HPC Systems Engineer
Jump Trading, LLC - Chicago, IL

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Job Descriptions:
Jump Trading is a globally-positioned, proprietary trading firm that remains on the cutting edge of algorithmic trading. We are a privately funded company and do not rely on outside investors or private equity. With offices in Chicago, London, Singapore and most recently New York, we trade across all major asset classes in the Americas, Europe and Asia. Because of our ongoing commitment to technology and human capital we have become an industry leader, quietly setting the standard for sophisticated trading strategies. We enjoy a casual atmosphere and a flat organizational structure.

Our managing partners are passionate about supporting the exploration of new strategies and concepts throughout the company. They not only encourage new ideas, they expect them. We are more than 350 people with an incredibly diverse set of backgrounds, but collectively we share in our commitment to innovation and Jump's continued success.

At Jump, potential candidates will find a group of people committed to intellectual rigor, strong teamwork, and the pursuit of great discoveries. We recognize that to remain successful, it is imperative that we continue to hire and retain exceptional talent. We offer exceptional compensation and benefits packages.

The individual in this role will serve as the main point of contact ensuring the high performance computing research environment meets the demands our quant community. Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

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

Implements and supports performance monitoring and fault monitoring systems

Monitors systems and storage performance, up to and including network components

Compiles, packages, installs and upgrades software and operating system components

Creates scripts and uses tools to automates frequently performed tasks

Develops, improves, documents and promotes 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

Required Experience:
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

Prior experience in the financial industry is not required.

Special consideration will be given to candidates meeting or showing interest in the following 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++

Keyword: Storage Administrator
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