Chicago Trading Company

Network Engineer

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If you are someone who has good social skills, technical capabilities, time management skills and an inquisitive mind, then this is a superb opportunity. You will work in a collaborative environment and be part of a highly available, low latency electronic trading organization.


You will learn to run the network infrastructure for Chicago Trading Company, including daily operational support of business activities. You will work with other infrastructure support teams, as well as operations and development teams to improve overall application performance.



Your typical day would incorporate: working with customers to configure ports for servers or desktops, analyzing performance issues, assisting server teams with connectivity problems, documentation, vendor interaction, and working on engineering projects.


  • Analyze, design, install, administer, and maintain network systems
  • Diagnose and fix wireless, security, switching, and other various network related issues
  • You will own support issues from creation to resolution
  • Day to day operation and maintenance of routers, switches, firewalls, and wireless devices both on and off-site
  • Use acquired knowledge to build and maintain network documentation
  • Monitor network health and respond to alarms as appropriate
  • Solve business application problems using network management and analysis tools
  • Coordinate with third parties such as partners and vendors regarding technical issues, both orally and in writing
  • Work with Technical Infrastructure teams to coordinate activities and provide CTC staff with the highest level of services possible
  • Collaborate with all CTC staff to ensure smooth and reliable operation of systems and software
  • Participate in an on-call rotation with the team for off hours support
  • After hours and weekend support required as necessary
  • Some evening and weekend work is required, as scheduled
  • Stay up to date on product features, technology, and networking trends
  • Other activities as required


  • Good social and communication skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively
  • At least 3 years of experience in network support, design, and/or engineering
  • CCNP (Cisco Certified Network Professional) certification or equivalent experience is desired
  • Deep understanding of TCP/ IP Networking
  • Strong knowledge of EIGRP and OSPF routing is required
  • Ability to support BGP routing
  • Some knowledge of multicast operation and support is required
  • Ability to diagnose application problems at the network level
  • Some experience analyzing packet captures
  • Cisco IOS experience is a requirement
  • Cisco NX-OS knowledge is desired
  • Experience administrating Windows or Linux is desired
  • Programming or scripting ability is a plus
  • Experience in a trading environment a plus


Who we are:

Chicago Trading Company is a highly analytical, team oriented derivatives trading firm that employs a dynamic, disciplined approach to trading across a variety of products and strategies. We take decisive action to position ourselves at the forefront of the financial markets.


We actively trade in a broad spectrum of asset classes that include Equities, Interest Rates, and Commodities. We have grown dramatically since our inception in 1995. Recognized as a leading provider of liquidity and pricing on numerous derivatives exchanges globally, we trade more than 20 hours a day, six days a week.


We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


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