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Senior Systems Engineer

  • Full Time
  • Chicago

Website Trading Technologies

Futures Trading Platform

We are looking for a driven and inventive Senior Systems Engineer to join our team. The Systems Engineering team architects, implements and supports global hybrid compute and storage services for our development and production environments. In this role, you will be responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of infrastructure that supports our high performance SaaS trading platform and automating the delivery of existing and new infrastructure services. An ideal candidate is someone who has a passion for technology, automation and innovation; who brings a strong technical knowledge and experience of the entire infrastructure stack to bear in support of both industry standard and in-house built applications.


What Will You Be Involved With?
  • Support large scale Linux, Windows, SAN storage, and virtualization environments (e.g. Nutanix, VMware, KVM)
  • Administer and improve efficiencies of a large scale ELK implementation
  • Architect, Manage and maintaining a global AWS footprint
  • Perform provisioning and automation enhancements via scripting (e.g. Bash and Python) and centralized management tools (e.g. Chef)
  • Facilitate improvements to platform stability and site reliability by collaborating with and working closely alongside internal teams and stakeholders across the organization
  • Act as a hands-on technical advisor and resource to team members
  • Troubleshoot enterprise-level hardware, including high performance overclock systems
  • Assist deployment and software development teams in ensuring the seamless transition of software from development to production
  • Participate in weekly on-call rotation for purposes of routine scheduled maintenance and deployments


What Will You Bring to the Table?
  • Team player who is comfortable working in a highly collaborative environment and possesses excellent customer service, verbal and written communication skills
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a related field, and at least 5+ years of relevant work experience
  • Expert operating systems management skills, with a proven background in Linux (RHEL/CentOS) administration, Windows administration experience a plus
  • Experience supporting virtualized environments on centralized storage, e.g. AWS services and infrastructure, Nutanix, VMware vSphere, KVM
  • Proficiency with scripting languages, with an emphasis on Python and Bash; DevOps, CICD and Deployment a plus; PowerShell a plus but not required
  • Comfortability with performance and hardware troubleshooting, including high-performance compute
  • Strong background in networking concepts and routing protocols
  • Ability to work on-call or weekends as necessary
  • Experience architecting and delivering technical solutions a plus


What We Bring to the Table
  • Competitive benefits, including medical, dental, vision, FSA, HSA, 401(k) and pre-tax transit/parking
  • Flexible work schedules – with some remote work
  • 22 PTO (paid time off) days per year with the ability to roll over days into the following year, 1 day per year available for volunteering, 2 Training days per year to allow uninterrupted professional development, 1 additional PTO day added during milestone year, robust paid holiday schedule with early dismissal, generous parental leave (for all genders and staff, including adoptive parents), and backup child and pet care as well as tutoring services
  • The company provided top-of-the-line tech resources and a tech accessories budget for monitors, headphones, keyboards, office equipment
  • Milestone anniversary bonuses
  •  Stipend and subsidy contributions toward personally-owned cell phones and laptops, gym memberships, and health/wellness initiatives (including discounted healthcare premiums and healthy meal delivery programs) 

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