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UNIX & Storage System Engineering Manager - NYC FinTech! at ITG (New York, NY)

ITG is looking for an enthusiastic, disciplined UNIX and Storage System Engineering Manager to join our Technology Infrastructure team.

Unix & Storage system engineering organization is responsible for architecting, engineering, supporting and managing the all the UNIX and Linux servers, enterprise storage, system virtualization and core enterprise services. Manager is also responsible for all aspects of production trading and non-trading infrastructure, including setting strategy, architecture, engineering and production support. The successful candidate is expected to be an SME in the UNIX/Linux and storage space as well as possess the capability to build, train and motivate a global team to achieve a successful outcome. The role will be primarily focused on building a global strategy for his/her platform and driving a team of engineers to implement that strategy on a daily basis.

Here at ITG, technology is our middle name. Literally. With nearly half of our staff working in technology roles, our technologists empower our business to provide best-in-class service to our clients around the world. From conceptualizing ideas to bringing them to market, ITG engineers work alongside our business units to build technology for institutional traders that enables them to improve returns for investors. 


  • Exercise thought leadership and innovation in the resolution of technical challenges, as well as in the creation of long-term technical roadmaps for global UNIX and storage infrastructure.

  • Drive innovation in all aspects including low latency space, improve automation, implement self service capabilities and evolve the core platform, influence partner teams as necessary.

  • Provide best in class support, solve deeply technical challenges, and communicate technical topics.

  • Develop and execute a robust platform automation strategy, including system and application deployment automation and configuration management.

  • Develop and execute a strong measurement and monitoring strategy, including system and service monitoring and performance measurement.

  • Manage development of tactical and strategic technical solutions that will address business and IT requirements. Implement proofs-of-concepts for innovative designs to enhance ITG’s competitive advantage.

  • Develop, train and manage a strong global team to manage both existing UNIX/Linux and storage infrastructure and develop new systems.

  • Act as escalation manager for highly critical business requests, responsible for driving team members to meet expectations and for working across teams to achieve a common goal.

  • Actively participate in production outage investigation, resolution, ensuring root-cause analysis is identified and knowledge gained is applied for process improvement.

  • Review and research solutions for cost effectiveness, compliance to standards and ability to meet future needs.

  • Purchase UNIX/Linux systems and all storage infrastructure.

  • Monitor and evaluate efficiency of system usage and make recommendations to management to improve performance.

  • Participate in 7x24x365 support for the company’s Linux service as necessary, some late night and weekend work will be required.


  • Bachelor's degree in a Computer Science with 10+ years of experience in UNIX/Linux engineering experience in lead or senior position

  • 5+ years of experience managing IT staff is required

  • 3+ years of experience with HP 3PAR, EMC, NetApp, Data Domain, NetBackup

  • 3+ years of experience with Networking/server trouble-shooting

  • 3+ years of experience with deployment and configuration automation tools, such as Ansible, puppet.

  • Financial services experience is preferred

  • Strong experience with VMware and cloud deployments.

  • Strong scripting skills (one or more of; sh, bash, ksh, Perl, Python, Powershell) required

  • Experience and skill in troubleshooting and performance tuning hardware and operating systems for low latency environments and/or throughput.

  • Experience with LDAP, NIS, DNS, proxy.

  • Experience with market data distribution technologies and understanding of FIX protocol is preferred

  • Excellent inter-personal and communication skills required to work closely with business partners, engineering, operations and vendors

  • Strong analytical and strategic thinking skills with a service oriented mindset

  • Quick learner, detail oriented; demonstrable thoroughness and strong ownership of work

  • Good team player with a strong willingness to participate and help others

  • Able to prioritize in a fast moving, high pressure, constantly changing environment; high sense of urgency


  • Exposure to different technologies, such as C++, Linux, low latency, kernel bypass, machine learning, cloud and high-performance storage

  • Projects with quick life cycles, from concept to client in three months

  • A smaller team environment with 3-8 engineers

  • A great place for upward and geographic mobility

  • Direct exposure to the decision makers and senior leaders on the business side

  • A company that’s investing a sizable amount in its technology department

  • Teams that are passionate about continually learning, improving and raising the bar

  • A community that values hard work as well as work-life balance

  • A company that is committed to giving back to surrounding communities, from LA to Hong Kong and Sydney and the 11 locations in between

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