Acted as an intermediary between various banking units and external market data vendors, for the provision of tailored data products/services to meet the needs of the end user. Responsible for the management of commercial and contractual negotiations with vendors, looking to maximise cost savings and maintain vendor relationships. Key tasks included price negotiation, legal review, database management and usage analysis, as well as managing ad hoc data requests from various business units.
I worked in Nomura as a production support analyst in the Wholesale Production Services (WPS) division. My everyday work involved diagnosing and remediating issues in the complex system flows, investigating previously unknown issues all while in contact with traders or other business staff in a fast-paced environment, having good communication with the developers of the systems and gaining technical knowledge in order to get the ‘big picture’ and disseminate information to find a solution to system issues.
I was assigned a project from the start so day-to-day work generally involved a large chunk of solo project work. This work required a high level of coding so most of my day is spent coding in python. In addition, I would have frequent meetings with my team to provide an overview of their work and they would set smaller projects related to this. Additionally, I would have meetings with different business representatives to get a feel for certain other roles within the bank.
My role was supporting a software engineering team, so day to day activities included things such as being part of the transformation team and hence changing and migrating items of our CI (continuous integration) pipeline in order to better optimize it; integrating a code analysis tool into our CI pipeline in order to improve code quality; obtaining data about Nomura's language and framework usage using the GitLab API in order to better understand our standing; tracking the progress of certain tasks using their respective API's and subsequently creating visual burndown charts in powerBi showing this task progression.
Worked as a software developer intern in the GMIT division. This involved daily meetings with my manager and co-workers to discuss plan of work as well as a place for me to ask any questions (since everything was remote due to the pandemic). Primary focus was completing software development tickets ranging from small bug fixes to new projects.
Assigned to research and optimise the reporting tool used in the PRISM system, to display differences and top movers. Increased the coverage for all exposure regimes (Basel2, Basel3, potential exposure etc.) and for IMM and non-IMM legal entities. Chosen to coordinate the PRISM monthly production release in a 24-developer team Gained experience in using technologies and libraries such as Pandas, NumPy, Protobuf/gPRC microservice deployment
I attended a scrum call every morning to update my scrum master on what job I was doing and its progress. I then spent the day working through this task or providing support to a colleague if I did not have anything to work on at that time. I then met my manager in the evening to go through any tasks I had issues with/had questions on, in order to increase my understanding.
-Preparation of a credit memo for a financing opportunity in the renewable energy universe (Internship Individual project) - Support the team in building presentations for transaction origination purposes - Network with the company's employees to get an understanding of how the different teams cooperate during a transaction