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Linux Engineer (Low Latency Engineering)

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Linux Engineer (Low Latency Engineering)

Imagine writing the code at the core of your company’s success

The Low Latency Engineering Group is responsible for a low-latency trading system that is a critical part of a global investment platform. The group includes teams responsible for market data and Linux engineering, order entry and order execution functions. 

The group produces software that runs in a high-performance Linux environment written in a mixture of C++ and C#. The software runs in data-centres that are co-located with stock exchanges around the world. The scale of our deployment, and the tight performance and reliability requirements of our platform, means we require a highly standardised and automated Linux environment.

The role

We are looking for an experienced Linux Engineer to bring their knowledge and background in automating and tuning Linux systems and apply it to our global low-latency trading environment. You will begin by building a pipeline to construct a running trading system from the bare metal upwards.

As a Linux Engineer, you will:

  • Build a pipeline to automatically configure high-performance Linux machines around the world
  • Extend that pipeline to configure and deploy the in-house trading platform
  • Build and automate a low-latency testing lab
  • Enable the Low Latency Group to experiment with system latency improvements
  • Working closely with the rest of the Low Latency Engineering group and gaining exposure to Market Data engineering 
  • Get the time and support you need to learn and develop – including one day a fortnight to work on your own ideas and the opportunity to attend training and conferences

Who are we looking for?

Ideally you will have:

  • A proven track record of automation (e.g. Ansible, Chef, Puppet) and Continuous Delivery on Linux
  • In-depth understanding of LinuxGood knowledge of networking fundamentals
  • The ability to express Linux system configuration in well-written, testable, modular and extensible code
  • The ability to quickly leverage off the shelf and open source systems
  • Knowledge of tuning Linux systems for low-latency, but this is not a prerequisite

Why should you apply?

  • Highly competitive compensation plus annual discretionary bonus
  • Informal dress code and excellent work/life balance
  • Comprehensive healthcare and life assurance
  • 25 days holiday
  • Pension with 9% company contribution
  • Cycle-to-work scheme
  • Subsidised gym membership
  • Monthly company events
  • Central London office close to 5 stations and 6 tube lines
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