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Aaron Shakeshaft

Aaron Shakeshaft

Senior Consultant

shakey@orbisconsultants.com 0203 854 0025
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Originally from Bridgend in South Wales, I moved to London in June 2016 to begin my life in the big city.

My background is as a Primary School teacher, but soon after graduation I headed over to Byron Bay, Australia where I had a rugby contract. There, I had a job as a travel agent and loved the buzz of a sales related role, talking to interesting people and helping them with their plans.

This lead me to recruitment where there is a buzz, it's electric and I'm talking to people constantly.

Here at Orbis I work on the Development Desk working with mainly back-end developers, DevOps, Big Data Developers, Machine Learning Engineers and Data Scientists.

Outside of work I am a keen rugby player, playing both 7's and 15's, along with hunting for the best burger in London!

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My experience of working with Aaron was exceptional. From initial contact to successfully placing me into my current BI Role, he supported me in getting the job according to my terms. He went above and beyond to ensure I was prepared for interviews and provided an approachable but professional service. Highly recommended and I am really impressed with his professionalism.
Thanks Aaron!

BI SQL/.Net Developer, London Metal Exchange


Posted 4 days ago

Quant Research, Sales Associate

New York

We are recruiting for a junior buy side individual with sales experience, high energy and very strong technically with around 2- 5 years of equity buyside experience. This individual will have strong communications, python (data manipulation, comprehend libraries, proficient in data analysis) and that has worked on the client side. You’ll be dealing with a quantamental audience, but we don’t need a PhD that’ll be talking very high-level data science to clients. Instead we need someone that can relate to investors and understand the business needs. You will be charged with a territory and charged with getting investors to a systematic strategy. This will also include you Involved in full lifecycle pitching, prototyping, client adoption and deployment. We are not looking for a developer here as there is less emphasis on the technical part. If you’ve been working in a junior sales capacity at a hedge fund or asset manager and have studies Python at college/used in a problem-solving capacity (data manipulation, comprehend and manage libraries and data analysis) then we’d like to hear from you. Job Description Quantitative investment funds have doubled over the last decade to a record $500 billion AUM and now represent around 17% of total hedge fund assets. Smart beta strategies have grown even further from less than $100 billion in 2007 to a record $617 billion now sitting in US Smart beta ETFs. We are partnering with a financial software and data organization that is uniquely positioned at the forefront of this financial revolution and we are looking for you to join them. The Team: The Financial Applications Team works closely with the company’s clients to implement quantitative investment strategies and research using the new Python Quant development platform. The quant platform combines world-class open source python libraries with the world's leading financial database, allowing our clients to generate unique research in quantitative finance and help them to capture alpha in a highly competitive landscape. You’ll be part of a global team with people based in London, New York, San Francisco, Sao Paulo, Hong Kong, Singapore, Tokyo and Sydney. The team works very closely with our Account Management teams, Product Development and R&D teams. You will use your equity market knowledge to consult with clients or prospective clients, helping them to develop and implement their quantitative investment strategies and research on our new python based quant platform. With access to the world's most comprehensive financial database, you will have the opportunity to apply advanced data science technologies to generate real world investment models. Your role will involve full life-cycle development, from initial pitches to prospective clients, requirement gathering, prototyping, implementation, deployment and adoption. Job Responsibilities: Position our quant platform to prospective clients, working with our account management team to provide thought leadership in the quantamental universe both internally and at external focus events Work with clients to deep dive into their investment process, coding this into an implemented strategy in our quant platform on behalf of the client Liaise between the client, product development teams, R&D to push internally for enhancements or fixes to the APIs or the platform Provide continued support for clients to ensure adoption Provide assistance on new strategies or processes they wish to implement Help develop documentation, training material, internal tools to better service quant clients You will learn on the job: In depth knowledge of the Terminal - the world's leading financial analytics platform for investment professionals You will be sent on training to improve your expertise in data science, quantitative investment strategies and capital markets A deep understanding of quantitative strategies and investment knowledge across equities, fixed income, FX and commodities You will learn Open Source python technologies for advanced data visualizations, widgets and analytics Experience needed: Coding skills in python Experience in equity quantitative (quantamental) investment strategies or Equity Risk Premia strategies Have a strategic mind set and demonstrable commercial acumen - be able to weigh up the business opportunities of a project before execution Highly articulate, consultative, and confident in interactions with clients Desirable experience: Prior experience working on the sell side in other asset classes: Fixed Income, Commodities or FX Previous front office work experience in financial markets working on/with the buy side Knowledge of other programming languages such as R, VBA or similar Experience with big data analysis or machine learning applications in finance

