Careers

Join a team shaping a global-standard infrastructure in the local financial market!

The Philippine Dealing System Holdings Corp (“PDS Group”) is a private corporation tasked to reshape the architecture of the Philippine financial markets to meet the needs of public investors while abiding with best international standards.

The PDS Group has three operating subsidiaries:

  • Philippine Dealing & Exchange Corp. (PDEx) – an entity that operates electronic trading platforms for securities;
  • Philippine Depository & Trust Corp. (PDTC) – one that provides securities depository, registry and custody services and;
  • Philippine Securities Settlement Corp. (PSSC) – the company that provides electronic settlement facilities with straight through process and delivery vs. payment capabilities.

The PDS Group manages or operates electronic trading and settlement platforms in the Philippine’s Debt Securities and Foreign Exchange markets, and performs key  post-settlement   functions for the Debt and Equity markets through its electronic Depository, Registry and Custody services. The large value of financial transactions coursed through the Group’s collective platforms make these important to the Philippine financial system.

The Group’s shareholders are all institutions that are established leaders across the sectors of finance, manufacturing and technology. The Group actively interacts with financial market regulators and participants in its effort to build the venue where Investors may have a wider array of financial instruments and Issuers have an efficient medium to raise capital for their company’s requirements.

As it continues its mission to provide a complete financial market infrastructure, the PDS Group seeks smart and motivated individuals to fill positions in our expanding company.

Interested applicants may email their comprehensive resumes to cyril.pabelina@pds.com.ph.

OPEN POSITIONS

1. Data Services Officer

To manage data services of PDEx, to ensure that accurate and timely data services are delivered to internal and external parties. The officer shall also assist in the market operations functions for the smooth operation of trading in PDS-operated markets.

Duties and Responsibilities

a. Data Management (Primary)

  • Verification of the accuracy and timeliness of data published on PDS data platforms (e.g. MarketPage, PDS Website, CAAC,Trading System)
  • Coordinate with Technology group on data amendments, as well as the posting of data-related notices to the market on PDS platforms (e.g. Trading System, MarketPage, PDS Website)
  • Safe-keeping, proper updating and ensuring the accuracy of the PDEx Databases on a daily, weekly, monthly, and annual basis (e.g. Consolidated PDEx Database, BAP MART GS Repo Summary File)
  • Handle all PDEx data-related queries and requests from both internal and external stakeholders • Send out FI and BAP MART GS Repo reports to internal and external recipients which includes, but are not limited to:
    • Preparing data slides for the monthly PDEx Excom Report, and processing of the monthly Trading Participants’ Performance Reports, among others.
    • Uploading the Market Data files on the PDS Website

b. Market Operations (Secondary or in case Market Operations Manager is on leave)

  • Ensure smooth market operations of PDS-operated markets (e.g. fixed-income trading), this includes activities such as, but not limited to:
    • Coordinating with Technology group on the posting of market-related notices on PDS platforms (e.g. Trading System, MarketPage, PDS Website)
    • Communicating with the trading participants regarding cancellations and queries on transactions
    • Ensure that all Holidays affecting trading are tagged in the system to avoid errors in settlements
  • Daily monitoring of transactions in the trading boards (FI):
    • Ensure that all erroneous trades are cancelled before market close
    • Ensure that all statistics, orders, and trades are appropriately displayed on PDS viewing platforms (e.g. MarketPage, PDS Website, CAAC, EIKON) and on Trading System (e.g, Bloomberg)
    • Ensure that start-of-day systems and processes (e.g. Market Page, PDS Website, CAAC, EIKON and Bloomberg) are up and running
    • Ensure trading and settlement break alerts have been set-up in the trading system to prevent settlement problems
    • Coordinate with Listing Services officer to ensure all newly listed securities are properly set-up and are present in the trading system.
    • Ensure market-related announcements, including those related to cancellations and data amendments, are immediately disclosed to the FI participants
  • Assist trading participants (via phone, email, messaging facility in the trading system) with trading-related problems and issues. • Assist Market Services Unit in providing trading participants with training/briefing on new products, new conventions, system setup, and information related to the use of the trading system.
  • Coordinate with Market Services Unit in improving the training module and process for the trading systems and for mock trading sessions.
  • Coordinate with the Systems Administrator/Production Support Unit on any daily trading issues brought about by systems and technology problems.
  • Assist trading participants and coordinate with Technology group on issues regarding software installations, network connections, and hardware specifications.
  • Provide feedback to the Market Operations Manager on issues and concerns brought up by trading Participants and suggest solutions.
  • Coordinate with and refer settlement issues to the Clearing and Settlement Unit.
  • Provide training to other Trading Services Associate on relevant products.

