Senior Network Engineer at ThinkMarkets

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ThinkMarkets is a global online brokerage firm, specializing in providing multi-asset trading solutions to thousands of clients around the world. With our flagship ThinkTrader platform, we allow our clients to trade the world 24-hours a day. Our mission is to disrupt the brokerage industry by allowing access to global markets and thousands of products to allow our clients to trade the world in the palm of their hand. We use the latest technologies to give traders seamless access to our proprietary trading platforms. Our Chicago office is in the heart of the financial district in the Loop, and is made up by our Leadership, IT, Analytics, and R&D teams.  

We are seeking a Senior Network Engineer to join our rapidly growing global workforce in Chicago. In this role you will be responsible for the development and maintenance of a state of the art, highly available, trading network. Your daily activities will consist of tuning the network for optimal latency and availability while supporting the needs of the business.

Responsibilities:

  • Participate as a member of the Global Infrastructure team tasked with the defining and implementing cutting edge technology solutions across the firm
  • Develop standards for firmwide infrastructure solutions for a global brokerage firm
  • Work with vendor support teams to remotely install and configure L2/L3 switches, routers, and firewalls
  • Manage dedicated connectivity between public and private clouds
  • Evaluate and recommend tools to increase firm’s productivity
  • Lead global network architecture discussions
  • Measure and optimize network performance for customer facing applications
  • Evaluate and recommend changes to processes to increase team productivity
  • Work with business partners to meet needs for systems availability, disaster recovery, and security
  • Setup fully audited change control for network configuration changes
  • Monitor network performance to prevent bottlenecks and application slowdowns
  • Develop and deploy solutions to maintain systems availability
  • Provide technical support and guidance to fellow team members
  • Participate in patch management and vulnerability mitigation
  • Tune network for optimal performance

Requirements:

  • 5+ years of experience working as a Network Engineer
  • Expert level knowledge of tuning dynamic routing protocols (BGP, OSPF, EIGRP)
  • Experience support VPN infrastructure over various mediums (MPLS, P2P, etc.)
  • CCIE certification or relevant level of experience
  • Experience with Cisco NX-OS, IOS, ASA, and FirePower platforms
  • Must understand first hop redundancy technologies (HSRP, VRRP, GLBP)
  • In-depth understanding of the TCP/IP network stack and the ability to troubleshoot network related issues using relevant tools (wireshark, tcpdump, etc.)
  • Advanced proficiency with FCoE, iSCSI or Fibre networks
  • Proven experience supporting a latency sensitive global network
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Passion for collaboration and proven success in a fast-paced work environment
  • Experience with VMware NSX or other SDN platforms a plus

Our Benefit Offerings:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision coverage available
  • Employer-Paid Short-Term Disability and Life Insurance
  • Pre-Tax Transit deduction options
  • Global Employee Assistance Program
  • 401k and Roth 401k (retirement planning) options available and competitive company match
  • Generous Paid Holidays
  • Monthly gym reimbursement
  • Fresh beverages and snacks in office
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Location

We are in the financial district of the city, located in the UBS Tower. We welcome others who would like to master the latest in tech with us.

An Insider's view of ThinkMarkets

What’s the vibe like in the office?

We're definitely a hardworking bunch, and we're very passionate about what we do. The culture is dynamic and collaborative, and there's always something to work on which helps the day fly by!

Ashley

Executive Assistant to the CEO

What does your typical day look like?

We start the day with a web call summarizing portfolio risks, exposures & order flow with our teams in Dubai & London. We track, measure, & report any trade issues with our clients; we’re always aware of changes in the risk profile of the firm portfolio. We're constantly checking on pricing, liquidity & execution across all our product offerings.

Pat

Head of Options

What makes someone successful on your team?

Above all, having passion for what you do will make an individual successful in any position! Specifically here at ThinkMarkets, we value a collaborative and innovative mindset to make our team run the most efficiently.

Theresa

Human Resources Associate

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

At ThinkMarkets, ideation that challenges the norm and status quo is embraced! We prioritize growth and innovation to drive the business forward. As a Marketing Team, our mission is to bring the brand personality to life across the globe with a lean methodology that enables ThinkMarkets to proactively and constantly drive progress and efficiency.

Rich

Head of Performance Marketing

What are ThinkMarkets Perks + Benefits

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Commuter Benefits
ThinkMarkets covers up to 85% of transit costs and the remaining balance can be deducted from paychecks pre-tax.
Stocked Kitchen
We have an espresso and coffee machine, tea, and snacks stocked in our kitchen!
Some Meals Provided
Free lunch catered in on Fridays!
Fitness Subsidies
ThinkMarkets provides $65 a month to each employee to use towards gym memberships or classes (yoga, barre, kick-boxing, etc.) to promote a healthy lifestyle!
Professional Development Benefits
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