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High performance, low latency, financial markets... You know where this is going right? Yup, trading. Business is booming right now and this company is looking to make the most of it. Which is where you come in.
You have my curiosity
The Netherlands has always been at the forefront of financial trading and this company is looking to keep it that way. As a High-Frequency trading firm, it breathes technology. For every trader on the floor, there are at least two engineers. Make no mistake, IT is their core business, because, in such a highly competitive market, performance, speed, and reliability are key. Which is where you come in.
To keep their systems running as fast and smoothly as possible, they are looking for a Systems Engineer with solid Linux experience. Orchestration and automation will be your daily bread and butter, and storage and virtualization are no strangers either. Other than that, it's all about communication. Working closely together with Traders, Developers, and Network Engineers to support and improve critical systems and squeeze every ounce of performance out of them that you can.
Now you have my attention
Of course, you'll need to bring the right set of tools to build the perfect solutions. A solid background in Computer Science or a closely related field is crucial. Preferably even a Master's degree. A few years of relevant experience with microservices, cloud technologies, and orchestration frameworks will also definitely come in handy, though we're mainly focused on the willingness and ability to learn. A deep understanding of Linux is always a good thing as is, experience with bare-metal provisioning, distributed storage systems, and scripting languages like Python and Shell.
So this trading thing, what does it pay?
Pretty damn well, to be honest. Starting with a base salary between €75.000 and €95.000 gross a year, excluding the secondary benefits. And those secondary benefits, are second to none. From a fully catered lunch every day and flexible working to a royal end-of-year bonus. You know I said speed was key? What are you waiting for? Click apply!