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Senior Technology Operations Engineer

Location : Chicago, IL
Job Type : Direct
Hours : Full Time
Required Years of Experience : 3+ Years
Required Education : Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or related field
Travel : No
Relocation : No

Job Description :

Senior Technology Operations Engineer

Mid tier Chicago based trading firm is seeking a Senior Technology Operations Engineer. Our Operations Team is at the intersection of trading, development and systems administration and plays an integral part of our firm’s success. The team manages the deployments, scheduling, monitoring and troubleshooting for multiple trading strategies. We are seeking an experienced individual with a strong sense of ownership to help us solve complex problems and improve our processes and tools. The ideal candidate is someone who can anticipate challenges and help build tools to make the environment work easier, faster, and more reliably.

Primary Responsibilities include

  •  Lead high-level team activities such as suggesting architecture improvements, recommending process improvements and conducting tool evaluations

  •  Automate software distribution and deployments for Linux and Windows applications to speed up our application deployments

  •  Monitor the trading system and work to identify and resolve issues

  •  Identify, diagnose and troubleshoot complex problems to keep trading online

  •  Work with Risk and Trading desks to understand and facilitate trading requirements

  •  Manage daily changes and communicate status to the company

  •  Build new tools to manage our system and reduce effort and errors 

Required Qualifications :

  1. Skills and Experience:

    •  Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or related field

    •  3+ years of experience using, managing, or developing on Linux systems

    •  Fluent with Windows and Linux platforms

    •  Proficient in a scripting language, preferably Python

    •  Comfortable with distributed version control like Git, Mercurial, or Subversion

    •  Familiar with configuration management systems like Salt, Puppet, or Chef

    •  Familiarity with monitoring tools, such as Solarwinds, Nagios, Cacti, etc.

    •  Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks with high attention to detail in a fast-

      paced environment

    •  Excellent English communication skills, both written and verbal

    •  Motivated to identify and problem solve issues in a timely manner

    •  Knowledge of the financial industry preferred

    •  Ability to work rotating shift schedule 

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