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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Ary Khatchikian

Founder and Co-Chairman

Throughout his 20-year career in financial technology, Ary Khatchikian has been at the forefront of the electronic trading movement. In 1995, Ary founded Indigo Solutions, where he developed and marketed NeuronXT, an order management system (OMS) targeting small and mid-size investment firms. In January 2000, after founding Portware with Eric Goldberg, Ary transformed NeuronXT into Portware Enterprise, the leading multi-asset trade management system on the market today which has won numerous awards worldwide Ary has become a leading voice in the electronic and algorithmic trading community and serves as an advisor to several start-up and existing technology companies.


Eric Goldberg

Founder and Co-Chairman

Whether running a trading desk or launching a financial technology firm, Eric Goldberg has been an active participant on the front lines of electronic trading for over 25 years. Throughout his career, Eric has held a variety of senior level positions at buy-side and sell-side firms, running trading desks specializing in index, portfolio and derivatives trading. Eric also holds significant expertise in system development, architecture and functionality. In January 2000, Eric left trading to form Portware with Ary Khatchikian. Since its inception, Portware has established itself as the leading multi-asset trade management solution in the industry. Eric is an active angel investor in the financial technology sector.


ALFRED ESKANDAR

Chief Executive Officer, Portware

Alfred Eskandar is a proven business leader and technology entrepreneur who has dedicated almost 20 years to introducing new levels of innovation and customer value to the global capital markets community. As CEO of Portware, Eskandar has passionately worked to fundamentally change the trading technology landscape. Appointed CEO in 2012, Eskandar recognized the pervasive need for decision support tools that would help advance a collaborative environment between portfolio managers and traders. Months later he spearheaded the acquisition of the technology assets of Aritas group to create Portware Alpha Pro. In 2013, Eskandar was named to the prestigious Institutional Investor Trading Tech 40, the global ranking of the most prominent innovators and managers in the capital markets, selected based on their accomplishments and contributions at both the company and industry levels. Prior to Portware, Eskandar ran the US trading business for Liquidnet, where he was an executive team member and founding employee. Throughout his tenure he held multiple leadership roles including global head of strategy, directing all strategic initiatives, alliances and investments. He also led the acquisition of Miletus Trading, LLC, a leading quantitative and program trading broker-dealer, serving as president and chief executive officer during its integration.


Scott DePetris

President and Chief Operating Officer, Portware

Scott DePetris is a founding member of Portware, LLC and a proven serial entrepreneur. At Portware, DePetris drives the day-to-day business and works closely with the global client base to ensure Portware's expanding suite of solutions and services continuously meet clients' evolving requirements. Prior to Portware, DePetris was the co-founder and senior vice president of ExchangeLab, Inc, an intellectual property development company for financial services technologies. DePetris helped to incubate a number of successful FinTech start-ups and helped orchestrate the sale of ExchangeLab's primary asset, Financial Auction Network, to a consortium of investment banks, which was later launched under Nasdaq as Primex. Earlier in his career, he specialized in equity derivatives at The Goldman Sachs Group, and previously served on the board of directors at Dekania Acquisition Corporation (Amex: DEK.U). DePetris is a board member of the prestigious Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and is an active philanthropist, serving as Chairman of the board of directors at LSA Family Health Service.


Jim Brown

LONG RIDGE EQUITY PARTNERS

Jim co-founded Long Ridge in 2007 and serves as Managing Partner. Prior to founding Long Ridge, Jim was a Senior Partner at TH Lee Putnam Ventures, a $1.1B growth capital firm, where he led the firm’s financial services investment efforts. Prior to joining THLPV, Jim served as a Senior Vice President of GE Equity where he led investments in financial services, technology, consumer and media companies. Prior to joining GE Equity, Jim worked at Lehman Brothers as a Vice President and at Bain & Company as a Consultant.

Jim received a B.S. from New York University and an M.B.A. with Honors from the Wharton Business School of the University of Pennsylvania.


WHO WE ARE

We are a company of problem solvers. We are driven by taking on challenges and finding solutions others can't imagine. Every day, we wake up with one goal in mind: making the industry’s best automated trading systems even better.

Our clients are global investment managers, hedge funds and broker dealers, firms who understand the complexities of today’s markets and want a trusted partner that has been at the forefront of electronic trading for more than a decade.


