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Senior Trading Systems Engineer

Hudson River TradingFull-time$150k - $250kNew York City, New YorkOct 19, 2023
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Hudson River Trading (HRT) is looking for a Trading Systems Engineer to join our growing Trading Systems Infrastructure  team. This team builds and maintains trading infrastructure hyper-optimized for low-latency, operating systems, automation software, and development tools that allow our trading strategies to run worldwide 24/7.

As Systems Engineer, you’ll work on projects focusing on our real-time production trading environment and tackle problems that require high availability, high throughput, and low-latency solutions. You should possess a passion for coding and automation, along with the ability to handle challenging technical issues within a dynamic and fast-paced setting. 


  • Plan and execute technical projects to make our Linux trading systems (hardware, network, OS, etc.) faster, adaptable, and more maintainable
  • Manage and optimize worldwide trading infrastructure
  • Automate and troubleshoot a broad range of technical infrastructure 
  • Troubleshoot hardware and software issues
  • Operate and upgrade system installations
  • Deploy, configure, and test internal and external applications 
  • Performance testing and tuning
  • Script solutions to automate repetitive tasks
  • Work with vendors to resolve issues


  • 7+ years of relevant experience supporting a live trading environment 
  • Expertise in installation, configuration, and troubleshooting of Linux systems, from hardware and kernel to applications
  • Experience with configuration management tools, particularly SaltStack but Puppet, Ansible, Chef, or CFEngine are also a plus
  • Python programming experience focusing on automation and integration 
  • Advanced shell (bash) scripting experience
  • Experience managing and debugging production services
  • Strong communication and organization skills
  • Experience and knowledge of Debian/Ubuntu is a plus
  • Ability to manage projects efficiently
  • Architect-level cloud experience in AWS or GCP is desirable 

Annual base salary range of $150,000 to $250,000. Pay (base and bonus) may vary depending on job-related skills and experience. A sign-on and discretionary performance bonus may be provided as part of the total compensation package, in addition to company-paid medical and/or other benefits. 


Hudson River Trading (HRT) brings a scientific approach to trading financial products. We have built one of the world's most sophisticated computing environments for research and development. Our researchers are at the forefront of innovation in the world of algorithmic trading.

At HRT we welcome a variety of expertise: mathematics and computer science, physics and engineering, media and tech. We’re a community of self-starters who are motivated by the excitement of being at the cutting edge of automation in every part of our organization—from trading, to business operations, to recruiting and beyond. We value openness and transparency, and celebrate great ideas from HRT veterans and new hires alike. At HRT we’re friends and colleagues – whether we are sharing a meal, playing the latest board game, or writing elegant code. We embrace a culture of togetherness that extends far beyond the walls of our office.

Feel like you belong at HRT? Our goal is to find the best people and bring them together to do great work in a place where everyone is valued. HRT is proud of our diverse staff; we have offices all over the globe and benefit from our varied and unique perspectives. HRT is an equal opportunity employer; so whoever you are we’d love to get to know you.


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