Systems Engineer

Chicago, IL

We are looking for a Systems Engineer to be responsible for the overall Linux server platform health at Akuna. This person will design, deploy and maintain our high performance platform to support our trading environment. They will also automate daily software and hardware tasks while writing and maintaining scripts and tools. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, proactive, and able to take ownership of projects and problems with minimal supervision

Key Skills & Responsibilities:

  • Investigate new products and techniques to improve efficiency and performance in the environment
  • Linux kernel tuning experience in a low latency environment
  • Responsible for architecture and maintenance of a tier-based storage solution
  • Responsible for management and maintenance of trading system messaging middleware
  • Management of Akuna’s server infrastructure at third party and local data centers
  • Additional day-to-day responsibilities include system analysis, monitoring, and performance tuning, as well as developer workstation support  

Job Requirements:

  • Degree in Computer Science or related experience
  • Experience in automation of daily software and hardware related tasks
  • Advanced experience with a variety of Linux distributions (RedHat, Ubuntu etc.)
  • Ability to script in common languages (Python, Bash)
  • Knowledge of database systems, including MySQL and PostgresSQL
  • Experience with system monitoring and configuration management tools (Ansible, Cobbler, Salt, and Icinga/Nagios)
  • Knowledge of L1-L4 layers of the OSI model
  • Experience in troubleshooting multicast and TCP related performance issues

Location: Chicago, IL

Department: IT/Infrastructure