Senior Linux Systems Engineer

We are PEAK6, a leading investment firm. You'll find us headquartered in the historic Chicago Board of Trade building, where we first opened our doors in 1997. It's been over 20 years since we were one of the first firms to develop sophisticated proprietary technology to use in our trading business. Today, we continue to leverage our technical ingenuity and operational excellence across several investment areas, spanning early-to-mid stage growth capital, operational control, trading, and e-sports, while always proving value to the customer. Throughout the years, we've built and operated several financial technology firms, and we continue to evolve. You'll find a bit of everything here, and we're always looking to take on new endeavors.

As a member on our Infrastructure team at PEAK6 Capital Management, you’ll have a big impact on the firm. You’ll work within our proprietary trading entity and have genuine opportunities to lead projects to optimize dev teams and deploying their applications. This is a role for someone who flourishes in a fast paced environment, takes responsibility for overall systems architecture, and has a solid understanding of designing, deploying, and supporting Linux for end users. This role will report to the Systems Team lead who reports into our Director of Infrastructure.

You’ll be responsible for:

  • Optimizing system performance and stability on critical Linux trading systems
  • Monitoring, maintaining, and supporting a variety of underlying infrastructure systems such as Kubernetes, VMware, and Saltstack
  • Writing and maintaining Python, Shell, and other scripts that automate tech operations
  • Working closely with software development projects to operationalize new applications
  • Research and implement new systems that improve the way PEAK6 applications run
  • Maintain the server environment of 300+ physical servers and 700+ virtual machines, SAN storage, and other associated hardware components

You’ll gain loads of experience in this role but before you do, you should have:

  • B.S. or equivalent degree
  • 5+ years’ experience working in a Linux environment
  • Experience programming and scripting in Python and Shell
  • Experience with VMware or other virtualization technology
  • Linux performance troubleshooting experience
  • Experience with configuration management tools (Ansible, Puppet, or Salt)

All of our team members have these traits. You should, too.

Collaboration              Grit

Adaptability                 Ownership

Life at PEAK6

We want you to like coming to work so we work really hard to make your job fun and different from any other.

As a PEAK6 Senior Linux Systems Engineer you can enjoy:

  • Generous medical, vision and dental plans
  • Matching 401(k) programs
  • Adoption assistance & family leave
  • Sabbatical program
  • Massage days
  • Poker tournament with a grand prize of a World Series of Poker buy in
  • Sports leagues
  • Cornhole tournaments
  • Annual PEAK6 Party
  • Yoga classes
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Lasik eye discount
  • Philanthropy events
  • Annual wellness screens and flu shots
  • Bagel Fridays/expiration lunches
  • Birthday gifts
  • Charitable matching gift program
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