and problem management analysis.

What do you need to succeed? (Requirements)

  • Previous work experience in a similar role and having successfully led major transformation of algorithmic electronic execution platforms.

  • Prior in-depth experience in managing large-scale, mission critical, global electronic trading platforms

  • Solid command of equities and electronic execution domain.

  • Proficient in Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) and continuous testing.

  • Must be extremely hands on, detail oriented, assertive and proactive.

  • Proven ability to collaborate well with others including on long-term strategically initiatives.

  • Consistently seeking to automate; Strong scripting skills (i.e., Python, PERL, etc.)

  • Solid working understanding of Linux and SQL (including database concepts)

  • Good organization skills, ability to effectively context switch and thrive in a fast pace environment.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and self-starter attitude.

  • Bachelors of Science degree or equivalent.

What's in it for you?

We thrive on the challenge to be our best, progressive thinking to keep growing, and working together to deliver trusted advice to help our clients thrive and communities prosper. We care about each other, reaching our potential, making a difference to our communities, and achieving success that is mutual.

  • Opportunity to contribute to the growth and success of our business and work with the platforms, technologies, and people needed to achieve our ambitions

  • Challenging and rewarding work on complex and mission critical platforms

  • Platform to actively drive change to drive continuous improvements

  • Leaders who support your development through coaching and managing opportunities

  • Ability to make a difference and lasting impact

About RBC

Royal Bank of Canada is Canada's largest bank, and one of the largest banks in the world, based on market capitalization. We are one of North America's leading diversified financial services companies, and provide personal and commercial banking, wealth management, insurance, investor services and capital markets products and services on a global basis. We have over 80,000 full- and part-time employees who serve more than 16 million personal, business, public sector and institutional clients through offices in Canada, the U.S. and 37 other countries. For more information, please visit

Inclusion and Equal Opportunity Employment

RBC is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We are pleased to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veterans status, Aboriginal/Native American status or any other legally-protected factors. Disability-related accommodations during the application process are available upon request.


City: New York

Address: 200 Vesey Street

Work Hours/Week: 40+

Work Environment: Trading Floor

Employment Type: Permanent

Career Level: Experienced Hire/Professional

Pay Type: Salaried

Position Level: CM - Director

Required Travel(%): 0

Exempt/Non-Exempt: Exempt

People Manager: Yes

Application Deadline: 03/08/2020

Req ID: 202917

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