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Neil Mason

Fixed Income Execution Market Making Developer

Java Developer

London, United Kingdom

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Neil Mason's Work Experience


Fixed Income Execution Market Making Developer

August 2015 to Present

London, United Kingdom


Business Analyst / Developer

June 2014 to February 2015

Commonwealth Bank

ION Developer

November 2012 to April 2014

Sydney, Australia

Neil Mason's Education

The Open University

2:1 Computing and IT

2003 to 2008

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About Neil Mason

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I am a highly capable technology professional with significant experience of developing and supporting IT solutions for the fixed income and credit front office. KEY TRANSFERABLE SKILLS Five years of working in the fixed income and credit front office, working with bonds, floating rate notes and interest rate futures using ION Trading’s MarketView. Strong object oriented development experience working with Java (5 years) including jdbc, Spring dependency injection, and C++ with the STL (2 years) and HTML technologies. Good communicator, with experience writing requirements documentation, and working with multiple teams and vendors. In depth knowledge of the UNIX operating system using and scripting BASH, using advanced search tools to analyse logs and resolve issues. Experience of using databases, including sybase and oracle. Proven track record of liaising with vendors to deliver business objectives. Experience of working in agile and waterfall projects.Fixed Income Execution Market Making Developer @ From August 2015 to Present (5 months) London, United KingdomBusiness Analyst / Developer @ Principal business analyst for HSBC’s post execution STP project. Responsibilities included: - Analysis and completion of all the signed off business and technical requirements documentation. - Driving the communication across four business centres over three continents to gain consensus on the ticketing formats in Bloomberg TOMS. - Analysis and preparation of the required static data. - Preparing of test cases and working to ensure test environment RFQ functionality. - Java development and issue resolution, ION installation and UNIX scripting for the application install. From June 2014 to February 2015 (9 months) ION Developer @ Key role in the ION uplift of the fixed income front office’s technology, installing, configuring and handing over to the support teams. My main responsibilities included: - Initial administration of the linux servers, setting them up across four environments. Installation of Java, Oracle clients and setup of Bloomberg’s Thinpipe client. Installing, configuring and startup of the ION daemon master and slaves. Setup and documentation of the disaster recovery process. - Installation and configuration of all the market data and pricing components, including the Bloomberg MDATA, Reuters SFC, MDATA and PXE and assisting in the setup of contributions of positions and pricing to Bloomberg TOMs and Yieldbroker using the VMQ, Bloomberg_BTS and Yieldbroker D2C components. - Working with the traders to ensure that the pricing functions of their spreadsheets had been replicated by setting up MMI templates. Creation of a subversion repository to keep all the MMI template files in, followed by creation of a batch script to download the latest templates and start the MMI to ensure that templates could be released to the traders. - Creation of ION java custom components, setting up Maven repositories and providing consultancy to other teams to help them connect to ION using the Java API. - Setup of the futures contracts and deliverable bonds. - Training and handover to the operations support team. From November 2012 to April 2014 (1 year 6 months) Sydney, AustraliaSupport ION Trading @ Instrumental in the go live of the of the project, to lift the fixed income and credit desks from spreadsheets, before transferring to the support team after go live. My main responsibilities included: - Trade floor support of the ION application for Government Bond, and Credit traders. Setting up of securities, responding to traders queries. Setting up new users. Writing up requirements for new work and following up with issues. Managing setting up and rolling the bond futures contracts. Managing PXE, Bloomberg and Reuters_SFC trading data consumers, and Bloomberg BTS and Tradeweb trading contributors. - Java development, and fault fix of ION Marketview components. Using the Spring Library, and log4j. Using jvmstat/visual gc to find memory issues, java memory logging. Database management, creating new tables, removing tables, and granting permissions on tables. Development of Excel/VBA spreadsheets for the trade floor. - Use of a Bloomberg terminal to find static data details for the setup of bonds. Adding bonds to TOMS trading books and configuring the PSU feeds of the bonds from the ION application to TOMS. Setting up counterparties in TOMs. - Working with vendors to manage issues, including, ION Trading, Bloomberg, Reuters and Tradeweb. - Creating and documenting of procedures. Training of new support staff to use the application. From December 2010 to January 2013 (2 years 2 months) Sydney, AustraliaAnalyst/Developer @ My role was as a Java and C++ developer of the front office Government Bond and Swap pricing system. Java development of MarketView components using the Spring framework, and accessing data using jdbc calls to a Sybase database. Apama Event Processor development using C++ to access quant libraries. From June 2007 to March 2009 (1 year 10 months) London, United KingdomDeveloper @ From February 2004 to June 2007 (3 years 5 months) London, United Kingdom2:1, Computing and IT @ The Open University From 2003 to 2008 Neil Mason is skilled in: Java, ION Marketview, Unix, Fixed Income, SQL, Electronic Trading, Interest Rate Derivatives, Business Analysis, Bash, Trading Systems, Databases, Trading, Spotfire, Derivatives, Agile Methodologies, Market Data, Sybase, SDLC

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