My client is looking for a Linux Operations Engineer working within a number of high pressure financial trading environments.
Primary responsibility is the operational management of electronic trading platforms to ensure maximum system availability. This includes monitoring, maintenance, deployment, change control and application support of primarily Linux based (85%) and Windows based (15%) Servers in both physical and virtualised environments (using VMware ESXi as hypervisor). Dealing with requests and queries from both internal and external customers in a timely and professional manner. To develop, maintain and follow operational guidelines for the support of the infrastructure. Ensure compliance to Company & Regulatory requirements.
Proven track record of supporting OEL/Centos/RedHat Enterprise Linux version 6+ server estates. Good knowledge/experience working with FIX messaging protocol. Supporting Java based applications running under Linux. Basic understanding of TCP/IP Networking. Knowledge and awareness of change control. Excellent troubleshooting methodology. Experience of using automation tools such as Puppet, Chef, CF Engine. Prior experience in supporting electronic trading platforms. Ability to work in a high pressure environment and ability to work under strict project deadlines. Managing Linux and Windows Servers in a VMWare ESXi environment including management of iSCSI and Fibre Channel based storage.
Any experience with FIX Connectivity would be a huge advantage but not essential.