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Location

Mandaluyong

TERMS

Permanent

Day Shift

Head of Development and Quality Assurance (HoDQ)

Head of Development and Quality Assurance (HoDQ) in Chi-X Global Technology (Philippines) Inc., a
wholly-owned subsidiary of Chi-X Asia Pacific Holdings with market operations in Japan and Australia
reporting directly to the Chief Technology Officer.

Chi-X Asia Pacific is a leading equity exchange operator in two of the most sophisticated markets in the world
in Japan & Australia, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of J.C. Flowers & Co. a leading private equity financial
services investor with over $16 billion in capital invested. The nature of running stock exchange venues, like
Chi-X does, means interacting with the top finance firms in the world who are our clients (Investment banks,
high frequency traders, hedge funds). Chi-X Global Technology Philippines enhances and operates the trading
platform technology for exchanges in Japan & Australia and has a team of over 60 technologists on site.

 

Summary of the Role

The HoDQ is a leadership role accountable for the successful delivery of software services from CXGTP for the Chi-X Group.

 

Main Duties and Responsibilities

Delivery and Quality

  • To lead and manage a team of technical leads, software developers and QA specialists and support
    them in building optimized, robust and innovative software solutions that are fit for purpose based
    on user needs.
  • To facilitate the smooth, on-time and on-budget delivery of all projects, enhancements and support.
  • To take responsibility for the quality and technical approach taken by team members, ensuring it is
    in-line with the company strategy.
  • To work with the PMO team to implement mechanisms to monitor, manage and provide progress on
    all software development activities.
  • To create, implement and maintain a continuous improvement plan for software development and
    quality assurance teams.

Communication

  • Set regular calls with the market center CTOs to discuss strategy, roadmap status and issues
  • Handle all communication and updates to the market centers in the event of a severity 1 or 2
    situation
  • Take the lead when issues arise and initiate WAR room discussions to resolve the issues quickly or
    provide steps to mitigate the problem.
  • Ensure effective internal communications both within the software development and QA teams and
    across the organization
  • Ensure communication from the team to the market centers is at a professional level 
  • Provide regular project updates to the CTO

Team Leadership

  • To drive consistent standards and approaches throughout the development and QA teams that aligns
    with the Chi-X Groups processes and policies.
  • Create and maintain a professional culture within the team, where individuals take ownership and
    are fastidious and proud of delivering excellence and quality
  • To take control over critical support instances and putting into place the correct escalation and
    process to manage and resolve issues as soon as possible
  • Establish clear organizational structures and succession plans aligned with appropriate
    responsibilities, accountabilities and personal development for all Software Development and QA
    staff
  • To coach and performance manage where necessary

Financial

  • Take accountability and responsibility for effective financial management, planning and monitoring
    of the Software Development and QA teams;
  • Provide monthly information to enable the creation of financial results and forecasts for the team.

Strategy and Planning

  • Review and apply best practices to establish architecture and frameworks consistent with and
    supportive of the Chi-X Strategy;
  • To facilitate technology and methodology decision-making throughout the team, including
    standardization of system architecture, reusable code base development, versions of software tools,
    best practice, source control and deployment processes
  • To proactively drive innovation with new ideas and options made available by new technologies

Technical Competency

  • At least five years combined experience as a developer contributor (not manager) in at least five of
    the following fields:

    •  Real-time application programming
    • Shell scripting for cron jobs, application wrappers and utilities
    • Network programming
    • Linux IPC
    • Thread management
    • Large data set processing and reporting using SQL or big data implementations
    • High-performance computing (four to five digit TPS)
    • Low-latency computing (sub-millisecond processing)

Interested candidates may send their resumes to info@joeriley.com.ph.
or Call us at +63 917 8629986 | (02) 571-8052