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    Market Infrastructure & Technology Associate

    Ref : Market Infrastructure & Technology Associate

    Job type : Full-time/Permanent

    Location : London

    Salary : £Competitive

    ISLA is looking for an experienced Market Infrastructure & Technology Associate to join our small organisation on a full-time basis.

    Working as part of the ISLA Regulation & Market Practice team, reporting into the Director of Market Infrastructure & Technology, this role will focus primarily on development of securities lending products within the Common Domain Model (CDM). The CDM is a standard codified representation of transactions, events, agreements and processes, and is a key initiative to digitally transform the industry.

    The role is based in London interacting with market participants and other trade associations globally.


    Common Domain Model (CDM)

    The role will require the successful candidate to:

    • Organise and run regular CDM working groups to gather requirements, propose model design and present back coded output to market participants
    • Develop code within the CDM to meet member requirements, advancing the securities lending product, agreement, events and processes in the model
    • Test and validate newly developed code including regression testing
    • Assess applications for suitability for use in developing the CDM
    • Be the principal technical point of contact when liaising with other trade association and member firms’ technical teams
    • Write user documentation related to newly developed code

    Open-Source Community

    The role will require the successful candidate to:

    • Assist the Director of Market Infrastructure & Technology with technical aspects of advancing the CDM into an open-source community
    • Validate community contributions from a technical perspective on behalf of ISLA
    • Work with other trade association technical leads in prioritising and coordinating releases

    The role may be extended beyond these primary responsibilities to support the Director of Market Infrastructure & Technology in other work as required.

    Attributes for the Role

    The successful candidate will have prior experience in:

    • Code development using Java & JSON or similar
    • Modelling financial products and processes, preferably in securities finance product classes
    • Sprint and release management using agile methodologies

    The successful candidate will possess the following skills:

    • Development and release planning
    • Requirements gathering
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills
    • Proven ability to learn quickly

    Experience with open-source communities & github is desirable, but not essential.

    About ISLA

    ISLA is a leading industry association, representing the common interests of securities lending and financing market participants across Europe, Middle East, and Africa. Its geographically diverse membership of over 160+ firms which includes institutional investors, asset managers, custodial banks, prime brokers and service providers.

    Working closely with the global industry as well as regulators and policy makers, ISLA advocates the importance of securities lending to the broader financial services industry. ISLA supports the development of a safe and efficient framework for the industry, by playing a pivotal role in promoting market best practices and processes, amongst other things. ISLA sponsors the Global Market Securities Lending Agreement (GMSLA) and the annual enforceability review in over 65 jurisdictions globally.

    December 2021

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