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2-page overview factsheet on AxeTrading's Fixed Income Electronic Trading Solution, with detail specific to Sell-side Institutions. 

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2-page overview factsheet on AxeTrading's Fixed Income Execution Management System (EMS), with detail specific to Buy-side Firms.

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2-page overview factsheet on AxeTrading's Fixed Income Electronic Trading Solution, with detail specific to Agency Brokers. 

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THE AXE TRADING LEADERSHIP

Ralf Henke
CEO & Co-Founder

Co-founder of AxeTrading, Ralf has over 15 years' experience in Fixed Income electronic trading and is responsible for technology and software development at AxeTrading. Holding a degree in Computer Engineering, his past experience includes designing and implementing bespoke Fixed Income pricing and trading systems for JP Morgan and other leading Fixed Income dealers. Ralf is a strategic business developer with familiarity of trading markets in different countries. Prior to co-founding AxeTrading, he contributed to the start-up and development of several other successful Fixed Income trading technology companies, each of which remains successfully in business today.

Dinos Daborn
COO & Co-Founder

Dinos co-founded AxeTrading in 2009 and has over 25 years' experience in Fixed Income broking, sales and electronic trading. His previous experience includes, among others, a senior role in credit e-sales at Citigroup and a Fixed Income electronic trading dealer sales specialist role at Bloomberg: both positions held in London for 5 and 7 years respectively. Having acquired more than 16 years' experience in Fixed Income/Repo trading and electronic brokerage, Dinos' in-depth technical and business knowledge in this sector has earned him a strong reputation among his peers, colleagues and clients.

Mark Watters
CCO & Co-Founder

A Co-founder, Mark is Chief Commercial Officer at AxeTrading. Previously Mark gained over 17 years’ experience at Bloomberg, including senior roles in Fixed Income electronic trading. Mark has specialist experience in selling and implementing bond auction systems, trading platforms, and primary and secondary market Fixed Income trading systems in developed and emerging markets. He has worked with national treasuries, issuers, and the Buy- and Sell-side implementing Fixed Income electronic trading in many countries around the globe. Mark brings additional in-depth Fixed Income electronic trading experience to the AxeTrading team.

Hannes Kurth
CTO

Hannes is AxeTrading's Chief Technology Officer. With a Masters Degree in Computer Science and over 10 years’ experience in Fixed Income electronic trading systems, he leads the software development and testing team of AxeTrading. With a solid understanding of business and technology, his expertise includes product design for electronic trading of Bonds, FX and Derivatives as well as evaluation and implementation of market data systems. Hannes’ skills-set enables AxeTrading to respond quickly and accurately to our clients' requirements.

Mike Hofer
Head of Sales
 

Mike is AxeTrading's Global Head of Sales. He has over 25 years’ experience in sales to the financial industry, he leads the worldwide sales team at AxeTrading. Prior to joining the company, Mike was VP of Sales at Sungard / FIS for its Risk and Treasury solutions. At AxeTrading, he builds out and leads the sales team to deliver the growth for us to become the best Fixed Income ERM in the market.

Ivan Mihov
Sales Director,
Buyside

Ivan joined AxeTrading in late 2017 to lead sales and product development for AxeTrading’s Buy-side Fixed Income EMS. He previously worked as a senior salesperson at MarketAxess, growing the Fixed Income eCommerce business in German speaking regions and CEE. Ivan contributed to increasing the market share in Cash bonds e-trading and built Open Trading’s client base and participation in the region.

Ivan started his career as a Fixed Income specialist in Bloomberg and gained his expertise in e-trading technology during his role at Bloomberg’s Sell-side Trading Systems, selling TOMS and ETOMS solutions in Emerging Markets, Germany and the UK. Leveraging an extensive Sell-side and Buy-side network, Ivan has been able to marry the technology solutions needs from both sides of the market to help us define a future-proof product roadmap in line with the evolution of the Buy-side trading workflows in Fixed Income.

Ivan holds a BSc in Financial and Business Economics from Royal Holloway, University of London.

Jennifer Khong
APAC Sales,
Head of Singapore Region

Jennifer started her career with Bloomberg in 2005 and has held various roles in Hong Kong and Singapore with a Fixed Income specialisation. 

During the course of her career, Jennifer was pivotal in launching the Bloomberg E-Bond platform in Asia which provided electronic trading and market surveillance tools for participants in the Fixed Income market, including primary dealers, investors and market authorities. Within the South East Asia region, Jennifer has vast experience in working with and developing relationships with a range of Fixed Income market participants from both the Buy- and Sell-side, exchanges and central banks, stemming from helping emerging markets build their technical infrastructure.

Jennifer holds a B.A. (Hons) from the National University of Singapore.

Kem Husain
Head of APAC,
Sales

Kem has over 18 years of capital market experience and joined AxeTrading in late 2017 to lead sales in the APAC region. Over the last 8 years he has worked as a senior sales figure in Societe Generale and HSBC’s Fixed Income ecommerce teams. Kem helped to grow the Rates, Credit and Emerging Markets businesses through his expertise in electronic trading, market structure and execution advisory services.

Kem honed his etrading knowledge with roles at both Bloomberg and Reuters but started his career at Hemscott in the late 90’s. Having worked at both Sell-side and vendor institutions, Kem has been able to have unique insight of market structural changes over the last 10 years.

Kem holds a Business Administration degree from the University of the West of England in Bristol.

