Systems Engineer

Chicago, IL 60606

Posted: 02/27/2017 Category: DevOps, Network/Systems, Opportunistic Job Number: 8639

Job Description


  • Systems Engineers are responsible for maintaining a robust, best in class, extremely low latency Linux trading environment.  A passion for technology, problem solving, and optimization are critical to what we do.
  • The right balance of speed and quality is crucial. We value good engineering practices and scalable solutions over pagers and on-call rotations.  We take our responsibilities for stable financial markets very seriously.
  • As Systems Engineers we  work with development, trading, and other technology teams to implement solutions to a variety of technical problems.
  • We focus on automation, DevOps, and Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery so we can deploy everything – hardware, software, solutions – rapidly and repeatably.
  • We manage the deployment process of solutions as they are developed.  We do our best to get changes to production as quickly as possible as improvements can have a very clear effect on our profitability.
  • We leverage our big data infrastructure to build analytical reports and push data driven improvements.
  • We write code (Python, Java, Go, etc.), we re-engineer processes, and we communicate and collaborate with others to constantly improve our technological advantage.


  • One of the most fun aspects of the job is that we have a very quick feedback loop.  We release early and often to get incremental benefits as they are developed
  • We operate at the bleeding edge of technology.  If something new can potentially bring an advantage we will actively invest in developing and utilizing the solution
  • We really believe in sharing knowledge and technology between the different offices. Much of our technology stack is shared between all 3 regions, and we provide opportunities to travel between the regions both for personal growth and to assist where it has the biggest impact.
  • To get the best results we encourage everybody to gain understanding of both the trading strategy and how exchanges work on a technological level.
  • Working at our firm  is also an opportunity to learn about financial markets. We know from experience that a lot of people really enjoy learning about a field beyond their immediate area of expertise, it’ s one of the things that makes this job more interesting than others.
  • We employ a broad range of people with varying backgrounds.  What they have in common is their superior technical expertise, their extraordinary smarts and their collaborative approach. We will not accept less.

Job Requirements

Programming or advanced scripting, Python, Java, Go, CI, CD, attractive pedigree

Meet Your Recruiter

Jordan Zmick

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