Senior Linux Engineer
Interactive Data - Chicago, IL

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Job Descriptions:
Interactive Data Corporation is a trusted leader in financial information. Thousands of financial institutions and active traders, as well as hundreds of software and service providers, subscribe to our fixed income evaluations, real-time market data, fixed income analytics, desktop solutions and web-based solutions. Interactive Data delivers a comprehensive set of products and services designed to meet the needs of the front, middle and back offices at some of the largest and most well-known institutions around the world. These clients trust Interactive Data to provide a wide range of global reference data and listed markets pricing, ultra-low latency data and trading infrastructure services to facilitate electronic trading and sophisticated analytical tools for investment managers including our eSignal Suite of Products . Interactive Data’s offerings can help clients around the world with mission-critical functions, including portfolio valuation, regulatory compliance, risk management, electronic trading and wealth management. Headquartered in Bedford, Massachusetts Interactive Data has more than 2,500 employees in offices worldwide.

Interactive Data 7ticks operates a global low latency trading environment for international trading firms, banks, and other financial institutions. The Senior Systems Engineer will be responsible for expert level Linux support, administration, design, and troubleshooting in a distributed Ultra low latency trading environment.

Key Responsibilities:
Maintaining a multitude of Linux server environment by facilitating customer requests, Kernel, System level, and network related changes

Influence, develop, and improve client solutions

Provide leadership and expertise in administering and creating numerous low latency trading environments

Accept incoming calls when incoming call volumes are critically high

Being attentive to the needs of a customer and keeping them informed on the status of their inquiry or resolution of their production issue on a regular basis

Assist clients in all technical/functional aspects relating to low latency trading

Document information and data helpful to other team members and clients

Assist with deploying and upgrading front-end & back-end trading applications

Understand, prioritize and drive resolution of issues through hands-on involvement and highly effective communication between involved parties (client, vendor & internally)

Contribute to developing a superior support experience for our customers

Required Experience:
Required Qualifications:
4+ years of experience in a IT/Financial Support role

5+ years’ experience as a Linux System Administrator

Experience with Linux performance tuning involving network interfaces, kernel optimization and hardening of services

Working knowledge of low latency technologies such as Kernel Bypass, FPGA’s, GPU’s, and other equivalent technologies

Experience with implementing a global architecture for Linux installation and configuration management

Industry knowledge of trading in general, preferably electronic trading

Experience supporting trading software, both front-end and back-end applications

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Able to work on a team or in an individual setting

Aptitude and skill for training other team members

Self-starter type of individual, willing to take on tasks and asks for help when needed

Ability to manage time in order to juggle multiple requirements during the workday

Possess strong network knowledge from a server and network perspective

Familiarity with sophisticated DNS implementations, maintenance and administration

Experienced Shell-scripting skills (PERL, Python, bash, sed and awk)

Preferred Qualifications:
Colocation Trading support experience

Exposure to RTS, ORC, 29West, Sterling, Broadway, REDI or other equivalent trading applications

Previous work history includes managed service provider support desk

Networking knowledge and command knowledge an advantage

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Keyword: Linux administrator, low latency,
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