Alfred Eskandar

Chief Executive Officer, Portware

Alfred Eskandar is a proven business leader and technology entrepreneur who has dedicated almost 20 years to introducing new levels of innovation and customer value to the global capital markets community. As CEO of Portware, Eskandar has passionately worked to fundamentally change the trading technology landscape. Appointed CEO in 2012, Eskandar recognized the pervasive need for decision support tools that would help advance a collaborative environment between portfolio managers and traders. Months later he spearheaded the acquisition of the technology assets of Aritas group to create Portware Alpha Pro. In 2013, Eskandar was named to the prestigious Institutional Investor Trading Tech 40, the global ranking of the most prominent innovators and managers in the capital markets, selected based on their accomplishments and contributions at both the company and industry levels. Prior to Portware, Eskandar ran the US trading business for Liquidnet, where he was an executive team member and founding employee. Throughout his tenure he held multiple leadership roles including global head of strategy, directing all strategic initiatives, alliances and investments. He also led the acquisition of Miletus Trading, LLC, a leading quantitative and program trading broker-dealer, serving as president and chief executive officer during its integration.


Scott DePetris

President and Chief Operating Officer, Portware

Scott DePetris is a founding member of Portware, LLC and a proven serial entrepreneur. At Portware, DePetris drives the day-to-day business and works closely with the global client base to ensure Portware's expanding suite of solutions and services continuously meet clients' evolving requirements. Prior to Portware, DePetris was the co-founder and senior vice president of ExchangeLab, Inc, an intellectual property development company for financial services technologies. DePetris helped to incubate a number of successful FinTech start-ups and helped orchestrate the sale of ExchangeLab's primary asset, Financial Auction Network, to a consortium of investment banks, which was later launched under Nasdaq as Primex. Earlier in his career, he specialized in equity derivatives at The Goldman Sachs Group, and previously served on the board of directors at Dekania Acquisition Corporation (Amex: DEK.U). DePetris is a board member of the prestigious Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and is an active philanthropist, serving as Chairman of the board of directors at LSA Family Health Service.


Sarath Chennareddy,Ph.D.

Global Head of Engineering, Portware

Sarath Chennareddy as Global Head of Engineering at Portware is responsible for all software design and development, quality assurance and delivery of products and solutions to clients. Sarath has more than 20 years of experience in design, development and implementation of a wide range of technology solutions for the investment industry. Sarath is an expert in building customizable trading systems that support the creation and execution of algorithmic trading strategies for global equities, derivatives and foreign exchange. Sarath started with Portware in 2000 and has been intimately involved in nearly all facets of the build-out of its products. Prior to joining Portware, Sarath was at IIT Bombay India, where he received his Ph.D. in engineering.


CAREERS

Senior software developer

Portware LLC seeks Senior Software Developers for a position in the New York City Area to create software for automated portfolio and algorithmic trading and work with JAVA, SWING, JMS, XML, and JSP. To apply, send resumes to Naleenee Hansraj, 233 Broadway, 24th floor, New York, NY 10279

Senior Software Engineer

Implement the given requirements and deliver high quality code with in the agreed timelines

Quality Assurance Engineer

As a QA Engineer, candidate will be responsible for design /execute manual/automated test cases, analyze and report results for various tests performed

Database Developer

Position: Build Release Engineer Number of openings: 1 Location: Hyderabad Purpose: Be part of a dynamic Database team working with Oracle and moving into Big Data technology. Share responsibility in development of all Database related technologies that make up the Portware Trade Management platform.

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Position: Senior software developer/lead - US

Number of openings: 1 Location: New York, NY

Purpose:

The leading global algorithmic trading and Execution Management System (EMS) provider seeks Sr. Software developers/leads with financial industry specific experience. Our product supports clients both on the buy-side and sell-side along within Equity, FX, Futures and Options & Fixed Income asset classes. We are located in New York City. Compensation is commensurate with experience.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical direction for the development, design and systems integration from specification phase through implementation on multiple development projects.
  • Recognizing potential reuse in the organization or in the application by:
    • Observing and understanding the broader system environment
    • Creating the component design
    • Having knowledge of other applications in the organization
  • Subdivide a complex application, during the design phase, into smaller, more manageable pieces
  • Grasp the functions of each component within the application
  • Understand the interactions and dependencies among components
  • Communicate these concepts to developers

Requirements:

  • Minimum of 6 years of programming experience in the finance or electronic trading space.
  • Firm understanding of Java 1.6 - 1.8 core APIs, including collections, multi-threading, XML, SWING and middleware technologies.
  • Strong knowledge of financial equity or derivatives products, market data feeds, trade lifecycle and post-trade processing, portfolio management or Order Management Systems.
  • Proven hands-on design and implementation experience in high-volume, high-performance real-time trading systems.
  • Closely work with sales, product management, development, quality assurance and support teams
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills are a must.

