Technical Operations Analyst (Night Shift) - Chicago

Job Description

A proprietary trading firm with three locations in Chicago, London, & New York City, is seeking talented and self-motivated Technical Operations Analyst to join a growing technology team in Chicago. The successful candidate will bring a passion for all things systems-related, from hardware and networking through to software build, deployment, automation and tooling. The position is part of a globally distributed team responsible for supporting our low-latency electronic trading systems, and will include interactions with all functional areas within the firm. Our culture emphasizes teamwork, and focuses on continuous integration and test-driven development. Note required hours of work are 11:00 pm – 7:00 am CST.


Required Skills

  • Strong understanding of Linux
  • Experience building process management and monitoring toolkits leveraging scripting languages (python preferred)
  • Experience working with development to improve the operational stability and functionality of existing and new trading systems
  • Experience of configuring and managing low-latency, high-availability trading systems, working closely alongside developers, quants and traders
  • Experience coordinating, planning, and executing firm-wide changes within a with a global change management framework
  • Ability to triage, prioritise and troubleshoot complex network and systems issues, ranging from low-level hardware to in-house software applications
  • Understanding of networking concepts such as DNS, HTTP, TCP, UDP, etc
  • Can demonstrate a high level of initiative and the ability to quickly build trust with trading and technology
  • Exceptional communication and collaboration skills



  • BA degree or higher in Computer Science, Engineering, Information Science or similar technical field preferred


Please note: only individuals whose qualifications match our current needs will be contacted for further screening and/or interviews. XR Trading does not hire candidates who are currently on a student visa or who now or in the future will require XR to sponsor them for employment visa.


Thank you for your interest in XR Trading.