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Site Reliability Engineer

Req #: 170117943
Location: New York, NY, US
Job Category: Technology
Job Description:
The Electronic Trading Infrastructure (ETI) team is a full service infrastructure delivery team supporting technology infrastructure design, implementation & operations within the Global Services Operations (GSO) in Global Technology Infrastructure (GTI).
 
ETI is going through a transformation effort to a Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) model. We are looking for software engineers with systems experience to kick off our journey. An ETI SRE will be primarily responsible for overseeing the electronic trading environment and ensuring availability through change management, monitoring, and capacity planning in a highly automated system. This resource will also be looked at to build, configure, and on-going hygiene of the server estate, with special emphasis being placed on the automation of the processes/workload in support of the above. 
 
Additionally, they are responsible for planning and the execution of Proof of Concept (POC) exercises in support of the vendor selection phase of the solution design cycle.  A n ETI SRE performs a wide variety of evaluation, maintenance, installation and training tasks to ensure the overall application infrastructure (server, network, storage, third-party appliance, etc.) meets or exceeds ETI or broader standards of performance and user satisfaction. The successful candidate will be a trusted advisor to the Business and AD community.
 
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Maintain a thorough understanding of  advanced concepts in the fields of:
    • Processor and system architecture (processing cores, dedicated vs. shared cache, system buses, CPU, memory, I/O peripherals, etc.)
    • The Linux operating system (kernel vs. user space, scheduling, bypass drivers, etc.)
    • Network architecture and protocols (TCP/IP, Security, Routing, HTTP/HTTPS, VPNs, load-balancing, LAN vs. MAN vs. WAN, disparate Layer 1 technologies, etc.)
    • The requirements and unique constraints associated with high frequency/low latency trading environments
    • Latency monitoring concepts and relevant industry solutions
  • Design, implement, support and troubleshoot complex application environments.
  • Respond to inquiries from business users, AD staff, ETI staff, internal administrators, service providers, site personnel and outside vendors to provide technical assistance and support whenever necessary.
  • Troubleshooting malfunctions of network and server hardware and software applications to resolve operational issues and restore services.
  • Develop and deploy automated solutions in support of standard Operational processes
  • Demonstrated proficiency with a scripting/coding language(s) - Perl, Python, Ruby, shell
  • Demonstrated proficiency with a configuration management tool a plus - Puppet, Ansible, Chef
  • Financial industry experience; including Front, Middle, and Back Office trading flows a plus
  • Ability to communicate in an understandable, professional, and courteous manner, both written and verbal, at a level commensurate with the level of the audience
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task in a highly dynamic environment contained within a much larger functional organization
  • Education – BS or higher in Computer Science, Engineering or related technical discipline
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