Senior Network Engineer
Low Latency Trading
Posted on 9/19/2023
Hudson River Trading

501-1,000 employees

Multi-asset class quantitative trading firm
Quantitative Finance
Company Overview
Hudson River Trading's mission is to bring a scientific and technological approach to financial trading.
Chicago, IL, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Computer Networking
Google Cloud Platform
Microsoft Azure
IT & Security
  • BS in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or related IT field
  • 5-10 years of relevant experience, preferably in low-latency and high-frequency trading environments
  • In depth understanding of common layer 2 and layer 3 network protocols and best practices; working knowledge of OSPF, BGP, PIM, IGMP
  • Experience managing Arista, Cisco, and other common networking devices on a day-to-day basis
  • Familiarity with low-latency microwave networks and/or optical transmission systems, such as Adva, Ciena is desirable
  • Experience in designing enterprise networks, capacity planning, and full lifecycle project management
  • Experience with packet decoding and analysis tools such as tcpdump and Wireshark
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills: able to distill complicated issues into clear and concise terms and to create and maintain effective technical documentation
  • Experience with Unix/Linux command line utilities and networking stack
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills on a wide range of networking issues, including common ethernet LAN problems, multicast market data distribution, and global WAN
  • Understanding of basic power consumption and cooling issues in a datacenter environment
  • Knowledge of fiber optics technology and cabling standards. Ability to sort through specs and make recommendations on appropriate purchases
  • Willingness and ability to solve small technical problems in the field yourself
  • You have excellent collaboration skills and a willingness to admit mistakes
  • Familiarity with firewalls (including Cisco, Palo Alto, Fortinet), VPNs and NAT
  • Familiarity with configuration management tools, such as Ansible or Salt is desirable
  • Familiarity with Python, Prometheus, Grafana, ELK, GitHub is desirable
  • Familiarity with public cloud networks, such as AWS, GCP, Azure, is desirable
  • This position requires both project management and deep technical skills
  • Working together with some of the brightest minds in our industry, you'll be responsible for everything from product selection and design to routing configuration and troubleshooting
  • You will work closely with our Systems and Trading Operations teams as well as others at HRT to build, manage, and monitor our low-latency trading network
  • You'll have broad responsibilities with freedom to analyze and solve problems, and your solutions will have an immediate impact on our worldwide operations