Linux & Network System 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 design, implement, configure and manage complex environments - including our global trading infrastructure, low latency network, 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, cyber security, 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

  • Building and implementation of tools & automation to improve our production and development environment

  • Design, implementation & support of the company World Wide low latency Network - exploring new technologies, configurations and troubleshooting.


  • Experience as Linux System Administrator – Must

  • Networking knowledge (advanced routing protocols) – Must

  • Knowledge of Security Products including Firewalls, IDS/IPS, VPNs, – Must

  • Working knowledge of DataBases technologies - Advantage

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

  • Familiar with at least one scripting language e.g. Bash, Python or Perl – Advantage

  • Knowledge Complex Grid Environment – Advantage

  • Working knowledge of Server Virtualization – 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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