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Senior Network Engineer- Extranet

  • Location: Jersey City, NJ
  • Job Type: Direct Placement
  • Ref No: 21-03470
  • Date: June 21, 2021
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Job Description - Senior Network Engineer- Extranet

This Network Engineer will contribute to the design, deployment, administration, and support of network infrastructures, particularly focused on trading venue networks/extranets, located globally in NY, Chicago, London, Frankfurt, Tokyo, Sydney, Hong Kong, India, and any other locations as may be deemed strategically advantageous. The person will be mainly responsible for liaising with and supporting the Equities group as it pertains to its reliance on network technologies to improve performance, agility, and stability.

Responsibilities and Duties

Strategy and Service Management:

  • Be the primary technical liaison to Equities/trading teams
  • Gather requirements from business/technology stakeholders
  • Manage critical and direct communication lines with front line traders, business managers, and development leads
  • Facilitate communication and collaboration among business users, peer technology teams, and external clients as needed
  • Maintain awareness of future growth expectations, planning, and migrations by the equities/trading teams; manage network engineering components of said plans

Architecture and Engineering:

  • Provide technical expertise/advice to both internal and external users
  • Participate in network architecture development from idea to plan, design, and integration for the relevant network environments to meet stakeholder requirements
  • Become a subject matter expert for trading and colocation environments
  • Management of high-visibility network initiatives affecting any trading venue connectivity
  • Owning the delivery of a variety of concurrent projects in varying scale
  • Overseeing the implementation of new sites, connections and feeds into the trading environment


  • Alert operations/support teams to any performance issues affecting the trading environment
  • Provide troubleshooting assistance/escalation to support teams as needed for critical production issues and incident management and reporting
  • Assist with complex moves/adds/changes to the environment as needed
  • Work with operations teams to measure, track, and improve uptime, capacity, and performance of trading system network environment
  • Work with technology operations managers to develop trending analyses and eliminate recurring incidents
  • Support QA teams in regression testing functionality and stress testing from a network perspective


  • Excellent analytical, troubleshooting, problem-solving and decision-making skills
  • Strong knowledge troubleshooting Layer 1, Layer 2 and Layer 3 design and troubleshooting
  • Extensive knowledge of Multicast, Unicast, TCP/IP, OSPF, BGP protocols
  • Experience with Cisco (Routing, L3 and L2 switching, VPN)
  • Experience with Palo Alto NGFW
  • Experience working in and supporting low-latency network environments, B2B and trading environments
  • Experience setting up co-location, working with co-location providers, financial extranets, market data environments
  • CCNP certification or better
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering or equivalent network communications experience
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills

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