DRW is a technology-driven, diversified principal trading firm. We trade our own capital at our own risk, across a broad range of asset classes, instruments and strategies, in financial markets around the world. As the markets have evolved over the past 25 years, so has DRW – maximizing opportunities to include real estate, cryptoassets and venture capital. With nearly 900 employees at our Chicago headquarters and offices around the world, we work together to solve complex problems, challenge consensus and deliver meaningful results. It’s a place of high expectations, deep curiosity and thoughtful collaboration. 

As a Linux Systems Engineer, you will be responsible for designing, deploying, and supporting Linux for our end-users.  You will monitor the health and utilization of the environment to detect and prevent problems, ensure high availability for users, and plan future growth to meet needs. You will also be instrumental in helping software teams improve their efficiency in deploying custom tools to traders.  This is an opportunity for someone to influence overall systems architecture as well as rapid deployment initiatives, build processes, packaging, monitoring and more.  In this role, you will have an opportunity to regularly interact with a number of development groups to gather requirements, make recommendations and implement change.

What you’ll be working on:

  • Design, build and maintenance of our Linux server environments across all offices
  • Configuring, deploying and updating Linux servers
  • Actively monitoring the health of our entire Linux server environment; performing day to day troubleshooting
  • Application packaging and maintenance of software repositories
  • Automating repetitive system administration tasks
  • Evaluating and recommending new hardware and software technologies or solutions
  • Serving as a liaison between the Unix Services and Software Engineering teams

You will be right at home if you have:

  • Extensive Linux support and engineering experience in a high availability corporate environment
  • Strong RHEL, Ubuntu or Debian experience
  • Scripting and automation experience with one or more of the following: bash, Python, Ruby
  • Previous experience working with containerization tools such as OpenShift, Docker or Kubernetes a big plus
  • Experience working with configuration management tools, ideally Ansible or Puppet
  • Solid understanding of general technical concepts like Kerberos, DNS, DHCP, networking
  • Previous AWS experience is a plus

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