IMC Trading
IMC is a proprietary trading firm and market maker in various products listed on exchanges globally.

Linux Engineer

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We are looking for an experienced Linux Systems Engineer with a strong foundation in Python tools and automation programming to join our motivated, growing team. The Linux Engineering team is responsible for the provisioning, configuration and daily management of our extensive Linux server fleet and handles new challenges critical to our system's performance on a regular basis. IMC's open culture encourages sharing knowledge and close collaboration across teams and regions, providing opportunities for you to make a big impact as well as get exposure to new technologies and techniques. The purpose of this role is to help manage IMC's Linux-based servers in a reliable, scalable and automated fashion, while continuously integrating innovative methods, ideas and technology.
Your Core Responsibilities:

  • Use state-of-the-art tools and methods to troubleshoot and solve complex technical problems on enterprise Linux systems to ensure the consistent functionality of our key trading and development systems and the productivity of our in-house developers, peer engineering teams and stakeholders
  • Support and enhance existing configuration management code and automated processes that operate daily on 5000+ critical Linux trading and support systems in a near 24/7 production High Frequency Trading, Ultra Low Latency environment
  • Leverage your proven Python expertise to design, develop and support processes used to manage and maintain critical Linux trading and development systems at scale in a technically diverse and complex environment
  • Improve and support existing programs and processes used to provision IMC's bare-metal servers from blank slate, to fully functioning Linux trading and development platforms
  • Support and enhance our metrics and log collection infrastructure and our core monitoring and alerting tools
  • Communicate status, document and discuss your ideas, strategies and proposals with our peers and stakeholders on a consistent basis using chats, face to face interactions, issue tracking tickets, clear code commit messages and well documented merge requests

Your Skills and Experience:

  • High-level Enterprise Linux engineering, debugging, administration and provisioning (PXE/DHCP/TFTP/Grub) expertise
  • Configuration management at scale, ideally via Puppet and Hiera
  • Advanced Python automation and API programming, design, unit testing and debugging
  • Design and authorship of Ansible tasks and playbooks and use of Ansible Tower
  • RPM design, build, publishing and repository management
  • TeamCity CI/CD and Gitlab merging/branching best practices
  • Tools, protocols, and services including but not limited to: EBPF, tcpdump, strace, nmcli, sysctl, systemd, lsof, nc, nmap, DNS, NFS/S3, TCP/UDP/multicast, bonding
  • Prometheus, Alert Manager, Alerta, Grafana, Rsyslog monitoring software and tools
  • Kubernetes and Docker

About Us
IMC is a leading trading firm, known worldwide for our advanced, low-latency technology and world-class execution capabilities. Over the past 30 years, we've been a stabilizing force in the financial markets - providing the essential liquidity our counterparties depend on. Across offices in the US, Europe, and Asia Pacific, our talented employees are united by our entrepreneurial spirit, exceptional culture, and commitment to giving back. It's a strong foundation that allows us to grow and add new capabilities, year after year. From entering dynamic new markets, to developing a state-of-the-art research environment and diversifying our trading strategies, we dare to imagine what could be and work together to make it happen.

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What are IMC Trading Perks + Benefits

IMC Trading Benefits Overview

At IMC we believe in taking care of our people. But don’t just take our word for it, here’s a taste of the perks you can expect when you work at IMC Chicago:

GO GLOBAL: With IMC, your success can take you around the world — or at the very least to our offices in Amsterdam and Sydney.

FOOD'S ON US: We’ve got your weekday breakfast, lunch and snacks covered! Choose from a variety of different restaurants daily – your meal is delivered right to the office.

PLAN AHEAD: We’ll match your 401K contributions dollar-for-dollar, up to 4% of your base salary.

TRANSPORTATION: Commuting is a part of life in Chicago, so we cover up to $130 per month toward parking, public transportation or a bike-share membership.

GET COVERED: Your well-being is our priority. We offer fully paid medical, dental, and vision insurance as well as STD, Life, and LTD. Additionally, our parental leave policy offers 16 weeks of paid primary caregiver leave and 15 days of paid parental leave for non-primary caregivers.

GIVE BACK: The IMC Foundation supports non-profits around the world, as well as the causes that matter to you. We’ll match your donations and support your community service.

SWEAT IT OUT: We’ll reimburse you for gym or fitness studio memberships, workout apps, and race registrations so you can stay active in ways that motivate you. In the event you overdo it, take advantage of our free, 20-minute on-site massages.

SPECIAL EVENTS: At IMC we celebrate with events such as concerts, a summer family BBQ,  Cubs games, our annual holiday party, sports teams, and cross-team dinners…just to name a few! We also come together for our annual Weekend Away – a trip where you and your colleagues can hang out at a surprise location!

Volunteer in local community
Partners with nonprofits
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Employee resource groups
Employee-led culture committees
Hybrid work model
In-person all-hands meetings
Employee awards
Flexible work schedule
Remote work program
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity employee resource groups
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Pet insurance
IMC offers pet insurance and emergency pet care. Unfortunately, we do not allow pets onsite due to the WIllis Tower building restrictions.
Wellness programs
Team workouts
IMC's team fitness initiatives include sponsored race teams as well as virtual fitness sessions including Barre, Yoga, HIIT, Meditation and more!
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K) matching
Performance bonus
Charitable contribution matching
Child Care & Parental Leave
Childcare benefits
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Adoption Assistance
Restricted work hours
IMC employees are encouraged to communicate with their managers and re-prioritize tasks/projects to avoid working outside business hours.
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
Fertility benefits
Vacation + Time Off
Generous PTO
Paid volunteer time
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Flexible time off
Bereavement leave benefits
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Company-sponsored outings
IMC hosts a company weekend trip each year.
Free daily meals
We provide free breakfast, lunch and snacks every day. We also have our own in-office barista!
Free snacks and drinks
Some meals provided
Company-sponsored happy hours
Onsite office parking
Recreational clubs
Relocation assistance
Fitness stipend
Home-office stipend for remote employees
Meditation space
Mother's room
Onsite gym
Professional Development
Job training & conferences
Tuition reimbursement
Dependent on individual needs.
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing education stipend
Dependent on individual needs.
Continuing education available during work hours
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications
Dependent on individual needs.
Personal development training
Virtual coaching services
Apprenticeship programs

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