Debian Systems Engineer at Hudson River Trading (NY, CHI, ATX, LDN)

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Debian Systems Engineer at Hudson River Trading (NY, CHI, ATX, LDN)

Taylor Legg
Hi everyone!

My colleague Paul Back and I really enjoyed meeting and eating durian with you all at DebConf in Hsinchu!

Following up on the conversations started there, our company, Hudson River Trading, runs on Debian, is proud to sponsor DebConf, and has some Debian focused job postings open. We're looking for people to help us strengthen our Debian environment and to tackle the challenges of running and upgrading a high performance platform at scale. See information below for the full job description.

We're also hiring for several other positions (SREs, Systems Engineers, Network Engineers, etc.), so take a look at our careers page (link at bottom) if you're looking for an opportunity to work with Debian in your professional career.

Thanks, and looking forward to Brazil for DebConf19!

Taylor Legg
Systems Engineer
Hudson River Trading, New York, NY

We're looking for a Debian expert to join our Systems team at Hudson River Trading.

The Systems team builds and maintains the computers, networks, data storage, operating systems, and software that allow our trading strategies and research environment to run worldwide 24/7.  We are looking for all-star systems engineers who like being challenged, hate to climb corporate ladders, and love working in fast-paced environments. Responsibilities are broad and include operating system deployment and configuration automation, performance tuning, tool development, testing new hardware and software, and much more. We are jacks-of-all-trades who can effectively multitask yet retain a high attention to detail that keeps our systems running as efficiently as possible.


  • Debian packaging, deployment automation, configuration management
  • Linux performance analysis and tuning
  • Troubleshoot complex OS and networking issues
  • Build tools to improve our research, trading, automation, and monitoring
  • Contribute to the ongoing maintenance and improvement of large scale Linux installations

The Skills:

  • Extensive knowledge of Linux, especially Debian
  • Python and shell scripting experience required
  • Familiarity with systems configuration management, monitoring, and metrics
  • Understanding of network protocols and file systems
  • Strong communication skills

The Profile:

  • BS in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, or related field
  • Ability to analyze and fix problems quickly
  • Ability to manage time efficiently, working independently and on a team
  • Eager to learn and apply new skills quickly
  • Automation geek: you don't like to do the same task twice manually
  • You enjoy tinkering with technology in your spare time

The Culture:

Hudson River Trading brings a scientific approach to trading financial products. We have built one of the world's most sophisticated computing environments for research and development. Our researchers are at the forefront of innovation in the world of algorithmic trading.

At HRT we are mathematicians, computer scientists, statisticians, physicists and engineers. We research and develop automated trading algorithms using advanced mathematical techniques. We have a fun and casual office atmosphere, but everyone works diligently to get the job done. We boast a flat management structure as all our people are motivated by the excitement of being at the forefront of the automated trading world. No politics or red tape impede the generation or implementation of ideas.

Apply online: