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RF Network Architect Real Time Systems

Posted on Sep 16, 2020 by BizTek Recruitment Ltd

London, United Kingdom
IT
Immediate Start
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Full-Time

RF Network Architect

London | Permanent Opportunity - No remote working

Are you a High Frequency Trading (HFT) Network Architect, working for a Trading company and looking for a new challenge in one of the World's premier HFT Companies based in London and paying a very competitive salary

As a Network Architect, you will play a lead role in designing, managing and shaping our client's state of the art, low latency wireless network, while staying abreast of new technologies in the marketplace and making continued proposals to the business where improvements are possible.

You will be accountable for the architecture, design, and implementation for the Firm's wireless network infrastructure and associated telemetry spanning the EMEA region.

YOU MUST have worked for an HFT company.

As a Network Architect, you will play a lead role in designing, managing and shaping our state of the art, low latency wireless network, while staying abreast of new technologies in the marketplace and making continued proposals to the business where improvements are possible.

You will be accountable for the architecture, design, and implementation for the Firm's Wireless network infrastructure and associated telemetry spanning the EMEA region.

What will you do?

  • Design and optimise low latency high performance wireless networks
  • Assist in the creation of the teams roadmap
  • Participate in the effective and efficient necessary sites, frequencies and permits
  • Perform a gap analysis of the current environment against current state-of-the-art across the HFT and electronic trading industry, vendor offerings, and academic research.
  • Embrace a 'trusted advisor/consultative' approach with trading and application development to meet and satisfy strategic business requirements as well as advise on how specific new solutions can incrementally enhance trading performance.
  • Develop a target state architecture and assist management with developing an engineering strategy for implementation.
  • Lead execution and implementation including (1) Identifying new platforms, vendors and technologies for use by the Firm along these objective(s), (2) Pilot and certify reference designs within the Firm's lab facilities.
  • Develop professional-grade design documentation in concert with target-state-architecture and as-built deployments.
  • Collaborate with the Firm's data center professionals in rack layout and facilities design, data center interconnectivity, and exchange/trading counterparty connectivity to optimize connectivity for ultra-low latency performance.
  • Identify optimization opportunities based upon vendor developments and carrier enhancements in the long haul telecom space.
  • Collaborate with trading support groups during operational challenges to assist in issue remediation, troubleshooting and triage.
  • Provide input to tooling and automation on how to enhance the operational positioning and vigilance of the firms systems.
  • Maintain an understanding of the principles and concepts of the Linux networking stack and its impact to the network.
  • Analyse real trading and market situations to make distance to competition assessments
  • Reverse engineer competitions' setups and strategies
  • Provide input to tooling and automation on how to enhance the operational positioning and vigilance of the firms systems.
  • Maintain an understanding of the principles and concepts of the Linux networking stack and its impact to the network.

What you need to succeed:

  • 5-8 years of work experience as a network engineer or architect ideally in a high frequency trading environment
  • Experience working with wireless networks and in particular microwave networks
  • A passion for being knowledgeable of the algorithmic trading business, strategies for profitability, various aspects of how such enterprises generate revenue.
  • Be able to increase awareness of products traded, venues, locales, and connectivity.
  • Be an authority on the optimal design and integration of market data and order routing application stacks within a network.
  • Excellent exposure to working with planning tools like Pathloss 5 or equivalent
  • Scripting in Python or equivalent
  • Expert in Switching, Routing (BGP, OSPF) and Multicast (IGMP, PIM) protocols
  • Strong Linux
  • Experience with monitoring tools such as Grafana, PRTG, SNMP, Splunk or equivalent
  • Proven track record in designing, optimising and troubleshooting of wireless networks
  • Must have wireless network experience with RF principals and Microwave in particular.
  • Professional networking certification starting from CCNP and/or CCIE;
  • Good understanding of Network Monitoring solutions; (Corvil knowledge is a plus).
  • Ability to travel to various office locations on a couple of occasions a year.
  • Clear English communication skills are a must.

Reference: 950023970

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