DevOps & IT Operations | Trading & Finance | Linux

Job Title: DevOps & IT Operations | Trading & Finance | Linux
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: The Rocks, New South Wales
Salary: AU$140000 - AU$150000 per annum + Super, bonus, beer on-tap + more!
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 180430_1515562174
Contact Name: Nick Munro
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 10, 2018 16:29

Job Description

DevOps & IT Operations | Trading & Finance | Linux

The Company:

After more than 10 years, this leading finance business has amassed some of the top talent in the trading sector and has established themselves as the leading business and continues to break their own records, while keeping their start-up mentality.

Their success is attributed to their extremely talented and close knit staff which means their technology, trading and operations all work closely together allowing them to build nimble, tailored solutions of fulfil our trading requirements.

The Role:

The position comes at a pivotal time in the business' life, as they are constantly evolving and adapting and you would have to opportunity to drive the direction of this change to implement and build a modern and highly automated infrastructure that is totally unique to their needs.

You will need to be very hands-on, with deep knowledge in Linux and Linux server platforms, strong experience in automation and a desire to be part of the evolution of modern DevOps practices. The successful candidate will be interested in trading and have proven experience in operating in a highly technical environment managing market and broker connectivity, trading applications, and optimised Linux server platforms.


  • Support and IT Operational management of trading platforms
  • Change/Incident/Problem management of trading applications
  • The design, testing, and implementation of automated processes to improve the deployment, monitoring and operation of trading systems
  • Specification and evaluation of new hardware platforms for trading desks
  • Technical troubleshooting and problem diagnosis
  • Act as the point of contact for all IT related technical issues reported. Problem escalation to external vendors, service providers or internal teams as required. Ownership of technical problems until final resolution
  • Effective communication of scheduled maintenance activities and unexpected outages.
  • Documentation

Skills & Experience:

  • BSc degree in any engineering discipline
  • 5+ years of experience in a similar role, with some experience in a financial sector
  • Detailed understanding of modern x64 based server hardware and the Linux operating system that runs on it
  • Detailed understanding of modern x64 based server hardware and the Linux operating system that runs on it
  • Experience with DevOps tooling: containers, automation, monitoring tools etc.
  • Experience working with agile development teams
  • Advanced Linux skills
  • Programming skills (Linux shell script and Python preferred)
  • Network troubleshooting. Understand TCP, UDP, basic DNS, DHCP and other internet protocols