Linux Engineer

Istra is a leading Algo-Trading research company specializing in developing and deploying High Frequency Trading strategies (HFT). We use state of the art technology and algorithms that are developed by our elite highly-skilled group in a challenging, pleasant, and rewarding work environment. We are looking for skilled & talented engineers to join our ITOps team. In this role you will configure and manage complex environments - including our global trading infrastructure, our on premise back testing grid and the firms' cloud based distributed compute cluster consisting of petabyte-scale storage. You will be responsible for high availability, scalability & performance of various business applications, and for enhancing automation of various infrastructure tasks, processes and monitoring tools. We are seeking individuals who are curious, intellectually driven, practical, purposeful and result driven. He/she should have a deep technical understanding, excellent communications skills, and is service orientated. Responsible for:

  • Design, implementation and maintenance of our complex HPC compute environment - on premise and in the cloud.

  • Design, implementation and maintenance of our complex petabyte scale Storage and DataBase systems.

  • Debian packaging, deployment automation and configuration management

  • Linux tweaking, performance analysis and troubleshooting

  • Build and implementat tools to improve our production and development environment, including our monitoring infrastructure.

Requirements:

  • Experience as Linux System Administrator – Must

  • Working knowledge of Server Virtualization

  • Comfortable Linux tweaking, performance analysis and troubleshooting

  • Working experience with scripting languages like Bash or Python

  • Familiar with Security Products including Firewalls, IDS/IPS, VPNs - Advantage

  • Working knowledge of DataBases technologies - including Redis & MySQL - Advantage

  • Working knowledge of Storage Systems & Distributed File systems – Advantage

  • Familiar with monitoring systems like Ganglia, Nagios and Zabbix - Advantage

  • Familiar with cloud solutions like AWS – Advantage

  • BSc Degree - Advantage


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