Trading Infrastructure Support Engineer

Europe, United Kingdom, London
Job ID: 1410

Job Description

Our client, a global investment management firm, is looking to hire a Trading Infrastructure Support Engineer to join a crucial team, responsible for ensuring the high availability of their custom-built, mission-critical services. These include high-performance trading platforms, and large-scale data analysis and compute farms.

The successful candidate will be responsible for providing level 1 and 2 support across all services globally distributed across APAC, EMEA, and AMER regions.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide monitoring and support across all services and quickly react to any outages to maintain a highly available environment
  • Quickly identify, analyse, and correct alerts to minimise trade flow impact and pre-empt outages
  • Intensive interaction with trading community, external vendors, development and infrastructure teams
  • Oversee automated processes, scheduled jobs, and regular reports
  • Manage users’ requests: track requests, review approvals, updates, resolution, closure, etc.
  • Identify inefficiencies such as repetitive activities, manual processes, and suboptimal tools/workflows to drive continuous improvements via automation and collaboration with internal and external teams

Technical Experience and Knowledge

  • Linux/Unix administration (RHEL/CentOS/OEL)
  • Proficiency in Python and Bash scripting
  • Working knowledge of storage and different storage protocols (NFS/GPFS)
  • Infrastructure automation (Chef, Puppet or Ansible)
  • Kafka or similar messaging buses
  • CI/CD tooling
  • Monitoring infrastructure (ELK and Prometheus)
  • Database administration experience (MySQL/PostgreSQL)
  • Container software administration (Docker, Podman, Kubernetes, GKE or Helm)
  • Working knowledge with TCP/IP, multicast, tcpdump, clocking (PTP, NTP)
  • Ability to navigate network equipment command line
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related subject.
  • Knowledge of ITIL is an advantage.

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