Group One Trading
  • 19-Apr-2022 to Until Filled (CST)
  • Systems
  • Chicago, IL, USA
  • Full Time

Location: Chicago or New York

The Opportunity

Group One Trading, LP in New York, NY, and Chicago, IL is looking to hire a full-time Systems Engineer to help manage and support all aspects of our firm's server infrastructure. In addition, you'll have the opportunity to directly impact the servers and technologies that make up our complex distributed system by working collaboratively with our systems team and our broader technology group.

Who We Are

We are committed to creating a diverse environment and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. At Group One, we value transparency and collaboration coming from unique perspectives and backgrounds. We hire bright, analytical, and competitive people and train them to be the best in the industry. We strive to create a workplace in which all employees have an opportunity to participate and contribute to the success of the business. A healthy work-life balance is essential to sustaining our work culture and our overall success. We rely on our employees to spur creativity, enhance problem-solving, and help us thrive in the high-pressure trading industry.

What We Do

Group One Trading, LP was founded in San Francisco in 1989, and we've become one of the largest privately held options trading firms in the United States, with a great team located in New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, and San Francisco. We continue to expand our presence on exchanges as the options trading space grows and evolves. Armed with expertise developed through a rigorous training program, our traders provide competitive liquidity across a broad range of securities. We manage portfolios of thousands of securities and electronically stream two-sided quotes across multiple exchanges. Group One is wholly owned by its founders and employees, and all our trading is proprietary, placing both the rewards for our success and managerial oversight directly in our team's hands.

The Challenge

Our proprietary trading platform consists of an information-dense user interface, on top of a high-throughput distributed architecture, with interfaces to multiple electronic marketplaces for market data and trading. The electronic trading landscape is constantly evolving, and to continue enhancing our proprietary trading platform, we need talented technologists to help us iterate and innovate our infrastructure. Our system is proprietary, large, and multi-platform, so regardless of your current experience, there will be a lot of learning involved in this position as a Systems Engineer.

The Skill Set

A broad, multi-platform skill set will help you be successful in this role, but there will be plenty of learning opportunities no matter how many of these skills you bring in with you. We also encourage applicants with non-traditional backgrounds to apply. Our ideal Systems Engineer is proficient with:

  • Server-class operating systems
  • Windows Server technology - including Active Directory, DNS, and Group Policy Management
  • GNU/Linux operating systems - preferably RedHat-based distributions
  • Cloud hosting providers - ideally, Microsoft Azure
  • On-premise virtualization solutions, like Hyper-V or VMware
  • Infrastructure as code tools, like Terraform
  • Configuration management tools - ideally in a mixed-platform environment like Puppet, Ansible, or Salt
  • Git-based version control systems and tools like Bitbucket, GitLab, or GitHub
  • Monitoring frameworks and tools like Telegraf and Prometheus

In addition:

Experience with ELK Stack, Splunk, or similar centralized log management tools as well as container technologies like Docker and usage and scripting tools like PowerShell would be a plus. Microsoft Azure certifications are valued but not necessarily required

Within 1 Month, You'll

Complete your initial orientation as well as become familiar with our environment, our infrastructure, and our business. You begin a comprehensive, cross-functional training plan to learn more about every aspect of our firm. Working alongside your teammates on the Systems team, you learn their different roles and skillsets to discern and utilize the best advice and information for yourself and others.

Within 3 Months, You'll

Begin to understand and provide insight into our existing technical initiatives on the systems team roadmap. You engage collaboratively in implementing production changes for our server, infrastructure, and operating system configuration. After building up experience, you contribute directly to existing projects where your skills are most relevant.

Within 6 Months, You'll

Take ownership of technical initiatives from the Systems team roadmap, such as refactoring existing infrastructure, heading up tool improvement projects, or implementing new infrastructure. You help create and improve aspects of our CI/CD pipeline to manage our fleet of physical and virtual servers. Working in collaboration with other technology teams such as application support and software development, you effectively handle escalations for production and non-production issues.

The Benefits

Group One provides a competitive salary, including a performance-based bonus. We provide fantastic benefits, including 401(k) and Roth 401(k) retirement plans with employer matching, medical, dental, vision, generous vacation time, paid holidays, parental leave, and flexible spending accounts (FSA) for health care, dependent daycare, and parking or mass transit expenses. We also sponsor qualified international candidates selected to join our team and reimburse in-person interview expenses for travel and childcare.

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