Technology & Data Procurement

The Firm

XTX Markets is a leading algorithmic trading company partnering with counterparties, exchanges and e-trading venues globally to provide liquidity in the Equity, FX, Fixed Income and Commodity markets. We provide consistent liquidity, helping market participants throughout the world obtain the best prices in the various assets classes we cover, regardless of changing market conditions.

At XTX Markets technology is our business and we are a diverse organisation which attracts outstanding talent from across all industry backgrounds. We are focused on teamwork and our people collaborate on all aspects of the business, working openly and with respect for each other, our clients and the market. Our culture is non-hierarchical and one where everyone is valued. We strive for excellence in everything we do.

The Role

The technology and market data procurement department are responsible for achieving value for the firm in the execution of a budget in the high tens of millions of pounds annually.

We are looking for a candidate with technology and/or financial data experience to support and build out our IT and data capability globally. The successful candidate must be comfortable speaking directly with technology / business managers and external parties. Competency in commercial aspects of IT and/or financial data procurement is a must, and previous exposure to novel datasets and low-latency technologies and concepts for trading purposes is desirable.

XTX offers a low bureaucracy, high-pace environment, and this role offers a challenging breadth of procurement tasks. You will have direct exposure to key decision-makers and will be expected to work with significant autonomy.

Responsibilities

  • The scope of the role is procuring computer hardware, financial data, network connectivity, datacentre services, software licenses and professional services.
  • You will research, negotiate, and procure IT hardware and software, financial data and technology services for XTX.
  • Technical project management and delivery (e.g. datacentre, exchange connectivity, data and network services).
  • You will leverage your expertise for process improvement and documentation.
  • Hardware and software asset lifecycle management.
  • Financial data administration and reporting.
  • Mentoring junior team members and educating the wider business.

Essential Attributes

  • Experience of working within IT Infrastructure and Services and/or Financial, Economic and Alternative Data sectors in a relevant role.
  • Experience working with channel partners, systems integrators, and third-party service providers to deliver solutions.
  • Proven experience of Procurement processes, including running sourcing activities such as RFPs
  • You are skilled with Contract and commercial negotiation; with a proven ability to reduce costs using a variety of procurement techniques, from formal tender processes through to more innovative methods.
  • Proven ability to forecast, budget, and reconcile costs against spend.
  • Proven ability to develop and document formal and informal management information, reports, processes, and procedures.
  • Proven ability to interpret and negotiate beneficial terms in legal documents.
  • Proven ability to manage supply chains to achieve beneficial logistical outcomes for the firm.

Desirable Attributes

  • Bachelor's degree in an analytical discipline or equivalent practical experience
  • Personable and enthusiastic with a genuine desire to take on responsibility
  • Have the assertiveness to spot new opportunities and follow through with them
  • Outgoing and able to build rapport with colleagues, clients and vendors

Benefits

  • Flexible working options
  • Onsite gym, sauna, and fitness classes at no charge
  • Extensive medical benefits including an on-site doctor and therapist at no charge
  • Breakfast and lunch provided Tues, Weds and Thurs
  • Various supports for caregivers, including emergency dependent care
  • Beautiful Kings Cross office: https://vimeo.com/257888726
  • 25 days paid holiday per year + statutory holiday and paid sick days

Contact: careers@xtxmarkets.com