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Trading Operations Engineer

New York, NY 
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Linux, Python, C++, SQL 
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Trading Operations Engineer


Top-tier electronic trading firm has an immediate need for a driven, highly experienced systems engineer/architect to help build and support the technical infrastructure that underlies our proprietary trading applications.  You will be responsible for high-level design of trading systems architecture, in-depth performance analysis and troubleshooting, and planning and deployment of new installations of our trading infrastructure.

Strong analytical and creative skills as well as in-depth knowledge of operating systems, scripting, and networks are a must (preferably working with trading firms or exchanges). This position provides an exceptional compensation package recognizing your team and individual contributions to our operating performance.


Key Responsibilities

·         Identify and evaluate new technology

·         Employ innovative thought and automation to improve productivity, workflow, and technology deployment

·         Identify and improve performance bottlenecks

·         Drive the deployment of new installations of trading systems at exchange colocations

·         Work closely with other parts of the business to identify areas of high opportunity.


Key Skills/Attributes:

·         Deep knowledge/experience in one of the following two areas:

1.       Systems  

  • Linux Operating System internals
  • Understands how network stacks, scheduler, virtual memory system, interrupt handling, and device drivers
  • Ability to dive into kernel source 

2.       Performance analysis and optimization

  • Familiarity with performance analysis tools (sar, oprofile, vmstat, iostat, strace, systemtap, tcpdump)
  • Understanding of linux kernel tunables(/proc/sys, sysctl interfaces)
  • Capable of performing statistical analysis of performance metrics


·         DTCP/IP, Multicast, Routing and Switching technology

·         Extensive experience with scripting, preferably in python

·         Knowledge of C, C++, SQL a plus

·         Analytical mindset, highly effective at decision-making

·         Ability to manage numerous business priorities with ease

·         Willing to learn the intricacies of a world-class financial trading floor

·         Able and willing to do critical strategy work all the way through hands on implementation

·         Experience with datacenter buildout, power and cooling a plus



 Send resumes to cory@gmsadvisors.com / cory (at) gmsadvisors.com 
Cory Kraemer
GMS Advisors
New York, NY 10018