Applications Engineer – Chicago, USA
GQR | Global Quant Recruitment - Chicago, IL

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A world class, proprietary trading firm seeks exceptional Applications Engineer to join small and highly collaborative systems team. This key hire will be responsible for working closely with trading/development teams to provide bespoke solutions and on-going support to trading applications. Experience with connectivity to US exchanges is essential as is strong administration and scripting skills in Unix/Linux. Some scripting skills in Bash or Python is also an absolute must for this role. The chosen candidate will have good understanding of a Windows server environment and TCP/IP Networking too.

JOB DESCRIPTION

A world class, proprietary trading firm seeks exceptional Applications Engineer to join small and highly collaborative systems team. The firm are key players in the high-frequency trading space and a lot of their business is in electronic options market-making.

Reporting directly to the Head of IT Operations, this key hire will be responsible for working closely with trading/development teams to provide bespoke solutions and on-going support to trading applications.

Role Responsibilities:
  • Deployment and maintenance of both in-house and off the shelf trading related applications and their respective environments
  • Provide 3rd/4th level of support to the desktop support team
  • Performance analysis and tuning of trading applications
  • Liaise with various exchanges to carry out new connections, testing, upgrades, and problem resolution
  • Reporting on stability and performance of trading applications
  • Create and maintain documentation regarding incident resolutions and solving problems
  • Implement and maintain application monitoring
  • Use scripting or other programming languages to automate processes and maintain the application environments
You should have experience with:
  • Connectivity to various US exchanges
  • Substantial solid administration experience in UNIX and Linux systems
  • Scripting in a Linux/Unix environment
  • Windows server environments and associated troubleshooting skills
  • Good understanding of TCP/IP networks
  • Practical understanding of relational databases, in particular Informix/Postgres
  • Experience with large scale distributed transaction systems a plus
  • Exposure to financial markets and systems used by financial firms required
  • Experience with ORC highly regarded
  • Working on systems in a real-time environment
The Benefits
This group have a leading benefits package which includes bi-annual bonuses, 28-days paid holiday p/annum, medical/vision/dental Insurance, life & disability insurance and many more!

Key Words: A world class, proprietary trading firm seeks exceptional Applications Engineer to join small and highly collaborative systems team. This key hire will be responsible for working closely with trading/development teams to provide bespoke solutions and on-going support to trading applications. Experience with connectivity to US exchanges is essential as is strong administration and scripting skills in Unix/Linux. Some scripting skills in Bash or Python is also an absolute must for this role. The chosen candidate will have good understanding of a Windows server environment and TCP/IP Networking too.

Although preferable, we do not require a CV, please feel free to get in touch regarding this role to talk to a member of the team to discuss this role. For more current openings with our clients, please see www.g-q-r.com/vacancies

We welcome speculative and tentative applications roles and others of a similar nature that we may have available on our books.

Applying: jobs@gqrgm.com

Contact: James Friend on +44 (0) 203 141 8000

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While a resume is preferable we also welcome tentative enquiries from well-qualified persons. To speak with an agent please contact one of our regional offices using the contact details listed below. Utmost confidentiality and discretion is assured.

LOS ANGELES | 1.310.807.5025
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LONDON | 0203.141.8000
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