• Unix Systems Engineer

    Location CA-ON-Toronto
    Date posted 2 weeks ago(1/3/2019 6:20 PM)
    Developers & technologists
    Position type

    ITG is looking for an experienced Unix/Storage Engineer to join our IT team.  The successful candidate will join a highly skilled group of engineers responsible for all aspects of day-to-day operations, engineering, and architecture of the Server Farms. The System Engineering group is an integral part of the Technology Solutions and Services (TSS) group within ITG, a leading global financial broker and technology provider.


    Here at ITG, technology is our middle name. Literally. With nearly half of our staff working in technology roles, our technologists empower our business to provide best-in-class service to our clients around the world. From conceptualizing ideas to bringing them to market, ITG engineers work alongside our business units to build technology for institutional traders that enables them to improve returns for investors.


    • Serve as a hands-on valued contributor to many initiatives within the infrastructure team and work closely with other teams (Networking, Databases, Windows, Web, and Desktop Support) to address issues and ensure problems are resolved in a timely and in an efficient manner
    • Interact with different business units and product development teams within ITG to help launch new products and initiatives and to support existing infrastructure
    • Maintain service coverage for the 24x7 production environment
    • Follow industry developments and trends and develop a clear vision of the information technology landscape to assist with making recommendations to management on advancing technology and improving stability


    • University degree in Computer Science or a similar field, or a related professional record with a minimum of 7 years’ experience
    • Financial Services technology industry experience is a plus
    • Strong experience of Linux operating systems required (RedHat preferred)
    • Experience with deployment and configuration automation tools, such as Ansible.
    • Strong experience in Unix/Linux infrastructure, SAN/NAS and backup technologies
    • Strong experience with VMware and cloud deployments.
    • Programming languages and tools knowledge (Perl, Python, C, Java, Shell scripts)
    • Experience and skill in troubleshooting and performance tuning hardware and operating systems for low latency environments and/or throughput
    • Experience with LDAP, NIS, DNS, proxy
    • Experience with market data distribution technologies and understanding of FIX protocol is preferred
    • Excellent inter-personal and communication skills required to work closely with business partners, engineering, operations and vendors
    • Strong analytical and strategic thinking skills with a service oriented mindset
    • Quick learner, detail oriented; demonstrable thoroughness and strong ownership of work
    • Good team player with a strong willingness to participate and help others
    • Able to prioritize in a fast moving, high pressure, constantly changing environment; high sense of urgency


    • Exposure to different technologies, such as C++, Linux, low latency, kernel bypass, machine learning, cloud and high-performance storage
    • Projects with quick life cycles, from concept to client in three months
    • A smaller team environment with 10 – 12 members
    • A great place for upward and geographic mobility
    • Direct exposure to the decision makers and senior leaders on the business side
    • A company that’s investing a sizable amount in its technology department
    • Teams that are passionate about continually learning, improving and raising the bar
    • A community that values hard work as well as work-life balance
    • A company that is committed to giving back to surrounding communities, from NY to Hong Kong and Sydney and the 11 locations in between



    “ITG is committed to treating all people in a way that allows them to maintain their dignity and independence. We believe in integration and equal opportunity. Accommodations are available throughout the recruitment process and applicants with a disability may request to be accommodated throughout the recruitment process. We will work with all applicants to accommodate their individual accessibility needs.”


    Equal Opportunity Employer


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