Trading Systems Engineer / Architect

Trading Systems Engineer / Architect

Chicago $275,000-425,000

HRG on behalf of a leading Chicago trading firm, is seeking a driven, highly experienced systems engineer/architect to help build and support the technical infrastructure that underlies firm’s proprietary trading applications. Candidate will be responsible for high-level design of trading systems architecture, in-depth performance analysis and troubleshooting, and planning and deployment of new installations for their trading infrastructure.  Strong analytical and creative skills as well as in-depth knowledge of operating systems, scripting, and networks are a must (preferably working with trading firms or exchanges). Ability to employ innovative thought and automation to improve productivity, workflow, and technology deployment is key. Able and willing to do critical strategy work all the way through hands on implementation


  • Deep understanding of Linux Operating System internals
  • Familiarity with performance analysis tools (sar, oprofile, vmstat, iostat, strace, systemtap, tcpdump)  
  • Understanding of Linux kernel tunables (/proc/sys, sysctl interfaces)
  • Knowledge of TCP/IP, Multicast, Routing and Switching technology
  • Extensive experience with scripting, preferably in python
  • Knowledge of C, C++, SQL a plus
  • Experience with datacenter buildout, power and cooling a plus




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