Senior Linux Engineer

Avaliable on request

Our client is a high-frequency proprietary trading firm founded in 1998, seeks a skilled Senior Linux Engineer to join their Systems team. The Senior Linux Engineer will help oversee the maintenance of over 4,000 servers in 60 locations worldwide while supporting more than 500 users globally. They have over 150 high-capacity, low-latency, direct private lines between our sites, and we use the latest high-performance servers, network switches, and network cards.


Debugging dropped packets, whether at the network, NIC, OS, or application layers
Troubleshooting kernel panics and system hangs
Analyzing performance issues
Fine-tuning processes to run with the least jitter
Directing support for our continuously active servers, lines, and low-latency network
Installing, configuring, and deploying fully-distributed Red Hat Linux systems
Taking a role in researching, testing, recommending, implementing, and maintaining cutting- edge, ultra low-latency systems and network technologies
Participating in an on-call rotation


If you have not used the following commands, please do not apply: vmstat, top, uname, ps, emacs/vi, svn, git, make, rpm, ping, tcpdump, wireshark, nfsstat, traceroute.

A technical degree from an accredited university
At least 5 years of experience in Red Hat Linux administration in a financial services, internet service provider, or telecommunications environment
Experience in Linux Kernel tuning, configuration management with cfengine, Linux network performance management/troubleshooting, hardware testing/integration and IT security
Experience maintaining Cisco, Windows, and PC hardware
Fluency in at least one scripting/coding language
Hands-on knowledge of SSH, iptables administration, NFS, DNS, DHCP, and LDAP
Experience with Open Source applications to build enterprise-level systems (i.e., Nagios, SmokePing, MRTG, etc.)
Proven troubleshooting experience
Expertise in maintaining Cisco ports/VLANs/dot1.x settings in any office environment
Ability to read and interpret English-language technical documents

Candidates should also be:

Organized, responsible, and meticulous
A strong communicator
Proactive and willing to take initiative
Able to manage and prioritize multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
Able to work both with a team and independently


The offices and garden roofdeck are located in TriBeCa, a neighborhood in downtown Manhattan. While they work hard, the cubicle-free workplace, jeans-clad workforce, and well-stocked kitchens reflect the premium the firm places on quality of life. Benefits include:

Competitive salary
Signing and performance-based bonuses
401(k) with company matching
Five weeks of paid vacation per year plus nine paid holidays
Free breakfast, lunch, and snacks on a daily basis
Free gym membership
Free tickets to New York events, including the US Open and TriBeCa Film Festival

How to Apply

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Organization: Avaliable on request
Location: Manhattan, New York
Region: New York/US
Occupational fields: Banking / Real Estate / Mortgage Professionals
Fields of study: Computer science / IT
Employment type: Full time / Permanent
Years of experience: 5 – 10 years
Application email:
Required languages: English
Required IT skills: 
Red Hat Administration
Windows 2000/XP/Vista

Salary: 45 000 gross annual income
Required degree level:
Bachelor’s degree
Master’s degree

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February 15, 2017