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Technologist, Application Developer

Business and Financial Operations

New York, NY

Job Overview

Cowen is seeking a technologist with the experience and background in the financial services industry that will enable them to excel in a dynamic and highly technical environment.  The developer will work on developing and enhancing applications that support our trading desks.  These include applications that are built entirely in-house as well as applications that work with vendor-based applications.  

Location: New Jersey/New York 

Responsibilities Include:

  • Developing applications as per requirements provided
  • Working with various groups for Testing and UAT
  • Level 3 support in Production 

Job Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 3+ years’ experience working in a sell side brokerage Firm and 3+ years’ experience working on an order / execution management system (OMS/EMS).
  • Strong interpersonal and people leadership skills; able to communicate clearly and concisely.
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team-oriented, collaborative / matrix
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills and uses initiative to act on opportunities.
  • Ability to efficiently troubleshoot in time critical & pressured scenarios.
  • Ability to face off to very demanding stakeholders, managing their expectations and develop strong working relationships.
  • Attention to detail and a strong commitment to quality and integrity.

Technical Skills: 

  • net: 4-5 years with Familiarity with .net Core
  • C#: 4-5 years
  • Javascript, JQuery, CSS: 3+ years
  • MVC: 3+ years
  • Web Sockets, Familiarity with real time data: 1+ year
  • API Implementations: 1+ years
  • Microsoft SQL Server: 1-3 years
  • Razor – Nice to have
  • Kendo Grids – Nice to have
  • Automation tools; Autosys – Nice to have

Who We Are

Cowen Inc. (“Cowen” or the “Company”) is a diversified financial services firm offering investment banking services, equity and credit research, sales and trading, prime brokerage, global clearing, commission management services and actively managed alternative investment products. Cowen focuses on delivering value-added capabilities to our clients in order to help them outperform. Founded in 1918, the Company is headquartered in New York and has offices worldwide.

At Cowen, inclusion and diversity are catalysts for success and innovation in everything we do. We pride ourselves on our empathetic and collaborative culture, where the power of diversity is harnessed to transform the status quo. Our focus on inclusion expands our thinking in order to generate better outcomes for clients, while striving to increase fairness and equity for our colleagues. Cowen’s vision of creating a more inclusive and equitable future is supported by our core values and is essential to our ability to outperform.

Our Values

  • Vision: We consistently deliver differentiated and disruptive insights that help our clients outperform
  • Empathy:  We proactively consider and account for the priorities and concerns of our colleagues and clients
  • Sustainability: We endeavor to produce ideas and solutions that are ethically grounded and aim to pass the test of time
  • Tenacious Teamwork: We elevate collaboration to new levels, empowering our ability to provide the best solutions for our clients.

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