Dev Ops Engineer - Chicago

Job Description

Rapidly growing Chicago-based proprietary trading firm seeks a Dev Ops Engineer to join its highly experienced engineering team.  Successful applicants for this position will be working closely with engineers, traders and quants to maintain, enhance, support and monitor all aspects of the trading infrastructure.  They must be highly self-motivated, excel at multitasking and comfortable working in a demanding, state of the art trading environment. 

Responsibilities

  • Own technical issues when they arise, either seeing them through to completion or handing off to the proper escalation/support path
  • Build and enhance operational dashboard, comprising of all critical and non-critical path datasets; effectively interpret existing data and create new metadata to identify inefficiencies of the entire trading lifecycle
  • Build
  • Build and maintain scripted toolset to enhance areas of data analytics, application configuration/deployment, data consolidation and all other areas that could exploit automation where not already implemented

Required Skills

  • Comfortable in an object-oriented scripting languages such as Python
  • A self-motivated personality with a passion for solving complex problems
  • Proficiency in Linux strongly preferred
  • Financial domain knowledge
  • Familiar with SQL or similar relational database system
  • Exceptional communication skills

 

Education

  • Bachelor’s in a technical area such as computer science or engineering