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Systems Engineer - Trading Systems

Location: London Salary: Negotiable
Sector: IT & Telecoms Type: Contract
Contact: Mark Crorkin Job Published: 10 days ago

Trading Systems Engineer with Linux, Networks and Java experience required - long term contract.

Your role: Building robust and scalable infrastructure for electronic trading systems.

Translate business and IT requirements for new trading venues and/or datacenter upgrades into technical deliveries

Coordinate the delivery of all Execution & Platform infrastructure components including the deployment of server hardware

Collaborate with other global IT teams to deliver and maintain the electronic trading infrastructure

Identify the bottlenecks on trading systems and ability to tune the server for optimal performance for low latency

Ability to perform performance benchmarks for trading system to evaluate hardware choice

Fine tune third party stack for performance and low latency on trading systems including Java, Solarflare onload, Mellanox roce and DB transactions.

Provide 3rd level support to the production services team for investigating system issues and latencies

Participate in problem solving, troubleshooting, performance tuning, production support, and maintenance of existing applications.

Your teams role is to optimize the server footprint for the trading systems by fine-tuning servers and application configuration. We will perform benchmarks and evaluate server/networking gear suitability for low latency trading systems. Aligned with the Equities IT function we will work closely with the business, development and support teams to manage the current capacity and estimate future growth in establishing server needs. The team also ensures the infrastructure is running on the latest software and able to support the current and future demands.

Your experience and skills

Development - Java a must (c/c++ a benefit, python/shell scripting a nice to have)

Performance tuning - run benchmark and capacity tests to identify bottlenecks in system

Application Optimization - for high throughput and low latency - memory allocation, java runtime options, minimize Garbage Collection

Unix system - memory utilization, cpu utilization, disk i/o, system load etc.,

Networking - analyze network data (wireshark, corvil etc.,)

Strong Linux and Network skills

Proven experience in high-volume, low latency real-time messaging applied to electronic trading

Comprehensive experience in overall end-to-end Software Engineering in an agile environment

Ability to translate business needs into technology solutions

Deep knowledge of Java stack, messaging technologies, multi-threading, caching

Experience in developing applications for electronic trading, particularly order management, that use trading communication protocol such as FIX and using FIX engines

Have expertise in dealing with large amount of data in real-time applications with big-data technologies.

You are a team player, accustomed to collaborating with a large number of development, support and infrastructure teams.

An expert on stock exchange infrastructure technologies

Aware of security-related risk in large infrastructure environments

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