Associate Systems Engineer

Susquehanna International Group, LLP

Bala Cynwyd, PA Hybrid Jan 26
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Our Platform Services team is an integral part of the Compute and Storage Platforms (CASP) team at SIG and shares responsibility for building and managing all 11,000+ servers and 100+ PB of storage that composes our critical trade focused infrastructure.  Joining Platform Services is the first step in building an engineering career with SIG and provides you with opportunities to:

Rotate across technology spaces

As part of the team, you will be able to rotate with senior engineers specializing in Windows, Linux, Virtualization, Storage, and open source technologies.  During these rotations you will partner with engineers to learn the fundamentals of their spaces and help them solve complex problems from building out new environments, evaluating and creating new applications, performance tuning, automation, and configuration management.

Work with mentors

In each rotation you will be paired with one or more mentors that will guide you through your technical growth and SIG’s environment. In addition to dealing with day-to-day project work, together you will pinpoint your areas of interest and avenues for growth. You will also work closely with the rest of our teams through design/white board sessions, problem solving discussions, and ongoing project and team updates.

Address and solve challenging technical problems

At SIG we want your help to solve challenging problems!  Partner with technologists across SIG's environment to troubleshoot application, network, hardware, and other issues while learning and debating the best solution to fit the scenario.  You will have the freedom to test and implement your solutions at scale in our onsite labs consisting of over 600 physical and virtual servers.

Engage with bleeding edge technology

SIG is always looking at the latest technology to see where we can increase speed and performance for competitive advantage while managing risk and enhancing stability.   You may have the opportunity to help test out new hardware that isn’t generally available (server hardware, network cards, flash storage), work on emerging platforms geared toward container orchestration (Kubernetes, Service Fabric), or work on high performance clustered environments responsible for driving our quantitative trading.

The shift for this role rotates between 7:00am-4:00pm, 9:00am-6:00pm and 12:00pm-9:00pm. Applicants must be willing to work these shifts.

What we're looking for

  • BS in Information Technology, Computer Science or Engineering, or a similar technical major.
  • Knowledge of computer architecture, OS and network concepts.
  • A passion for technology, learning, and finding creative ways to solve hard problems.
  • Strong personal initiative and excellent communication skills.
  • Experience with any of the following a plus:  Python, PowerShell, Bash, Linux, Windows, building computer systems or networks.

About SIG

SIG is a global quantitative trading firm founded by a group of friends who share a passion for game theory and probabilistic thinking. We have incorporated this approach into our culture, where you will find relentless problem solvers within each of our core disciplines: Trading, Technology, and Quantitative Research. From offices around the world, our employees collaborate to make optimal decisions and are driven by the desire to achieve winning results together.

What we do

We are experts in trading essentially all listed financial products and asset classes, with a focus on derivatives trading. Through market making and market taking, we handle millions of trading transactions around the world every day, providing liquidity and ensuring competitive prices for buyers and sellers. While our presence in the market is broad, our trading desks are highly specialized, allowing for a deep understanding of unique drivers of each asset class.

SIG is not accepting unsolicited resumes from search firms. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at SIG via-email, the Internet or directly without a valid written search agreement will be deemed the sole property of SIG, and no fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by SIG.

Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
  • 401K
  • 401k with company contribution
Perks & Discounts
  • Bring Your Own Device Reimbursement
  • Casual Dress
  • Lunch Provided
  • Offsite Company Events
  • On Site Gym/Fitness
  • Snacks Provided
  • Special Discounts
Health & Wellness
  • Dental Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • FSA
  • Health Insurance
  • HSA
  • Life Insurance
  • Long Term Disability
  • Mental Health Benefits
  • Onsite Gym
  • Short Term Disability
  • Vision Insurance
Parental Benefits
  • Family Medical Leave
  • Nursing Room
  • Parental Leave
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Sick Days
  • PTO
  • Pet Insurance
Professional Development
  • Tuition Reimbursement
What does SIG look for in team members?

SIG is known in the finance industry for its expertise in quantitative trading, research and cutting-edge technology solutions. Our culture is strong and deeply embedded in our approach to business. We hire people who:

● Have an entrepreneurial mindset. We want everyone at SIG to think like a business owner. Our growth is driven by iterative and bold ideas. We are not constrained by traditional approaches and we thrive on creating innovative solutions to challenging problems. ● Make good decisions: We believe in a rigorous and analytical approach to decision making. Making good decisions is fundamental to success in the financial markets and in life. At SIG, we don’t teach people what to think, we teach them how to think. ● Collaborate: We believe that smart people working together will always come up with a better solution than the lone genius. We design our work environments to promote communication and to keep out unnecessary hierarchy and bureaucracy. Our collective intellect and wisdom are improved through discourse and debate. ● Have expertise and potential: We value the expertise of the people we hire and we reward people who are willing to push themselves and offer new solutions. We don’t have titles. We value each person’s expertise and we are always both teachers and students.   What are some of the benefits you offer? Because balancing work and life is important, SIG offers many perks to make it easier. Employees enjoy a fully-stocked kitchen, daily catered meals and a relaxed dress code. In addition, whether you’re working out in the 9,000 square foot on-site gym, taking a fitness class or visiting the on-site Wellness Center, SIG’s commitment to wellbeing is clear. SIG also offers many on-site conveniences, including vehicle maintenance and detailing, a full-service mail room for employees to securely ship and receive packages and a variety of other perks. SIG has a vibrant social calendar, including company-wide events such as evenings at the Phillies, 76ers, Philadelphia Zoo, Franklin Institute and more. The firm even sent 50 employees  — drawn at random, along with their guests — to Super Bowl LVII to cheer on the Philadelphia Eagles. Unfortunately, the Eagles did not prevail. If they had, all 2,500 SIG employees world-wide would have received a $1,000 bonus.   **Note: portions of the content on this page were taken from an article previously published on the Philadelphia Inquirer website.**