Hudson River Trading (HRT) is seeking a Cloud Architect with deep Linux expertise and AWS skills to join our Trading Systems Infrastructure team. We build and maintain trading infrastructure hyper-optimized for low-latency, starting from the bare metal, both on-premise and in the cloud. Our trading strategies run worldwide 24/7.

In this critical role, you will work in a solutions architecture capacity focusing on AWS for our dynamic team, delivering scalable, secure, and reliable solutions on our AWS Linux crypto trading platform.


  • Own, standardize, and implement the technical requirements of high-frequency crypto trading systems in the AWS cloud based on business needs for performance and reliability
  • Optimize bare metal performance, both on-premise and in cloud environments, with a strong emphasis on Linux systems
  • Integrate seamlessly with existing systems on-premise and in the cloud
  • Develop automation scripts and tools using Python to support this effort
  • Utilize Terraform and Salt (we are committed to IaC) to ensure platform consistency and scalability
  • Explore and apply network latency optimization techniques
  • Collaborate and support internal teams throughout the implementation process

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field
  • Required to have proven deep experience as a Solutions Architect or Cloud SRE with a focus on AWS, preferably in a high-frequency trading environment or performance-focused role
  • Required to have proven deep experience in Linux system administration and system engineering, with a strong understanding of Linux internals
  • Proficiency in Python programming for automation and scripting tasks
  • Strong experience with Terraform and Salt (or equivalent tooling) for convergent infrastructure provisioning and configuration management
  • Extensive experience in managing hardware components
  • Strong AWS and on-premise application-side networking experience
  • Excellent communication skills are essential for success in this role


  • Proven experience with AWS internals
  • AWS certification(s) such as AWS Certified Solutions Architect
  • Strong knowledge of other cloud platforms such as Google Cloud Platform or Microsoft Azure
  • Prior experience as a Linux Systems Administrator
  • Deep understanding of financial markets and trading systems


Hudson River Trading (HRT) brings a scientific approach to trading financial products. We have built one of the world's most sophisticated computing environments for research and development. Our researchers are at the forefront of innovation in the world of algorithmic trading.

At HRT we welcome a variety of expertise: mathematics and computer science, physics and engineering, media and tech. We’re a community of self-starters who are motivated by the excitement of being at the cutting edge of automation in every part of our organization—from trading, to business operations, to recruiting and beyond. We value openness and transparency, and celebrate great ideas from HRT veterans and new hires alike. At HRT we’re friends and colleagues – whether we are sharing a meal, playing the latest board game, or writing elegant code. We embrace a culture of togetherness that extends far beyond the walls of our office.

Feel like you belong at HRT? Our goal is to find the best people and bring them together to do great work in a place where everyone is valued. HRT is proud of our diverse staff; we have offices all over the globe and benefit from our varied and unique perspectives. HRT is an equal opportunity employer; so whoever you are we’d love to get to know you.

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