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US-NY-NewYork: Infrastructure Systems Engineer

Date: _04-Aug-2011_
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Infrastructure Systems Engineer

* Audit routinely and analyze the existing systems to keep them up-to-date with low latency and high-end operating requirements * Performance tuning and system analysis at all levels, especially Solaris-10 and Linux kernel level tuning * Storage system throughput analysis, hardware performance benchmarking, and trading applications latency measurement * Develop prototypes to demonstrate proposed functionality enhancement * Interact with customers and vendors to troubleshoot 3rd level problems * Benchmark next generation hardware and software and conduct feasibility studies for application on existing system * Performs data analysis and relief sizing and timing for computing platforms growth * Design and Implement solution under strong system security constraints * Looks for new technology and interacts with vendors on new products * Installation and customization of open source software and productivity software to facilitate all the above goals * Willingness and ability to teach and train others * CS degree in Computer Science * A minimum of 7 years of UNIX System engineering and/or experience with architecting trading solutions and designing trading systems components * Strong analytical skills demonstrated by professional experience * Should not only know the technology, but MUST be able to articulate such knowledge * Must have exposure to the project management role in an enterprise environment * Must have previously worked in a financial environment and understand the workflow of a financial institution * Must work well under sustained pressure * Must be able to sustain a high rate of workflow and work on multiple projects * Advanced understanding of UNIX Operating Systems (Solaris-10 and Linux: a MUST) * Advanced knowledge of best practices pertaining to UNIX distributed systems in enterprise class environments * Familiarity with FIX protocol a plus * Advanced knowledge of market data and messaging (TIBCO RV, etc.) * Broad Knowledge of Sun hardware and other key hardware vendor (HP, IBM, etc.) * Deep knowledge of tools which assist in understanding of a machine's behavior and process tracing * Knowledge of how to modify kernel and device driver behavior * Demonstrated ability with UNIX Shell and another programming language (Java)

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