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Data Center Technician

Jump Trading LLC is a proprietary trading firm headquatered in Chicago, IL.

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Data Center Technician

Jump Trading Group is committed to world class research. We empower exceptional talents in Mathematics, Physics, and Computer Science to seek scientific boundaries, push through them, and apply cutting edge research to global financial markets. Our culture is unique. Constant innovation requires fearlessness, creativity, intellectual honesty, and a relentless competitive streak. We believe in winning together and unlocking unique individual talent by incenting collaboration and mutual respect. At Jump, research outcomes drive more than superior risk adjusted returns. We design, develop, and deploy technologies that change our world, fund start-ups across industries, and partner with leading global research organizations and universities to solve problems.

Trading Infrastructure is a global organization of Engineers who architect, build and maintain our world-class infrastructure. From colo design/implementation, to optimizing our exchange connectivity, to building world class low latent Wide Area Networks, we leverage research and automation to consistently adapt and innovate our infrastructure to scale and drive our trading and evolving business.

Jump's Trading Infrastructure team is responsible for the datacenters, networks and supporting systems that power both Jump's global low latency environment and high-performance computing (HPC) clusters.  In this role you’ll have an opportunity to work with the latest in server, network and storage technology such as high-density cabinets and liquid cooling.  You’ll also exist in a capacity that will allow project ownership from start to finish.

What You Will Do:

  • Maintain data center infrastructure (power, cooling, hardware, cabling, tools/supplies, etc.). to provide maximum availability of services.
  • Perform requirements gathering and planning for new hardware installs (i.e. physical location, power and cooling requirements, cabling, etc.).
  • Install and configure data center infrastructure components (cabinets, power strips, structured cabling, etc.).
  • Racking and cabling of data center hardware (servers, network equipment, storage devices, etc.).
  • Hardware troubleshooting and break-fix.
  • Initial configuration of network devices and Linux servers (Linux cli commands, switch cli commands, zero-touch-provisioning).
  • Develop and maintain documentation.
  • Interface directly with colocation providers and hardware vendors (questions, issues or new requests).
  • Manage onsite contractors as needed (provide tasks, validate work, etc.).
  • Shipping and receiving of equipment.
  • Maintain inventory (serialized assets and consumables).
  • Perform capacity planning activities within the Data Center (space, cooling, power, cabling plant).
  • Occasional travel to other data centers/Jump offices.

Skills & Education Required:

  • Minimum three years Data Center experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Meet physical requirements of the job (working on ladders/elevated platforms, ability to lift up to 50 lbs.)
  • Knowledge of cabling standards/media types and ability to manage cables to an extremely high standard.
  • Strong understanding of data center infrastructure (electrical/power, cooling, liquid cooling, mechanicals, safety, etc.).
  • Availability to work evenings and weekends as required.
  • Hardware repair experience (data center infra, servers, network devices, storage devices, etc.).
  • Ability to understand basic network designs and topologies.
  • Experience using/configuring Cisco and Arista devices via CLI.
  • Experience working at the command line of Linux systems doing basic system troubleshooting and running scripts.
  • Experience programming (such as in Python) a plus.
  • Excellent written/verbal communication, time management and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work well as part of global team in a fast-paced environment.
  • Extremely high personal standards for work quality.
  • Reliable and predicable availability.



Benefits include:

  • Private Medical, Vision and Dental Insurance
  • Travel Medical Insurance
  • Group Pension Scheme
  • Group Life Assurance and Income Protection Schemes
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Parking and Commuter Benefits