Senior Specialist, Unix - India
Tower Research Capital - New York, NY

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Tower Research Capital India Pvt. Ltd., an affiliate of the high-frequency proprietary trading firm Tower Research Capital LLC (“Tower”), seeks a highly-skilled Senior Specialist - Unix to lead our Systems team in India. The Senior Specialist - Unix will help oversee the maintenance of over 2,800 servers in 50 locations worldwide while supporting more than 300 users globally. Tower has over 150 high-capacity, low-latency, direct private lines between our sites, and we use the latest high-performance servers, network switches, and network cards. This role is available at Tower Research Capital India’s office in Gurgaon, India.

Responsibilities
  • Building and leading a small team of systems administrators
  • Debugging dropped packets, whether at the network, NIC, OS, or application layers
  • Troubleshooting kernel panics and system hangs
  • Analyzing performance issues
  • Fine-tuning processes to run with the least jitter
  • Supporting an office of over 50 people (with most coming from IIT) in Gurgaon, India and supporting other remote users in Asia
  • Directing support for our continuously active servers, lines, and low-latency network during the India daytime hours
  • Installing, configuring, and deploying fully-distributed Red Hat Linux systems
  • Collaborating with the Systems team in New York to maintain Tower’s existing colocation facilities across Asia and to set up new facilities
  • Taking a role in researching, testing, recommending, implementing, and maintaining cutting- edge, ultra low-latency systems and network technologies
  • Participating in an on-call rotation
Qualifications If you have not used the following commands, please do not apply: vmstat, top, uname, ps, emacs/vi, svn, git, make, rpm, ping, tcpdump, wireshark, nfsstat, traceroute.
  • A bachelor’s degree in computer science from a top-tier university
  • Five years of experience in Red Hat Linux administration
  • Experience maintaining Cisco, Windows, and PC hardware
  • Fluency in at least one scripting/coding language
  • Hands-on knowledge of SSH, iptables administration, NFS, DNS, DHCP, and LDAP
  • Experience with Open Source applications to build enterprise-level systems (i.e., Nagios, SmokePing, MRTG, etc.)
  • Proven troubleshooting experience
  • Expertise in maintaining Cisco ports/VLANs/dot1.x settings in any office environment
  • Ability to read and interpret English-language technical documents
  • Ability to speak business-level English
  • The indefinite right to work in India
Candidates should also be:
  • Organized, responsible, and meticulous
  • Proactive and willing to take initiative
  • Able to manage and prioritize multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Able to work both with a team and independently
  • Available to work in New York City for 2-3 months during an initial training period
Benefits
  • Competitive salary
  • Five weeks of paid vacation per year
  • Lunch and dinner on a daily basis
  • Cab facility within Gurgaon
  • Health club allowances

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