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We are always interested in hearing from suitably qualified people who share our focus on excellence. It can be for employment or as an independent contractor to SkySparc. If you have relevant experience of Wallstreet Suite, please send your cv to: email@example.com and check out the vacancies.
We asked some of our team to give us a flavour of what it’s like to work for SkySparc and tell us a little about themselves, too.
Get a flavour of life at SkySparc
The financial technology sector is an exciting, fast-moving place to build a career. Each year, SkySparc offers a winning opportunity to a select group of young professionals. Read more and apply
If this sounds like the place for you, please email a detailed cv and contact details to firstname.lastname@example.org
We are currently looking for experienced Wallstreet Suite consultants in the following areas:
The above positions are open for employment or as an independent contractor. Please contact us for more information about our Contractor Partner Program or to apply for the above positions. The location for these positions is flexible and travel is a must.
Lars has been working with Wallstreet Suite for more than ten years, and looks after SkySparc’s clients in central Europe as well as taking the lead with the growing group of central banking clients. He’s based in Frankfurt and travels frequently.
All client-facing roles at SkySparc require a thorough knowledge of system capabilities, combined with finance and markets expertise and an ability to quickly understand the client’s business context. As well as Masters-level software engineering qualifications, Lars has more than ten years’ in-depth experience working with Wallstreet Suite. He enjoys all aspects of his role: "I spend a lot of time talking with clients throughout on-going projects, but it’s also my job to think about how we can help them in the future, and to introduce our services and products to new clients." Lars reckons he spends roughly half his time with clients, and half engaging with the wider SkySparc team to fulfil client needs.
Downtime: Plays and watches football.
A loyal supporter of Eintracht Frankfurt.
Quality time: These days, more likely to spend Saturday afternoon with his toddler than at the stadium.
Yishi has worked with Wallstreet Suite for more than seven years. During that time, he’s followed SkySparc’s clearly-defined career path, with responsibility growing as a result of experience gained.
Born in Beijing, Yishi studied for his Masters in software engineering at Lund University.
Yishi knows the company and its international client base well. "It’s a great place to work – a very collaborative environment. There’s really good knowledge in the team and a willingness to share ideas and help each other. That’s so important for development work, where there’s always a new challenge."
But it’s not just about the eureka moment. "We’re application experts and we make processes work well for clients. Sometimes, that’s not very glamorous. Data management is a large part of our work."
Enjoys: Sweden’s unspoilt countryside and great people.
Not so keen on: Meatballs and potatos.
Rana says SkySparc is a good place to develop and take on new responsibilities. "Everyone is very smart and ready to get involved. Ideas are listened to here," she says.
SkySparc people travel a lot, says Rana, "so getting together as a company is important."
Regular company events combine training and information-sharing with fun activities like skiing.
In the office: A serious planner.
Out of the office: A seriously fun aunt to nephews and nieces.
The financial technology sector is an exciting, fast-moving place to build a career. Each year, SkySparc offers a winning opportunity to a select group of young professionals and provides them with valuable knowledge and experience on our solutions.
SkySparc is a young and fast growing company (top 0.2% in Sweden) at the intersection between financial markets and technology – the FinTech sector – with our offices in the center of Stockholm.
We are application experts in Wallstreet Suite – a treasury, risk and asset management system provided by Wall Street Systems and we also have our own market-leading product, OmniFi. We provide expertise to first-in-class banks, central banks, asset managers and corporate treasuries around the world. Our client list includes world famous financial institutions and blue chip companies.
To be considered, you should have a background in economics, engineering physics, industrial engineering, financial mathematics or computer science, be fluent in English and available to travel.
For more information, please email email@example.com
Start date: June 2016.
Role: Financial Consultant and System Specialist
Location: Stockholm & International
Application date: Opens November 2015, deadline 15 February 2016
Language requirements: Fluent English. German/French/Spanish is a plus.
Available to travel internationally.
Summary of role
SkySparc is a partner to Wall Street Systems, a company headquartered in New York. We are experts on Wallstreet Suite - a treasury, risk and asset management system. Wallstreet Suite is both web and client/server based, a true real time system, based on 64 bit technology, supporting multiple operating systems, databases, web servers and hardware configurations.
We are looking for the most talented young professionals with a drive to learn and work hard.
Financial Consultant: you will work with the functional side of Wallstreet Suite, e.g. issues like financial instruments, valuation, risk and performance, limit calculations, hedge effectiveness, etc.
System Specialist: you will work with issues like integration to external systems, development of custom solutions for clients. The work includes problem analysis, specification, coding/configuration, testing. The work is often carried out together with client's staff and SkySparc's senior consultants.
Joined SkySparc as a Young Professional in 2012.
Joakim likes the fact that responsibility comes early at SkySparc. "You’re supported, of course, but there’s lots of opportunity to learn and move forward." Three years on from joining SkySparc, Joakim has been team-lead in SkySparc’s Expert Center, providing outsourced support services and advising clients on technical issues, and is currently working as senior consultant on projects across the globe.
"It’s busy and you have to be well-organized. I like the variety – no two days are the same," he says.
As part of his role, Joakim has enjoyed travelling to East and West coast USA, the Middle-East and Asia.
Hidden talent: Singer-song writer, plays piano and guitar.
Best advice: Always know where your passport is.
Joined SkySparc as a Young Professional in 2014.
"The culture at SkySparc is completely international, so I feel very much at home," says Carmina, who has family ties in three continents. She’s enjoying the work atmosphere, which mixes technical training with business topics and practical consultancy skills. "The work is challenging, but everyone is very approachable and ready to help," she says.
Carmina has a Masters in financial mathematics and is constantly using her knowledge in the client environment.
Newest skill: I’m learning golf. I’m finding it very frustrating at the moment.
Long-standing passion: Classical literature. Anna Karenina is the perfect novel.
Joined SkySparc as a Young Professional in 2013.
"Since joining SkySparc in 2013, things have been very exciting as I’ve had the opportunity to get involved in a wide variety of activities and find out what I really enjoy and do well," says Martin.
He was previously part of the product management team, where he was involved in interpreting client needs, presenting solutions and liaising with product development, and he’s recently been promoted to Senior Consultant traveling to various client projects all over the world.
Martin has also taken on a key role in last year’s Young Professionals, coordinating and teaching some classes too. "I’ve always enjoyed mentoring and being able to develop this skill and still work with major organizations all around the world has been a huge benefit."
Martin’s three reasons to consider SkySparc: High-calibre clients, opportunities to travel, a diverse and stimulating work environment.