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Python DevOps Engineer JO-1902-542147
New York


Monitoring production during active trading

Releasing to production

Running production smoke tests

Reaching out to Trade Support and Trading Venues when there are problems with orders, acks, cancels and the like

Writing scripts to automate operations and reporting

Assist in converting new trading strategies into Python code

Assist quants in running back tests

Works proactively with developers to improve the operational design of the system (suggest simplifications, areas to improve robustness, new admin requirements, etc.)

Skill Set

Solid understanding of the systems components, logs, admins and configuration

Deep business knowledge; strong understanding of how accounts typically trade, how various venues execution algos work, etc.

Python programming. At least basic KDB/Q or willing to learn

Strong Equities knowledge (E.g., knows about: Order types, side-marking, locates, VWAP, etc.)

Understands and appreciates risk (operational, reputational, business, etc.)

Experience working with complex systems and their interactions

Works well in high pressure situations

Works well with others, Strong communication skills


1+ years’ experience in financial services

Scripting (Python)

Knowledge of Linux

Trading application support (vendor OMS/EMS)

Market Data support (Thomson Reuters, Bloomberg)

Network troubleshooting

Working SQL knowledge

Excellent communication skills

Domain experience

Equities experience

Nice to haves 

Knowledge of storage devices

Experience with Control-M job scheduling

Knowledge of q and kdb+

Trading applications


Market Data

Understand basics of portfolio optimization

Linux knowledge

Document procedures and system

Participate in on-call rotation

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