Systems Engineer - Low Latency Trading

| New York, NY, USA
Employer Provided Salary: 150,000-250,000 Annually
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Hudson River Trading (HRT) is looking for a Trading Systems Engineer to join our growing Trading Systems Infrastructure  team. This team builds and maintains trading infrastructure hyper-optimized for low-latency, operating systems, automation software, and development tools that allow our trading strategies to run worldwide 24/7.
As Systems Engineer, you’ll work on projects focusing on our real-time production trading environment and tackle problems that require high availability, high throughput, and low-latency solutions. You should possess a passion for coding and automation, along with the ability to handle challenging technical issues within a dynamic and fast-paced setting. 


  • Plan and execute technical projects to make our Linux trading systems (hardware, network, OS, etc.) faster, adaptable, and more maintainable
  • Manage and optimize worldwide trading infrastructure
  • Automate and troubleshoot a broad range of technical infrastructure 
  • Troubleshoot hardware and software issues
  • Operate and upgrade system installations
  • Deploy, configure, and test internal and external applications 
  • Performance testing and tuning
  • Script solutions to automate repetitive tasks
  • Work with vendors to resolve issues


  • 7+ years of relevant experience supporting a live trading environment 
  • Expertise in installation, configuration, and troubleshooting of Linux systems, from hardware and kernel to applications
  • Experience with configuration management tools, particularly SaltStack but Puppet, Ansible, Chef, or CFEngine are also a plus
  • Python programming experience focusing on automation and integration 
  • Advanced shell (bash) scripting experience
  • Experience managing and debugging production services
  • Strong communication and organization skills
  • Experience and knowledge of Debian/Ubuntu is a plus
  • Ability to manage projects efficiently
  • Architect-level cloud experience in AWS or GCP is desirable 

Annual base salary range of $150,000 to $250,000. Pay (base and bonus) may vary depending on job-related skills and experience. A sign-on and discretionary performance bonus may be provided as part of the total compensation package, in addition to company-paid medical and/or other benefits. 


Hudson River Trading (HRT) brings a scientific approach to trading financial products. We have built one of the world's most sophisticated computing environments for research and development. Our researchers are at the forefront of innovation in the world of algorithmic trading.
At HRT we welcome a variety of expertise: mathematics and computer science, physics and engineering, media and tech. We’re a community of self-starters who are motivated by the excitement of being at the cutting edge of automation in every part of our organization—from trading, to business operations, to recruiting and beyond. We value openness and transparency, and celebrate great ideas from HRT veterans and new hires alike. At HRT we’re friends and colleagues – whether we are sharing a meal, playing the latest board game, or writing elegant code. We embrace a culture of togetherness that extends far beyond the walls of our office.
Feel like you belong at HRT? Our goal is to find the best people and bring them together to do great work in a place where everyone is valued. HRT is proud of our diverse staff; we have offices all over the globe and benefit from our varied and unique perspectives. HRT is an equal opportunity employer; so whoever you are we’d love to get to know you.

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What are Hudson River Trading Perks + Benefits

Hudson River Trading Benefits Overview

Health Coverage
Nothing is more important to us than employee health. At HRT, you can expect company-paid (no premiums!) medical and dental coverage across our global offices. We also offer an HRT-funded Health Savings Account, affordable vision insurance, and flexible spending accounts to US employees and their dependents. Plus, a One Medical primary care membership, unlimited sick days, mental health resources, telemedicine services, and more. Similar competitive health benefits await employees at our global offices.

Family Support
Supporting our employees also means supporting the people that they love. Birthing parents receive 18-20 weeks paid parental leave, or 12 weeks for non-birthing (including adoptive and foster) parents. US employees can access family planning support through Progyny including egg freezing, fertility treatments, adoption and surrogacy benefits. Access caregiver support when you need it, including back-up child care, through our partnership with Bright Horizons. NYC parents returning to office will also find a hospital-grade pump and sterilizer for use in our wellness rooms. We offer plenty of family-friendly events including kids' day, family nights, and company-wide trips.

Meals & Snacks
We take food very seriously. HRTers enjoy complimentary breakfasts and lunches (chef-prepared in NYC and London, reimbursement or catered options elsewhere), along with a wide selection of healthy snacks. Need a caffeine boost? Our coffee bar awaits. And for moments of relaxation, a well-stocked beer and wine fridge.

Inclusive & Accessible Environment
We offer gender-affirming health coverage, gender-neutral bathrooms in many of our offices, and support for HRTers who are transitioning at work. Private wellness rooms are available for meditation, prayer, lactation, or as a private space to attend a virtual appointment. We’re always looking for ways to remove barriers and empower employees of all abilities — if there’s a way we can make it easier for individuals to do their best work, we’re here for it.

Our social calendar includes regular outings like pottery, painting, pizza making, team dinners/happy hours, and an annual volleyball tournament. We take regular team retreats and company-wide trips to connect with each other (families included!) In-office, you can find us unwinding at the end of a long day with video games, happy hours, snack drops, wine/tea club, poker, or table tennis!

Time Off
We believe recharging is important, and time off is encouraged. Employees receive generous paid vacation along with personal days, market holidays, and company-wide trips.

Enjoy an on-site cardio and weight room in NYC, complete with sweeping views that will make going to the gym even easier. And for those in our other offices, we've got you covered with fitness reimbursement. We also offer virtual group classes, so you can stay active and connected no matter where you are.

Come as you are! Our dress code is whatever makes you feel comfortable, at ease, and able to do your best work — whether that be your favorite pair of sweatpants or runway best.

Mental Health
We’ve partnered with therapists to offer free virtual counseling sessions globally for all HRTers. We also offer a Modern Health membership, which provides access to appointments with therapists and coaches for employees and their dependents at no cost.

Hybrid Work
We recognize that different work carries different in-office needs: some teams require round-the-clock coverage or hands-on maintenance, while others operate across different continents and time zones. While the majority of teams adopt a fairly even split between in-office and remote work, many choose to come in every day. To support your commute, we offer pre-tax commuter benefits.

Professional Development
Learning at HRT never stops. We offer employees reimbursement for career development courses, in-house professional learning & development opportunities, and a vibrant intellectual culture that presents daily opportunities to learn something new.

Financial Wellbeing
In addition to competitive compensation, we offer generous 401k matching to all full-time US employees, and pension matching in our EU locations. Moving to a new city to start your career at HRT? Relocation assistance is available to support your move.

Employee resource groups
Hybrid work model
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Diversity manifesto
Diversity employee resource groups
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Wellness programs
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K) matching
Performance bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Adoption Assistance
Company sponsored family events
Fertility benefits
Vacation + Time Off
Generous PTO
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Company-wide vacation
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Company-sponsored outings
Free daily meals
Free snacks and drinks
Company-sponsored happy hours
Recreational clubs
Home-office stipend for remote employees
Mother's room
Onsite gym
Professional Development
Promote from within
Continuing education stipend

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