Linux Systems Engineer

  • Negotiable
  • New York, NY, USA New York NY US
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Chicago Mercantile Exchange
  • 08 Aug 18 2018-08-08

ESP supports the Enterprise Server Platforms at CME Group, must have strong knowledge of server Linux administration, configuration, networking, scripting and automation, large scale distributed computing, hardware/operating system/application interaction, and security. Strong communication and documentation skills are required.


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CME Group ( is the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace. But who we are goes deeper than that. Here, you can impact markets worldwide. Transform industries. And build a career shaping tomorrow. We invest in your success and you own it, all while working alongside a team of leading experts who inspire you in ways big and small. Joining our company gives you the opportunity to make a difference in global financial markets every day, whether you work on our industry-leading technology and risk management services, our benchmark products or in a corporate services area that helps us serve our customers better. With 2,500 employees located around the world, we're small enough for you and your contributions to be known. But big enough for your ideas to make an impact. The pace is dynamic, the work is unlike any other firm in the business, and the possibilities are endless. Problem solvers, difference makers, trailblazers. Those are our people. And we're looking for more.


Imagine the possibilities working at the world’s largest future exchange. Do you love solving problems of scale and performance? Of automating complex processes? Are you excited at the prospect of working in a high-profile production environment? As a Systems Engineer, you will live and breathe this (and much more), materially contributing to the next generation of CME’s computing infrastructure.



Join the Open Systems team as part of CME’s Enterprise Server Platforms group. We’re a bunch of bright engineers working on an awesome technology stack servicing many key applications across the enterprise. You’ll be challenged and rewarded as you help build out the next generation of our compute infrastructure. In this position, you will work with other teams to design, build, and operate our server technologies with a focus on automation, tooling, and monitoring.


Required Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of Linux System Administration - RHEL derived systems
  • Demonstrate experience creating automated solutions to complex administrative problems
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills and ability to decipher highly technical data


Preferred Qualifications:

  • 3+ years Linux & UNIX system administration in a large environment (1,000+ hosts)
  • Experience in one or more of the following: Shell, Python, or Perl
  • Experience with virtualization technologies such as VMware
  • Experience with operating, maintaining and automating Hadoop clusters (Cloudera/Hortonworks)
  • Networking knowledge, particularly ability to interpret packet captures and diagnose connectivity issues.
  • Genuine passion for kernel and low-level systems technology
  • Experience with version control tools including GIT and Stash
  • Solid knowledge of hardware architecture, BIOS, and boot process
  • Work closely with developers in supporting new features and services
  • Develop custom tools as necessary
  • Strong proficiency with automation & configuration management tools at scale Chef
  • Self-motivated, capable of managing your time well, and work efficiently without close supervision
  • Experience in coordinating technology decisions with architectural requirements and constraints
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills and ability to decipher highly technical data
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute methods
  • Familiarity with Kanban or Agile planning tools



  • Technical BS/MS degree or equivalent work experience