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Network Engineer

Flow Traders, Hong Kong

If you're passionate about trading & technology, you'll find success.


Flow Traders is looking for an experienced Network Engineer to join our growing Technology team in Hong Kong. The ideal candidate is curious, innovative and passionate about technology. This is a unique opportunity to join a leading proprietary trading firm with an entrepreneurial and innovative culture at the heart of its business. We value quick-witted, creative minds and challenge them to make full use of their capacities. If you aim high, the sky is the limit!

In this dynamic role within a fast-paced environment you are the ‘network thought-leader’ who provides our business with functional IT support.

What You Will Do

  • Safeguard the continuity of our trading systems and facilitate our traders in their day-to-day activities
  • Monitor and optimise our systems which host a wide range of applications
  • Be the driving force behind innovations, ranging from realizing new links between stock markets and our network to implementing solutions that optimise system stability/performance and reliability
  • Maintain and improve the existing network/infra/systems which also includes network orchestration and automation tasks
  • Manage, maintain and shape infrastructures, develop and enact contingency plans and provide secondary and tertiary support to our teams
  • Frequent contact with internal and external stakeholders (traders, data centers/colocations, third party suppliers)
  • Proactively lookout for ways to optimise performance

What You Need to Succeed

  • Bachelor's Degree or Professional Degree in Computer Science / Information Technology or equivalent
  • At least 7-10 years of experience in IT (projects/support/management) to cover wide area networks, branch offices, multicast routing, security devices (firewalls) and wireless networks
  • Experience supporting electronic trading systems within capital markets firm or equivalent industry (APAC regional knowledge desired)
  • Experience supporting environments with low latency networks, capture probes and network latency management systems
  • Strong knowledge of Cisco technologies (FPGA switches, L1/L2/L3 switches and routers, firewalls and wireless) and Arista technologies (FPGA switches, L1/L2/L3 switches and routers)
  • Understanding the specific IT needs of our organization (low latency, high performance and redundancy) and excel at resolving issues on the fly
  • Experience with Unix/Linux command line and networking stack
  • Hands-on scripting experience (Bash/Shell, Python and Salt)
  • Network related certification (example CCNP/CCIE) is a plus
  • Experience working with FPGA hardware is a plus
  • Knowledge of Data Center and cabling standards
  • Understanding of Project Management methodology and best practices
  • Able to produce quality documentation on network design, diagrams and support materials
  • Desire to adopt new technologies and ability to contribute as a team player

Good to have:

  • Routing protocols: BGP, OSPF, multicast routing [PIM SM/DM/SSM]
  • Knowledge on switching concepts: VLAN, Spanning-tree protocol (RSTP, PVSTP+, 802.1q trunking), LAG/MLAG/VPC, VRRP/HSRP, CEF, ARP, DHCP snooping, TCAM, Dynamic ARP inspection, IGMPv2/3
  • Knowledge in time synchronization protocols NTP, PTP (grandmaster, boundary clock, offset) and GPS
  • Knowledge in appliances like Meinberg and Microsync
  • TCP/IP concepts TCP Slow-start, Dup-Acks, Retransmits, SACK, Subnetting, Supernetting
  • Security (VPN, IPSEC, SSL, Access-Lists, IDS, Two Factor authentication)
  • Network Monitoring (Zabbix, SNMP, Netflow)
  • WAN Connectivity (MPLS, Ethernet, E1, DWDM)
  • Packet decoding and analysis tools such as tcpdump and wireshark;
  • Experience in Cisco VOIP solutions
  • Experience in design, managing and supporting two-tier firewall topology

Recruitment Process

  1. Submit your resume and motivation letter
  2. Meet members of our APAC Network team
  3. Meet members of our APAC Management Team

What We Offer

We like to think that talent grows at Flow and stays at Flow. To ensure this, we provide our employees with an extensive onboarding program, access to Flow Academy, the best working environment, the latest technology and continuous support. We go out of our way to retain the small business feeling with which we started and stimulate innovation and collaboration through teamwork and our non-hierarchical approach. We offer competitive salary, annual discretionary bonus and other fantastic perks and benefits, such as:

  • Flow Academy for continuous learning and opportunities to attend domain-related conferences
  • Comprehensive health insurance coverage
  • In-house lounge with a bar, pool table and console games;
  • Daily catered breakfast and lunch with healthy snacks and drinks available throughout the day;
  • In-house hairdresser and massage therapist;
  • Personal trainers, weekly boot camps and a subsidized gym membership;
  • Annual company trip and a variety of events throughout the year
  • Global rotations between our offices worldwide
  • and more!

Flow Traders does not accept unsolicited resumes from any professional staffing or search firms. All resumes, and any other information identifying potential candidates, submitted to any employee at Flow Traders via-email, the Internet or directly without a valid and signed search agreement will be deemed free to contact by Flow Traders without any restrictions and no placement fee of any kind will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Flow Traders.

About Flow Traders

Flow Traders is a leading global technology-enabled liquidity provider specializing in exchange traded products (ETPs) and now expanding into other asset classes, such as FX, Fixed Income and Cryptocurrency. Our ambition is to become a one-stop shop liquidity platform in the financial markets globally. Supported by our proprietary technology platform, we provide liquidity in financial products that help contribute to more efficient markets.


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