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OTC Markets // financial marketplaces for investors
Design, Full Time    New York City, NY    Posted: Wednesday, December 11, 2019
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OTC Markets Group, operator of premier US financial marketplaces, is seeking a Linux professional for our engineering team based in New York office.  This person will be part of IT Infrastructure department that designs, develops & maintains a number of highly available, low-latency quoting & trading systems, using cutting-edge computing software & hardware.

Our clients include domestic & international companies, both public & private. This is an amazing opportunity for passionate, dedicated individual who is comfortable multi-tasking & building relationships across the organization.

OTC Markets is proud to be named on Crain's 2018 Best Places to Work in NYC. Our newly redesigned headquarters foster an open & collaborative environment for employees & clients, utilizing more than 33,000 square feet of space. Our office is located in Brookfield Place, in the heart of the financial district, surrounded by Hudson River Park & home to luxury retail & dining establishments, featuring extensive public space & world-class amenities.  

We are committed to building a company where highly talented, creative people thrive. Our Core Values are incorporated in each aspect of our Company. We encourage autonomy, professionally passionate discussions of opposing viewpoints, creativity & transparency. We all win together.

OTC Markets invests heavily in employee satisfaction & offers all of our employees a highly competitive compensation package. As a dynamic, growing company that fosters an open culture, we emphasize autonomy, responsibility, innovation & self-discipline. We are looking for someone who wants to make an impressive impact at a company known for its reputation on quality & achievement.

We are looking for someone who has significant exposure to critical business systems & environments requiring 24x7 systems availability.  The selected candidate will be responsible for all activities associated with the support, management, & operation of UNIX/Linux platforms.


         Perform production support of systems hosting real time trading applications.

         Administer production & nonproduction infrastructure & services.  Troubleshoot system issues & perform root cause analysis. Support QA & development team test environments.

         Automation of utilities & tasks using bash, Python, or Perl.

         Maintain Puppet Enterprise configuration management infrastructure & code base.

         Monitoring configuration & scripting for Nagios/Zenoss/Zabbix.

         Perform after-hours production infrastructure upgrades, OS patching, & configuration management updates. Participate in a 24x7 on-call rotation.

         Rack & stack & kickstart/jumpstart of new server builds. Perform vulnerability scans of new systems.

         Contribute to the design & deployment of new infrastructure projects. Provide input for improvements of existing infrastructure.

         Utilize ticketing & knowledgebase systems in accordance with change management processes.

         Document & improve existing IT infrastructure support procedures & run books.

         Maintain backup & disaster recovery systems.

         Maintain company security best practices & improve company security posture.

Required Qualifications:

         3-5 years of experience with UNIX and/or Linux administration RHEL6/7.

         Working knowledge of AWS services including EC2, EKS, IAM, RDS & S3.

         Experience with troubleshooting production infrastructure servers & services.

         Excellent communication & interpersonal skills.

         A thorough understanding of protocols such as SMTP, DNS (BIND), LDAP, DHCP, DNS, FTP, NFS, SMB, NTP, SNMP, SSH, etc.

         Knowledge of networking concepts (load balancers, Ethernet, TCP/IP, basic routing, packet capture & analysis).

         Bash, Python, or Perl scripting.

         Experience with some of the following technologies & processes: VMWare, Apache, Puppet/Chef/Salt/Ansible, Containers, LACP, MySQL, Git, PagerDuty, NetBackup, Jira, Confluence, SSL, SNMP, LDAP, fiber channel, Jboss, Tomcat, encryption, ServiceNow, rsyslog, messaging protocols (Tibco, FIX, ZeroMQ).


Preferred Qualifications:


         HP/Dell enterprise hardware & monitoring.

         EMC SAN/NAS knowledge.

         Experience with OS hardening, tuning, & knowledge of security best practices.

         Experience with Puppet Enterprise configuration management, GIT, Github, Gitolite, Gitlab, etc.

         Experience with YUM package management.

         Experience with backup solutions such as NetBackup & Veeam.

         Previous financial experience.


B.S in Computer Science preferred or equivalent


Please note, we will neither sponsor nor relocate an individual for this position.


What OTC Markets offers its Team Members:

  • Health insurance plans designed to meet the various coverage needs & preferences (Medical, Dental, Vision)
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for health, transit, parking & dependent care, as well as Healthcare Saving Accounts for qualifying plans
  • Generous vacation policy in addition to 9 annual holidays observed & 5 summer Fridays
  • Snacks & sodas & a very chic coffee bar
  • Annual bonus & stock incentive program
  • Office refreshments & company happy hours
  • Monday Bagels & Friday Pizza
  • Life & disability insurance, including paid parental leave

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

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

Come as you are & just be you. We are an equal opportunity & e-verify employer & prohibit discrimination & harassment of any kind. All employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements, & 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 & backgrounds.

Please no calls or 3rd party recruiter submissions.

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Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law

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