Senior DevOps Engineer (Securities)

Chicago, IL | Direct Hire

Post Date: 06/22/2016 Job ID: 18054 Industry: DevOps

Must have Solid Scripting Experience

Title: Senior DevOps Engineer 

Location: Chicago, IL

We stand among the most trusted and impactful financial firms of our time, and the best and brightest are drawn to Client’ s culture of meritocracy that prizes insightful research and analytical rigor.

Our team is searching for a Sr. Linux/ DevOps Engineer to help expand our technical operations. We have a small and highly experienced technology team that has a close working relationship with our traders and quantitative research team. This role will require deep collaboration with the development team and traders on operations and support of a complex electronic trading system.

We are looking for a candidate with strong analytical and initiative-taking ability. The incumbent must be a self motivated engineer and be able to thrive in a fast pacing, demanding environment.

If you aspire to:
  • Be a Front Office Engineer and work closely with members of Front Office Quantitative Research, Business Analysts and Trading Desk personnel.
  • Provide technical expertise to support and enhance core trading applications.
  • Demonstrate an ability to analyze complex business/technical problems and make sound technical decisions proactively and in a self-directed manner.

  • Provide all aspects of support (including off-hours, when necessary) for Trading Platform
  • Manage issues to resolution, focus on delivering a high platform uptime
  • Actively monitor the platform and respond to alerts immediately. Escalate issues as necessary
  • Work on tactical development, tools development for the support, traders and business.
  • Work collaboratively with equities traders and other IT staff

  • 5+ years of experience managing production support functions
  • 6-8 years UNIX/Linux, Perl, Python, Scripting, problem solving
  • 5+ years of experience writing and troubleshooting SQL queries
  • Hands one experience and understanding of TCP/UDP, IP protocol
  • Experience with FIX protocol and with Order Management Systems
  • Experience of C++ is not required, but highly desirable
  • Familiarity with financial and trading concepts
  • Strong critical reasoning skills.
  • Enthusiasm for learning & results oriented.
  • Strong work ethic & high degree of integrity.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

Education: Bachelors of Science in Engineering, Computer Science, or Mathematics. 

The successful candidate will be a self-starter who has demonstrated the ability to function independently in a fast-paced, dynamic, and demanding work environment.  This person will be intellectually curious, intuitive, rigorous, trustworthy, and have the highest ethical standards.  In addition, (s) he will be effective addressing a number of internal and external audiences in a professional manner.  This person will add value by working on a number of simultaneous projects with minimal supervision and exemplary follow-through.

Bob Eisenman

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