Senior Linux Engineer - Chicago, IL

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Senior Linux Engineer


-Assist in designing, implementing, and maintaining high performance file storage systems.
-Manage and support HPC scheduling software such as Moab, Maui, or Sun Grid Engine.
-Implement and support performance monitoring and fault monitoring systems.
-Monitor systems and storage performance, up to and including network components.
-Compile, package, install and upgrade software and operating system components.
-Create scripts and use tools to automate frequently performed tasks.
-Develop, improve, document and promote standard operating procedures.
-Interact directly with traders, Quants and other IT staff to troubleshoot problems and issues.
-Available to work nights and weekends as required.

-Extensive and thorough understanding of Linux (kernel, system libraries, system daemons, distribution software packaging, compiling and porting add-on packages, etc.), across multiple distributions (RedHat, Debian, etc.).
-Outstanding scripting skills in Bash and one or more of: Perl, Python, Ruby.
-Experience implementing and maintaining system configuration management tools (Puppet, CfEngine, Chef, Bcfg2).
-Thorough understanding of Linux IP networking concepts.
-Experience with system (Zenoss, Nagios) and log (Splunk, syslog-ng) monitoring/analysis tools.
-Excellent communication and documentation skills.
-Ability to work well as part of a team in a fast-paced environment.
-Ability to communicate effectively with people of varying technical abilities.
-Ability to work with highly confidential materials.
-Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Engineering, or a combination of education and work experience equivalent.
-Minimum of 6 years administering Linux server systems.
-Prior experience in the financial industry is not required.

Additional highly preferred qualifications:
-Working knowledge of high-speed cluster interconnect technology (i.e. Infiniband, Myrinet, 10GigE).
-Experience with common HPC tools: Moab, Torque/Maui, Ganglia, Grid Engine, MPI and/or PBS.
-Expert knowledge of high performance file systems and storage technologies such as Lustre, GPFS, Panasas PanFS, or Quantum StorNext FS.
-Prior experience in a clustered compute/HPC or research computing environment.
-Experience with C/C++.

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