Posted 4 days ago

SFTR Business Analyst

London

Up to £600 per day

Our clients, a Leading Global Investment Bank, is currently on the market for a SFTR focused contractor Business Analyst to ensure that the business case, plans and control processes have sufficient detail and have evaluated the potential impact of the changes made. The selected candidate will take significant responsibility to ensure the relevant areas of the business are SFTR compliant by collaborating with multiple internal teams, as well as external regulators. Key Responsibilities Take ownership to track and analyse SFTR regulatory communications and updates across EMEA and work with the SME and end users. Identify the processes, system changes and timescales required to introduce regulatory changes and ensure the correct governance of the change process. Support and involve the appropriate staff and teams in the QA, testing and delivery of changes, including helping to resolve any issues. Display knowledge of SFTR regulatory requirements, the banking products it impacts and prior experience of providing regulatory analysis and business requirements documentation. Key Skills and Experience Significant exposure to SFTR regulation within a Business Analyst capacity. Subject matter expertise required in documenting regulatory driven business case and associated technical specifications. Ability to identify and analyse the impact of regulation on the wider bank system infrastructure and put forward necessary actions to mitigate these. Experience of creating detailed business analysis documentation including business cases, use cases and BRDs/FRDs. Excellent stakeholder management skills, able to establish strong working relationships with internal stakeholders, as well as external clients/regulators.

Posted 4 days ago

Creative/Digital Recruitment Consultant

London

Competitive

Imagine: the freedom to manage your own desk, being rewarded for your work, the latest tech and recruitment systems at your fingertips, wearing jeans, leaving early on a Friday to enjoy the weekend, and so much more… Sound the alarms; We have an opportunity open at Orbis on our Digital desk! We Are Orbis #ConnectingExcellence We are a multi-sector agency focused on digital, technology, data and financial services with high-profile clients across Europe, United States and Asia. Headquartered in London, we also have an office in New York. We have a growing team of consultants in London and a strong list of excellent clients to work with. This is a unique opportunity to join a business at an exciting phase of expansion, with unrestricted opportunity for career advancement. The Opportunity Our creative team is going from strength to strength and we are looking for someone with a passion for digital to join us in London. We have been working with some of the best names in financial services in London, NYC and Asia for over 5 years which means we have qualified roles and committed clients ready for someone to start working with. This is a great opportunity for a consultant with proven 360 experience wanting to work in an environment of support and freedom to work autonomously. You will also receive ongoing support for your personal branding as well as ongoing support to reach your personal goals. The next great Orbis consultant also needs Creative/digital background or degree and experience within recruitment Passion for tech and digital Energy, ambition, motivation and desire to be successful Confidence, a sociable team player and a collaborative working style - everyone at Orbis works brilliantly together and we love to celebrate each other's successes Proven track record of thinking outside the box, we want you to find the candidates our clients didn't even know they were looking for Ability to manage your own desk - at Orbis we don't believe in micro-management Someone with a demonstrable desire to be successful and natural ability to build relationships What’s in it for you? Glad you asked You will join a collaborative and sociable team with ongoing training and support. Some of our benefits include: Competitive commission scheme (there is no threshold and nearly everyone earns commission straight away) Unlimited personal development budget. Unlimited budget for industry events, conferences and training courses Incentive trips abroad to various locations across Europe and USA (the next one is Vegas!) Monthly top performers lunch clubs at Michelin or 5* star rated restaurants Early Friday finish 25 days holiday plus your birthday off Flexible smart casual dress code Unlimited barista coffee cart onsite, breakfast every Monday, weekly happy hour, beer and cider taps Gym vouchers, office table tennis and air hockey table Annual summer festival and various other WeWork perks Office music and drinks fridge (always fully stocked) More about our London office location Our London office is based in state-of-the-art WeWork offices, 1 minute from Aldgate East Station and 7 minutes from Liverpool Street. We’re close to a long list of amenities, the vast choice of street food at Spitalfields Market, the tranquil bars and restaurants at St Katherine’s Docks and access to the city right on our doorstep. So you’re interested – what next? Send us an application - we’ll get back to you as soon as we can for a confidential chat. We’re looking forward to hearing from you.

