Statistical Arbitrage - Linux Engineer


Statistical Arbitrage

The Statistical Arbitrage (Stat Arb) Team of our global quantitative trading firm is seeking an experienced Systems Administrator with exceptional low-level knowledge and skills in Linux and automation. As a key member of the Stat Arb team, you will be responsible for supporting the hardware and systems used for a highly successful electronic trading desk.  This role will be responsible for ensuring optimal operation of the trading hardware, systems/environment, automating & improving daily processes and developing tools to analyse trading performance.  The successful candidate will be required to liaise with both internal and external groups to achieve their goals, so strong communication skills are essential.


Who We Are
SIG is a global quantitative trading firm founded with an entrepreneurial mindset and a rigorous analytical approach to decision making. We commit our own capital to trade financial products around the world. Building virtually all of our own trading technology from scratch, we are leaders and innovators in high performance, low latency trading. Our traders, quants, developers, and systems engineers work side by side to develop and implement our trading strategies. With experts in almost every discipline, we build some of the most powerful trading systems in the financial industry.


By integrating sophisticated coding techniques with innovative engineering ideas, we design and optimize systems that can process massive amounts of data while still ensuring high performance and stability. Working with traders and quants, our systems engineers, network architects, technical analysts and software developers create industry-leading technical solutions.

What we're looking for
  • Degree qualified in a technical field
  • 2-5 years’ experience as a Linux Systems Administrator
  • Thorough knowledge of Linux OS fundamentals
  • Thorough knowledge of Networking concepts
  • Relevant experience in scripting and automation ideally in Python or bash
  • Familiar with Change Management and comfortable working close in a production environment
  • Enjoy problem solving and demonstrate attention to detail
  • Have a strong desire to master the low-level detail while also being able to see the big picture

It's a Bonus if you also have:

  • Experience with system automation tools such as Puppet
  • Experience with manipulation and query of data with script languages, e.g. Python

Why you want to work for us:

We pride ourselves on our commitment to our people, and are constantly working towards making SIG a place where everyone wakes up excited to contribute to the business. We consistently challenge the status quo, to ensure we offer an environment where you can thrive.


Our core values are Innovation, Collaboration, Learning, Accountability and Integrity.




Innovation: Because we always want you to challenge the status quo, and bring innovative, new, exciting ideas to the table.


Collaboration: Because we want you to love what you do, and love who you work with. So get out there and collaborate with your colleagues! We work with smart people - partner with them and bring your ideas to life!


Learning: We are always looking at building and sharing new skills, knowledge and capabilities, and we want you to as well! We want you to be the best at what you do, and never stop learning.


Accountability: You are the one bringing your ideas to life, whether they be a new trading strategy, cutting edge technology or a new way of doing things here. These are your ideas, and you are responsible for delivering. You deliver, and we celebrate your success.


Integrity: Everyone, everyday lives and breathes a set of principles based on ethical and moral correctness.


So, if you think our values align with yours, then we're certain you'll fit in perfectly at SIG!


You must have full working rights in Australia to apply.


SIG is not accepting unsolicited resumes from search firms. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at SIG via-email, the Internet or directly without a valid written search agreement will be deemed the sole property of SIG, and no fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by SIG


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