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Systems Administrator

BlackEdge Capital is a proprietary trading firm specializing in option market-making.

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Systems Administrator

If you are looking to join a small, dynamic, growing firm in the financial technology sector, you have come to the right place. BlackEdge has built a strong foundation of success as an industry leading market maker in the treasury options space. Now we need talented people like you to build on that foundation by further improving and leveraging our existing success to expand into new markets.

Are you an aspiring or experienced systems administrator looking for broad responsibility at a growing and dynamic company? BlackEdge is looking for a technologists who is excited to learn, grow, and make an impact through a variety of technology infrastructure projects. You don’t need to be a crack coder, leet hacker, or a super quant. You just need to love technology, have a knack for making things around you a little bit better daily, and thrive with autonomy and challenging projects.
What you'll do:
  • Care for mission-critical technology infrastructure.
  • Research and diagnose issues with a variety of third-party technology systems, both physical and virtual.
  • Interface with vendors to order new hardware, manage system upgrades, and oversee hardware transitions.
  • Occasional hands on work in financial data centers in the Chicagoland area.
Examples of past projects include:
  • Driven incremental improvements to hybrid work technologies (integrating Google Meet, Workspace, Slack, etc).
  • Manage upgrade and standardization of trading client workstations.
  • Upgrade low-latency trading server infrastructure.
  • Research industry best practices and infrastructure for raw packet captures of trading market data.
What you need:
  • A technology degree (associates or bachelors) or equivalent professional experience (3+ years is ideal).
  • Experience working in a professional technology environment.
  • Exceptional problem solving ability.
  • Organizational skills.
  • Proven ability to quickly learn new technologies and concepts.

A final note about our culture. We are pursuing excellence in trading. We want to be the best market makers in each product we trade. We are relentless in our pursuit of incremental improvement. Every day is an opportunity to get a little bit better. And everyone here has a deep pride and ownership in what they do. The buck doesn't get passed along, it stops with you.