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Senior Systems Engineer

Job Description

Tower Research Capital, a high-frequency proprietary trading firm, seeks a Senior Systems Engineer to join our Enterprise Team. 

Team is responsible for delivering high-quality IT products for Tower’s global employee population via core infrastructure, automation, security, and cloud-based services.

An ideal candidate should have hands-on experience in a mixed (Windows + Linux) environment with knowledge spanning across Microsoft products, Virtualization technologies, Open Source software running on Linux, third-party software and Cloud technologies. 


  • Part of the globally deployed engineering team that supports and maintains Windows/Linux/Virtualization and related infrastructure stack. 
  • Identifying, prioritizing, and resolving high level incidents and requests
  • Requirement gathering, analyzing, designing and Implementing the solutions as per the business requirements 
  • Working closely and supporting other technical and business teams for their day to day requirements. 
  • Proactively working on issues, identifying problem areas, and providing solutions to enhance quality of service and to prevent future problems
  • Organized, responsible and meticulous, and good at creating documentation at a high level.  
  • Participate in off-hours, weekends and holidays on-call support as required


  • 8 - 10 years of experience in architecting, implementing and supporting a reliable and scalable infrastructure
  • Must have a very good understanding about engineering and supporting Windows Server OS (2012/2016/2019), Active Directory, SCCM, DFS, DNS, DHCP etc. 
  • Hands on experience and knowledge on Virtualization technologies like Vmware ESXi, vCenter server, Hyper-V etc.
  • Hands on experience on Application virtualization using Citrix Xendesktop and App Layering
  • Knowledge of IT security and Vulnerability / Threat management systems like Qualys etc. 
  • Strong scripting abilities using PowerShell or Python etc. 
  • Good understanding of networking concepts, experience with network tools like netmon, wireshark etc. 
  • Experience with Linux preferred, particularly with Windows-Linux interaction (NXClient, NFS, LDAP etc.)
  • Experience with cloud platforms (AWS, GCP, Azure) is a plus.
  • Decent knowledge on Storage technologies like SAN / NAS / iSCSI with specific product knowledge on EMC Unity, NetApp FAS etc. 
  • Hands on experience with physical installation, racking and configuration of servers like Dell Poweredge etc. 
  • A bachelor’s degree in computer science, or a related technical discipline
  • Strong communicator, who is able to work both with a team and independently 


Tower’s dual offices and garden roofdecks are located in TriBeCa and SoHo, neighborhoods in downtown Manhattan. While we work hard, Tower’s cubicle-free workplace, jeans-clad workforce, and well-stocked kitchens reflect the premium the firm places on quality of life. Benefits include:

  • Competitive salary and performance-based bonuses
  • 401(k) with company matching
  • 5 weeks of paid vacation per year plus 9 paid holidays
  • Free breakfast, lunch, and snacks on a daily basis
  • Reimbursement for health and wellness expenses
  • Free events and workshops

Tower Research Capital is an equal opportunity employer.