Senior Linux Engineer



Other Engineering
Chicago, IL, USA
Posted on Wednesday, July 12, 2023

DRW is actively seeking a Linux Engineer for our Linux Engineering Team.

The Linux Engineering Team is responsible for providing a consistent, clean, and stable infrastructure that enables trading desks, developers, and our internal customers to run their applications as efficiently and deterministically as possible. Our team takes pride in leaving our environment cleaner than we found it and ensuring our users have a consistent experience.

We don’t just churn through tickets; we actively engage with our users and seek to understand what they need from their Linux environment. We need internally motivated people who take ownership of issues and projects, and consistently follow through. If you have a strong belief in automation, consistency, scalability, and simple design, you’ll be right at home.

What you’ll be working on:

  • Collaborating with a global Linux Engineering team for coordinating work, engineering projects, changes, and on-call schedules
  • Serving as a liaison between the Linux Engineering team and various trading desks and teams
  • Configuring, deploying and maintaining DRW’s Linux environments in a declarative and repeatable manner
  • Actively monitoring the health of our entire Linux server environment; performing day to day troubleshooting
  • Application packaging and maintenance of software repositories
  • Automating repetitive system administration tasks
  • Evaluating and recommending new hardware and software technologies or solutions

You will be an ideal member of the team if you have:

  • Experience working with configuration management tools, ideally Ansible or Puppet
  • Scripting and automation experience with one or more of the following: Bash, Python, or another high-level programming language
  • Extensive Linux support and engineering experience in a high availability environment
  • Strong RHEL, CentOS, Ubuntu, or Debian experience
  • Solid understanding of general technical concepts like Kerberos, DNS, DHCP, networking
  • Previous experience tuning Linux systems for trading applications
  • A firm understanding of IP networking, routing, and multicast traffic

DRW is a diversified trading firm with over 3 decades of experience bringing sophisticated technology and exceptional people together to operate in markets around the world. We value autonomy and the ability to quickly pivot to capture opportunities, so we operate using our own capital and trading at our own risk.

Headquartered in Chicago with offices throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Asia, we trade a variety of asset classes including Fixed Income, ETFs, Equities, FX, Commodities and Energy across all major global markets. We have also leveraged our expertise and technology to expand into three non-traditional strategies: real estate, venture capital and cryptoassets.

We operate with respect, curiosity and open minds. The people who thrive here share our belief that it’s not just what we do that matters–it's how we do it. DRW is a place of high expectations, integrity, innovation and a willingness to challenge consensus.

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