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Trading Systems Engineer
Ref No.: 15-00265
Location: Summit, New Jersey
Position Type:Direct Placement
Start Date: 02/09/2015
Trading Systems Engineer
Client is looking to hire an Trading Systems Engineer who is excited about learning new things every day, being challenged and having fun while doing it. This position is based in Summit, NJ, however our work environment is flexible and for the right candidate this position could be available in New York, San Francisco or London. Client is a growing firm offering a complete algorithmic trading platform to buy-side and sell-side clients with a focus on OTC FX. We are seeking a highly motivated, self-driven technologist to support the company's FX trading applications and deployments, ensuring that issues are resolved in a timely and efficient manner.

Core Responsibilities:
Troubleshoot and debug FIX session issues
Trace order flow through order routing systems, analyzing and interpreting proprietary, as well as standard FIX log files
Perform system administration and maintenance; pair with other engineering teams to coordinate software releases and upgrades
Lead engineering efforts to automate processes, monitor systems, and improve software management
Work closely with external trading partners, such as financial exchanges and clearing firms, to resolve technical problems
Coordinate with other team members to categorize, prioritize and resolve software application issues dealing with all levels of order routing technology systems
Participate in design of software specifications for administrative and support tools
Responsible for customer deployments; both demo and live
Maintain operation, monitoring and integrity of production systems to meet established standards
Help design procedures for 1st Level Support and system growth
Interpret customer requests and take appropriate action to produce high levels of customer satisfaction that are balanced with business needs
Determine methods to optimize the efficiency of systems, processes and policies
Contributes to knowledge base of support issues and resolutions
Deploy and support high-performance infrastructure solutions that host trading applications
Collaborate with our developers and other engineering teams while researching, designing, implementing and sustaining a high quality production trading environment

Strong production application server engineering and support experience - trading/financial preferred
3-5 Years of *nix experience preferably CentOS/RedHat based Linux
Fundamental understanding of networking, firewalls, dns, routing, etc.
Experience working closely with developers in support and engineering capacity
Must have familiarity deploying software into a production environment
Competency in one or more scripting languages such as python, perl, shell, etc.
Very knowledgeable about the entire stack of network, hardware, OS, connectivity and both Linux and Windows system administration
Demonstrated ability to handle short and long term projects, seeing them through to completion
Demonstrated ability to see the big picture while simultaneously defining detailed requirements in support of the business.
Demonstrated ability to pay close attention to detail and follow through with open issues until resolved
Proven technical problem solving skills with the ability to quickly prioritize issues based on urgency
Knowledge of and experience working with financial exchange connectivity is a plus
Experience with configuration management tools such as chef, puppet or ansible is preferred.
Knowledge of monitoring solutions with tools like Nagios, Solarwinds or other solutions