Education:

Bachelors or Masters Degree in Computer Science or other relevant engineering field.


SUBMIT RESUME

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Senior Software Engineer

Implement the given requirements and deliver high quality code with in the agreed timelines

Key (Functional) Responsibilities / Deliverables:

  • Deliver high quality , re-usable and maintainable code, perform Unit /Integration Testing of assigned tasks with in the agreed timelines
  • Develop & enhance core and client systems functionality, including algorithms, plug-in modules, API and GUI
  • Participate in Requirement gathering/clarification sessions
  • Perform Code Reviews and ensure best practices are followed
  • Trouble shooting (incl. profiling) and resolving critical issues in a timely manner
  • Demos and presentations to internal stake holders
  • Collaborate with internal teams (e.g.: Quality Assurance) to ensure smooth product delivery
  • Provide L2/L3 support as and when required

What makes it interesting!

  • Creating innovative solutions for complex problems
  • Gain exposure on Electronic Trading in Capital Markets
  • Exposure to intelligent trading platform/algorithms
  • Freedom to come up with own ideas and productize them
  • Working in agile teams

Education/Qualifications:

B.E / B.Tech from reputed colleges

Experience/Skill:

4-7 years (core Java )

Mandatory Skills:

  • Core Java
  • Strong analytical, logical and problem-solving skills
  • SQL

Behavioral Competencies:

  • Fast learner, Good communicator , Self-motivated
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize & work under pressure with tight deadlines
  • Take initiative and responsibility for end to end delivery

Preferable Skills:

  • Swing
  • OOAD
  • J2EE
  • Experience in Financial services and FIX protocol

To Apply:

Please submit your resume via e-mail to careers@portware.com quoting the above job title.


SUBMIT RESUME

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Position: Quality Assurance Engineer

Number of openings: 1 Location: Hyderabad

Purpose:

As a QA Engineer, candidate will be responsible for design /execute manual/automated test cases, analyze and report results for various tests performed

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design and develop Manual/Automated test cases that meet the Best practices and the industry standards for easy maintenance and extensibility
  • Responsible for setting up Test Environments
  • Review requirements with stakeholders for consistency and accuracy
  • Issue reporting and tracking
  • Analyze the logs and debug the issues
  • Interfacing with development teams
  • Individual contributor as well as a team player with ability to build strong partner confidence

What makes it interesting?

Work with cross cultural Teams

Education/Qualifications:

B.E / B.Tech [Tier 1 colleges]

Experience:

2-4 years of experience in Software Testing preferably in java based Enterprise Applications

Mandatory Skills:

  • Understanding of testing process and ability to setup test environment
  • Experience in creating / executing functional test cases.
  • Analyzing discrepancies to understand if the issue is with the system or with the test itself
  • Experience in Databases: SQL-Server, Oracle and OS like Linux, Solaris
  • Analytical and problem-solving abilities, with quick adaptation to new technologies, methodologies, and systems.
  • Excellent communication and documentation skills
  • Knowledge on any of the Automation tools

Good to have:

  • Knowledge on Capital Markets domain and FIX Protocol
  • Working in Agile Teams is a plus
  • Exposure to any object oriented or scripting language

SUBMIT RESUME

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Position: Database Developer

Number of openings: 1 Location: Hyderabad

Purpose:

Be part of a dynamic Database team working with Oracle and moving into Big Data technology. Share responsibility in development of all Database related technologies that make up the Portware Trade Management platform.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop applications as per technical design documents.
  • Make quick decisions while troubleshooting issues that arise as project progresses.
  • Provide detailed knowledge to troubleshoot issues related to Portware Database development.
  • Keep up to date with the latest Database technology

Functional responsibilities:

  • Core domain knowledge
  • Strong knowledge of core Oracle database development and design
  • Advanced PL/SQL
  • Strong Knowledge of Security Master and Portware databases.
  • Shell scripting, ETL and Data Warehousing experience
  • Comfortable with APEX, SQL Loader.

What makes it interesting?

  • Working in the one of the most interesting financial domains, Automated trading platform
  • Ability to add value to development instead of just following the instructions
  • Direct input to improve the Portware product and company
  • Opportunity to get involved in Big Data technology.

