A leading global proprietary trading firm is seeking a Data Center Engineer to join their team in Chicago, IL. As a technology driven trading firm, they strive to find technologists who value innovative, efficient, and systematic solutions. As the Data Center Engineer, you'll have a significant impact on the physical trading infrastructure throughout the firm (across multiple data centers and thousands of servers).
This role will be the right fit for you if you strive for perfection and love to problem-solve by finding the most efficient solutions. If you're interested, please don't hesitate to apply in to learn more about the opportunity!
As the Data Center Engineer, you'll be responsible for maintaining the firm's US Data Centers which includes the following:
- Maintaining a clean cable management environment and data center documentation
- Coordinating remote work, expansions, and migrations at colocations
- Managing and monitoring power, space, and capacity planning
- Managing hardware inventory and responsibility of hardware transportation between sites
- Troubleshooting hardware related issues
- Installing and cabling switches, servers, and appliances to the onsite data center
What you'll need to be successful as a Data Center Engineer:
- *Ability to work second shift 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM*
- Ability to communicate and document clearly
- Strong attention to detail
- Prior experience with change control processes
- Technical & Hardware background:
- Understanding of network fundamentals, network equipment (line cards, SFPs, chassis), and ability to troubleshoot basic networking issues
- Understanding of OS (Windows & Linux)
- Prior experience with Jira
- Understanding of server rack power management, physical server parts, structured cabling systems (cat 5, cat 6, single-mode fiber, multi-node fiber, etc.), and cable testers.
- Ability to lift 75 lbs
- Occasional travel to an east coast colocation when COVID-19 restrictions are lifted and occasional weekend work
- Prior data center experience in financial industry is preferred