Senior Network Engineer, Low Latency with Multicast

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POST DATE 9/1/2016
END DATE 12/19/2016

Confidential Company Chicago, IL

Chicago, IL
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Proprietary trading Firm in Chicago is seeking a Senior Network Engineer, preferably with industry experience. The Network Engineer will be a part of a highly skilled Engineers with expertise in low-latency networks, CISCO Router/Switches, Multicast, Layer 3 protocols, TCP/IP etc.


* Design, test and implement new network infrastructures
* Improve the performance and availability of existing networks
* Develop and maintain monitoring systems
* Problem and incident management
* Prepare and execute network changes
* Create and maintain documentation
* Create reports regarding performance and availability
* Supporting role in Linux, Windows, SAN, and data center deployment projects
* Occasional onsite work at several co-location facilities in Chicago and New Jersey


* In depth knowledge of networking: TCP/IP, Spanning-tree, multicast, routing protocols
* 4+ years hands on experience with designing and implementing complex networks
* DevOps type approach to network management - CLI is not enough.
* Programming and scripting experience (Python, Perl, etc.)
* Working knowledge of UNIX type operating systems
* Cross vendor hardware knowledge and operating experience (Juniper, Cisco, Arista, etc.)
* Strong troubleshooting skills
* Good communication skills, both internal (IT, traders) and external (providers)
* Flexible working attitude (changes outside office hours, meeting deadlines, changing priorities)
* Heavy documentation skill set
* Understand various non-traditional networking technologies (Kernel Bypass, Layer1 Switches, RF, etc.)
* Knowledge of switch architectures (Buffer/TCAM/ASIC/etc.)
* Experience installing/supporting/using open-source monitoring (Cacti/OpenNMS/nfsense/Nagios/etc.)
* Financial Services or Trading company experience is a plus
* Excellent communication skills
* Proven organization/ detail oriented skills
* Must be flexible, innovative and have the ability to prioritize in a fast paced, dynamic environment
* Team player mentality
* Passion for cutting edge technology