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Unix and Storage Engineering Manager
Ref No.: 18-02993
Location: New York, New York
Position Type:Direct Placement
Pay Rate : $ 180,000.00 - 200,000.00 /Year
Unix and Storage Engineering Manager

Unix & Storage Engineering Manager is responsible for all aspects of production trading and non-trading infrastructure, including setting strategy, architecture, engineering and production support. The Unix and Storage Engineering Manager is expected to be an SME in the UNIX/Linux and storage space as well as possess the capability to build, train and motivate a global team to achieve a successful outcome.

  • Exercise thought leadership and innovation in the resolution of technical challenges, as well as in the creation of long-term technical roadmaps for global UNIX and storage infrastructure.
  • Drive innovation in all aspects including low latency space, improve automation, implement self service capabilities and evolve the core platform, influence partner teams as necessary.
  • Provide best in class support, solve deeply technical challenges, and communicate technical topics.
  • Develop and execute a robust platform automation strategy, including system and application deployment automation and configuration management.
  • Develop and execute a strong measurement and monitoring strategy, including system and service monitoring and performance measurement.
  • Develop, train and manage a strong global team to manage both existing UNIX/Linux and storage infrastructure and develop new systems.
  • Act as escalation manager for highly critical business requests, responsible for driving team members to meet expectations and for working across teams to achieve a common goal.
  • Actively participate in production outage investigation, resolution, ensuring root-cause analysis is identified and knowledge gained is applied for process improvement.
  • Review and research solutions for cost effectiveness, compliance to standards and ability to meet future needs.
  • Purchase UNIX/Linux systems and all storage infrastructure.
  • Monitor and evaluate efficiency of system usage and make recommendations to management to improve performance.
  • Participate in 7x24x365 support for the company's Linux service as necessary, some late night and weekend work will be required.

  • Bachelor's degree in a Computer Science with 10+ years of experience in UNIX/Linux engineering experience in lead or senior position
  • 5+ years of experience managing IT staff is required
  • 3+ years of experience with Client 3PAR, EMC, NetApp, Data Domain, NetBackup
  • 3+ years of experience with Networking/server trouble-shooting
  • 3+ years of experience with deployment and configuration automation tools, such as Ansible, puppet.
  • Financial services experience is preferred
  • Strong experience with VMware and cloud deployments.
  • Strong scripting skills (one or more of; sh, bash, ksh, Perl, Python, Powershell) required
  • Experience and skill in troubleshooting and performance tuning hardware and operating systems for low latency environments and/or throughput.
  • Experience with LDAP, NIS, DNS, proxy.
  • Experience with market data distribution technologies and understanding of FIX protocol is preferred
  • Excellent inter-personal and communication skills required to work closely with business partners, engineering, operations and vendors
  • Strong analytical and strategic thinking skills with a service oriented mindset
  • Quick learner, detail oriented; demonstrable thoroughness and strong ownership of work
  • Good team player with a strong willingness to participate and help others
  • Able to prioritize in a fast moving, high pressure, constantly changing environment; high sense of urgency