Front Office Market Data Strategist @ Goldman Sachs
Head of Information Technology @ Hamilton Capital Management Ltd
Director @ IT Solutions Consultants providing SME's with full back-end IT services including Cloud Based Business Infrastructure, Server Management, IT Support , Web Design & Social Media Management. From October 2012 to Present (3 years 3 months) Front Office Market Data Consultant @ Front Office Data Strategist providing investment product solutions to global trading desks, dealing directly
Director @ IT Solutions Consultants providing SME's with full back-end IT services including Cloud Based Business Infrastructure, Server Management, IT Support , Web Design & Social Media Management. From October 2012 to Present (3 years 3 months) Front Office Market Data Consultant @ Front Office Data Strategist providing investment product solutions to global trading desks, dealing directly with Traders and Desk Strats/Quants. Covering Asia(pm), Europe(am/pm), Americas(am)
Focussed on pricing and market data services for daily close and intra-day tick data for Equities, Commodities, Fixed Income, FX, Index and ETF products in particular mitigating risks associated to corporate action events in relation to these products.
Working closely with Index / ETF publishers and market data vendors ensuring accurate compositions: Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters, Markit Partners, Netik, MSCI, S&P, STOXX, Global Insights, LBMA, DowJones, FTSE, Source ETF, LME.
Developing data service infrastructure, integrating third party feeds and ensuring service levels to trading desks through automated pricing systems. C#, Slang, Perl, SQL, Unix
Maintaining and supporting existing infrastructure and implementing efficient workflows to reduce support overheads and increase desk throughput / capacity. From April 2011 to October 2012 (1 year 7 months) Head of Information Technology @ Defined company wide technology strategies and formalised operational requirements for the business.
Mitigated operational risks directly to the Chairman, and coordinated change processes e.g. changing Fund Administrators and Prime Service providers.
Assessed IT risk in terms of resilience, scalability and disaster recovery, providing infrastructure solutions to suit business operations through Virtualisation programmes.
Managed relationships with service vendors and business partners,negotiated contracts and Service Level Agreements, and managed annual IT budget allocations.
Worked closely with front office and back office teams including Fund Managers and Quant Analysts, ensuring IT solutions were optimised to enable efficient business operations.
Managed a team of dedicated software development and infrastructure staff for implementation and support of third party and in-house systems.
Managed Development /Test environments and Software Development Lifecycle for many projects, ensuring QA best practise was adhered to prior to execution of defined roll-out procedures. Project tracking using MS Team Foundation Server. From May 2005 to April 2011 (6 years) Lead Software Engineer @ Next Generation Dealing
Lead a front-end development team to design and build an online conversational and form-based FX dealing system.
System was developed on the AVT GenIdeal network architecture enhancing availability of STP for back-office deal settlement.
Offered as a white labelled prime broker solution to increase market liquidity to their clients by leveraging the global Reuters FX trading community.
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Assigned to a task force to facilitate transition of ownership of a Reuters' leading FX trading platform from New York to London.
Formed the development, test, and global support teams in London to maintain product delivery cycles.
Trained development staff at a code level to understand the end-to-end components of the trading system, and Reuters global transactional dealing networks.
Responsible for defining the QA strategy and implementing a comprehensive automated test process for both client and server components.
Collaborated with Business Analysts and product groups to deliver a web-based registration and purchase platform for the complete suite of Reuters client products.
Developed the client interface with Microsoft experts on the beta release of the Microsoft.Net framework.
QA responsibilities involved leading a team of five testers of varying skill levels from graduate to experienced automated test analysts From June 2001 to May 2005 (4 years) Technical Consultant @ Responsible for gathering requirements and delivering web solutions.
Managed client accounts and ensured system requirements were adhered to throughout the development lifecycle.
Implemented automated QA procedures. From November 2000 to June 2001 (8 months) Automated Test Lead @ Responsible for system testing the Nortel Networks Preside Portfolio Network Management applications.
Automated fully comprehensive QA procedures adhering closely to system specifications and development timescales.
Responsible for training staff in the implementation of automated test processes.
Managed a multi-platform test-bed environment to ensure integrity of final product release. From January 2000 to November 2000 (11 months) Consultant @ Responsible for designing and implementing automated QA procedures on behalf of major blue-chip clients.
Developed software solutions to meet client objectives. From 1999 to 2000 (1 year) Business Analyst/Junior Developer @ Managed a project to identify, test, and upgrade corporate I.T. assets in order to satisfy millennium compliance objectives.
Developed and maintained an asset-compliance tracking system.
Responsible for training internal staff and partner companies. From July 1997 to July 1998 (1 year 1 month)
Bsc, Computer Science @ City University London From 1995 to 1999 Wilsons From 1989 to 1995 Kamal Patel is skilled in: SQL, .NET, Agile Methodologies, C#, Software Development, Business Analysis, Market Data, Fixed Income, Requirements Analysis, TFS, Change Management, FX Options, Management, IT Strategy, Equities
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