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Systems Engineer

Location : Chicago, IL
Job Type : Direct
Hours : Full Time
Required Years of Experience : 3-5+
Required Education : Bachelors Degree Required
Travel : No
Relocation : No

Job Description :

We are seeking a Systems Engineer to help lead technical design, planning, and implementation of our hardware and Operating System strategy. This role will serve as a technical expert with direct influence over the design and implementation of our trading systems. The successful candidate will be a self-starter, have a strong sense of ownership and be driven to provide technical solutions to business problems.

Primary Responsibilities include:

  • Providing technical expertise and guidance to structure a hardware strategy including standards, life-cycle periods, vendors, and capacity

  • Serving as technical operating system expert for Linux and Windows; directing migration to new OS standards, maintaining images and OS patches

  • Establishing guidelines and methods for the installation and management of host operating systems

  • Evaluating new hardware and software technologies; talking to hardware vendors, stay informed and up-to-date on next generation trading hardware, and making recommendations on new hardware platforms and other network technologies

  • Developing new applications and scripts to automate and improve operational reliability and efficiency

  • Maintenance, administration and capacity planning of data storage solutions

  • Maintaining the monitoring and alerting systems

Required Qualifications :

Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer/Information Technology, Computer Engineering or related field

  • 5+ years’ experience in System Engineering/Administration or related field

  • Experience with scripting languages and source control; Python and Git preferred

  • Knowledge of configuration management tools such as Chef or Salt

  • Experience administering Windows Active Directory and Group Policies

  • Strong working knowledge of Hyper-V / SCVMM

  • Strong knowledge of storage technologies (EMC, Isilon, NetApp, XIV) and file systems (NFS, GlusterFS, ZFS)

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

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

  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal

  • Ability to work independently and in a team

  • Knowledge of the financial industry preferred

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