Peter Rank
Sales,
EMEA

Peter joined the AxeTrading Sales team in 2018 to focus on EMEA Sell-side sales and spearhead the new BGC Partners relationship. Having initially started his career in the City in 2004 working in FX within the Sell-side institutions he moved from JPMorgan in 2010 to Bloomberg to do Sales and Relationship Management for the Buy-side OMS platform AIM, with a particular focus on Hedge Funds in London, Switzerland, Paris and Malta. This gave him exposure to a multi-asset OMS as well as integration and connectivity to the multiple Bloomberg Trading Platform and other E-Trading vendors. The perfect springboard was selling to and running multiple client implementations for Fixed Income focused funds with trading strategies from Emerging Market Credit to CDS & CDSO.

Join our Team

If you are looking for some fresh air in a fast-growing Company, check our job openings here below.

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PRODUCT OWNER

YOUR ROLE

  • Inter-team and team coordination as well as continuous improvement of the development processes
  • Working cross-functionally to gather stakeholders’ feedback, elaborating and prioritising backlog issues and identifying priorities with the team
  • Acting as an effective bridge among internal and external stakeholders
  • Defining user requirements (user stories), generating a product road-map and identifying growth opportunities
  • Managing and maintaining product backlog and sprint backlog
  • Identifying, managing and documenting customer requirements
  • Creating and implementing release notes for roll-outs


OUR REQUIREMENTS

  • Solid experience as an IT Product Owner or IT Project Manager, ideally in the FinTech sector
  • Understanding of financial (ideally fixed income) markets and e-trading processes
  • Experience with Agile/Scrum environments
  • Effective communication skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Sharp analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Result Orientation
  • Availability for business trips with short notice
     

Location: Magdeburg



You are interested in joining our Team but at this time cannot find any suitable position listed?
Here below you find the roles we usually look for to reinforce our team. 

Feel free to send your spontaneous application. We are always keen to meet new passionate Fixed Income and IT professionals. 

 

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SOFTWARE DEVELOPER

YOUR ROLE

Analysis, creation, test, implementation and maintenance of new features and functionalities for our client-server e-trading platform.


OUR REQUIREMENTS

Technologies expertise according to role focus:

  • SERVER: Java, JavaEE, SQL, WebSocket, Hibernate and GlassFish  
  • WEB & USER INTERFACE: Java, JavaFX, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, WebSocket, JSON, Angular and AngularJS
  • MARKET API: Java and FIX protocols (QuickFix) 

For all:

  • Solid experience in Java programming
  • JUnit and code implementation
  • Preferred: Git, Jenkins, multi-threading processes, Scrum practice, understanding of/experience with programming for financial markets (bonds trading flows)
  • Fluent English + basic German OR native German + very good English
  • Strong teamwork and effective communication skills
  • Independent and proactive way of working
  • Fast learning and willing to learn attitude

Location: Magdeburg

 

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SOFTWARE TEST ENGINEER

YOUR ROLE

  • Execution of manual and automated tests for our client-server e-trading platform
  • Creation and implementation of test-flows and test-scenarios
  • Coordination and documentation of test results


OUR REQUIREMENTS

  • Solid experience as IT Quality Assurance/Software Tester, including: manual and automated testing processes, distributed testing, performance testing, usability testing and message interface analysis
    Preferred: Experience in Testing of e-trading systems and/or Understanding of financial markets processes, in particular fixed income trading flows and logic (= you know how to trade and how to "think like a trader")
  • Good knowledge of
    - at least one performance testing tool
    - at least one database (preferred SQL)
    - at least one project tracking tool ((preferred Jira)
    - at least one testing tool (preferred X-Ray)
    - at least one testing framework/product (preferred JUnit, Ranorex, Selenium)
  • Basic knowledge of at least one programming language as environment (preferred Java, JavaFX, JavaScript)
  • Fluent English + basic German OR native German + very good English
  • Strong teamwork, effective communication and analytical skills
  • Organised, independent and proactive way of working

Location: Magdeburg

 

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CUSTOMER SUPPORT ANALYST

YOUR ROLE

  • Remote integration and configuration of our client-server software
  • Performing software license tracking and maintaining licensing compliance
  • 1st line support
  • Diagnosing and prompt resolving of technical issues


OUR REQUIREMENTS

  • Experience in the field of software integration and/or customer IT-support
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Troubleshooting skills and customer-orientation
  • Multitasking and self-organisation
  • Independent and proactive way of working
  • Strong team work skills
  • Availability for flexible working hours
  • Availability for business trips with short notice
  • Preferred: Familiarity with Linux, JAVA and SQL
  • Nice-to-have: experience/Interest in FinTech sector; in particular, understanding of Fixed Income markets workflows

Location: Magdeburg
 



WHAT'S IN FOR YOU

  • Colleagues from 17 countries and clients on 4 continents
  • Production teams working in a SCRUM environment 
  • Flat hierarchy and professional yet friendly work atmosphere
  • Internal learning cycle
  • Espresso machine, view on the Elbe, Dönerstag, active breaks and much more..!

 

HOW TO APPLY

Send your CV and cover letter in PDF format to jobs[at]axetrading.com with subject "NAME_SURNAME_Job position".

 

CONTACT

UNITED KINGDOM
26 Finsbury Square,
London, EC2A 1DS

51.5215067, -0.0851839

GERMANY
Werner-Heisenberg-Str. 1
39106 Magdeburg

52.1422535, 11.6576626

AUSTRALIA
Level 4, 11 York St.
Sydney, NSW 2000

-33.8653097, 151.2052667

SINGAPORE
71 Robinson Road,14F
Singapore 068895

1.28197, 103.85066

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