Apprentice Market Data Analyst

At Iress, we believe technology should help people perform better every day. Since our beginning in 1993, people across financial services have trusted us to take their performance to the next level.

From the world’s most established financial brands to new and disruptive players, we help improve every aspect of our clients’ businesses so that they can work better, every day. Iress is one of Australia’s largest technology companies and employs more than 1,900 people across Australia, United Kingdom, South Africa, Canada, New Zealand and Asia.

Role purpose

We are seeking a Market Data Analyst to sit within the Data Operations team in London. The EMEA team is responsible for covering data operations in the EMEA region and is part of the global data operations team. This role requires strong technical and business analysis skills, in addition to financial markets knowledge. The primary purpose of this role is to safeguard the maintenance and support of IRESS’ market data to ensure the highest data and service quality.

The role entails supporting our tier 1 support desk through investigation and communication of data issues; checks to verify data quality; contacting data vendors, as appropriate, for data
issues; assisting the data acquisition team with analysis and delivery of data onboarding projects.

Accountabilities & Deliverables
  • Recognise and meet competing priorities and deadlines
  • Ensuring highest data quality through manual and automated data checks
  • Supporting tier 1 desk by analysing and resolving their queries
  • Contacting Data Vendors to resolve data quality issues
  • Eliciting and communicating business requirements from internal stakeholders
  • Preparation of high-quality Business Requirements and Functional Specifications
  • Assess and define solutions based on risk, impact and feasibility
  • Select and justify the recommended solution
  • Work with data acquisition, development, testing and marketing teams to onboard new, or enhance
    data content
Key Relationships
  • Product Managers
  • Market data acquisition team
  • Market data compliance team
  • User Experience Team
  • Software Engineers
  • Test Analysts
  • Key Internal Stakeholders & SMEs
Core Skills, Knowledge and Attributes
  • Establish and maintain relationships with relevant stakeholders and clients
  • Identify and work comfortably within various software development methodologies
  • Effective stakeholder management and communication
  • Ability to recognise and meet competing priorities and deadlines
Key Competencies
  • Experience in the IRESS product suite highly desirable
  • Strong Knowledge of financial markets is key especially in EMEA equity and derivative markets
  • Experience working with SQL databases and query language is highly desirable
  • Ability to negotiate with internal and external parties
  • Ability to critically evaluate requirements from a functional perspective
  • Ability to work across regions as part of a global team and collaborate across time zones
  • Effective elicitation skills including workshop facilitation and other elicitation techniques
  • Leads by example, sets a high standard of work and personal values
  • Displays initiative, and creates an environment that fosters initiative in others
  • Tertiary qualifications in Business or Information Technology is highly desirable
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills are a must
Role location:

45 King William Street, London EC4R 9AN