Trading Tools Developer - Systems Engineer

Chicago, IL 60606

Posted: 09/04/2018 Category: DevOps, Network/Systems, Opportunistic Job Number: 10827

Job Description

Role Description:


We are looking for a multi-talented and passionate Trading Systems/DevOps Engineer to play a critical role in maintaining and perfecting our trading systems.  You will be part of highly experienced team, facing the daily challenge of managing a critical, high volume data flow in a complex trading environment distributed over a high speed data infrastructure.  In this role you will be exposed to many technical and trading challenges while ensuring high availability, stability and performance of the end-to-end environment. 


The skills necessary to excel could range from system administration, network troubleshooting, database tuning, development, release management and performance engineering. This role provides daily challenges as no day is the same as the next.  In other words, this role, unlike any other at our organization, opens up possibilities to make considerable impact as part of a dedicated, dynamic team, both locally and globally.


What we ask for:

  • Qualifications in Computer Science, IT Engineering, or Technology.  Previous experience within financial services preferred but not required.
  • In-depth knowledge and experience with Linux operating system.
  • Experience with deploying, running and monitoring applications (experience with Docker a plus).
  • Excellent command of Python and/or Bash scripting.
  • Experience and/or desire to utilize Big Data technologies.
  • DevOps focused mindset.
  • Broad experience across Mongo, MySQL, Java, and Puppet is beneficial but not a prerequisite.


Key accountabilities:

  • Provide continuity and stability to the production environment.
  • Provide quick response to production issues to help eliminate down time thereby ensuring high availability and performance of our trading platform.
  • Coordinate, prioritize and plan the changes to our trading software thereby ensuring smooth exchange migrations, quick time to market for new features and software.
  • Contribute towards improving the trading strategy as well as the trading infrastructure.
  • Translate trading requests into concrete technical requirements, work with various focus teams in our organizations towards generating innovative and scalable solutions and finally implement those solutions in order to continuously enhance our systems and processes.

Job Requirements

Python scripting, Linux, Bash, Docker, Big Data, Databases, production support, etc.

Meet Your Recruiter

Evan Pollock

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