Network & Systems Technician - Day (40-518)
XR Trading LLC - Chicago, IL

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XR Trading is a proprietary market-making firm located in Chicago's financial district. XR provides liquidity in a wide range of financial instruments and asset classes. We add value to the markets in which we participate by integrating technology with trading effectively and employing a quantitative approach to automated market-making.

XR Trading, a growing Chicago based proprietary trading firm, is seeking to add a Network/Systems technician to an existing IT team to assist, maintain and progressively improve the existing infrastructure of a professional electronic trading environment.

The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated individual that can work efficiently with a technical team in a highly demanding environment. The candidate will be someone who can troubleshoot technology-related problems that might include hardware and software issues, equipment failure and TCP/IP connectivity. Duties may include installation of new software, deployment of new hardware, training of users, troubleshooting hardware/software, troubleshooting networking equipment, wiring, maintaining procedure documents and inventory/asset management. The candidate must have outstanding communication and prioritization skills and be able to effectively take direction from management.

  • Install, configure, maintain and troubleshoot PC hardware and software.
  • Create and maintain technical/process documentation and proactively share this information with team members
  • Actively seek out and participate in projects to maintain and improve the systems/network environment
  • Create and maintain standard PC images for multiple workstation models
  • Process, monitor and prioritize trouble tickets
  • Troubleshoot basic TCP/IP and multicast issues
  • Assist in managing and maintaining technology inventory
  • Assist with hardware and software purchases
  • Train new employees/existing staff as directed
  • Perform network backups and restores
  • Install and monitor antivirus software
  • Provide basic support on network hardware
  • On-call for overnights, weekends and holidays on a rotational basis with openness to change
  • Support other key initiatives as the business dictates
Required Skills

? Bachelors Degree from a 4-year university

? Computer Science, Information Science or related technical field

? Strong GPA (3.5 or higher)

Required Skills:
  • Proficient in installing and supporting current versions of Microsoft Windows Operating Systems
  • Proficient in installing and supporting all Microsoft end user applications; familiar with other common business and productivity software
  • Capable of handling multiple projects simultaneously
  • Manage high-pressure situations professionally, calmly and with urgency
  • Ability to work independently and provide progress reports
  • Solid work ethic, initiative and great customer service skills
  • Strong analytical skills to troubleshoot technical computer and network problems with own knowledge, through documentation; know when to escalate to next level support
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be able to lift 90 lbs
Required Experience

  • 1 – 3 years of experience in network or system administration
  • Strong interest in the latest technology and trends
  • Windows Server 2008/Active Directory exposure and experience remotely managing servers and desktops
  • Experience creating and maintaining active directory accounts
  • Knowledge of security technologies such as SSL, VPN and firewall
  • Knowledge of network TCP/IP protocol (understand the difference between TCP and UDP)
Extensive Experience Required:
  • Experience with Linux/Unix (Redhat, Fedora, Ubuntu, HPUX/AIX)
  • Active or near completion of MCSE, CCNA, or similar IT certification
  • Programming experience in VB, VBA, .Net, C# and/or Access
  • Experience with Cisco routers/switches
Please note that only those individuals whose qualifications match our current needs will be considered applicants and receive responses.

Transcripts may be requested for candidates who receive further consideration. It is strongly recommended to list your GPA when submitting your resume.

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About this company
We are a Chicago based electronic and proprietary trading firm participating in the global financial markets. Our management philosophy...