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Lead Linux Engineer
Ref No.: 18-04722
Location: New York, New York
Position Type:Direct Placement
Pay Rate : $ 175,000.00 /Year
Lead Linux Engineer
FT Position with Proprietary trading firm in NYC
Extremely competitive compensation package
Currently seeking a Lead Linux Engineer.  You will have an extremely important role for our business and our team to ensure we continue to stay on the cutting edge of the latest technology. You would get the chance to bring intellect, enthusiasm and the ability to execute to the team. This is the ideal job if you are looking for an opportunity to identify, test and optimize the latest and greatest hardware and software solutions in a challenging and rewarding environment. 

Responsibilities of Lead Linux Engineer:
  • Lead a team of systems engineers who design, test, implement, and support custom high-performance trading infrastructure solutions in a complex global environment
  • Interface with exchanges, brokers, and technology vendors to build customized infrastructure solutions
  • Keep up with the latest technology and identify opportunities to improve the stability, flexibility, or performance of our infrastructure
  • Define, drive, and deliver complex infrastructure deployments
  • Provide technical leadership and mentorship to a team of Engineers
  • Provide escalation support for production issues, providing swift and dependable resolution to complex problems
What you'll have:
  • Senior level experience as a systems engineer in a large, complex, and performance sensitive environment
  • Experience being a manager, team lead, or mentor to a team of Engineers
  • Deep understanding of Linux
  • Experience managing a large number of Linux systems
  • Scripting and/or programming experience (Python, Perl, BASH, or other)
  • Experience with provisioning and configuration management systems
  • Strong performance analysis and tuning skills
  • Strong understanding of modern CPU architecture
  • Understanding of TCP/IP networking concepts and technologies
  • Experience with vendor relationship management
  • Must be passionate, determined, and have intellectual curiosity
  • Must have the ability and desire to work collaboratively
  • Typically at least 5 years of related experience
  • A relevant bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
Bonus points:
  • Experience working in an technical role in the Finance/Trading industry strongly preferred
  • Experience with low latency/real-time environments
  • Knowledge of precision timing
  • Low level programing experience in C/C++
  • RHCE/RHCA or equivalent certification
  • Master's and/or PhD in related field