Mid-level Systems Engineer

Location: New York, New York
Salary: $125,000 - $175,000

About the Opportunity

Our client is a quantitative investment company in search of a Systems Engineer to join their Infrastructure Team, which is responsible for all layers of technology in their environment, from networking, to servers, and application services. They are looking for a self-starter who has excelled in their respective technology area and is ready to take on a broader scope of responsibilities in systems infrastructure. This role reports to the Head of Infrastructure and is based in Midtown NYC. The role is expected to be in the office approximately two days per week, with occasional regional day travel to other offices and data centers.

The annual base salary range is $125,000 to $175,000. Actual compensation offered to the successful candidate may vary from posted hiring range based upon geographic location, work experience, education, and/or skill level, among other things. Details about eligibility for bonus compensation (if applicable) will be finalized at the time of offer.


Job Responsibilities

  • Linux system administration, as well as modern Linux technologies such as Docker, systemd, etc.
  • Public cloud operation (particularly AWS)
  • Scripting/programming (Python, Bash, etc.)
  • Application delivery (load balancers, DNS, etc.)
  • Traditional layer 2/3 routing and switching
  • Security infrastructure (firewalls, etc.)
  • Database administration
  • Windows and Active Directory administration
  • Heavy use of cloud-managed services (DBaaS, IaaS, etc.) to offload undifferentiated maintenance work from the team

Job Requirements

  • Undergraduate degree in CS, EE, or related field.
  • 3+ years professional experience in technology related field
  • Financial industry experience, particularly exposure to market data and order entry technologies
  • Comfortability working in a large, Linux-centric, multi-tenant public cloud environment
  • Familiarity with configuration management tools such as Ansible, and infrastructure management tools such as Terraform
  • Experience with workload schedulers, such as Amazon ECS and Apache Mesos
  • Comfortability with user-facing systems in various shapes and sizes (Windows, Macs, Linux endpoints; physical and virtual)

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