Low Latency Network Engineer

United States, Illinois, Chicago
Job ID: 2039

Job Description

[c. $250-375k Comp Package, Flexible Working Options]

Are you a Network Engineer passionate about tackling complex issues and enhancing network efficiency? Our client, a prominent global market maker, is seeking a skilled Low Latency Network Engineer to join their innovative team. In this role, you'll be responsible for managing the networks that support their cutting-edge proprietary trading systems. Your contributions to designing, optimising, and maintaining globally distributed networks will ensure traders and engineers achieve peak performance, directly impacting the firm's success.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical support to maintain a high-frequency trading environment
  • Deploy, monitor, troubleshoot, and enhance global network infrastructure
  • Identify, design, and implement low latency network optimisations
  • Automate and streamline network infrastructure processes
  • Assist with planned network upgrades, migrations, expansions, and hardware/software updates
  • Ensure the proper functioning of WAN networks across global data centres and colocations
  • Contribute to capacity planning, connectivity improvements, and traffic flow optimisation
  • Support the standardisation of environments and the implementation of Infrastructure as Code principles

Key Requirements:

  • Extensive experience with low latency financial trading networks
  • Proficiency in network performance, monitoring, and capacity planning
  • Expertise in LAN/WAN networking and protocols such as TCP/UDP, OSPF, BGP, and multicast
  • Experience with Cisco, Arista, and Palo Alto network equipment
  • Strong knowledge of network security and firewall management
  • Proficiency in Python for network automation
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to explain complex technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders
  • Experience with low-latency networking, configuration management tools, time series databases, and centralised logging systems
  • (Preferred) Familiarity with network transport and routing protocols
  • (Preferred) Knowledge of network monitoring and alerting tools


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