Platform Lead Digital Markets

Job Description

About us, purpose, experience and qualifications
about us
RMB is a market leader in Investment Banking and our biggest asset is our people. We believe there is no end to what we can achieve for our clients, our shareholders and ourselves if we have the right people. We seek the best – smart, hard-working, self motivated, committed people with positive attitudes and passion for their work and the success of RMB. Our people come from many different backgrounds which adds richness to our talent pool. We offer a non-hierarchical, entrepreneurial environment where our people think and act like owners. We empower people, hold them accountable and reward exceptional performance. All suitable qualified candidates will be considered and appointments will be made in line with the Bank’s EE Strategy.
The Platform Lead for Digital Markets will be responsible for two teams: The Digital Channels & Execution Services team and the Digital Pricing & Market Making team. These teams consist of developers, application support and business analysts that implement and provide support for the applications within their respective teams. The role will be delivery and management focused. The role will report directly to the Markets CIO – Digital & Data.

Responsibilities + Skills

Strong understanding of multiple asset classes and how they are traded as well as the trade lifecycle.Good understanding of integration, messaging (FIX protocol), architecture and project management.Strong technical backgroundStrong vendor and stakeholder management skills


Technical analysis and designHave an excellent understanding of the exchange trading and electronic OTC environment for Capital Markets from both a business, process and technical perspectivePrevious exposure to Reuters, Bloomberg, FIX, ECNs and LPs requiredStrong technical knowledge of high-volume low-latency messaging and trading environmentsFull stack exposure


experience and qualificationsA graduate qualification in an Engineering, Financial Engineering and/or Computer Science degree10+ years experience in Capital Markets in a variety of technical roles preferably within an e-trading environment

Job Summary

  • Published on: Wednesday, 16th October 2019
  • Designation: Platform lead – Digital Markets
  • industry: Finance
  • Vacancy:
  • Employment Status: Full-time
  • Job Location: Johannesburg
  • Salary: on a call
  • Gender:
  • Application Deadline: Wednesday, 16th October 2019

About the Company

  • Company Name: FirstRand.
  • Address: PO Box 650149 Benmore, 2010
  • Website:
  • Company Profile:
  • FirstRand knows firsthand about banking. The company's FirstRand Bank Holdings operates FirstRand Bank and First National Bank in southern Africa, as well as asset financing firm WesBank and investment bank Rand Merchant Bank. FirstRand Limited owns and operates more than 750 branches and approximately 6,000 ATMs in South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, and Zambia. It also has a presence on every continent except Antarctica, with an international focus on Asia, Australia, the Middle East, and the UK. The company's activities encompass retail and private banking, corporate and investment banking, insurance, and asset management. 

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