Systems Engineer - International Quant Trading Firm

Location Chicago
Discipline: Financial Technology
Job type: Permanent
Contact name: Helise Bennett

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Job ref: 2049
Published: about 1 month ago
Systems Engineer
Leading Quant Trading Firm
Chicago, US

Our client, an international quantitative trading firm is actively seeking innovative and driven individuals to join their growing team. Headquartered in Chicago, and with multiple offices globally, their strategies lie in equities and other securities on worldwide exchanges and trading platforms. They
recognize and appreciate the hard work of their team members through generous compensation and competitive benefits packages, including perks such as complimentary meals and snacks, gym access, team events, and more.

The Systems Engineering team is tasked with overseeing all technical infrastructure, ranging from latency-optimized systems executing trades at financial exchanges worldwide to extensive computing clusters used for quantitative research. This is an exciting opportunity to have a significant impact at a leading financial technology company. The ideal candidate would feel comfortable in a challenging, fast-paced workplace.

  • Extensive experience in Linux system management at a large scale using open source software.
  • Proficiency in at least one configuration management tool ie, Ansible, Chef, Salt.
  • Scripting expertise: either Python or Shell scripting.
  • In-depth understanding of:
    • Computer hardware
    • Linux configuration and tuning
    • Systems
  • Willingness to participate in weekend change work