Education/Qualifications:

B.Tech/M.Tech/M.C.A Tier 1 College

Experience:

2-4 years core Oracle Database development

Mandatory Skills:

  • Advanced PL/SQL and Database design
  • Exposure to Apex
  • Strong documentation skills
  • Strong Communication skills
  • Ability to work alone
  • Challenge status quo and be proactive in looking for improvements

Preferable Skills:

  • Experience in financial services a plus, but other relevant industries will be considered based on project depth.

Good to have:

  • Java
  • Perl
  • Java scripting
  • NoSQL and Big Data technology such as Apache Cassandra and Apache Spark.
  • Various server OS flavours (Windows, Linux, Solaris etc)

SUBMIT RESUME

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Location Details

99 Park Ave, 16th Floor
New York, NY 10016

Phone: +1.212.425.5233
Fax: +1.212.571.4634

1 Snowden St.
London EC2A 2DQ

Phone: +44 (0) 203.002.6410
Fax: +44 (0) 207.198.9561

Portware India Pvt Ltd
404, Building #14
Mindspace, Hitech City
Hyderabad, Telangana 500081
India
Phone: +91.40307.00000

2808, 28/F The Center
99 Queen's Road Central
Hong Kong

Phone: +852.3693.1333 Fax: +852.3010.3824

Contact our Global Sales team

News: Portware Recognized as Best Buy-Side EMS

Portware Recognized as Best Buy-Side EMS

NEW YORK AND LONDON, May 4, 2017—Portware, a FactSet company and a leading global provider of multi-asset trade automation solutions powered by artificial intelligence, today announced Markets Media has recognized Portware with the prestigious Markets Choice Award for Best Buy-Side EMS.

The Markets Choice Awards span the most important sectors of institutional trading and investing. The winners of the 2017 Markets Choice Awards were selected by market participants and readers and identify “the best of the best” among buy-side investors, traders and trading desks, sell-side execution desks, exchanges and platforms, traditional technology providers and emerging FinTech firms.

Portware Enterprise is a multi-asset thinking execution management system (EMS) that combines smart trade automation and execution with the latest in commission and visualization tools to support the buy-side’s most complex workflows and optimize alpha. The fully customizable, ultra-fast and open real-time system acts as a central platform to communicate, analyze and execute investment ideas for multiple global asset classes, empowering traders to make the most informed decisions in the shortest time. Portware seamlessly integrates with other systems to provide unconflicted access to the widest range of liquidity providers, broker algorithmic suites and trading destinations globally. The platform enables firms to customize and rationalize resources to extend the life of their existing technologies to bring down the TCO of their trading infrastructure with every trade, for every customer.

The latest version of the platform, Portware Enterprise 6.4, offers clients data warehousing functionality, advanced venue analysis and an enhanced ability to record and analyze growing volumes of execution and Indication of Interest (IOI) data. The addition of on-demand, customizable reporting functionality will help clients meet growing regulatory requirements such as MiFID II, while upgrades to Portware’s user interface offer greater customization. Users can now tailor even more of their individual workspaces to their evolving requirements, on-demand, via new “Unlock Any” functionality. Enterprise 6.4 users can also now launch FactSet reports with a single click from inside the Portware user interface, with reports opening directly in the FactSet workstation.
“Portware is committed to helping buy-side firms power the intelligent workflows required to improve trading performance while lowering the total cost of trade, and of the tools to trade,” said Alfred Eskandar, CEO of Portware. “We are honored that Markets Media has again recognized Portware as the Best Buy-Side EMS based on our partnership approach, global client growth and ability to continuously innovate to drive the most dynamic global trading operations.”

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About Portware:
Portware, a FactSet company, is the first and only global provider of multi-asset trade automation solutions powered by artificial intelligence. Portware’s thinking EMS helps automate and streamline the buy side’s most complex trading workflows. Spanning more than three dozen offices in 15 countries together with FactSet, Portware works in partnership with its clients to create highly customizable, automated solutions to create bespoke workflows, increase operational efficiencies and more closely align portfolio strategy with trade execution worldwide. Part of FactSet Research Systems Inc. (NYSE; NASDAQ:FDS), Portware’s award-winning trade automation solutions are redefining the electronic trading landscape by empowering traders and portfolio managers to maximize liquidity access, minimize information leakage, and enhance trade execution quality consistently to outperform in today’s complex global markets.