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Alex Stone

Alex Stone

Director

alex.stone@orbisconsultants.com +1 917 341 2036
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Originally from Southend-on-Sea and with a background in the fitness world, I moved into recruitment back in 2011, moving up through the ranks from a Graduate to Managing Consultant.  

In October 2013, I was a founding member of Orbis Consultants, helping to plug the computers in and embark on our journey to where we are today. 

I have specialized in UX recruitment for most of my recruitment career. Heading up the Global Digital team, we’ve built a reputation as the ‘go to’ specialist UX agency, within the financial domain. I’ve recently been working hard to develop our brand in the US and made the move State-side in December 2017.  

A keen foodie living in NYC, you can find me running around trying out new quirky experiences, surfing the coast somewhere in the world, or hunting down my next adrenaline ridden adventure.

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'What are the chances of a recruiter finding a random UX designer on LinkedIn that lives overseas and places them at a top tier company? 
For most it would be impossible, but not Alex. He did this for me and knowing how he works, he could do it again. Alex placed me at Bloomberg in the UX department. Here's how he made it happen: He took the time to review my work and have a detailed discussion with me about the role and my skills. He arranged appointments immediately, worked to accommodate all schedules. Alex, informed me of all the details that helped me calibrate my approach and succeed in the process. He kept me informed of every step as it happened. He negotiated well on my behalf And he kept in contact and continues to now that I am settled. Alex understands both the company and the candidate and treats them with the utmost respect, humanity and consideration. After working with him, it does not surprise me that things worked out so well.'

Senior Interaction Designer, Bloomberg LP

Alex's Live Roles

Posted 1 day ago

Scrum Master - Agile / Project Manager / FinTech

London, England

£50000.00 - £80000.00 per annum

A global financial institution is looking to hire a Scrum Master / Project Manager with a strong technical background to drive the adoption of an agile framework across key departments within the organisation. In addition to facilitating daily sprints and backlogs you must be able to manage communications between various stakeholders. Responsibilities Managing daily Sprints Reporting to the Senior Architect on project progress Implement Scaled Agile across the group Conducting regular Scrum meetings Chasing and tracking progress on Jira Skills Required Agile experience required and certified Scrum Master Experience implementing Agile Programmes of work Digital Experience Excellent communications skills and ability to deal with Senior Stakeholders

Posted 2 days ago

Relationship Manager

London, England

£75000.00 - £85000.00 per annum

The Relationship Manager will be required to have a deep knowledge of each client's business and trends, identifying product development opportunities to pass on internally, and to promote the exchange's products and services to Members. Responsibilities: Take responsibility for the successful management of the portfolio of accounts and customers reporting directly to the Head of Relationship Management. Develop a tailored customer management strategy and nurture strong relationships at all levels of management with all Members. Take responsibility for providing a customer perspective to market development effort. This includes identifying products or service enhancement opportunities and contributing to their development, based on customer feedback. Have a deep understanding of the products and services offered by the exchange's platform Have a deep understanding of the regulatory environment affecting financial services, commodities and our membership. Providing a forward looking view on likely changes affecting their customer base and likely reactions to our service provision. Responsible for monitoring product penetration and usage and to identify the plan for expansion across the target client base. Working in conjunction with the Market Access team evaluate membership applicants, conduct initial site visits, document conclusions and ensure retention as per KYC Procedures and AML policy. Help in the development of more junior members of the Relationship Management team and assist the Senior Relationship Manager and the Head of Relationship Management when required. Ensure Members, prospective Members and Clients have the best possible 'customer experience' by ensuring a professional, courteous, accurate and timely response to requests at all times. Requirements: Significant experience in a client servicing or sales role in the financial sector with a focus on exchange traded derivatives and/or metals Familiarity with client onboarding and KYC processes Demonstrate a good understanding and knowledge of the regulatory developments affecting commodities and financial markets Demonstrable experience with influencing senior stakeholders at clients to affect change and adopt products Familiarity and comfortable discussing risk modelling and risk perspectives If you think your experience and expertise would be well suited to this opportunity, then please apply, and we will be in touch very soon to discuss your candidacy.

