Linux Systems Engineer

Location: Chicago
Job Code / Req #: IT Support
# of Openings: 1


Ronin Capital, LLC is currently seeking a junior-level Linux Systems Engineer with experience managing various operating systems and appliances. The position will include Linux systems administration tasks such as provisioning servers, hardware and software troubleshooting, performance tuning, network configuration, and monitoring. The position is located in our Chicago, IL headquarters.                           


  • Linux systems administration including desktop/server deployment, software and hardware installation, troubleshooting, and performance tuning
  • Deploy scheduled updates and security patching for Linux servers and desktops
  • Maintain system images and oversee PXE build process
  • Documentation and standardization of IT procedures and policies

Required Skills:

  • OS: Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Ubuntu
  • Experience with server hardware and management tools, UEFI, RAID
  • Linux provisioning: Kickstart/Cobbler, YUM
  • Ability to work from CLI, functional knowledge of bash shell commands
  • Aptitude with VIM
  • Basic administration concepts such as user management, permissions, file systems, Linux directory hierarchy, network shares
  • Understanding of networking concepts such as TCP/IP, routing, latency

Useful Skills:

  • Scripting: especially perl, python, bash.
  • Virtualization experience, especially VMWare
  • Experience with Nagios monitoring
  • Knowledge of Linux desktop utilities and window managers
  • Knowledge of Windows Server integration, Active Directory, LDAP a plus


  • Bachelors degree or equivalent
  • 1+ year experience with Linux systems administration
  • Self-directed learner
  • Keen motivation to constantly build skills and learn new technologies
  • Good team player with strong documentation and procedure skills
  • Ability to maintain composure and deliver quality in a high-pressure, fast-paced trading environment
  • Honed end user support and communication skills
  • Flexibility in work schedule due to market-dictated maintenance windows and occasional off-hours support
  • Ability to address both immediate needs and undertake long-term projects

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