c. Product Development – Data

  • Be subject matter expert in PDEx Data products and platforms
  • Coordinate with the Market Operations Manager in the development/or modifications of data products and platforms
  • Participate in the planning, testing, initial deployment, and succeeding developments to new products and the trading and data systems
  • Participate in the User Acceptance Testing of new products and the trading and data platforms for quality assurance, system enhancements, debugging, etc.
  • Provide feedback to the Market Operations Manager on issues regarding the products and the trading system and how they can be improved.
  • Conduct research and analysis to support development of trading or data products

d. Others

  • Have good understanding of the trading products, processes and markets, and be able to clearly describe these to other
  • Preparation of various reports (daily, weekly, monthly, annual) as required by Management.
  • Perform other assignments for PDEx, and for other departments as well, as may be required which shall include, but not limited to, tasks that require expertise in trading and data operations.
  • Assist in the User Acceptance Testing of other systems and products relating to Clearing and Settlements, Depository, etc.

Job Specifications

  • College graduate
  • Preferably took up an economics/business/finance-related degree
  • Preferably with Treasury or financial markets background/experience
  • Knowledgeable on the different kinds of financial instruments especially fixed-income (FI), foreign exchange (FX), and FI and FX derivatives
  • Knowledgeable on laws, rules and regulations pertaining to exchanges and securities trading
  • Good appreciation of the general economic, political and business environment of the Philippines including an up-to-date and good grasp of the local capital markets/securities industry – its structure, its regulations and its nuances/peculiarities
  • Preferably with a good knowledge of the reports required to be submitted to regulators and related agencies pertaining to the exchange’s operations, including the reportorial requirements of the BSP, the SEC’s Securities Regulations Code and its Implementing Rules and Regulations and the Anti-Money Laundering Law, among others
  • Excellent command of the English language, verbal and written
  • Expert on MS Office esp. Excel, PowerPoint and Word
  • Must have the ability to work efficiently in a high pressure environment
  • Must possess an analytical mind and can exercise mature judgment
  • Must have the skill to maintain good client relations to both internal and external stakeholders, including co-employees, regulators, investors, and market and bourse participants.
  • Ability to work within a dynamic organizational structure
  • Willing to work overtime and handle multi-tasking functions

2. Senior Business Analyst

The Applications Management Unit is responsible for the planning, development, testing and rollout of new systems. The main objectives of this function are to ensure that the requirements of a New Product is aligned to the creation/development/acquisition of a new application systems and enhancements to existing and new systems are evaluated, analyzed and translated to functional and technical documents for the Development team; that system projects are well-tested and properly implemented; that production systems are well-maintained; and that current system functionalities are optimized to meet product requirements.

Duties and Responsibilities

a. Project Management

  • Assist the Head of Applications Management in the timely and cost effective delivery of systems and upgrades through efficient planning of tasks and resources
  • Ensure that the delivered system features meet the agreed business requirements
  • Coordinate with different teams from Business and Technology to meet project goals

b. Analysis

  • Coordinate with Business Users and Applications Development/ Software Vendors to finalize business requirements specifications (BRS)
  • Co-author the BRS with the Business/Product subject matter expert
  • Prepare Functional Specifications with Applications Development
  • Impact analysis for customizations to existing systems

c. Deployment

  • Facilitate the conduct of end-to-end and market-wide testing
  • Monitor and participate in the planning of system rollouts/migration
  • Prepare User Documentation (user manuals, quick reference guides, FAQs)

d. Product Development

  • Evaluate the system requirements of new products, while optimizing current system functionalities to meet these requirements
  • Contribute and add value to the product design process based on system knowledge and background

