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Profile ofPierre KOVACS

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Summary

TitleIT Team Lead - 12 years in Investment Banking and Investment Management
Description
I have 13 years of experience in the banking industry Front Office.
I have favoured the roles with a direct impact on the bank P/L and that can make a difference in terms of competitive advantage.
I usually wear several hats from developer, tester, architect, tech lead, project manager to more commercial roles.
I like to stretch myself and get exposure to a wide range of asset classes and business processes.

Skills:
Interest rate derivatives, Fixed income, Credit derivatives, FX, Inflation
Electronic trading, risk analysis, hedging, portfolio management, Straight Through Processing
Real time, high throughput, scalable, large systems.
Agile programming, continuous integration, software factories, TDD
.Net, C#, WPF, WCF, Linq
Skills
Skills in .NET: Web Services, Windows Forms, C#, .NET 1.x, .NET 2.0, .NET 3.0, .NET 3.5 and UML

Location

LocationUnited Kingdom (UK) / London (NW3 5NS)
This expert accepts to work remotely.
This expert does not accept to work as a freelance.

Experience

Positions are listed in chronological order, with most recent at the top.
Team Leader on FX Options - Vice President for Credit Suisse .NET
April 2010 - Present (Still in this position)
Location United Kingdom (UK) / London
Industry Finance / Banking
Watch this space
Software Engineer Manager in Investment Systems - Vice President for BlackRock (previously Barclays Global Investors) .NET
May 2008 - March 2010
Location United Kingdom (UK) / London
Industry Finance / Assets management
Built the Liability Hedging platform called Tau. £ 100 billions assets under management. C#, .Net 3.5, WPF, WCF, Linq.
Maintained the valuation and risk analysis system.
Interoperated with Aladdin, the core platform of BlackRock

I also hold an Investment Management Certificate.
IT Team Lead for SOCIETE GENERALE .NET
March 2007 - April 2008
Location France / Ile de France / Paris
Industry Finance / Banking
Contributed to the trading platform XOne. C# .Net 3.0 WCF Winforms
Distributed the risk analysis calulations on a Symphony Grid
Collaborated closely with Hakim Erhili, founder of Calypso Technology
Head of the Global Technical Architecture Team for SOCIETE GENERALE .NET
2006 - March 2007
Industry Finance / Banking
● Set up a team of 15 senior developers to support software quality and application design over a department of 600+ people.
● Delivered a desktop application framework based on Composite UI Application Block.
● Evangelized agile development.
● Setup a global software factory team to support continuous integration.
● Elaborated a component repository.
● Collaborated with world-class experts like Fabrice Marguerie (credits in his book “Linq in Action” - Manning), Patrick Smacchia (author of NDepend)
IT Architect for Electronic Trading Fixed Income & Derivatives for SOCIETE GENERALE .NET
2004 - 2006
Location France
Industry Finance / Banking
● Led the architecture for the global electronic trading platform (30 people).
● Mentored technical experts and junior architects.
● Defined yearly technical roadmap, quality process, tools and practices.
● Represented IT business line with electronic brokers (Bloomberg, Eurex, Liffe, Euronext, MTS, Brokertec ICAP, eSpeed, TradeWeb, MarketAxess, etc) and vendors (Reuters).
● Streamlined market data distribution (3.000.000+ data updates per day).
● Built a distributed pricing system (1000+ man days) and D2C trading automaton (300+ man days).
● Setup automatic and continuous integration for 30+ projects.
● Supervised migration to .Net1.1 then to.Net 2.0.
● Introduced project management cycles focused on testing, performances and application monitoring.
IT Project Manager, Electronic Market Places on Fixed Income for SOCIETE GENERALE .NET
2003 - 2004
Location France / Ile de France / Paris
Industry Finance / Banking
●Responsible for order management system, trade capture and pricers on electronic platforms for Fixed Income
●Managed up to 14 persons, 2400 man days
●Maintained 15 market connections, 60 users
●Integrated new commoditized products : bonds trackers, IRS, CDS
●Automated hedging on a deal by deal basis
●Benchmarked the in-house system against 8 leaders vendors
●IT contact for electronic markets
IT Project Deputy, Front/Middle/Back Office for Rate Derivatives for SOCIETE GENERALE .NET
2001 - 2002
Location France / Ile de France / Paris
Industry Finance / Banking
●Responsible for pricing and trade capture applications deployed worldwide on front, middle and back office desks
●Managed 9 developers with a € 1 300 000 budget
●Took part in defining new business process
●Attended VSLive Conference on .NET in San Francisco
Software Engineer, Front Office Trading Rate Derivatives Operations for SOCIETE GENERALE .NET
1997 - 2001
Location France / Ile de France / Paris
Industry Finance / Banking
●Responsible for pricing and trade capture applications for traders and salesmen of swaps and options (swaptions, caps & floors).
●Technical environment: C++, MFC, Ole Automation, COM with ATL, Sybase stored procedures, UML under Rational Rose, Clearcase source control.
●Dual platform deployment: Windows NT and Unix Solaris

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posted Monday, April 16, 2007
updated Saturday, April 10, 2010
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