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Network Engineer

Location : Chicago, IL
Job Type : Direct
Hours : Full Time
Required Years of Experience : 2+
Required Education : College Degree Preferred
Travel : No
Relocation : No

Job Description :




With technology driving new strategies across the business, we are transforming the network into an intelligent infrastructure by reducing latency and improving scalability. This role is critical to ensuring stability and reliability for our internal trading systems. Monitoring, problem solving, attention to detail, and timely resolution of issues are the keys to our Network Engineer’s success. The candidate must be a team player who is looking for exposure to network infrastructure administration while being willing to learn from other technical resources in technology and trading skillsets.




No two days are alike and we look for candidates who appreciate the variety the role and financial industry offer, want to learn new things each and every day and want exposure to leading edge solutions and technologies.




Primary Responsibilities:




  • Proactively identify, analyze and troubleshoot problems to resolution




  • Monitor the firm’s network availability, utilization and security threat alerts




  • Perform network capacity planning and benchmarking




  • Analyze resources to ensure we are meeting our expected performance metrics




  • Rack, stack, stage and maintain networking equipment in our lab environment




  • Install and maintain our physical equipment at our colocation sites




  • Create and manage technical documentation 







Required Qualifications :




Skills:



  • Bachelor’s degree (Computer Science, Engineering or Information Technology preferred)




  • Scripting knowledge or experience (Python is preferred)




  • Experience in LAN network support, specifically troubleshooting OSI layer 1-3 problems




  • Demonstrated knowledge of network hardware, local area networks, Internet protocols,


    fiber and copper wiring standards, Ethernet, 802.1 standards, and wireless technologies




  • Exposure to or a basic understanding of configuration management systems




  • Experience analyzing raw network traffic for root cause analysis




  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically, logically and creatively in solving complex


    issues




  • Experience in finance or trading is preferred, though not necessary 







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