Job Specifications

  • Bachelor degree in a reputable university or college (computer, engineering or business)
  • Considerable experience in a financial services industry with finance, business and accounting background.
  • Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills. Analytical mind, attention to details and adept in gathering business requirements, translating those to functional specifications design.
  • At least 5-7 years of working experience as a Business Analyst / Systems Analyst, experience in Financial Services is a big plus.
  • Experience in analyzing Web-based applications, multi-tier designed applications
  • Experience in using Requirements Management tool such as Lombardi, BPMN, Rational Rose and the like.
  • Well versed in the software development life cycle (SDLC)

3. Compliance and Surveillance Officer

Monitor and report compliance of Trading Participants and listed Issuers with the PDEx Rules supplemented by the SRC and its IRR.

Duties and Responsibilities

a. To monitor and report compliance:

  • Monitoring compliance of Trading Participants with the PDEx Rules supplemented by SRC and the IRR
  • Monitoring compliance of Issuers to the disclosure obligations under the PDEx Rules
  • Monitoring of reports/news/material information about the listed Issuers in PDEx and preparing of summary report for determining the need to request for clarification
  • Monitoring, detecting, and analyzing market behavior to determine whether there is aberrant or unusual trading activity
  • Publishing of disclosures filed by the Issuers in the PDS website
  • Preparing reports with regard to compliance
  • Creating and maintaining databases and reports
  • Conducting of briefings and preparing of presentation materials for new issuers

b. To provide assistance in the following:

  • Providing the necessary data and information for the investigation process
  • Interpreting and analyzing the data for the investigation process
  • Identifying, developing and implementing surveillance policies, procedures, guidelines and training materials to assure compliance with applicable regulations and to maximize efficiency.
  • Liaising with the Associated Persons, Corporate Information Officers (CIOs), Deputy CIOs and the different departments of PDEx and the regulatory agencies for the coordination of the monitoring, enforcement, and investigation.
  • Performing other assignments for PDEx as may be required.

Job Specifications

  • College graduate
  • Knowledgeable on laws, rules and regulations pertaining to Exchanges, Securities Laws and other related regulations.
  • Working knowledge of the operations of an entity dealing in fixed income securities
  • Experience in trading (buying or selling) of fixed income instruments is an advantage
  • CFA and/or BAP Certified Money Market Professional is an advantage.
  • Excellent command of the English language, verbal and written
  • Expert on MS Office especially Excel and PowerPoint
  • Must have the ability to work efficiently in a high pressure environment
  • Must possess an analytical mind and can exercise mature judgment
  • Must have the skill to maintain good client relations, internal and external including co-employees, regulators, investors and market and bourse participants.
  • Ability to handle a variety of changing situations

4. Products and Listing Officer 

To manage all product development and the listing operations of PDEx.

Duties and Responsibilities

a. Listing (Issuer Services)

  • Assist Issuer Services Head in the prospective listings of new securities for trading including activities such as, but not limited to:
    • Coordinating with an Issuer on the documentary requirements for the listing application of the Issuer
    • Reviewing the issue features and evaluating its tradability
    • Reviewing documents submitted by the Issuer in accordance with the listing requirements. Escalate any issues to Regulatory, Legal or Business Heads.
    • Coordinate meetings with Issuers, Underwriter, Regulators or other issue participants
    • Answering queries of the Issuer / prospective Issuers with regard to Listing on PDEx
    • Keep track of schedule of prospective listings in the pipeline
    • Preparing documentation for set-up of newly-listed securities on the trading/data platform
    • Making presentations to prospective and currently-listed issuers Oversee listing ceremony preparations
  • Provide feedback to Head of Trading Services on issues and concerns brought up by Issuers
  • Update oneself with pertinent regulation or laws that may affect the listing business, listed securities or issuers
  • Be aware of listing business revenues, expenses and fees in order to make projections for the business
  • Prepare Issuer Services management reports (e.g. Excom, Board)
  • Manage Issuer products and listing content on the PDS Website

b. Products

  • Coordinate with the Product Services Head in planning and testing of initial deployment of and succeeding developments to the PDEx product line, including trading, listing, data products, etc.
  • Participate in the User Acceptance Testing of the trading platform for system enhancements, bugs, etc.
  • Prepare presentation materials on new products
  • Conduct research to support viability of new products under development
  • Draft product documentation including product briefs, product manuals, training materials
  • Present new products to the PDS Product Committee for their approval
  • Gather feedback on PDEx products and formulate product improvement plans
  • Conduct regular business reviews, including budget planning and revenue forecasting for PDEx products
  • Preparing status updates and activity timelines for product development projects

