Credit Suisse
I-Synd year end of 2006 - begin of 2008
info I-Synd is a software developed by IPREO as a platform for fixed income primary market issues. The Credit Suisse global instance is running productive for a couple of years. With external access for investors, internal access for Sales and Syndicate members and front to back processing over an internal developed STP bridge.
Because of the Swiss bank laws, Swiss customer data mustn't leave Switzerland. That's why there must be a separate instance of I-Synd in Zurich.
tasks - initial integration of bill & delivery functionality. Together with the developing team in New York I was able to adapt the STP bridge for our backend system (z/OS Mainframe) over IBM MQ.
- developing Reports from I-Synd's Oracle database. It's a Java application which generates a well formatted Excel sheet.
- developing a file feed to sales credit system.
- supporting tasks transferred to 1st and 2nd level support groups.
- integrating upcoming patches and infrastructure changes with corresponding teams in Credit Suisse Zurich.
technologies Java, JSP, Oracle, bash, iPlanet, Siteminder, WebLogic, IIS, Windows, Solaris, Linux
tools ANT, ClearCase, VSS, Eclipse, WLST, DBArtisan
Vision year 2005 - ongoing
info Vision is an Java application used for the Repo business. It's developed and maintained in London/Singapore.
Our responsibility in Zurich is the infrastructure and connection to the SWX EurexRepo exchange, where the Swiss Repo business takes place.
tasks - supporting the trading client GUI provided by SWX EurexRepo.
- maintaining of a Java application which builds the interface between Vision and the exchange. It's based on the SWX EurexRepo API and written in Java.
- migration IBM MQ to SSL
- provide front to back test trades for enhancements in our backend systems
technologies Java, IBM MQ, SYBASE, Windows, SWX EurexRepo API
tools Eclipse, ClearCase, DBArtisan
BOI year 2006 - ongoing
info The B ack O ffice I nterface is a multiprocessing legacy application from before 2000 written in C++, with an interface to the external exchanges on one side and an interface over IBM MQ to our backend system (z/OS Mainframe). There are web based monitors and in Java written tools for maintaining BOI.
tasks - developing a new BOI instance for Clariden Leu to settle trades over BOI into CS backend Mainframe.
- coordinate BOI release together with IT Clariden Leu start new flow.
- adapting BOI monitoring tools
- integrating new Oracle database

- developing enhancements in message formats.
- 3rd level support within trade flow front to back (setting up new products, tracing messages)
technologies C++, Java, Oracle, Solaris
tools ANT, ClearCase, SunStudio, VI
rConciler year 2007
info rConciler is a legacy client-server based application to reconcile fixed income and equity trades between external exchanges and Front Arena
tasks - changing reconciliation from another position keeping application to external exchanges.
- developing small enhancements and bug fixes
technologies C++, Solaris, Windows
tools ANT, ClearCase, SunStudio, Microsoft Visual Studio
POS year 2006 - 2007
info The position keeping tool is a internally written, legacy C++ application which was replaced by a newly bought system. It was connected to several systems over IBM MQ. One Sybase database with several stored procedures, triggers to maintain history and availability of data. Lots of batch jobs to synchronize database with other systems over FTP.
tasks - support of application in case of failure of any feeds.
- migration IBM MQ to SSL
- decommissioning step by step all dependencies with surrounding systems.
technologies C++, HTML, Sybase, Solaris
tools ClearCase, bash, DBArtisan, VI
OTC confirmation server year 2006 - 2007
info For OTC trades in fixed income and equity products the confirmation fax to customers is send thru the OTC confirmation server. Part of this solution is Mercator, a messaging broker system also compatible to IBM MQ and Scrittura, a workflow system based on Weblogic.
tasks - support of application in case of failure of any feeds.
- migration IBM MQ to SSL
- decommissioning of feeds thru Mercator
technologies Mercator, Scrittura, HTML, WebLogic, Sybase, Solaris
tools ClearCase, bash, DBArtisan, VI
Schneider Software
WinBau modules year 09 / 2001 - 10 / 2005
info WinBau is an Windows application build in several modules or executables, each for a separate purpose (Offers, building controlling, planning, cost estimate, prize catalogue and more...)
tasks - developing new customer functionality.
- bug fixing in all modules and framework.
technologies C++, dBase
tools Microsoft Visual Studio, VSS, doxygen
WinBau ticketing system year 2005
info for better tracking of enhancements and bug lists we introduced a new ticketing tool for 1st level support / testers and programmers.
tasks - analysis of requirements and existing tools
- design/programming of the new ticketing application
technologies C++, dBase, Schneider framework
tools Microsoft Visual Studio, VSS, doxygen
online job fare year 04 / 2000 - 09 / 2001
info Bedag AG is the privatized IT department of the canton Bern. During my studies in Bern I was working on the first online job fare for Bedag AG.
tasks - developing JSP and program logic in Java.
- testing new functionality
technologies Java, JSP, IBM CICS
tools IBM VisualAge for Java

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