Posted 4 days ago

Cloud Engineer

London

up to £90,000

What is the bigger picture of where cloud computing is heading? You’ve seen their team of Engineers, VP’s and Practice Leads speaking at conferences around the globe, from San Francisco to London, tech conferences to Google talks, and they are answering this question. They are at the forefront of a new era to shape and deliver Google Cloud Platforms, not only in London but they are making global changes to revolutionise cloud computing. Working here you will have a direct impact on products that millions of people use daily. What they do: Build out their fast-growing practice Work on a wide variety of project across clients mainly in the financial sector What you will be contributing to: Not an ordinary role, you work different projects all about Cloud Work in cross-functional teams, changing teams and projects as this fast-paced business grows and evolves The role grows with you, whether your looking to move into architecture or VP What they are looking for: They are looking for a developer with a keen interest in GCP 4+ years’ experience in Java or Python GCP, Azure or AWS Kubernetes Jenkins Docker What they offer you: Flexibility options depending on your preference Tailored learning and development programmes Access to industry leading training – yes even at Google HQ! This company is as fast paced as the technologies they are working on, so the role might be filled before this advert expires, so ensure to submit your profile soon. Not a perfect fit to this role, if you are keeping up to date with the latest cloud offerings you have a skill they are looking for. If you want more information, continue the conversation and apply.

Posted 6 days ago

Controls & Compliance Analyst

London

Up to £75,000

Our client, one of the UK’s leading FinTech firms, is currently on the market for a Controls and Compliance Analyst to work closely with the Risk and Compliance team leads in achieving a number of important objectives for their 2019 Security Roadmap. The company is currently going through a period of rapid expansion and has already secured a multi-million-pound investment from a global investment bank. Key Responsibilities Assisting with senior management with strategy and framework documentation including control gap analysis and design. Creating and delivering stakeholder presentations for Function Risk/Security Leads, C Suite and Board. Collaborating with Team Leads, IT and Security to assist with the design of controls. Maintaining Internal Control registers and action log. Maintaining Regulatory, and Legislative compliance registers. Assisting with Risk and Control Assessments. Providing support for Governance meetings (including the Security Working Group, Risk Committee). Keeping up to date on whitepapers, publications, standards and frameworks to ensure the organisation remains in line with industry standards and is offering best in class services with regards to Internal Cyber Security. Key Skills and Experience At least 2 years’ experience in a Risk/Control/Cyber Security position, ideally within Financial Services. Exposure to Cyber/Information Security processes and approaches. Familiarity with Cyber/Information Security Control Frameworks (NIST, ISO 27001/2) and privacy regulations, such as the EU GDPR and Data Protection Act. Control mapping and gap analysis experience highly desirable. Excellent communication skills, able to build and maintain strong relationships with multiple internal and external stakeholders.

Posted 10 days ago

Trading Application Support Engineer

London

Competitive Salary

My company is looking for a trading support engineer which is required for a leading supplier of trading solutions to financial services You will need to have these key requirements: Previous experience in a support role Knowledge of trading systems Knowledge of financial services Hands-on experience working within a UNIX/Linux environment Experience of C# or similar Strong SQL and database skills Solid communication skills If you fit this description, then please apply!