Job Specifications

  • College graduate
  • Preferably with Treasury or Corporate planning background / experience
  • Knowledgeable on laws, rules and regulations pertaining to Exchanges and Securities Regulation
  • A good appreciation of the general economic, political and business environment of the Philippines including up-to-date and good grasp of the local capital markets / securities industry, its structure, regulations and its nuances / peculiarities
  • Preferably with a good knowledge of the reports required to be submitted to regulators and related agencies pertaining to the Exchanges Operations including the reportorial requirements of the BSP, the SEC’s Securities Regulations Code and its Implementing Rules and Regulations and the Anti-Money Laundering Law among others
  • Excellent command of the English language, verbal and written
  • Expert on MS Office esp. Excel and PowerPoint
  • Must have the ability to work efficiently in a high pressure environment
  • Must possess an analytical mind and can exercise mature judgment
  • Must have the skill to maintain good client relations, internal and external including co-employees, issuers, regulators, investors and market and bourse participants. Preferably with good connections with regulatory bodies such as the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the BIR, the Bureau of the Treasury and/or the Philippine Stock Exchange
  • Ability to handle a variety of changing situations
  • Willing to work overtime and handle multi-tasking functions

5. Network Specialist 

  • Provide 2nd level support for network, telecommunication and security administration both for internal PDS and external users (PDS customers)
  • Perform routine network administration and operation

Duties and Responsibilities

a. Network and Admin Functions

1. Perform administrative functions

  • Firewalls
    • Perform FW user access profiling and configuration
    • Create new users
    • Change profiles (server access, routes, translations and VPN)
  • Perform security system backups
  • Perform network security administration of the following systems (anti-virus, firewalls, internet proxy)
  • Submit service, availability and incident reports.
  • Connectivity
    • Perform network equipment access profiling and configuration
    • Perform network equipment system backups
    • Perform network administration of the following systems (core and distribution switches, routers, modems)

2. Responsible for LAN/WAN planning installation, troubleshooting and repair that covers all routing and switching requirement.

b. Support Functions

1. Perform onsite client or PDS user support activities

  • Connectivity installation, troubleshooting and/or testing.

2. Submit service, availability and incident reports.

3. Perform network infra security monitoring (network servers, file servers, domain controller, Lotus Notes and telco lines) by checking the system on an hourly basis.

  • SOD

c. Secondary Functions (for Sr. Shift Engineers only):

1. Perform special projects and assignment under the guidance of the direct or indirect supervisors.

  • RISK MANAGEMENT AND COMPLIANCE
    • Strictly comply with all policies and procedures affecting IT
    • Strictly comply with Connectivity and Services Methodology
    • Escalate operational issues / problems immediate superiors (direct or indirect reports)
  • SERVICE QUALITY
    • Maintain a high quality customer support
    • On-time delivery of network and security projects
    • Zero intrusion incidents
    • On-time delivery of system reports
    • Comply with IT Operations Policies and Procedures
    • Continuously make recommendations on service quality improvements
    • Participate in the preparation for internal and external audits
    • Participate in service quality meetings and training activities
    • Contribute to inter-sectional teamwork to maintain high level service quality
    • Familiar with duties and responsibilities / job description as well as of the company’s vision, mission and objectives

