Platform Operations Engineer

Interactive Brokers Group — Zug
20 AprilSpecialist100%

Platform Operations Engineer


As a member of our Operations team, the Platform Operations Engineer will help in addressing operational needs of a mixed on-premise and cloud Linux environment.

In this role, the person is expected to have knowledge of DevOps tools, understanding of block, file and object storage technologies and have a strong background in Linux System Administration and Operations. They have excellent problem-solving and troubleshooting skills. The person should have a passion for automation and learning new skills and technologies.


Essential job functions included but are not limited to the following:

  • Strong operational skills, with ability to work with end users to understand requirements and resolve trouble tickets.

  • Drive consistent standardized solutions across IB for all hardware, software, configurations, and processes.

  • Implement tools and processes for efficient and effective operational management of the environment -- change management, monitoring, alerting, etc

  • Schedule and provide after-hours or weekend support when necessary, to perform high-risk or planned downtime of IB’s data centre systems for upgrades and maintenance.

  • Participate in permanently eliminating issues through automation and engagement with Platform Engineering teams on more complex projects.

  • Interact with internal teams to provide solutions and resolve problems in a timely and proactive manner.

  • Ability to communicate complex technical concepts to individuals of various technical ability

Qualifications, Skills & Attributes

  • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Computer Science or Software Engineering

  • 5+ years of Linux System Administration or Operations

  • 2+ years of experience in scripting or software development

  • Familiarity with AWS or another cloud provider preferred

  • Strong experience with DevOps tools and automation, including familiarity with CI/CD pipeline concepts, Docker, orchestration and configuration management (Ansible etc), git

  • Experience with storage protocols and technologies such as S3, EFS, EBS, NFS, CIFS, iSCSI, Fibre Channel

  • Able to handle pressure during outages and systematically resolving issues

  • Experience being tasked outside their training, willing to take on and learn new technologies

  • Experience in Python scripting.

  • Solid understanding of host, network and cloud security concepts

  • Strong background in Linux administration. Understanding of core Linux concepts and technologies (LVM, systemd, memory/cpu/network/disk management and troubleshooting, Bash scripting, kernel tuning)

  • Understanding of standard services and protocols (DNS, DHCP, Active Directory/LDAP, SSH, SNMP)

  • Understanding of current monitoring concepts and tools ( Prometheus, New Relic, Datadog etc)



Company Overview

Interactive Brokers ("IBKR"), a subsidiary of publicly-traded Interactive Brokers Group, Inc., based in Greenwich, Connecticut (NASDAQ: IBKR) is a low-cost provider of trade execution and clearing services for active traders, institutional investors, financial advisors and introducing brokers. IBKR’s premier technology provides electronic access to stocks, options, futures, forex, bonds, and funds worldwide from a single IBKR Integrated Investment account. IBKR is one of the largest online brokers by trade volume and is consistently ranked at the top of its field.

Our employees are part of a dynamic, multinational, fast-paced, results-oriented team working to provide our customers with state-of-the-art trading technology, superior execution capabilities, worldwide electronic access, and sophisticated risk management tools.

Our headquarters are in Greenwich, CT, USA. IBKR has offices in the United States, Australia, Canada, China, Estonia, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Ireland, Japan, Luxembourg, Russia, Singapore, Switzerland and United Kingdom.

IBKR is a member of NYSE, FINRA, and SIPC. Interactive Brokers Group brokerage affiliates are regulated by securities and commodities agencies around the world.

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