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Linux System Engineer - Application Support - Chicago, IL

Company: Request Technology - Anthony Honquest
Pay: $100000.00 - 120000.00 Annually, bonus
Job type: full-time
Category: Information Technology and Services

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Job description

Prestigious Financial Organization is seeking a Linux System Engineer to also do some application support work.

The Systems Engineer III supports, with supervision, primarily in the areas of electronic trading applications in the customer facing environments. The incumbent must have knowledge of application deployment/configuration and be comfortable with Linux/Windows platform, as well as demonstrate experience with Java to configure and troubleshoot applications. Strong communication skills are required candidate typically works with customers for support and new initiatives.

Principal Accountabilities:

The primary purpose of this position is to support of all Electronic Trading mission critical applications for all of Company's managed environments. The engineer is responsible for performing accurate application deployments and providing second level support of these applications. When dealing with application support issues, the individual should be able to:

Correctly work the resolution of the problem (escalating in a timely manner as needed).

Notify the appropriate levels of management about the problem

Document the problem, actions, and notifications taken during its resolution. He or she must also obtain the correct level of authorization for actions taken during problem resolution

Follow through with problem troubleshooting until completion or execute proper handoff if required.

Flexibility in working hours may be required to meet project deadlines. This may include later or earlier starting/ending times and weekend work would be needed.

ETPA (Enterprise Technology Production Assurance) is an advanced and dedicated team staffed with people who have very strong Unix System Administrator and troubleshooting skills.


A Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or other related discipline is required; or equivalent combination of education and relevant proven work experience that is required for the specific job level.


3 years of Linux/Unix system administrator experience with root access in a production environment.

3 years experience with SQL and Relational databases (eg Oracle).

3 years of Unix Shell/Perl/etc Scripting.

In-depth understanding of Linux/Unix operating systems and networking.

Must understand TCP/IP, routing, interfaces, resolvers, etc in a Unix environment. Tibco RV, Multicast experience a plus

The successful individual will be:

Able to work in a fast paced environment. Multi-tasking, the ability to troubleshoot a problem, and attention to detail are absolutely critical.

Process oriented.

Have Strong organization skills.

Self-motivated and good under pressure.

Able to prioritize effectively and handle shifting priorities professionally.

Able to work independently with minimal supervision.

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