• Trading Operations Engineer

    Job Location(s) US-IL-Chicago
    Posted Date 4 weeks ago(4 weeks ago)
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  • Overview

    The Trading Operations Engineer will be responsible for the configuration management, support and assurance of our proprietary trading applications and supporting systems. This position is expected to manage and coordinate with development, infrastructure and external vendor teams to provide superior performance and availability to each production application.


    Strong communication and attention to detail are necessary skills, as this role includes interaction with front office, middle office and the trading desks.


    • Front line support for traders
    • Deploy, configure and monitor a complex suite of trading applications
    • Work closely with users to identify software issues and assist with root cause analysis
    • Participate in quality assurance testing initiatives
    • Create and improve continuous monitoring and proactive alerting processes for the production trading environment
    • Work on automating repetitive tasks
    • Document procedures and process flows, and ensure they are kept accurate



    • Proven experience of application support and administration
    • Strong Linux/UNIX knowledge and familiarity with the command-line interface
      • File parsing and manipulation
      • Shell scripting
      • Proficiency in either Python, Perl or Ruby
      • Process management
    • Experience with relational databases and knowledge of SQL
    • Understanding of XML and JSON file formats
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to bridge communication gaps between trading and technology
    • Java or C# are nice to haves, as is TCP and UDP


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