Systems & Network

Network Engineer

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About AlphaGrep

AlphaGrep Securities Private Limited is a proprietary trading firm focused on algorithmic trading in asset classes across the globe. We cover the global markets by leveraging and integrating technology, risk management and quantitative research.

We are one of the largest firms by trading volume on Indian exchanges and have a significant market share on several prominent global exchanges. We use a disciplined and systematic quantitative approach to identify factors that consistently generate alpha. These factors are then coupled with our proprietary ultra-low latency trading systems and robust risk management to develop trading strategies across asset classes (equities, commodities, currencies, fixed income) that trade on global exchanges.

Job Summary: 
The role of the Ultra Low Latency Network Engineer is to ensure the stability and integrity of all aspects that comprise the AlphaGrep Securities Pvt Ltd global trading collocation network which includes infrastructure in approx 20 data centre sites across AMER, APAC and EMEA.  The Ultra Low Latency Network Engineer will oversee and participate in the installation, monitoring, maintenance, support, optimization, and documentation of all network hardware, security hardware, software and connectivity.  This includes managing multiple projects and configuring/optimizing the network to ensure ultra-low latency is achieved for intraday trading and direct market access systems. This team collaborates and is closely aligned with trading systems developers, enabling the technology team to deliver an optimal trading platform.
Main Duties & Responsibilities: 
Design, engineer and deploy ultra-low latency network infrastructure at Colocation data centres. 
Provide exchange, broker and managed service providers connectivity to support ultra-low latency market data delivery and order execution, within collocations. 
Provision delivery of multicast inter and intra region between colo to colo, colo to DC, or DC to colo 
Project delivery/management collaborating with stakeholders, intraday desk, internal teams and external vendors. Manage all aspects related to collocation sites: site access, equipment  procurement, logistics, contract management, capacity management (power, space, servers,  network ports, etc.), performance management, service availability, connectivity, compute and  market data delivery
 Ensure comprehensive operational control and reporting, providing actionable information to optimize the performance of the trading infrastructure. Build/update procedures and  documentation 
Implement and support changes to the global collocation environment in all AlphaGrep Securities  Pvt Ltd co-location sites and data centres. Occasional travel may be required. Provide L2/L3 escalation support to resolve performance and availability issues 
Identify areas for generating performance improvements by adopting automation and innovative solutions for improvements.
Must have Qualifications: 
Degree in Electrical or Computer engineering, Computer Science or related Information Technology discipline 
CCNA Routing & Switching certified. CCNP Routing & Switching preferred. 
Minimum of 8+ years of network support & engineering experience 
Extensive knowledge of routing and switching protocols: 
Preferred Qualifications: 
Hands-on experience and skill with Arista and Cisco Routers, Switches, L1 Switches and Firewalls. 
Hands-on experience with different flavours of Linux-based operating systems such as  Ubuntu/CentOS. 
Outstanding knowledge of network troubleshooting tools such as Iperf/Jperf, tcpdump, Wireshark etc. 
Proficient in a scripting language such as Python/Shell scripting 
Excellent communication skills; ability to perform under pressure, and detail-oriented

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