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FIX Connectivity Manager

Location:
Shelton, CT, 06484
Posted:
September 03, 2008

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Mohamed Khalifa

*** ***** ******.

Shelton, CT **484

203-***-****

jcofen@r.postjobfree.com

SUMMARY:

• 16+ years of experience in Software Development, Testing , Analysis and Project Mangement

• Expertise in full project lifecycle management of electronic connectivity including process and operation management.

• Expert in FIX protocol, specialist in FIX integration, operation and project management.

• Expert in implementation and integration of OMS and EMS.

• Areas of expertise include financial applications such as equity trading.

• Worked on systems that interfaced with NYSE, AMEX, NASD, ARCA,CME, CFE, ISE, CBOT, BATS and EDGE communication networks.

• Experience includes integrating FIX order processing into existing, non-FIX systems , FIX client on-boarding and management

• Excellent communication, problem solving and relationship management skills.

• Adept at balancing the needs of business sponsors within the constraints of existing infrastructure.

• Excellent experience in customer service and technology operations.

• Experience in leadership positions in the security industry.

TECHNICAL SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES:

 FIX Implementation  Project Management  Operate Management

 Client Management  Process Integration  Business Specifications

 Technical Specifications  UNIX TCP/IP networking  FIX, CMS , RASH,OUCH

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

FTEN Inc. “Financial Technology Exchange Network” New York, New York

Connectivity & Deployment Manager February 2008 – July 2008

• Responsible for deployment of new FIX, RASH, OUCH connections.

• Managing the outbound and inbound order flow to NYSE, AMEX, NASDAQ, CME, ISE.

• Responsible for certifying FTEN’OMS with versus Exchanges.

• Responsible for certifying inbound clients to send FTEN order flow.

• Defined FIX on boarding process for new clients.

• Communicating with member firms' technology staff on requirements and issues relating to interfaces.

• Certify customer’s trading system and functionality offered in the interfaces

• Managing and understanding contract life cycle certification and associated costs.

• Vendor management, Project planning, Software release management. Software process creation and implementation.

• Analyzed and resolved performance issues for high volume equity program trading clients.

• Managed and supervised the connectivity team.

Susquehanna International Group, LLP. New York. New York.

Vice President of Connectivity and Deployment August 2006 – January 2008

• Defined FIX on boarding process for new clients

• Managed over 650 inbound FIX connections for customers who are connected to SIG from McGregor, Charles River, NYFIX and direct connections as well

• Responsible for deployment of new FIX, CMS, RASH,QIX, and CTCI connections.

• Manage over 350 outbound connections to different exchanges.

• Managed and supervised the connectivity team.

• Responsible for deployment of the new trading system.

• Engaging member firms in order to ensure production readiness.

• Managing the outbound and inbound order flow to NYSE, AMEX, NASDAQ,CME,CBOT, ISE and ICE, and most ECN connections such as ARCA,BATS, and Direct Edge.

• Communicating with member firms' technology staff on requirements and issues relating to interfaces.

• Certify customer’s trading system and functionality offered in the interfaces

• Managing and understanding contract life cycle certification and associated costs

• Vendor management, Project planning, Software release management. Software process creation and implementation.

• Analyzed and resolved performance issues for high volume equity program trading clients.

American Stock Exchange, Seamount Trading ‘ECN’

(Seamount Trading project was terminated by the American Stock Exchange)

Product Manager, Connectivity April 2006 - May 2006

• Responsible for deployment of the new trading system,

• Engaging member firms in order to ensure production readiness.

• Managing the outbound flow of technology documents to member firms, including preparation of notices summarizing specification

• Communicating with member firms' technology staff on requirements and issues relating to interfaces

• Certify customer’s trading system and functionality offered in the interfaces

• Managing and understanding contract life cycle certification and associated costs

NYFIX Inc. New York. New York.

