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OTC Markets Group Inc Senior Linux Engineer in New York, New York

OTC Markets Group Inc. operates an electronic quotation and trading system in the over-the-counter (OTC) securities market and is the third-largest U.S. trading venue after the NYSE and NASDAQ for equity shares. The IT team designs, develops and maintains a number of highly-available, low-latency quoting and trading systems, using cutting-edge computing software and hardware.

The OTC Markets Group's IT Infrastructure team is looking for a fulltime Linux Systems Engineer who has significant exposure to critical business systems and environments requiring 24x7 systems availability. The selected candidate will be responsible for all activities associated with the support, management, and operation of UNIX/Linux platforms.

Please note, due to COVID-19, OTC Markets is currently operating in a hybrid work environment.

What OTC Markets offers its Team Members (why you should choose us):

  • Generous vacation policy in addition to 9 annual holidays observed and Summer Fridays.

  • Snacks and sodas and a very chic coffee bar.

  • Annual bonus and stock incentive program.

  • Office refreshments and company happy hours.

  • Monday Bagels and Friday Pizza.

  • Life and disability insurance, including paid parental leave.

  • Health insurance plans designed to meet the various coverage needs and preferences (Medical, Dental, Vision).

  • Flexible Spending Accounts for health, transit, parking and dependent care, as well as Healthcare Savings.

  • Accounts for qualifying plans.

    Come as you are and just be you. We are an equal opportunity and e-verify employer and prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind. All employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications, without regard to race, creed, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital status, political belief, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, genetic information, family or parental status, gender identity, pregnancy, including childbirth or related medical condition, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. We encourage applicants of all ages and backgrounds.


    · Support production systems hosting real time trading applications.

    · Administer production and nonproduction, co-located and cloud infrastructure and services. Troubleshoot system issues and perform root cause analysis. Support QA and development team test environments.

    · Automation of utilities and tasks using bash or Python.

    · Maintain Puppet Enterprise configuration management infrastructure and code base.

    · Perform after-hours production infrastructure upgrades, OS patching, and configuration management updates.

    Participate in a 24x7 on-call rotation.

    · Lead the design and deployment of new infrastructure projects. Improve existing infrastructure.

    · Document and improve existing IT infrastructure standards and run-books.

    · Maintain backup and disaster recovery systems. Netbackup & Veeam

    · Maintain company security best practices and improve company security posture.

    Required Qualifications:

  • Senior Linux administrator background

  • Level 2/3 troubleshooting

  • RHEL 6/7

  • Experience building physical & virtual systems (not cloud)

  • Strong experience in VMware infrastructure administration 6.5-7.0

  • Exposure to vCenter appliance (VCSA)

  • DRS/SDRS/vmotion troubleshooting

  • Experience with ESXi host firmware and OS upgrades

  • AWS

  • VPC, subnet, security group, IAM administration

    · Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

    · Knowledge of networking concepts (firewalls, load balancers, 10G Ethernet, TCP/IP, routing, packet capture and analysis, bonding).

    Preferred Qualifications:

  • Senior Linux administrator background

  • RHEL 8

  • Containers, Kubernetes, OpenStack

  • Hardening

  • Low latency performance troubleshooting & tuning

  • Strong experience in VMware infrastructure administration 6.5-7.0

  • Experience with esxcli

  • Performance troubleshooting and capacity planning with vROPS

  • Experience with VEEAM backup for VMware

  • AWS

  • Transit gateways, basic architecture & security design

    · HP enterprise hardware and monitoring.

    · EMC SAN/NAS knowledge.

    · Experience with Puppet Enterprise configuration management, GIT, and R10k.

    · Previous financial experience.


    B.S in Computer Science preferred or equivalent

    OTC Markets Group’s newly redesigned headquarters foster an open and collaborative environment for employees and clients, utilizing more than 33,000 square feet of space. Our NY office is located in Brookfield Place, in the heart of the financial district, surrounded by Hudson River Park and home to luxury retail and dining establishments, featuring extensive public space and world-class amenities.

    OTC Markets Group Inc. (OTCQX: OTCM) operates Open, Transparent and Connected financial markets for 10,000 U.S. and global securities. Through our OTC Link® ATS, we directly link a diverse network of broker-dealers that provide liquidity and execution services for a wide spectrum of securities. We organize these securities into markets to inform investors of opportunities and risks: the OTCQX® Best Market; the OTCQB® Venture Market; and the OTC Pink® Open Market. Our data-driven platform enables investors to easily trade through the broker of their choice at the best possible price and empowers a broad range of companies to improve the quality and availability of information for their investors. To learn more about how we create better informed and more efficient financial markets, visit

    For more information about OTC Markets Group ( , please visit our public policy advocacy ( and careers ( page. No calls or e-mails please. No third-party recruiters.

    OTC Link ATS is operated by OTC Link LLC, member FINRA/SIPC and SEC regulated ATS.

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