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Network Engineer

Wolverine Trading
Network Engineer
New York, US
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Job Description

The network team designs, implements, and supports the network infrastructure for Wolverine’s proprietary real-time trading systems including proprietary hardware platforms with a focus on low latency. Network performance and redundancy are critical to the success of the global trading operation. The network engineer will be part of a team that works with Wolverine’s software engineers and traders to satisfy the high availability of the electronic trading infrastructure.

This will be a local position in the NYC/NJ area. The candidate will have about a 50/50 mix of working from home and working in the office at 111 Broadway, NYC. This position will also be expected to travel locally to NJ area data centers when necessary.


What You'll Do:

  • Design, engineer, implement low-latency network solutions based on requirements from business stakeholders

  • Own and manage strategic projects to implement and optimize low latency, high-performance network solutions at and between various data center locations

  • Work with financial exchanges, brokers, and banks to implement network connectivity in shared colocation facilities

  • Carry out high-level analysis and troubleshooting of the network infrastructure

  • Respond to network requests, troubleshoot network failures to diagnose, isolate and resolve complex problems ensuring timely results and minimal disruption of operations

  • Perform network maintenance and system upgrades including patches and hotfixes to address vendor bugs and vulnerabilities

  • Monitor system resource utilization, historical trends, and perform capacity planning

  • Provide technical knowledge needed to ensure safe, effective, and efficient changes to the network infrastructure

  • Participate in team on-call rotation cycle

What We're Looking For:

  • Minimum of 6 years in a technical networking environment as a network engineer

  • Hands-on knowledge and experience of complex network designs and principles, L2 switching, dynamic routing (OSPF, BGP, EIGRP), firewalling (ASA, PaloAlto), and VPN (Site-to-Site IPSec)

  • Extensive knowledge of network operating systems (IOS / NX-OS / EOS / PANOS based network devices)

  • Solid knowledge of multicast, exchange connectivity, and real-time market data feeds

  • Ability to troubleshoot network latency and packet drop issues

  • Hands-on experience with network monitoring, diagnostic, analytics tools, and automation. Understanding of and experience with Python and Ansible is a plus.

  • Experience with physical planning, implementing, and supporting space, power, and structured cabling within a data center environment

  • Experience with troubleshooting fiber optic connectivity in and between data center locations is a plus

  • Experience working with financial exchanges, brokers, and banks

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills will be needed as you collaborate with colleagues across the firm

Bonus Points:

  • Hands-on experience with cloud services (AWS, GCP)

  • Understanding of network time synchronization protocols

  • Experience with databases and big data tools (i.e MySQL, Splunk, InfluxDB, Grafana)

  • Experience with Linux Shell utilities


In accordance with New York City’s Pay Transparency Law, the base salary range for this role is $140,000 to $180,000. Base salary does not include other forms of compensation or benefits.

Why Wolverine?

It's not about the clothes... it's about the person in them. At Wolverine, we've created a strong, collaborative environment with exceptional growth opportunities. Whether your interest is trading, technology, or operations, motivated and innovative individuals can find many pathways to success.

Wolverine Culture:

Our flat organizational structure promotes teamwork across the Firm and offers easy access to senior staff (don't worry, they won't be wearing a suit either). While we work exceptionally well as a team in the office, our bonds are further strengthened through company events, activities and giving back. Volleyball, soccer, hockey, 5K runs, picnic, parties, and trivia nights provide friendly competition and build better relationships. By getting out of our usual environment and doing out-of-the-ordinary things together, we foster creativity and broaden our imaginations to accomplish new challenges.

Wolverine Benefits:

· Highly competitive salary bonus

· Generous paid time off and flexible scheduling

· 100% coverage of medical, dental, vision, life, and disability benefits for single coverage

· Generous Paid Parental Leave

· Retirement Plans: 401K and Roth 401K

· Profit sharing plan

· Long- and short-term disability

Perks of being at Wolverine:

· Casual dress

· Free breakfast and lunch from our in-house kitchen with rotating menus (including snacks!)

· On-site gym with a subsidized membership

· Frequent company outings

· Opportunity to give back to organizations that help individuals in need, improve public health and provide others with educational opportunities and resources.

Professional Development

· In-house education team – educational classes and resources are offered by our education team for continuous learning opportunities

· Mentorship Program

What to expect for our interview process:

· Resume Review

· Phone Screen

· Assessment

· Team Interview Series

· Decision

About Wolverine

Founded in 1994, the Wolverine companies comprise a number of diversified financial institutions specializing in proprietary trading, asset management, order execution services, and technology solutions. We are recognized as a market leader in derivatives valuation, trading, and value-added order execution across global equity, options, and futures markets. With a focus on innovation, achievement, and integrity, we take pride in serving the interests of both our clients and colleagues. The Wolverine companies are headquartered in Chicago with offices in New York and San Francisco and a proprietary trading affiliate office located in London.

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