Senior Production Engineer November 1998 - March 2006

• Worked with business sponsors and technical leads to define business and technical requirements for existing and future deliverables

• Responsible for complete Support in the New York Stock Exchange Floor for Hardware and Software Problems.

• Certify a 3rd party Order Management system with the NYFIX OMS. Using Fix Protocols 4.0 & 4.2 and 4.4 versions.

• Manage the New York Stock Exchange Floor technicians and coordinate the applications upgrades.

• Administrate Sybase / Oracle database Upgrades.

• Setup trading systems with Tarantella Administration over the Internet for our customers.

• Install the Pc and the Software in the booth itself on the NYSE Floor.

• Deleing with the Customer and draw the booth drawing before and after installing the Pc. Using Visio 2003 software.

• Responsible for assembling and repairing hardware, both on and off-site.

• Provide customer service and technical support for software, hardware, and networking devices, including software and hardware interface.

• Setup Cisco Router and Install it at the Customer Site.

• Supporting Windows 2000 Mail and FTP Servers administration.

• Writing Unix Shell Scripting while upgrading the Sybase database and Fix Engines.using Sun Unix Operating System K shell to setup all the Fix Engines and all the Fix Talk binary.

• Coordinated and managed FIX client software releases on both the NA and European markets

• Wrote client facing FIX 4.2 and 4.4 documentation defining the NYFIX specific FIX requirements.

• Defined test cases and external client testing procedures.

• Debugged new client FIX connections at the network, FIX session and FIX application layers.

• Managed and developed a 1st and 2nd line operational and technical support team of 8 for the North American Cash equity automated FIX order flow desk.

• Held weekly project working group meetings to track milestones, determine progress highlight risks and address issues with the projects business sponsors and external project team leaders.

• Application development to ensure quick resolution of production issues such as order breaks, unexpected client behavior and application related bugs.

• Managed order flow tracking and FIX client on-boarding using NYFIX Appia FIX engines.

PC Unlimited, Stamford, Connecticut

Technical Support Engineer August 1997 – November 1998

• Responsible for complete office and business management during owner’s extended absences.

• Responsible for assembling and repairing hardware, both on and off-site.

• Provide installation of software applications and LAN/WAN networking hardware and software.

• Provide customer service and technical support for software, hardware, and networking devices, including software and hardware interface.

• Managed computer network operation (Win NT admin. & troubleshooting).

International Export Center, Cairo, Egypt

Technical Support Engineer January 1996 - July 1997

• Responsible for the support, repair and maintenance of 25 personal computers and 20 terminals.

• Analyzed and maintained Olivetti UNIX operating system using Microcomputer Business Application.

• Trained new staff members in DOS, Windows 3.1 and 95.

Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt

Technical Support Engineer November 1993 - December 1995

• Responsible for support of 1500 user base at the university’s 24-hour computer center.

• Analyzed and maintained VMS/VAX operating system on mainframe, and PC hardware in computer center.

• Supervised and trained a staff of four technicians in operating system and TCP/IP protocol.

• Trained users in all aspects of Internet access and applications.

North Africa Company, Cairo, Egypt

Computer Hardware Engineer June 1992 - November 1993

• Responsible for assembly and repair of computers and components.

• Promoted to full time technician after completing three month training program; only four of ten trainees were offered full time positions.

Programmer: Application support

Maintained NYFIX Inc. ticket and trade feeds. Maintained and enhanced NYFIX Inc. Ticket printing software. Maintained Javelin trading-system interface.

Network Manager

Managed global packet switched network during Pac-Rim and European market hours

EDUCATION:

Bachelor of Science – Computer Science from Ain shams Univ.1992 Cairo Egypt.

Ongoing professional development has included the following coursework:

Project Management  Influencing and Communications  Team Management

Solaris 8 Administration  Fixed Income and Foreign Exchange Trading

Application Knowledge

MS Project  Visio  Excel  Powerpoint  Word



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