Performance Engineer

Chicago, IL 60606

Post Date: 09/20/2016 Job ID: 6858 Category: Network/Systems, Python

Performance Engineer

Our Client is currently recruiting for a Performance Engineer. The Engineer will join the team that is responsible for analyzing, optimizing and continuously tuning the complete trading environment, in order to improve performance of low latency trading systems on financial exchanges.


Duties include but not limited to:
  • Providing performance ideas, solutions and recommendations that are both smart and scalable to the business
  • Understanding internal and external developments in technology, as well as competitor approaches that can help improve IMC performance
  • Contributing towards the development of our toolset used to measure and improve performance of our trading infrastructure
  • Building IMC’ s knowledge base to ensure deep understanding of exchange infrastructure and protocols
  • Working closely with Traders and other Technology teams (locally and globally) to drive global thinking, information sharing and sustainable, long term solutions

Education, Qualification and Experience requirements:

  • Tertiary qualifications in IT or Business Information Systems/Technology.  Other degree qualifications will be considered if supported by strong IT components
  • Relevant working experience, either in a similar system performance role or other technically demanding, low level technology engineering role
  • Expert level knowledge of Linux with a focus on operating system internals
  • Strong understanding of networked systems (TCP/IP, UDP, IP multicast)
  • Experience with tuning and monitoring distributed systems
  • Expert level troubleshooting skills
  • Ability to analyze large data sets using Python, R, or MATLAB
  • Proven track record in thorough, efficient, astute and comprehensive analysis and research
  • Scripting skills experience in either Perl, Python or bash is a must
  • Flexible, proactive, hands-on mentality


Our Client was founded in 1989 on the trading floor in Amsterdam. They   are one of the world’ s leading proprietary trading firms and a key market maker in various products listed on exchanges throughout the world.

Linux, Python, TCP/IP, multicast,

Evan Pollock

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