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Linux Engineer

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    London, United Kingdom

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Linux Engineer

We are seeking a highly motivated, self-starting Linux Engineer to join an engineering team who are responsible for the design, development, support our clients electronic broking division, and low latency trading applications.

You will collaborate with application development and infrastructure teams in reviewing architecture, performance analysis and tuning, prototyping reference implementations.

Your day to day will include being hands on with project delivery and collaborate across the business and with third parties to deliver end-to-end solutions outside of Low Latency.

Information on the job:

  • Design, prototype & build low-latency trading components and integrate with existing trading platforms
  • Research, design, prototype and test new libraries, new technology (hardware and software) stacks, vendor solutions, etc. in a dedicated R&D Lab
  • Actively engage with application development teams in reviewing the architecture, application instrumentation & profiling, performance tuning recommendations, offering reference implementations where applicable.
  • Actively collaborate with application and infrastructure groups as required by the role
  • Promotion and evangelization of DevOps best practices (CI, CD, automated testing, branching strategy, decoupling, etc.)
  • Delivery other Linux automation projects outside of the Low latency project space

Your Professional / Technical Skills:

We are looking for technical professionals who are passionate about the industry, the tech and their chosen field of expertise.

This will be a rewarding job for someone who likes to research and experiment with current & next-generation technology.

Because of the nature of this role, we need someone who matches the below profile

  • In-depth knowledge in Linux OS with at least three years’ experience in low-latency Linux/UNIX, as well as 5+ years in a DevOps type role.
  • At least three years of experience in low-latency and high-performance computing (preferably in financial services)
  • At least two years of experience with kernel-bypass network technologies such as Solarflare (Open-onload, TCPDirect, ef_vi) Mellanox (VMA, RDMA verbs) and DPDK
  • At least two years of experience with low-overhead instrumentation, benchmarking, profiling and performance tuning of applications, Linux kernel using tools such as Intel Parallel studio toolset or other

There are further skills required but we can discuss this on application.

Does this sound like you?

If so, I am very keen to speak to you about your background and what you are looking for in your next job role.

Let’s speak further! 01273 060741 or connect on LinkedIn.

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The Crucial Group
Crucial, Bishopstone, 36 Crescent Road, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 1RL

Tel.: 01273 060 025

Tel.: 01273 060 025