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Network Engineer -- High Frequency Trading

High Frequency trading is a very technology intensive endeavor. We have to improve the efficiency and stability of our trading systems continuously. We have to be great at programming, understanding the system, and seeing points of vulnerability.

Network Engineering team's responsibilities:
• Network configuration management
• Investigate offerings or technologies that may be leveraged to optimize circuit and network performance (e.g. capacity, latency, stability, etc.)
• Have a good working knowledge of network programming in C/C++ to be able to squeeze performance out of the software.
• Review middleware and messaging software/libraries and see how the different processes can use them optimally
• Perform network troubleshooting to isolate and diagnose network problems
• Review capacity reports, problem records and performance monitors to evaluate network performance and make recommendations for improvement
• Work with the development teams to ensure all proprietary and third party applications properly integrate with the firm’s network infrastructure
• Order and manage circuit extensions/cross-connects from carrier demarcation points to firm's cage and equipment
• Manage collocation sites at financial exchanges
• Maintain network diagrams and associated network documentation
• Upgrade network hardware and software, as required
• Manage providers to resolve connectivity related invoice discrepancies and faults
• Ensure that vendor SLA's are met

• BA/BS degree or equivalent work experience
• UNIX / LINUX networking experience
• CCIE Desired
• Relevant experience would be a big plus
• Advanced knowledge of networking
o PIM SM and DM
o Wireshark,tcpdump,etc
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Experience in network design and troubleshooting technical issues
• Must have ability to work independently
• Proven leadership skills with the ability to manage multiple priorities with shifting workloads and timelines in a fast-paced environment
• Logical/methodical approach to fault finding