Lead Infrastructure Engineer - Chicago, IL


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Lead Infrastructure Engineer - Chicago, IL


Chicago, IL 



Salary Type:

per year


IT-Software Development: Computer-Network Security, Desktop Service and Support, Enterprise Software Implementation & Consulting, General-Other: IT-Software Development, Network and Server Administration, Software-System Architecture

Job Description:

Rapidly growing proprietary trading firm with five offices in Chicago, London, New York City, Ottawa, and Sydney, seeks to add a Lead Infrastructure Engineer to join an already established IT Department.  You will assist, monitor and progressively improve the existing IT infrastructure of a professional trading environment.  The ideal candidate is likely to have worked within the financial industry with a robust background in systems architecture, maintenance and monitoring.  The candidate will be added to an existing IT team which s/he will interact with on a daily basis. This position interacts with all IT functional areas (e.g. Systems/Network Architecture, Design, Helpdesk/Desktop Support, Application Development, and Support).  The successful candidate must be highly self-motivated, excel at multitasking, and comfortable working in a demanding, state of the art trading environment.  This position will be located in the Chicago office.  The management philosophy encourages creativity and independent thinking while balancing teamwork and cooperation.  Members of the teams are provided cutting-edge technology for competing in this challenging trading environment. Rewards are based on merit and productivity.  Management is approachable and available for direction and/or support.
-Provide critical thinking to complex problems in a 24/7, mission critical mixed Windows/Linux environment.
-Proactively suggest enhancements to existing configurations, technologies or procedures.
-Troubleshoot intricate systems and networking issues down to the bit level and up to the application layer.
-Process, monitor and prioritize trouble tickets.
-Automate any and all tasks that can be automated.
-Remote datacenter design support and management.
-Assist in hardware/software purchases.
-Bachelors of Computer Science or Management Information Systems.
-Strong understanding of the TCP/IP suite.
-Install new/rebuild existing servers and configure hardware, services, settings directories and storage in accordance with company standards.
-Knowledge of managing core infrastructure services such as centralized authentication and configuration change management.
-Experience with packet sniffing applications (Snort, TCPDump, Wireshark, Netmon, etc.).
-Knowledge of the latest in technology and trends.
-Experience performance tuning server and networking infrastructures.
-Solid knowledge of scripting languages – Python a plus.
-Experience with bug/ticket tracking systems like JIRA a plus.
Required Experience:
-5+ years’ experience in Network/Systems Administration.
-Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.  Must be able to interact with management, vendors and external parties and should be able to effectively communicate complex issues in a clear and concise manner.  Must be able to thoroughly document implementations, modifications and removals.
-Highly organized, self-motivated, able to multi-task, able to work independently as well as a team player.
-Analytical and detail orientated.
-Strongly motivated and able to be self-managed and organized.
-Must be willing to participate in on-call rotation duties.
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Next Step Systems
Chicago, IL, United States

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