Senior Network Engineer

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  • Contract 120 days
  • £550 - £650 (GBP) / day
  • London, England, United Kingdom
    and remote
  • 12/07/2021

Our client is looking for a senior network engineer with financial trading, Low Latency, and Colo experience.  The engineer should have a solid understanding of trading platforms within low latency and colo environments.  The key requirement for this role is to complete a PoC and vendor selection for the clients next generation low latency trading stack.

Description

Our client is looking for a senior network engineer with financial trading, Low Latency, and Colo experience.  The engineer should have a solid understanding of trading platforms within low latency and colo environments.  The key requirement for this role is to complete a PoC and vendor selection for the clients next generation low latency trading stack.

Key deliverables and outcomes:

  • Document and confirm client network connectivity and security requirements
  • Complete HLD/LLD document as per client standards for new trading stack
  • Ensure both HLD and LLD are agreed and approved by wider client team and relevant stakeholders.
  • Design, POC and build out new low latency colo trading stack as per agreed LLD design
  • Complete testing of deployed infrastructure as per client standards and governance
  • Ensure and complete any required remediation activities discovered as part of testing
  • Complete operational acceptance for handover into Network Operations team
  • Provide training for network operations team – cover off architecture, implementation and troubleshooting for low latency trading stack deployment
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    Key skills and experience

  • Knowledge and understanding of LL, Trading and Market Data infrastructure and environments
  • Experience is product evaluation and selection for trading / LL environments
  • Experience with Cisco / Arista switching technology
  • Experience with IXIA / Spirent test tools or other similar test tooling to measure performance (throughput, latency, convergence etc)
  • Experience with multicast domains and deployment in trading environments
  • Understanding of leaf and spine architecture – packet flow (unicast, multicast, unknown – flooding), VxLAN, routing (OSPF / BGP), troubleshooting
  • Experience with monitoring tools such as Corvil, cPacket etc
  • Skills

    Environments
    Data Centre
    Financial Exchange
    Market Data
    Trading Floor & Platforms
    Financial Services Expertise
    Exchange & Electronic Trading
    IT Infrastructure Expertise
    Exchange Connectivity
    Firewalls
    Trading - LL / ULL / Algorithmic
    Trading Flows
    Trading Platforms
    IT Infrastructure Products
    Arista Networks
    Cisco
    Corvil
    Ixia
    IT Infrastructure Technologies & Protocols
    BGP
    Multicast (PIM)
    OSPF
    Routing
    Switching
    VxLAN
    IT Network Expertise
    Proof of Concept

    Industry Experience

    Finance & Insurance