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Date Added: Sat 18/07/2020

System Administrator

Stamford, Connecticut, US
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Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Trexquant seeks a Systems Administrator to maintain, support and expand the research and trading systems and infrastructure of the firm.


* Take a lead role in supporting and growing the firms IT infrastructure, including in-house and cloud based HPC environment, filesystems, network infrastructure, remote connectivity, IT security, document and email retention.
* Maintain and support all back-end in-house linux-based server systems as well as the cloud infrastructure:
* Setup and maintain various tools and services including, but not limited to, Apache, Docker, SSH, Sudo, Gitolite, uWSGI
* Support the firm's network infrastructure
* Firm-wide infrastructure and end user support for video conferencing,networking, remote access, VoIP, PC imaging, desktops, laptops, macs, printers and mobile devices
* Identify, evaluate and test new technologies appropriate for the firm.
* Take a supporting role in expanding and supporting the firms business continuity plan.
* Maintain and troubleshoot portfolio management report applications (bash scripting, python)
* Serve as the primary technical liaison with administrators, prime brokers, and technology vendors to ensure a stable, integrated and scalable environment.
* Manage technology vendor relationships.
* Monitor and analyze technology expenditures.


* College Degree in a technical discipline preferred
* 5+ years experience with Linux/Unix as a primary platform
* 5+ years experience in a mission-critical technical production support role
* Experience in configuration management and software application deployment tools such as Ansible
* Excellent command of Bash and Python as a scripting language
* Excellent understanding of IT security related protocols, tools and concepts.
* Ability to effectively communicate technology issues at various levels with executives, traders and 3rd
* party vendors and generate technical documentation
* Ability to prioritize critical tasks, while maintaining ongoing projects


* Competitive compensation, with potential for outstanding monetary success and an opportunity to grow into a key management role
* Work in a collaborative and friendly environment, participate in decision-making process for future technology adoption, and to lead new projects
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