Trading Systems Operations Engineer, 2nd Shift

Location: Chicago, Illinois
Job Category: HOT JOBS!,HOT JOBS in Trading,Support - Help Desk,Trading - Futures - Fixed Income - Bonds - Derivatives - etc
Job ID: 68456
Employment Type: Full time
Salary: $ 125,000 per year
Posted: 11-11-2019


Job Description:

 Trading Systems Operations Engineer, 2nd Shift

Shift - 4pm-1am


We are seeking a 2nd Shift Trading Systems Operations Engineer to join the team. The role encompasses mission critical support for trading systems including (but not limited to) application testing, automation, project management, software deployment and configuration, as well as system monitoring. The system environment at consists of proprietary and 3rd party software applications, covers the entire stack of software needed to trade, and consists of broad and varied technologies. The hours will be approximately 4pm-1am.



All members of the Trading Systems Operations team are responsible for three primary duties:

Production Trade Support
-Develop deep knowledge of trading system infrastructure where one can take ownership of issues as they arise to tackle autonomously or perform appropriate escalation.
-Perform detailed log analysis to bring the development team up to speed quickly on the problem without the need for them to conduct a level one / level two analysis themselves.
-Utilize a “fix it twice” mentality to use tactical solutions to get trading systems stable again but then follow up with the strategic fix soon after.

Build and enhance operational infrastructure
-Places high value on improving process and procedures to make operational workflows more automated and less error-prone.
-Add to the monitoring infrastructure to allow more detection of problems and issues.

Management of all changes to the production systems
-Identify risks and provide guidance around timing of changes and releases.
-Execute software deployments and upgrades.


Job Requirements:

-Experience in an application support, operations, or systems administration role required.
-Python/Perl/Shell or similar scripting experience required.
-Organized and detail orientated required.
-Knowledge of basic SQL queries and experience with FIX/Exchange protocols are a plus.
Experience with 3rd party monitoring and ticketing software are a plus.

Desired Traits:
-Able to handle high-pressure multi-tasking environments within time constraints, SLA, and delivery targets.
-Able to categorize, prioritize, analyze, and triage application and hardware problems quickly.
-Possess a logical and inquisitive mindset with a desire to share knowledge acquired with others for the benefit of the whole.
-Driven to take pride and ownership over your work product and results.
-Possess excellent communication skills, customer focus, and ability to bridge communication gaps between trading and technology.
-High sense of integrity and honesty. Able to take ownership of and learn from mistakes even if it means calling yourself to account.

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