Systems / DevOps Engineer

Chicago, IL 60606

Category: Systems Engineer Job Number: 21530

Job Description

Systems Engineer

The Systems Engineer will be supporting the areas of electronic trading & clearing applications. The incumbent must have knowledge of application deployment/ configuration and be comfortable with Linux/Windows platforms, as well as demonstrate experience with Java to configure and troubleshoot applications. Strong communication skills are required as you’ll be customer-facing, providing support and working on new initiatives.


Work authorization: US Citizen or Green Card 


Required Experience

  • Hands on Linux/Unix system experience either as a systems administrator or software developer.
  • Strong shell scripting skills in either Bash, Bourne or Korn shell.
  • Strong skills in at least one scripting language such as Ruby, Python or Perl.
  • Understanding of the SDLC and associated tools such as Bamboo, Jira, and Git.
  • Experience with application support, web technologies, APIs and microservices.
  • Have a passion for problem solving and automation and a willingness to continue growing your skills in this area.
  • Self-motivated and a self-starter.  If you have a question, be pro-active in finding the answer and communicate your learnings with teammates
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.

Preferred Experience

  • Experience with the following:
    • CI/CD pipeline tools such as Jenkins and Ansible.
    • Cloud and container technology such as Terraform, Docker and Kubernetes 
    • Infrastructure management technology such as Chef or Puppet.
    • 3rd party middleware such as Kafka, IBM MQ Series, Consul and Vault.
    • Java, Java frameworks and technologies such as Tomcat and Spring
    • TCP/IP networking, firewalls, routing, multicast, SSL/TLS, and troubleshooting them


  • Analyze requirements and support existing development/QA platforms. 
  • Implement necessary hardware and software for project execution. 
  • Define the environment scope for business requirements and maintains and improves the stability, reliability,and availability of environments.
  • Define problems and describe the cause & effect relationship, then gather & compare data about the problems with supervision and document the details. 
  • Prepare analysis report and reviews with supervision.
  • Demonstrates intermediate knowledge of systems (Linux/Windows), distributed computing architecture (client server, intranet/internet), H/W platforms and resources - CPU, memory, virtualization, clustering.
  • Configure systems and modify settings to ensure proper functioning and provides routine maintenance of systems.
  • Participate in discussions with experienced team members to generate ideas for problem solving. 
  • Accurately define the circumstances surrounding the decision point with supervision.
  • Troubleshoot most of the known issues (e.g. checking resource usage on a Linux host), determines the root cause and works with seniors on solutions and implementation.
  • Verify implementation and make adjustments as necessary, providing input into resolutions and documenting solutions.



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