Interactive Brokers Group has consistently been at theforefront
of trading innovation , starting with the invention of the first
floor-based handheld computer in 1983 and we pride ourselves on
being primarily a technology company. We continue to challenge the
status quo and push boundaries to offer the best trading platform
with the most sophisticated features all for the lowest cost to our
customers. Software development is the lifeblood of our firm, and
it shows in our stellar brokerage platform.
As a member of our Operations team, the Platform
Operations Engineer will help in addressing operational needs of a
mixed on-premise and cloud Linux environment.
In this role, the person is expected to have knowledge of DevOps
tools, understanding of block, file and object storage technologies
and have a strong background in Linux System Administration and
Operations. They have excellent problem-solving and troubleshooting
skills. The person should have a passion for automation and
learning new skills and technologies.
Core Requirements and Responsibilities
Essential job functions included but are not
limited to the following:
- Strong operational skills, with ability to work with end users
to understand requirements and resolve trouble tickets.
- Drive consistent standardized solutions across IB for all
hardware, software, configurations, and processes.
- Implement tools and processes for efficient and effective
operational management of the environment -- change management,
monitoring, alerting, etc.
- Schedule and provide after-hours or weekend support when
necessary, to perform high-risk or planned downtime of IBs data
center systems for upgrades and maintenance.
- Participate in permanently eliminating issues through
automation and engagement with Platform Engineering teams on more
- Interact with internal teams to provide solutions and resolve
problems in a timely and proactive manner.
- Ability to communicate complex technical concepts to
individuals of various technical ability
Knowledge, Skills And Abilities
- Strong experience with DevOps tools and automation, including
familiarity with CI/CD pipeline concepts, Docker, orchestration and
configuration management (Ansible etc.), git
- Experience with storage protocols and technologies such as S3,
EFS, EBS, NFS, CIFS, iSCSI, Fiber Channel
- Able to handle pressure during outages and systematically
- Experience being tasked outside their training, willing to take
on and learn new technologies
- Experience in Python scripting.
- Solid understanding of host, network and cloud security
- Strong background in Linux administration. Understanding of
core Linux concepts and technologies (LVM, systemd,
memory/CPU/network/disk management and troubleshooting, Bash
scripting, kernel tuning)
- Understanding of standard services and protocols (DNS, DHCP,
Active Directory/LDAP, SSH, SNMP)
- Understanding of current monitoring concepts and tools (
Prometheus, New Relic, Datadog etc.)
- A Bachelors degree or equivalent in Computer Science or
- 5+ years of Linux System Administration or Operations
- 2+ years of experience in scripting or software
- Familiarity with AWS or another cloud provider preferred
Company Benefits & Perks
- Competitive salary, annual performance-based bonus and stock
- Retirement plan 401(k) with competitive company match
- Excellent health and welfare benefits including medical,
dental, and vision benefits
- Wellness screenings and assessments, health coaches and
counseling services through Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
- Paid time off and a generous parental leave policy
- Daily company paid lunch and a fully stocked kitchen with
healthy options for breakfast and snack
- Corporate events including team outings, dinners, volunteer
activities and company sports teams
- Education reimbursement and learning opportunities
- Modern offices with sit/stand desks and multi-monitor
Interactive Brokers ("IBKR"), a subsidiary of publicly-traded
Interactive Brokers Group, Inc., based in Greenwich, Connecticut
(NASDAQ: IBKR) is a low-cost provider of trade execution and
clearing services for active traders, institutional investors,
financial advisors and introducing brokers. IBKRs premier
technology provides electronic access to stocks, options, futures,
forex, bonds, and funds worldwide from a single IBKR Integrated
Investment account. IBKR is one of the largest online brokers by
trade volume and is consistently ranked at the top of its
Our employees are part of a dynamic, multinational, fast-paced,
results-oriented team working to provide our customers with
state-of-the-art trading technology, superior execution
capabilities, worldwide electronic access, and sophisticated risk
Our headquarters are in Greenwich, CT, USA. IBKR has offices in
the United States, Australia, Canada, China, Estonia, Hong Kong,
Hungary, India, Ireland, Japan, Luxembourg, Russia, Singapore,
Switzerland and United Kingdom.
IBKR is a member of NYSE, FINRA, and SIPC. Interactive Brokers
Group brokerage affiliates are regulated by securities and
commodities agencies around the world.
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