Lead Network Engineer

Job description

FlexTrade Systems is a financial technology Software Company headquartered in Great Neck, New York. We are celebrating 26 years as industrial pioneer and a global leader in broker-neutral, trading platforms for equities, foreign exchange, options, futures, and fixed income. With 500+ employees across 10+ offices in North America, Europe and Asia, and a worldwide client base both from Buy Side and Sell Side business. It is an exciting time to join FlexTrade. Each line of business and region is at different growth phases. Across its functional teams, FlexTrade is taking bold steps to transform its business and approach to position itself for the next phase of growth

Job Summary:

The SaaSOps team is seeking highly motivated smart individuals with extensive experience in the areas of networking system administration and cloud technologies. The candidates will have to be very good in systems administration with in-depth knowledge of the skills mentioned below. The ideal candidate would be able to work on multiple projects and manage his/her time accordingly

This position gives the candidates an excellent opportunity to utilize both technical and interpersonal skills in the Finance Industry. The position also offers substantial exposure to trading applications and to the complete trading cycle

The SaaSOps team is responsible for implementation and maintenance of FlexTrade’s infrastructure and hosted environments. This position will also allow for interaction with clients and supporting their implemented solutions on an ongoing basis. The group also interacts very closely with all other internal groups to find unique solutions to difficult problems


Prior Experience Requirements:

  • 5-8+ years solid experience with Cisco Routers, Switches and firewalls. Must also have a solid understanding of VPN, NAT, routing protocols, VLAN trunking, port channel, spanning tree and QoS.
  • Prior experience working with Cisco ASA Security appliances.
  • Working experience of IPSec/SSL VPN technologies.

Technical Skill Requirements:

  • Cisco CCNP is strongly preferred.
  • Detailed knowledge of LAN/WAN Network Protocols which include HSRP, BGP, EIGRP, OSPF, TCP/IP, VLAN, and VPN.
  • Cloud based networking technologies.
  • Cisco Router and Switch configuration, support, and problem analysis.
  • Router and Switch management/monitoring tools.
  • Protocol problem analysis using packet capture tools.
  • Can support intermediate level router configurations and is well versed in Layer 2 & 3 switch configurations.
  • Can support technology products in the areas of Network Infrastructure (Core & Remote) switches and routers, Firewall/VPN Security, and Wireless systems.
  • Can utilize network diagnostic tools such to troubleshoot network problems and work vendor TAC for assistance.


  • Designing and implementing new network solutions and/or improving the efficiency of current networks
  • Installing, configuring and supporting network equipment including routers, proxy servers, switches, WAN accelerators and site to site VPN sessions.
  • Procuring network equipment and managing subcontractors involved with network installation
  • Configuring firewalls, routing and switching to maximize network efficiency and security
  • Maximizing network performance through ongoing monitoring and troubleshooting
  • Arranging scheduled upgrades
  • Investigating faults in the network
  • Updating network equipment to the latest firmware releases
  • Reporting network status to key stakeholders
  • Order, provision and document circuits for the data networks.
  • Create and maintain graphical and text based network documentation.
  • Configure and implement network monitoring and management systems.

Desired Skills:

  • Experience with Cloud integration
  • Working knowledge of UNIX/Linux
  • Working knowledge Citrix, VMWare
  • Working knowledge with Secure Remote Access technologies (RSA)

FlexTrade is renowned for our high performance, open architecture systems that surpass our competition by providing our clients with a highly tailored trading experience. Engineering at FlexTrade is technologically exciting, inspiring and challenging. Engineers have the opportunity to be creative top tier contributors in every area and within every development stage. Our unique office culture creates an environment where engineers can thrive and grow their careers.

**FlexTrade Systems, Inc. does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firm recruiters. Fees will not be paid in the event a candidate submitted by a recruiter without an authorized agreement for a particular SOW (Statement of Work) in place is hired: such resumes are deemed the sole property of FlexTrade Systems, Inc.**

**FlexTrade Systems, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other status protected by law.**