Posted 5 days ago

Machine Learning Engineer

Phoenix

Job description Our Client, a Global Market Data company, are looking to grow their Liquidity Quantitative / Data Science group as the business expands. This specific team uses Machine Learning, Econometric and Statistical methods to aid calculating liquidity risk. Requirements: 1+ years of professional work experience within a Data Science / Machine Learning capacity Strong educational background in Statistics and Probability with a solid understanding of pure fundamentals of both M.Sc. or Ph.D. in an applied numerical field such as Physics (preferred), Operational Research, Comp Sci, Mathematics, Statistics, etc. Ideally experience within Exchange Trading Experience with Python and ideally Matlab / R Experience with modelling securities across numerous asset classes, ideally professionally, at least educationally Technical Environment: Python, Matlab, R, SPARK

Posted 5 days ago

FIX Connectivity Implementation Engineer

New York

Our client, a Global Market Data organization are looking for an experienced FIX Technical PM / Analyst to join their global team to provide connectivity integration solutions to their new and existing clients. The requirements of the position are as follows: 6+ years of experience working with FIX protocol, ideally with 4.0-5.0 experience 2+ years of Project Management experience Experience working with OMS systems across any asset class Experience working with UNIX / LINUX systems Experience working with middleware connectivity - TCP/IP. MQ, UDP Experience working on migration or new installation projects Experience with SQL, XML, SFTP, CSV is a plus Strong communication, organizational and client facing skills Data Transformation / Middleware experience (ETL, Triggers & stored procedure) Key Skills Required: FIX, UNIX, LINUX, SQL, XML, SFTP, CSV

Posted 5 days ago

Unix Storage

City of London, London

Up to £70000.00 per annum

The successful candidate will also be providing support to the Storage environment which is a NetApp Cluster ONTAP v9 providing SAN, NFS and CIFS network storage to the Unix and Wintel estate. You will also provide support to the NetBackup infrastructure and OP5 monitoring systems. Responsibilities All aspects of routine Linux system administration. Ensuring all Linux and Storage systems meet their SLAs for availability and performance. Investigation and timely resolution of problems on Linux servers and NetApp storage. Ensuring system backups complete and performing ad-hoc restores. Preforming security and maintenance patching and major system updates (weekend work required for Production systems). Working closely with the Engineering team to help build and deliver new systems. Providing technical expertise to other teams. Being part of a 24x7 on-call rota for Unix and Storage (currently 1 week in 3). Participate with other team members to ensure onsite presence is maintained between 07:00 and 18:00 by working early or late starts Monday to Friday. Academic and Professional Qualifications Required: RedHat RHCSA/RHCE certification preferred. Required Knowledge and Level of Experience 5+ years of Linux support including strong, recent experience of supporting Red Hat Linux (v6 & 7) and NetApp Cluster Data ONTAP v9. Desirable experience: Any experience of Red Hat Satellite v6. Any experience of Container technologies, e.g. RedHat OpenShift, OpenStack, Kubernetes. Any experience of Ansible/Ansible Tower. Any experience of Veritas NetBackup v8. Any experience of Nagios/OP5 monitoring. Knowledge of SAN Fabric configuration. Skills set and Core Competencies Required for Role: Good troubleshooting abilities. Able to take ownership of issues and see them through to completion. Willing to learn new technologies. Able to work effectively within a small team. Able to communicate effectively with other teams of varying technical abilities.

Posted 7 days ago

Product Owner - Digital / UX / Agile

London, England

£80000 - £110000 per annum

A dynamic commercial banking FinTech are looking for an experienced product manager to join their organisation. Building out their digital-only platform you will you will have a deep understanding of the digital product development process and experience implementing cutting edge products. You will need to be very personable, engaging and come with proven excellent stakeholder skills. This requires a creative mind with a passion for problem solving. Responsibilities Own the digital product development using scaled agile techniques throughout the process. Create the product road map and strategy to ensure consumer satisfaction is achieved. Work closely with Engineers to develop an innovative UX design and ensure it becomes a thing of reality. Communication with both internal and external stakeholders Skills Required A deep understanding of digital product development process and practices such as Scrum and Kanban etc. Previously worked across large scale innovative implementations. Comfortable working Big Data Financial Services experienced is a plus but not mandatory Manages the long term performance of their product, establishing KPI targets and monitoring actual performance against them leading to efforts to remediate issues. A customer focused mindset Excellent communications skills and ability to deal with Senior Stakeholders Energises, pro-active and detail focused A proven team player with a flexible approach Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with a high attention to detail

