Research Platform Engineer


Chicago, IL

Industry: IT Consulting/Services


Less than 5 years

Posted 140 days ago

  by    Radhika Arora

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Our client is a leading global financial institution providing brokerage and investment banking services, including asset and equities management, looking for a Research Platform Engineer in Chicago.

You will join a development team creating the cloud and big data systems used to tackle large-scale quantitative research, developing the next generation of the platform.


  • Transfer existing big data workloads into an internal hybrid cloud
  • Write software to scale the internal environment in response to a wide range of demands
  • Deliver cloud scheduling and data locality solutions to optimize the existing environment


  • 3 or more years as a Systems Reliability Engineer, DevOps Engineer, or as a distributed systems developer
  • Master’s degree in a technical, engineering or quantitative field
  • Excellent knowledge of Linux
  • Strong automation experience in software environments
  • Expertise at an enterprise level in either C++, Java, Python or Ruby
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience with high-performance computer clusters or hyper growth Cloud deployments is an advantage
  • Modern automation and containerization toolkit knowledge is desired (Terraform, Puppet, Docker, Kubernetes)
  • Knowledge of tracing and streaming platforms
  • Experience analyzing distributed environments (either through tracing systems like OpenTracing, Zipkin or streaming platforms like Kafka or HBase) is an advantage