[jobs] Sys & Network Admin Needed: Hudson River Trading

Julia Villagra julia at hudson-trading.com
Thu Jan 13 13:28:53 EST 2011

> Hello,
> Hudson River Trading LLC (HRT) is a multi-asset class quantitative trading
> and technology firm based in lower Manhattan. Founded in 2002, HRT develops
> automated trading algorithms using advanced mathematical and statistical
> modeling techniques and an extremely high-performance computing environment.
> HRT is looking to expand its systems team and seeks candidates with strong
> academic backgrounds and brilliant problem-solving skills.  We are looking
> for a mid-level Network Admin *and* Sys Admin (1 opening for each).
> *The ideal Network Administrator will possess the following technical
> expertise and personal attributes:*
>  Responsibilities:
> ·         Help diagnose and solve issues in a dynamic environment comprised
> of mission-critical systems and applications
> ·         Install and configure network and security devices according to
> best practices and HRT standards to ensure repeatable successes
> ·         Physical installation of servers and network equipment. Work
> closely with systems administrators and other network engineers to meet team
> goals and improve processes
> ·         Understand basic packet-level decode using tcpdump, Wireshark, or
> equivalent
> ·         Basic familiarity to expertise in configuration and
> troubleshooting of multicast-related protocols, including IGMP, PIM, MSDP
> Anycast RP
> ·         Basic familiarity to expertise in the design, configuration,
> operations and troubleshooting of OSPF and BGP networks
> ·         Basic familiarity to expertise in using and troubleshooting one
> or more of these protocols: NAT, RIPv2, HSRP, VRRP, BFD
> ·         Experience using or administering Unix-based operating systems,
> especially in the area of network and systems management, is a plus
> Personal Attributes:
> ·         Self-motivated with the ability to complete tasks with minimum
> supervision, plus a strong desire to learn on-the-job
> ·         Detail-oriented with a commitment to deliver quality end-products
> and services in a timely manner
> ·         Ability to multi-task and process information from multiple
> sources
> ·         Possess strong communication, analytical and problem-solving
> skills
> Requirements:
> ·         Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering preferred but
> not required
> ·         3+ years of industry experience (or in a school computing
> environment) with increasing job responsibilities and technical scope
> ·         Familiarity with any flavor of Unix and/or open-source network
> management tools is a plus
> ·         Current industry certification such as CCIE is helpful but not
> required
> ·         Financial industry experience is helpful but not required
> ·         Flexibility to work occasional long hours, weekend work or
> staggered schedules required
> *The ideal System Administrator will possess the following technical
> expertise and personal attributes:*
> Responsibilities:
> Systems Administrators manage state-of-the-art UNIX servers and networking
> equipment in our datacenters.  Responsibilities are broad and include
> hardware and software installation and configuration, automation scripting,
> monitoring, power distribution, performance tuning, testing new hardware,
> and planning.  We are jacks-of-all-trades who can effectively multitask yet
> retain a high attention to detail that keeps our systems running as
> efficiently as possible.
> Technical Skills:
> •           Expertise with UNIX operating systems (we use FreeBSD), perl,
> shell scripting, network protocols and file systems
> •           Experience installing and troubleshooting server hardware
> •           Network configuration and troubleshooting experience

> Requirements:
> •           BS / MS in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, or
> related field
> •           Ability to work independently and on a team
> •           Ability to fix and analyze problems quickly
> •           Ability to learn quickly and apply new skills effectively
> *Our culture is important to us*

HRT is first and foremost a math and technology firm. We have a fun and
> relaxed office atmosphere, but everyone works diligently to get the job
> done.  We boast a flat management structure as all our people are motivated
> by the excitement of being at the forefront of the automated trading world.
> Jeans and T’s are appropriate office attire, so we leave the suits at home.
> If you’re ever in need of creative stimulation, our game room with Wii and
> Xbox should help. One of our greatest values is work-life balance, so we
> offer our employees a wide range of benefits. These include a highly
> competitive compensation structure, an on-site gourmet chef, and a fitness
> room, just to name a few.
> Additional Perks:
> ·         Highly competitive compensation
> ·         100% medical and dental coverage
> ·          4 weeks paid vacation
> If you’re interested in joining us, please send a resume by applying online
> at www.hudson-trading.com/apply. We look forward to hearing from you!
> --
> Julia Villagra
> HR & Recruiting
> Direct:  212.293.1918
> Cell: 646.352.3562
> www.hudson-trading.com
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