POSITION Description

Cutler Group, LP is seeking to add a self-motivated and high caliber Systems Engineer to its high-performance Infrastructure Engineering team. Using proven expertise and experience in this domain, the ideal candidate will provide leadership as well as a disciplined but agile practical and hands on approach to the design, support, and continuous optimization of our cutting-edge trading and enterprise infrastructure server platforms and systems.

Key Attributes & Expectations

  • Develop in-house and employ industry best practices to build, deploy, support, optimize hardware and software on large fleet of *nix servers as well as the infrastructure systems they host.
  • Monitor and fine-tune server performance for maximum operating efficiency within a resource intensive, high bandwidth, and ultra-low latency production environment.
  • Using a services oriented and customer friendly approach, partner with internal infrastructure, software, and business teams to solve the most challenging technology and business problems through clever yet elegant and practical solutions engineering in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to develop multiple options to address complex problems and perform cost / benefit analysis to clearly demonstrate potential business value for any proposed solution.
  • Identify, prioritize, and manage projects independently and in collaboration with peers as requirements and timelines dictate.
  • Strong, organized, and effective approach to troubleshooting complex problems with the agility that is suitable for a high stakes trading environment.
  • Ability to standardize and automate for efficiency but willingness to develop, deploy, and support custom solutions when there is a clear benefit to the firm in doing so.
  • Excellent technical and non-technical verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to create and maintain technical design and support documentation.
  • Manage and partner with Vendors to support existing systems as well as to keep ahead of new technologies to evaluate for potential benefit to the firm.
  • Comfortable working in an environment with a high rate of change and, when appropriate, willingness to step outside of primary role in order to facilitate successful outcomes.
  • Passionate about improving your own skills as well as those of your colleagues through knowledge sharing and mentoring.
  • Comfortable working in a multidisciplinary team of varying skill levels.
  • Open to new and unconventional ways of doing things, ability to adapt methods, skills, and technology when there is a clear benefit to the firm in doing so.
  • A very strong sense of purpose, enjoyment, ownership and accountability in everything you do.

Seniority Level

  • Mid-Senior level.


  • Capital Markets.
  • Information Technology and Services.

Employment Type

  • Full-time.

Required Skills

A strong technical background and well tested experience as a Systems Administrator and Engineer to support our Linux-based trading platform and related infrastructure is essential to succeed in this position. Duties to include hardware and OS support, configuration change management, service and system monitoring. At minimum, candidates should be able to demonstrate proficiency in the following areas:

  • Server platform hardware architecture.
  • High performance and ultra-low latency server networking.
  • Familiarity with multicast technologies and supporting multicast applications.
  • Knowledge of and / or experience working with high performance messaging systems.
  • Linux administration and troubleshooting, predominately Ubuntu.
  • Administering and utilizing enterprise monitoring.
  • Troubleshooting using packet capture analysis and other tools.
  • Python and/or bash scripting experience.
  • Automation, preferably Ansible.
  • Ability to thoroughly scope and document tasks.
  • Collaborate effectively with users of varying skill levels.

Desired Skills

  • Jira & Confluence.
  • Backup administration, developing jobs and recovery plans.
  • VMware administration.
  • Windows administration & integration with Linux systems.
  • SAN administration.

Job Functions

  • Information Technology.

  • Engineering.


Cutler Group LP offers competitive salary and employee benefits as per industry standards with participation in annual bonus pool plan. Employee benefits include health, dental, and life insurance as well as a 401(k) and Flexible Spending Account.

Cutler Group, LP Information

Cutler Group LP is an electronic market maker for most of the equity derivatives traded in the United States. We develop and operate a proprietary trading system, which manages millions of live quotes continuously throughout the trading day. We are a rapidly growing mid-sized company. As market hours in San Francisco are from 6:30 AM to 1 PM (PST), work hours are on the early side – 6:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

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