Job Specifications

  • Bachelor in Computer Engineering, Electronic or IT graduate. CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) – Preferred
  • 3 year experience in network administration and operations
  • Exposures in security administration and operations (FW and Antivirus system)
  • 2 years’ experience in desktop support and operations
  • 1 year experience in server administration using Windows and Linux
  • Knowledgeable in email or SMTP system operations (Lotus Notes, preferred)
  • Knowledgeable in Internet technologies
  • Knowledgeable on PABX administration and operations
  • Competent in technical functions (configuration and trouble shooting) for networking, desktop and server support functions
  • Highly competent and knowledgeable in networking and security concepts and fundamentals

6. Corporate Actions Staff

Execute ‘maker’ functions in processing Depository, Registry & Custody related issues particularly that which deals with corporate actions. From time to time, handle projects, reports and other operations-related duties as may be assigned by the Corporate Actions Head/Officer/Transactions Process Group Head

Duties and Responsibilities

a. Functions

  • Monitoring of PSE Circulars
  • Data entry for NOTESQ messages
  • Data entry for CA events in the system
  • Monitoring of entitlements for upcoming CA events/coupon/maturity payments
  • Monitoring & submission of Withholding Tax Summary report for cash dividends
  • Processing of stock and cash dividend payments
  • Processing of proxy assignments
  • Processing of stock rights issues
  • Processing of other CA events – stock split, merger, etc
  • Processing of coupon/maturity payments for issues under Registry/SubRegistry
  • Processing of coupon/maturity payments for issues under Depository
  • Processing of IPO/Follow-on Offerings
  • Instructing generation of credit advice to entitled holders under Registry
  • Processing of Pending coupon/maturity payments
  • Reconciliation of payment bank balances (Maker)

b. Risk Management and Compliance

  • In conjunction with the Group Compliance Officer and Group Risk Officer, ensure, without fail, that the unit’s daily operations and procedures are in total compliance with the PDS Group of companies’ policies and with local laws.
  • Conduct a regular review of the unit’s processes and recommend changes to address current needs and practices. Identify, monitor, report and control risks.
  • Escalate operational issues/problems to immediate superior

c. Service Quality

  • Ensure implementation of service quality measurements as well as formulation of enhancements leading to excellence in service quality via good ideas, quality improvement projects, application enhancement requests and similar improvement initiatives, recommendations and actions.
  • Ascertain preparedness of the Unit to undergo internal and external audits, i.e., handle preparation including review and analysis of findings, if any, and implementation of recommendations.
  • Lead and/or participate in regular meetings to review operations and service quality.

d. Business Continuity Plan (BCP) and Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP)

  • Assist in the development, maintenance and testing of business continuity and disaster recovery plans of the Unit. Contribute to the success of the Unit’s BCP through actively participating in and testing of the BCP, monitoring and supervising assigned BCP related activities, assist in ensuring that adequate resources are made available, and assist in making certain that the BCP is doable and workable. Should be conversant and knowledgeable of the most updated BCP document and secure a copy at place of residence (as appropriate).

e. Other Functions

  • Other duties and responsibilities that may be assigned from time to time.

Job Specifications

  • College graduate
  • Fair knowledge of the local securities market particularly that which pertains to corporate actions / asset servicing (fixed income and equities). Preferably with at least 3 years experience in Custody / Depository / Registry Operations and background on systems used.
  • Fair knowledge of laws, rules and regulations pertaining to Custody / Depository / Registry Operations and the securities market in general
  • A fair appreciation of the general economic, political and business environment of the Philippines including up-to-date and good grasp of the local securities industry, its structure, regulations and its nuances / peculiarities
  • Must have the skill to maintain good client relations, internal and external including co-employees, regulators, investors and market participants such as custodians, brokers/dealers, etc.
  • Good oral and written communications skills in English
  • Computer literate
  • Must possess an analytical mind and can exercise mature judgment
  • Must have the ability to work efficiently in a high pressure environment
  • Fair knowledge of the reports required to be submitted to regulators and related agencies pertaining to Custody / Depository / Registry Operations including the reportorial requirements of the BSP, the SEC’s Securities Regulations Code and its Implementing Rules and Regulations and the Anti-Money Laundering Law among others
  • Preferably with a good understanding of the Philippine Depository and Trust Corporation’s business / role in the securities market
  • Willing to work overtime and handle multi-tasking functions