Posted 7 days ago

Senior UX Designer

City of London, London

Up to £100000.00 per annum

Senior UX Designer A multinational investment bank is building out their design practice and are looking for you to bring a mix of graphical business analysis / user experience design experience in a financial organisation, preferably in a Front Office trading and/or risk context. You will need a good understanding of the end-to-end design and user-experience process with a broad spectrum of hands-on skills including user interviews, storyboarding, workshopping, sketching, wire-framing, prototyping, usability testing. You will create and design wireframe concepts and prototypes, working iteratively from initial ideas through to development of final designs. This will include ensuring that the design language, particularly interaction and experience patterns, are incorporated into new releases and ensuring user experience intent (UI/UX) is translated into UI applications. You will form part of a multi-skilled, global team that works collaboratively alongside developers, product owners and business users to design a range of financial applications. Projects are highly varied and can range from specialised risk management applications for front-office staff to regulatory dashboards to specialised data visualisation applications. You will be fluent in relevant design tools such as Adobe Creative Cloud and Sketch. If you are motivated by the opportunity to join a global, multi-disciplinary service team, which has been established to disrupt the current market, then please apply now!

Posted 7 days ago

Senior Front End Developer (Angular)

London, England

Up to £100000.00 per annum + Bonus

Senior Front End Developer (Angular) - Paying up to £100,000 base, plus bonus. Working for an Investment Bank, you will take UX designs to final production quality code, creating high-performance Front Office applications that are developed to run on a scalable, global infrastructure. You will form part of a multi-skilled, global team that works collaboratively alongside developers, product owners and business users to design a range of financial applications. Projects are highly varied and can range from specialised risk management applications for front-office staff to regulatory dashboards to specialised data visualisation applications. You will code applications to a very high standard, working iteratively to take UX designs to final production quality code. The UIs to be built will follow the strategic technology stack and standards using latest Typescript and Angular within the constraints of a flexible design language. Backend services will be provided and integrated using Web/REST API layers and real-time websockets. We're looking for the following technical skills; HTML5 SPA applications and components in Angular 6 / Angular CLI Microsoft Typescript or ES6 and OO concepts pixel-perfect CSS / SASS / LESS. Your experience will include taking custom, high resolution application designs (Sketch) and implementing them in Angular/CSS solutions. If you are excited by being part of a global, multi-disciplinary service which has been established to disrupt the current market then please apply now!

Posted 8 days ago

Senior Digital Marketing Manager

London

95000

Do you like the idea of working in a start up environment? Building out your own team? How about with the backing of one of the largest banking and finanial organisations in the world. Our client is seeking a Senior Digital Marketing Manager with experience in SEO, PPC and CRM software. Responsibilities include: Developing campaigns that resonate with customers and to design the companies' messaging. Implementing a digital marketing strategy to support their marketing plan and define it. Take the lead on the brand internally at the product level. Effective communication with senior personnel inlcuding those at C-level. Requirements: Marketing Degree or equivalent digital marketing experience. Hands on knowledge using PPC, SEO and CRM software. Experience managing technical and non technical projects.

Posted 8 days ago

Auditor at Leading Alternative Asset Manager

London, England

£50000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + Bonus

A world leading alternative asset manager is on the market for an accomplished auditor. They're looking for someone who is interested on being part of a fast-paced, highly regarded institution, to work closely with contacts in the Business, across numerous disciplines including HR, IT, Legal, Finance contacts within the various businesses they operate throughout (including Construction, Infrastructure and Property). Responsibilities for this position include the following: Internal Audits * Assist with planning, execution and reporting of internal audits and management assurance assignments in accordance with the annual Internal Audit Plans of the listed issuers. * Build relationships and work with the business to ensure findings and recommendations are agreed and monitor implementation of recommendations. Sarbanes Oxley Compliance * Perform process walkthroughs and review the design of key controls. * Assist with the completion of risk and control matrices and other reporting templates * Execute testing of Sox controls in accordance with Brookfield's methodology * Prepare required documentation for the External Auditors in accordance with predefined timetables. Other * Assistance with internal investigations and risk management matters when required Qualifications Required: * Newly qualified CA / CPA preferable * Bachelor's degree in accounting or related finance field Experience Required: * Relevant audit experience in a Big 4 (4-5 years) * Good knowledge of standards such as Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Act is mandatory * Experience working for clients in the Real Estate, Construction, Infrastructure or Energy sectors highly desired * Experience in financial modelling preferable but not essential. Key Competencies/Behaviours Required: * Candidate must be flexible and willing to work in a fast-moving environment. * Excellent attention to detail * Strong interpersonal skills, including written and verbal communications If you think your experience and expertise would be well suited to this opportunity, then please apply, and we will be in touch very soon to discuss your candidacy.