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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.

AGENCY BROKERS

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

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THE AXETRADING 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.

Kem Husain
Head of APAC Sales

 

Kem has over 20 years of capital market experience and joined AxeTrading in 2017 to lead sales in the APAC region. Over the last 10 years he has worked as a Senior Director in Societe Generale and HSBC’s Fixed Income electronic trading 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.

Jennifer Khong
APAC Sales Manager,
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.

Zhang Yuan
APAC Sales Manage
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Zhang is the APAC sales manager at AxeTrading. She has more than 7 years of experiences in banking software business, understands HK, Taiwan, Singapore, SEA markets very well. Prior to AxeTrading, Zhang held business development, sales, account management roles at AGDelta, created new business strategies in China, HK and Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia.  She successfully launched new digital product idea for her client in Singapore, which helped the client increased their revenue by 30% within 6 months.

Zhang Yuan holds a B.A. degree from Oklahoma City University.

Ivan Mihov
Sales Director

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.

Valerie Bakaré 
EMEA Senior Sales Manager

 

Valerie is a Senior Sales Manager responsible for Sales throughout EMEA. She has extensive experience selling market data and platforms across the financial industry. Prior to joining AxeTrading, she worked for companies including Credit Benchmark, Thomson Reuters and Shell Trading. At Thomson Reuters Valerie sold market data and Execution Management System (EMS) to buy side clients. More recently she managed the relationships and drove new business at Credit Benchmark a company specialising in alternative credit risk data. Valerie attended Cass Business School and received a Bachelor of Science in Banking and International Finance.

Pierluigi Cirillo
EMEA Senior Sales Manager

 

Pierluigi is a Senior Sales Manager responsible for Sales throughout EMEA. He has significant experience in Fixed Income Electronic Trading and Front Office Solutions sales. Before joining AxeTrading, he worked for companies including Broadridge, LCH Group, Bloomberg and MTS Markets. At LCH Group Pierluigi sold Credit Default Swaps Clearing Solutions to buyside clients. More recently at Broadridge, he sold Front Office Solutions for Credit and Private Markets. Previously Pierluigi gained over 11 years’ experience at Bloomberg and MTS Markets selling Fixed Income Trading Systems and Trading Platforms for OTC and Regulated Markets. Pierluigi holds an MSc in Finance from the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan.

Sven Gerhardt
Subject Matter Expert Lead
 

Sven leads the SME Team at AxeTrading. He has 25 years’ experience in capital markets, bond trading and fintech, which he applies to enable AxeTrading to identify opportunities and market trends in the Fixed Income Technology space. Prior to joining AxeTrading he worked with fintech start-ups in London. Previously, he was Head of the European Government Bond trading desk at UBS Investment Bank. He was a key driver in the transition to electronic trading, automation and algorithmic trading which transformed that business into a leaner agency driven model. He represented UBS at the Primary Dealer Board of the Association for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME) and worked closely with the major market participants, trading venues, regulators, policymakers and government bond issuers.

JOIN OUR TEAM

If you are looking for exciting challenges and fresh air in a fast-growing international company,
see our job openings below:

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SENIOR SALES MANAGER EMEA, London

We are seeking an experienced salesperson to join our London office to sell AxeTrading software and services to the fixed income trading desks of banks, top tier asset managers, and broker dealers.


YOUR ROLE

  • Generate and nurture new business leads in EMEA region, with focus on the DACH area
  • Meet assigned annual sales quotas
  • Grow market share in the assigned territory
  • Drive growth and share of wallet in selected existing clients in the territory
  • Initiate and drive the sales cycle from first contact through to closing out deals – leveraging internal expertise where required
  • Work with marketing to identify and generate new leads in the assigned territory
  • Prepare and deliver customer presentations and demonstrations of the software, articulately and confidently
  • “Own” the territory internally, communicate market needs and development back to the SME team in order to align product development roadmap


OUR REQUIREMENTS

  • Strong fixed income trading lifecycle knowledge from a fixed income technology, electronic trading, or data provider or a front office role in an investment bank, broker sales desk or buy-side execution desk
  • Strong, proven sales track record selling directly to senior business leads - Sales, Trading, COO and/or CTO
  • Previous experience of selling technology solutions, ideally trade execution, trading infrastructure or order management systems
  • Ability to work in a small company where responsibilities can be very diverse at times
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Ideally strong contacts in sell-side fixed income / brokers – head of desks, head of executions, heads of fixed income etc.
  • Native German speaker and fluent English
  • Based in London; Visa free travelling in EMEA


WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU

  • Be a key driver in the electronification of Fixed Income markets
  • Our energetic, entrepreneurial environment allows you to thrive and work the market without the constraints of working for a large corporation
  • Direct access to decision makers in AxeTrading to get deals over the line quickly
  • Offices conveniently located in the City, with frequent overseas travel
  • Uncapped commission plan

 

 

     



    If you are interested in joining our team but cannot see a suitable open position listed,
    please look below at the typical roles we have within our team.

    If you find a role matching your skills feel free to send us your application. 
    We are always keen to meet new passionate Fixed Income and IT professionals. 

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    SOFTWARE DEVELOPER, Magdeburg

    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

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    SOFTWARE TEST ENGINEER, Magdeburg

    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

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    CUSTOMER SUPPORT ANALYST, Magdeburg

    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

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    PRODUCT OWNER, Magdeburg

    With focus on Interface (Market Connections)


    YOUR ROLE

    • Act as an effective bridge between internal and external stakeholders, in particular trading venues (=markets) and Product Owners of the other Feature Teams
    • Coordinate the development of interfaces that enable connectivity to trading venues and third-party software (most often using FIX protocols)
    • Manage and maintain the product backlog
    • Define technical specifications for new product features so that they are understood by the development team
    • Contribute in shaping the product roadmap and in advising on the feasibility of new feature requests from our customers to ensure that there is no disconnect between what the market wants and what we can deliver
    • Document interface specifications and market workflows to inform customer communications and documentation


    OUR REQUIREMENTS

    • Solid experience as an IT Product Owner, preferred on one product with multiple Scrum teams concurrently
    • Experience as a Software Engineering/Developer, ideally in API development
    • Effective communication skills in English (written and verbal)
    • Experience in a start-up or scale-up, leading or supporting initiatives to drive improvements across the development cycle
    • Familiarity with modern workplace tooling, including JIRA and Confluence
    • Sharp analytical and problem-solving skills
    • Availability for business trips with short notice
    • Nice-to-have: understanding of Fixed Income Markets workflows


    WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU, IN PARTICULAR IN OUR OFFICE IN MAGDEBURG

    • Fast growing environment in an award-winning FinTech Company
    • Colleagues from 19 countries and clients on 4 continents
    • Flat hierarchy and professional yet friendly work atmosphere
    • Opportunities to explore new technologies
    • Internal learning cycle
    • Espresso machine, view on the Elbe, Dönerstag, active breaks and much more.

     


     

    HOW TO APPLY

    Please send your application (CV and cover letter) in PDF format to jobs[at]axetrading.com with subject "Name_Surname_Job position".

     

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