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Current Opportunities

(As of June 27, 2014)

PC Support Analyst
Network Analyst I
Senior Compliance Examiner, OTC Derivatives
Compliance Examiner, OTC Derivatives
  
Application Process

PC Support Analyst

Install and support PC hardware, software, and associated peripherals. Peripherals include: docking stations, monitors, printers, and scanners. Duties/Responsibilities include:

  • Test and implement changes to computer hardware and software (e.g. disk drive/memory card replacements, program fixes/patches, and preventive maintenance).
  • Troubleshoot, diagnose, and resolve computer hardware and software problems via logs, error messages, dumps and protocol analysis.
  • Assist in answering and responding to help desk calls.
  • Provide technical support for users of computer equipment. Consult with users and analyze specifications to determine appropriate hardware and software functional settings.
  • Audit of computer hardware and software.
  • Maintain inventory database and computer supplies.
  • Maintain, modify, and develop computer system and procedure documentation.
  • Equipment relocation.
  • Maintain equipment sign out logs.
  • Operations support/coverage when needed.
  • May perform other duties as assigned.

Requirements: At least two years working experience installing, customizing and maintaining personal computer hardware and peripherals (Desktops, Notebooks, Printers & Scanners). Minimum two years experience supporting and debugging windows operating systems and the office suite of products. Familiarity with PCI and ISA bus PC’s, including device driver installation. Knowledge of cell card technology, Wi-Fi connections, CD-DVD, RAM, and USB. Understanding of PC to LAN communications, hardware, software, and protocols. A+ hardware certification. Degree in Computer Science or related field preferred. Must be a self-starting individual with strong oral and written communications skills. Good analytical skills with attention to detail and customer focus required. Willingness to work overtime as needed.

Location: Chicago

Network Analyst I

Provide support for NFA’s networking and/or communications environments. Duties/Responsibilities include:

  • Install, customize and maintain core technologies (Microsoft software, Cisco network devices, HP servers/printers) and any related 3rd party hardware/software.
  • Implement new software releases, preventative maintenance and problem fixes (e.g. service packs, patches, bios upgrades).
  • Consult with users to analyze their needs and determine hardware and software functional specifications.
  • Maintain data backup and recovery procedures. Participate in disaster recovery tests.
  • Adhere to appropriate security practices and procedures.
  • Follow all change management requirements.
  • Generate and analyze reports depicting network/system performance and usage.
  • Resolve network/system related problems via logs and error messages. Work with vendors to take corrective action.
  • Develop and maintain comprehensive documentation. Thoroughly detail all tasks and procedures.
  • Evaluate new technology and products.
  • Provide technical support to NFA staff as required.
  • Support Help Desk operations.
  • May perform other duties as assigned.

Requirements: One to two years working experience in data/voice networking environments or a college degree (i.e. B.A. Information Systems Management or B.S. Computer Science). Experience installing, customizing and maintaining HP, Cisco, Microsoft, and/or Linux-based technologies is required. Industry recognized certification (Network+, A+, CCNA, MCSE etc.) a plus. The position requires a working knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite of products. All candidates must possess strong oral and written communication skills, be highly motivated, detail oriented, analytically adept, creative, able to multi-task and be able to work independently or as part of a team. Candidates must also be highly dependable, punctual and willing to work off hours if warranted.

Location: Chicago

Senior Compliance Examiner, OTC Derivatives

A Senior Compliance Examiner's main responsibility is to support NFA's regulatory programs through examinations, investigations, surveillance, and monitoring of NFA Swap Dealers (SD) and Major Swaps Participants (MSP) members. This position may likely involve travel to domestic and foreign SDs and MSPs. Duties/Responsibilities include:

  • Develop a thorough understanding of the examination, monitoring, and investigative techniques utilized by NFA and relevant rules and regulations with which member firms are required to comply.
  • Work with team to plan examinations of member firms by understanding their business objectives, structure, policies, processes, internal controls, and identifying risk areas for focus.
  • Lead, execute and document test work in accordance with OTC Derivatives examination methodology.
  • Assist Manager with reviewing examination work papers, confirming validity of findings, and preparing final examination reports.
  • Review communications with member firm personnel regarding deficiencies and/or apparent violations as well as corrective action.
  • Communicate examination progress and findings by providing information in status meetings.
  • Analyze documents submitted by SDs and MSPs pursuant to implementing regulations under Section 4s of the Commodity Exchange Act and engage with member firms to ensure that policies and procedures demonstrate an ability to comply with the regulations.
  • Participate in financial analysis, ongoing monitoring, and the investigation of complaints and inquiries received from the public.
  • Effectively complete special projects as requested by management.
  • Actively participate in internal meetings by bringing issues or ideas to the department's attention.
  • Increase industry, market, regulatory and technical expertise by participating in training/educational opportunities, keeping abreast of industry developments, reading regulatory publications, and participating in industry organizations.
  • Participate in performance management process by providing constructive feedback to junior staff regarding work product.
  • Promote NFA's brand through day to day communications with SD and MSP registrants and industry professionals.
  • Contribute to NFA's goal of building a first-class OTC Derivatives team by seeking opportunities to enhance member experience with the NFA, working with Managers to identify and recommend methods for improving existing practices of the regulatory program, and creating new, innovative ways for enhancing productivity within the department.

Requirements: Bachelor's degree in business oriented major. 3-5 years' financial services experience, preferably in regulatory compliance, risk management, auditing, or operations. Outstanding written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills. Strong analytical and problem resolution skills. Strong organizational skills and attention to details. Strong relationship building skills. Ability to confidently interact with different areas of a financial firm. Ability to work in a team setting, both as a leader and a participant. Ability to apply a balanced regulatory approach in a rule driven environment. Ability to manage multiple assignments and priorities. Proficient computer skills in Microsoft Office products. Familiarity with Listed and/or OTC derivatives market. Familiarity of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act as it pertains to swap transactions and swap intermediaries is considered a plus.

Location: Chicago or New York

Compliance Examiner, OTC Derivatives

Description: A Compliance Examiner's main responsibility is to support NFA's regulatory programs through examinations, investigations, surveillance, and monitoring of NFA Swap Dealers (SD) and Major Swaps Participants (MSP) members. This position may likely involve travel to domestic and foreign SDs and MSPs.  Duties/Responsibilities include:

  • Develop a thorough understanding of the examination, monitoring, and investigative techniques utilized by NFA and relevant rules and regulations with which member firms are required to comply.
  • Work with team to plan examinations of member firms by understanding their business objectives, structure, policies, processes, internal controls, and identifying risk areas for focus.
  • Participate in field examinations member firms' OTC derivatives businesses in order to identify key issues, including possible compliance deficiencies or violations. Review issues with the senior examination staff and assist in preparing post-examination reports.
  • Analyze documents submitted by SDs and MSPs pursuant to implementing regulations under Section 4s of the Commodity Exchange Act and engage with member firms to ensure that policies and procedures demonstrate an ability to comply with the regulations.
  • Engage in day-to-day communications with swap dealers, major swap participants and other industry professionals as required to assist firms in complying with Dodd Frank and NFA requirements.
  • Participate in financial analysis, ongoing monitoring, and the investigation of complaints and inquiries received from the public.

Requirements: Bachelor's degree in business oriented major. 0-3 years' financial services experience, preferably in regulatory compliance, risk management, auditing, or operations. Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills. Strong analytical and problem resolution skills. Strong organizational skills and attention to detail. Ability to work effectively in a team environment. Ability to manage multiple assignments and priorities. Proficient computer skills in Microsoft Office products

Location: Chicago or New York

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