Linux System Engineer

Istra is a leading Algo-Trading research company specializing in developing and deploying High Frequency Trading strategies (HFT). We use state of the art technology and algorithms that are developed by our elite highly-skilled group in a challenging, pleasant, and rewarding work environment.

We are looking for skilled & talented engineers to join our ITOps team.

In this role you will design, implement, configure and manage complex environments - including our global trading infrastructure, low latency network, our on premise back testing grid and the firms cloud based distributed compute cluster consisting of petabyte-scale storage.

You will be responsible for high availability, scalability & performance of various business applications, cyber security, and for enhancing automation of various infrastructure tasks, processes and monitoring tools.

We are seeking individuals who are curious, intellectually driven, practical, purposeful and result driven. He/she should have a deep technical understanding, excellent communications skills, and is service orientated.

Responsible for:

  • Design, implementation and maintenance of our complex HPC compute environment - on premise and in the cloud.

  • Maintenance & enhancements in our complex petabyte scale Storage and DataBase systems

  • Debian packaging, deployment automation and configuration management

  • Linux tweaking, performance analysis and troubleshooting

  • Building and implementation of tools & automation to improve & monitor the integrity, functionality and performance of our production and development environment.


  • Experience as Linux System Administrator – Must

  • Familiar with cloud solutions such as AWS – Advantage

  • Working knowledge of DataBases (MySQL / Redis / MongoDB / Aurora) - Advantage

  • Working knowledge of Storage Systems & Distributed File systems – Advantage

  • Familiar with at least one scripting language e.g. Bash, Python or Perl – Advantage

  • Working knowledge of Server Virtualization – Advantage

  • Familiar with monitoring systems like Ganglia, Nagios and Zabbix - Advantage

  • Experience Docker and related container patterns of deployment - Advantage

  • Familiarity with configuration management tools like Ansible, Puppet - Advantage

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