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Application Manager



Application Manager
Princeton, New Jersey
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Application Manager Princeton, New Jersey

Title: Application Manager

Job Type: Permanent

Primary Location: Princeton, New Jersey

The Challenge:

Vignetic is looking for a highly motivated Application Manager with demonstrated experience managing and leading software development efforts in a securities trading system environment.

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Manage software development efforts to the project plans and collaborate with the Project Management Office regarding project tracking and control
  • Work together with various teams to assess and evaluate business requirements for the purposes of facilitating the translation into software
  • Drive the project planning process to manage software deliverables
  • Manage staff adherence to the SDLC and Quality Assurance processes
  • Manage software releases in accordance with established release management and work order workflows
  • Work closely with the software development management team to maintain the integrity of the trading system software architecture framework, the messaging infrastructure and the logical transaction domain structure and boundaries
  • Work closely with the Quality Assurance and Use Case development teams to effectively facilitate and manage the testing process
  • Leverage technical subject matter expertise as a key decision maker in:
  • Tactical planning decisions
  • Software design
  • Establishing Failure/Recovery paradigms
  • Participate in the system performance analysis and tuning efforts
  • Provide level 3 production support
  • Participate as a member of Requirements Committee and Crisis Management Team

Essential Skills & Qualifications:

  • Must have experience managing software development teams in a mission critical environment, preferably brokerage front ends and/or trading systems
  • Strong track record of delivering production quality software required
  • Must have full software development life cycle experience
  • Excellent software design skills and knowledge of advanced data structures required
  • Strong knowledge of the logical business domain in Options, Equities or Future trading preferable
  • Must have excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Must be able to work effectively in a team environment
  • Functional knowledge of FIX, OPRA, CTA or UTP protocols a big plus
  • Solid knowledge of object-oriented programming concepts a plus
  • Knowledge of communication protocols such as TCP, UDP and multicast a plus
  • Working understanding of the following tool sets a plus: WIKI, JIRA, git, Jenkins, Valgrind, CPPCheck, FishEye and Crucible

Education & Experience:

  • 3+ years of experience in managing development teams
  • 3+ years of demonstrated experience in delivering software solutions, preferably in a trading systems environment for Brokerage Firm, an Exchange
  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree or equivalent in IT/Computer Science


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