SSUSA Job #633: Senior LINUX System Engineer

Job Description






Our financial trading client is looking for a highly motivated, self-starting Senior Systems Engineer to join an engineering team responsible for design, development and support an electronic broking division of our client. The servers run on Red Hat Linux with a large scale global deployment. The successful candidate must be able to work independently while actively participating in a dynamic, global team. This position is well-suited for a person who wishes to be involved with many different aspects of platform engineering, which includes Red Hat Linux, storage, and advanced scripting for all of the above. There is an operations focus as well to this systems engineering and administration role. The candidate must have an eagerness and ability to learn new skills and work within a team.


 Hands on systems administration, hardware configuration activities, and software installation and deployment activities

 Write advanced scripts for systems administration and operational tasks for trading engines



Develop automated installation and maintenance solutions for OS and application layer products using Kickstart and other deployment methods (cobbler, Satellite, Enterprise Puppet, etc.) for Red Hat Linux and Windows

 Write thorough technical documentation for use by Operation staff

 Participate in on-call rotations and out of hours work as needed.

 Guide field staff with deployment of servers remotely

 Demonstrate a clear understanding of operations and technical requirements

 Performance tuning of software and OS stack

 Benchmarking of new hardware for R&D



Excellent analytical and problem solving skills

Comfortable with being hands-on with hardware

Ability to communicate with all levels of staff, both within IT and Business units

Strong documentation skills (using MS Word, Visio, Excel, PowerPoint)

Strong scripting (PERL, PHP, Ruby, Bourne)

Strong understanding of the Linux OS and kernel

Ability to work independently, and own issues through to resolution


Professional/Technical Skills

Advanced scripting (PERL, PHP, Ruby, Bourne)

Strong understanding of TCP/IP and DNS

Storage configuration skills using standard Linux tools (LVM, 3PAR)

Familiarity with KVM and VMware virtualization

Familiarity with Solarflare, kernel bypass is a plus

Bios tuning and optimization for low latency platforms


Qualifications & Experience

Bachelor’s degree in technical field such as computer science, engineering or science

Minimum of eight years Linux or UNIX administration experience, Red Hat Linux preferred

Systems engineering, integration and automation of mission critical platforms

Experience managing high frequency, low latency trading systems is a plus

Experience with large scale datacenter deployments

RHCSA and/or RHCE preferred

Financial services experience a plus.



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Job Location
Jersey City, NJ/

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