Posted 11 days ago

Java Developer

London

up to £80,000

The start of a rewarding career, with great benefits. Working cross-functional team for global clients. They are transforming the financial market and they are looking for strong developers who are to build a next generation system. Have the unique opportunity to build a sophisticated high-performance system using the latest technologies of your choice. You will be a core part of driving large scale projects forward, and you will have a significant impact in how it’s implemented. Ideal Skills: Java Development TDD Spring & Spring Boot Elastic Search CI/CD with Jenkins GCP

Posted 11 days ago

BI SQL .NET DEVELOPER

London

Up to £63,000

BI Developer is required to join our client who are a leading provider of trading services in the financial markets to work on numerous high-profile initiatives. Based in London, the role offers a salary between £55,000 and £63,000. The successful candidate will work within IT Solution Delivery development team who are responsible for design, development and ongoing maintenance of exchange data warehouse systems, regulatory and ETL solutions. This business is undergoing significant transformation including Datawarehouse initiatives, replacement of trading platforms and implementing regulatory requirements. In line with this, we are working with their Development Manager to hire a BI Developer with strong experience across Visual Studio, SQL Server, SSIS/SSRS/SSAS along with C#/.Net experience. Requirements: Strong SQL Server Experience of data warehouse design and implementation BI stack knowledge: SSRS, SSAS, SSIS T-SQL, SSDT, Performance tuning Strong practice in .NET and C# technologies Source control SVN/Bitbucket, Git

Posted 13 days ago

Partner Manager – Google Cloud

London

up to £80,000.00

The Role: The Google Partner Manager role is required to join the recently formed Global Partner Team responsible for the drive of our increasing opportunities within the strategic Global Cloud partners such as Google, AWS and Microsoft. This team will own the relationships and drive revenue through the partners and our clients. The role offers a fantastic opportunity for someone to join a team in its early stages, to help to shape the operation and successful growth of these emerging markets and be part of an important revenue engine for my client. Your principl activities will include: Working closely with Google’s partnership teams in the UK on all aspects of our joint Professional Services offerings. Build and further develop our key relationships with Google Development of the Strategic Partner Plan with a view to increasing joint revenue and to maintain the clients position as a key provider to Google. Work closely with our sales team to ensure that we meet our partner revenue targets. Promote the business within Google through having a thorough understanding of my clients cloud offerings and customer success stories Work closely with our Delivery ManagePartement teams and Customer Engineers to ensure that the projects are visible within Google. Collate and keep updated the central reports including the KPIs and overall activity reports on customer success stories and the clients Google capability. Support the virtual team internally to keep track of commercial agreements - progress and liaise where necessary to keep on track Liaise with my client and Google teams to solve issues, communicate needs and create synergy. What we require from you: High levels of strategic and entrepreneurial skills Ability to be a self-starter with limited oversight, energetic and a passion for technology Fundamental project management and planning skills Client engagement experience Required Experience: Degree level Experience of prior partnership management in a technology environment Experience of, or exposure to sales Preferred Experience: Degree level in Computer Science/ Engineering Ability to present complex information to partners and colleagues in a clear and appealing manner and credibility at all levels. Experience working with channel partners, systems integrators and third party developers to deliver successful solutions. Experience of working in a Professional Services company.

Posted 14 days ago

Senior Cloud / Kubernetes Architect

Palo Alto

$175-230k Base + 20-40% Bonus + RSU's

Our client, a Global Leading Financial Organization utilizing the latest technology, are looking for a Hands On Architect to help design and deliver a cutting edge Global Payments Platform. You will be part of the central Architecture team whose mandate is to help numerous teams across the organization in designing their systems utilizing the latest technologies across Golang, Kubernetes, Microservices, NoSQL. Responsibilities: Design, architect, and deliver a new Payments Platform. Work with other developers (within the team and outside the team), to ensure technical compatibility and user satisfaction Follow and cultivate consistent Architectural and Development best practices Qualifications and Experience: 8+ years of hands on Object Orientated development experience (any language) 5+ years of experience in designing and implementing large scale platforms with high resiliency and reliability. Kubernetes and other Orchestration Framework experience 2+ years of designing and building microservices architecture and service mesh technologies Solid understanding of Systems Engineering Ideally have NoSQL experience Java, Microservices, Go, Vert.x, React, Envoy, ProtoBuf, JASON, CouchBase, Cassandra, Redis, Consul, Jenkins, docker, Kubernetes, OpenShift, Drools, Elastic Stack, Kafka