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IT Network Engineer

120,000 – 140,000 yearly

NPAworldwide Recruitment Network

Last Updated: 9/30/22

Job Description

Job description:

This position requires you to be local to the Chicagoland area as its a Hybrid position with time spent in office as well as remotely.

IT Network Engineer

Chicago Hybrid

What is the Role:

The network team designs, implements, and supports the network infrastructure for the companys proprietary real-time trading systems including proprietary hardware platforms with a focus on low latency. Network performance and redundancy are critical to the success of the global trading operation. The network engineer will be part of a team that works with our software engineers and traders to satisfy the high availability of the electronic trading infrastructure.

The candidate is expected to be local in the Metropolitan Chicago area. The candidate will have about a 50/50 mix of working from home and working in the Chicago office.This position will also be expected to travel locally to Chicago area data centers when necessary.

What Youll Do:

  • Design, engineer, implement network solutions based on requirements from business stakeholders
  • Own and manage strategic projects to implement and optimize low latency, high-performance network solutions at and between various data center locations
  • Work with financial exchanges, brokers, and banks to implement network connectivity in shared colocation facilities
  • Carry out high-level analysis and troubleshooting of the network infrastructure
  • Respond to network requests, troubleshoot network failures to diagnose, isolate and resolve complex problems ensuring timely results and minimal disruption of operations
  • Perform network maintenance and system upgrades including patches and hotfixes to address vendor bugs and vulnerabilities
  • Monitor system resource utilization, historical trends, and perform capacity planning
  • Provide technical knowledge needed to ensure safe, effective, and efficient changes to the network infrastructure
  • Participate in team on-call rotation cycle
  • Occasionally travel to our other locations


What Youll Need to Bring:

  • Minimum of 4 years in a technical networking environment as a network engineer
  • Hands-on knowledge and experience of complex network designs and principles, L2 switching, dynamic routing (OSPF, BGP, EIGRP), firewalling (ASA, PaloAlto), and VPN (Site-to-Site IPSec)
  • Extensive knowledge of network operating systems (IOS / NX-OS / EOS / PANOS based network devices)
  • Solid knowledge of multicast and real-time exchange market data feeds
  • Ability to troubleshoot network latency and packet drop issues
  • Hands-on experience with network monitoring, diagnostic and analytics tools
  • Experience with physical planning, implementing, and supporting space, power, and structured cabling within a data center environment
  • Hands-on experience with configuration management tools such as Ansible and scripting languages such as Python
  • Hands-on experience with cloud services (AWS, GCP)
  • Understanding of network time synchronization protocols
  • Experience with troubleshooting fiber optic connectivity in and between data center locations is a plus
  • Experience working with financial exchanges, brokers, and banks is a plus
Why is This a Great Opportunity:

Very well established trading firm with tons of growth opportunity. Great work culture and great work-life balance.

Salary Type : Annual Salary

Salary Min : 120000

Salary Max : 140000

Currency Type : US Dollars

Company Details

Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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