Systems Engineer

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Hudson River Trading (HRT) is looking for Systems Engineers to join our growing Systems team. This team builds and maintains an exceptionally large and growing distributed compute cluster, a petabyte-scale storage layer, trading infrastructure hyper-optimized for low-latency, operating systems, automation software, and development tools that allow our research and trading strategies to run worldwide 24/7. Much of our hardware layer and operating system layer reflect the state-of-the-art at any given time.

As a full-time Systems Engineer, you’ll work on projects that impact our live trading and research. We are looking for candidates who are comfortable on a command line and are eager to learn in a fast-paced environment. Responsibilities are broad and include hardware and software installation and configuration, remote administration, monitoring, new hardware and software testing, automation and tool development, and performance tuning. 

The Skills:

  • Expertise in installation, configuration, and troubleshooting of Linux systems
  • Comfortable using Linux/UNIX command line tools
  • Experience with configuration management tools
  • Python or Shell scripting experience
  • Attention to detail needed to manage and debug production services
  • Strong communication and organization
  • Ability to context switch to work on several projects at once 
  • Experience and knowledge of Debian/Ubuntu is a plus

The Responsibilities: 

  • Plan/execute technical projects to make our Linux trading systems (hardware, network, OS, etc) faster, adaptable, and more maintainable
  • Manage and optimize large scale distributed compute/HPC clusters
  • Automate/troubleshoot a broad range of technical infrastructure 
  • Troubleshoot hardware and software issues
  • Operating system installation and upgrading
  • Performance testing and tuning
  • Scripting to automate repetitive tasks
  • Working with vendors to resolve issues

The Profile:

  • You enjoy tinkering with technology in your spare time
  • Ability to manage time efficiently
  • Can work independently and as a team player
  • Eager to learn and apply new skills quickly
  • 2 - 10 years of experience. We’re looking for a wide range of experience levels.

Culture:

Hudson River Trading (HRT) brings a scientific approach to trading financial products. We have built one of the world's most sophisticated computing environments for research and development. Our researchers are at the forefront of innovation in the world of algorithmic trading.

At HRT we come from all sorts of backgrounds: mathematics, computer science, statistics, physics, and engineering. We’re a community of self-starters who are motivated by the excitement of being at the cutting edge of automated trading. Our culture celebrates great ideas whether they come from HRT veterans or new hires. At HRT we’re friends and colleagues, whether we are sharing a meal, playing the latest board game, or writing elegant code. We embrace a culture of togetherness that extends far beyond the walls of our office.

Seem like something you might be interested in? Our goal is to find the best people and bring them together to do great work in a place where everyone is valued. HRT is proud of our diverse staff; we have offices all over the globe and benefit from our varied and unique perspectives. HRT is an equal opportunity employer; so whoever you are we’d love to get to know you.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • C++Languages
    • PythonLanguages

Location

HRT is located in the heart of the Chicago Loop; we are steps away from all major train stations and offer views of the Chicago River.

What are Hudson River Trading Perks + Benefits

Culture
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Performance Bonus
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Fitness Subsidies
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