Sr Linux Engineer/Architect

New York, NY 10013

Post Date: 08/25/2017 Job ID: 9437 Category: Network/Systems

Our client is a high-frequency proprietary trading firm founded in 1998, seeks a Senior Unix Engineer. The successful candidate will be an architect and also provide subject matter expertise on the cloud infrastructure. In this position, the candidate will find engaging challenges and liaise with various internal technical teams and research while interacting with cutting edge technologies and up-and-coming open source endeavors.

  • Building and extending an in-house developed centralized infrastructure software for managing authorization, authentication, configuration management, and directory services 
  • Architecting, building, and managing a large-scale, resilient, multi-tenant R&D environment utilizing cloud technologies such as Kubernetes, Docker  and Object/Block Store
  • Building and managing a  hybrid cloud model using private and public cloud offerings
  • Evaluating and building a highly reliable multi-petabyte cloud scale storage infrastructure
  • Designing and implementing solutions for logging, monitoring and metering of cloud infrastructure
  • Collaborating with internal trading teams and external business partners to migrate their workloads to the Cloud


The following qualifications are necessary:
  • A bachelor’ s degree or higher in computer science or a related field 
  • Experience developing software in a Linux environment
  • Fluency in at least one scripting/coding language: Python, Ruby,  Bash 
  • Ability to understand existing systems and adapt and extend code of open source projects
  • Expert knowledge of Unix/Linux and Networking (VLAN, iptables, DHCP etc.)
  • Experience with Web Services and REST API development 

The following qualifications are a plus:
  • Knowledge of cloud-scale technologies such as Docker, Kubernetes to build in-house private clouds and to interface with public clouds like GCE, AWS or Azure
  • Experience with infrastructure automation through DevOps scripting using Shell, Python, SaltStack, CFEngine, Ansible and/or Puppet
  • Experience with clustered storage solutions, such as Ceph, IBM GPFS, Quobyte
  • Experience with HTC/HPC computing technologies like HTCondor, Apache Spark, GridEngine, SLURM, Mesos, or Nomad
  • At least 1 year of experience in building and maintaining large-scale compute environments in public clouds

Candidate should also be:
  • Organized, responsible, and meticulous
  • Strong communicator
  • Proactive and willing to take initiative
  • Able to manage and prioritize multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Able to work both with a team and independently




Our Clients offices and garden roofdeck are located in TriBeCa, a neighborhood in downtown Manhattan. You will enjoy a cubicle-free workplace, jeans-clad workforce, and well-stocked kitchens.
  • Competitive salary
  • Signing and performance-based bonuses
  • 401(k) with company matching
  • Five weeks of paid vacation per year plus nine paid holidays
  • Free breakfast, lunch, and snacks on a daily basis
  • Free gym membership
  • Free tickets to New York events, including the US Open and TriBeCa Film Festival

Docker, Kubernetes or other cloud technologies, Python, SaltStack, CFEngine, Networking

Evan Pollock

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