Distributed Systems Engineer
Flow Traders
Hong Kong

Flow Traders is looking for an experienced Distributed Linux Systems Engineer to join our growing Technology team in APAC.

The ideal candidate possesses a great sense of ownership and passion for working with the latest technologies. This is a unique opportunity to join a leading proprietary trading firm with an entrepreneurial and innovative culture at the heart of its business.

We value quick-witted, creative minds and challenge them to make full use of their capacities. If you aim high, the sky is the limit!The incumbent’s primary responsibility will be to build, improve, and maintain our complex Linux environment.

They will work closely with other systems engineering teams (Windows, Database, Storage, VMware) to further develop a coherent and robust infrastructure.

They will also be expected to closely collaborate with Developers, Quality Assurance Engineers and other business stakeholders to support the uptime, maintenance, security and monitoring of our distributed and cloud-native technology stack, specifically Hadoop, Kafka and Kubernetes.

What You Will Do Administer, upgrade, and improve the server / workstation configuration management platform (Puppet, Foreman)Design, install and administer on-prem and cloud infrastructures to support the stream and batch processing workflows including but not limited to the following systems / software : Apache / Confluent / Cloudera KafkaKubernetes (including Docker)HazelcastHadoop (HDFS) Design, install and administer on-prem and cloud ETL reporting infrastructureCollaborate with Development and other IT teams to provision environments for new projectsProvide regular day to day operational support for any Linux-related systems issues in APAC region as well as EMEA and US regions during the APAC time zoneTune specific Linux systems and kernels for maximum performanceAutomate deployments and implement innovative improvements to our complex setupDevelop new solutions to existing problems through research and development projectsStay on top of new technologies and suggest / implement improvements to our technology stack What You Need to SucceedMandatory : Minimum 5 years of relevant work experience in a similar roleBSc in Computer Science, Information Technology or related field3+ years hands on working experience in a complex Linux infrastructure environment with in-depth knowledge of Debian Linux and CentOS and exposure to Active Directory, LDAP and KerberosIn-depth knowledge of Linux distributions and networking (e.

g. DNS, DHCP, routing / switching, multicast)Hands-on experience with configuration management tools (e.g. Foreman / Puppet, Ansible)Experience in Kafka clusters deployment and operation (broker nodes, security, replication, etc.

for one of the stacks (Apache Confluent or Cloudera)Prior experience in Hadoop / HDFS clusters deployment and operationPrior experience with container / virtualization tools such as Kubernetes, DockerWorking knowledge in VMware, Active Directory, DNSSolid understanding of Linux OS, networking, storage, load balancing, server hardware Optional (good to have) : Experience in deployment and operation of efficient and scalable ELK stacksScripting skills in Python and BashProficiency with version control systems (preferably git)Familiarity and experience with modern monitoring systems (deployment, maintenance, and best practices)Experience working with AWS or GCP Hands-on working experience in a hybrid (cloud / on-premise) environmentsExperience working with TerraformWorking knowledge of TCP / IP, routing, switching, and multicastExperience with the Atlassian stack : Jira, Bitbucket, ConfluenceFamiliarity with the dynamics of the financial markets Recruitment Process Submit your resumeSpeak with our Recruitment teamMeet members of our Global Engineering teamMeet with members of our Executive team What We OfferWe like to think that talent grows at Flow and stays at Flow.

To ensure this, we provide our employees with an extensive onboarding program, access to Flow Academy, the best working environment, the latest technology and continuous support.

We go out of our way to retain the small business feeling with which we started and stimulate innovation and collaboration through teamwork and our non-hierarchical approach.

  • We offer competitive salary, annual discretionary bonus and other fantastic perks and benefits, such as : Flow Academy for continuous learning and opportunities to attend domain-related conferencesComprehensive health insurance coverageIn-house lounge with a bar, pool table and console games;
  • Daily catered breakfast and lunch with healthy snacks and drinks available throughout the day;In-house hairdresser and massage therapist;
  • Personal trainers, weekly boot camps and a subsidized gym membership;Annual company trip and a variety of events throughout the yearGlobal rotations between our offices worldwideand more! Flow Traders does not accept unsolicited resumes from any professional staffing or search firms.

    All resumes, and any other information identifying potential candidates, submitted to any employee at Flow Traders via-email, the Internet or directly without a valid and signed search agreement will be deemed free to contact by Flow Traders without any restrictions and no placement fee of any kind will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Flow Traders.


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