Monitoring Systems Engineer

Job description

FlexTrade Systems is a financial technology firm headquartered in Great Neck, New York.
With a long history spanning 20 years in the industry, 600+ employees spanning 10+ offices in North America, Europe and Asia, and a worldwide client base of 175+ buy- and sell-side firms, FlexTrade Systems is an industry pioneer and global leader in broker-neutral, trading platforms for equities, foreign exchange, options, futures and fixed income.

It is an exciting time to join FlexTrade. Each line of business and region is in 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.

TEAM: Platform Engineering & Infrastructure Engineer.

We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced engineer who has architected & implemented solutions to manage a 24/6 infrastructure. This includes managing/implementing monitoring platforms, automating recovery, and constantly improving resiliency and uptime capabilities of the SAAS infrastructure.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement a monitoring platform, a proactive monitoring strategy for both on-premises and cloud-based infrastructure.
  • Develop and implement ‘best practices’ processes, policies, and procedures to ensure uptime and resiliency of IT Systems.
  • Develop automation to ensure post upgrade checkout processes and recovery capabilities.
  • Develop and implement automated processes for DR activation.
  • Create reports and dashboards to provide insights into the performance of IT systems and applications.
  • Monitor systems and applications for performance issues, diagnose and troubleshoot problems.
  • Configure and customize monitoring tools that encompasses infrastructure components, application performance & business process monitoring. Examples include server monitoring, network monitoring, application performance monitoring. and protocol specific (FIX) latency monitoring.
  • Work closely with other teams within the organization, including developers and network engineers, to ensure that monitoring solutions are integrated seamlessly with existing IT infrastructure
  • Stay current with emerging technologies and trends in IT systems monitoring.
  • Implement a continuous improvement discipline to constantly analyze weaknesses in the infrastructure, and proactively improve resiliency and uptime capabilities.
  • Develop and maintain detailed and accurate documentation of appropriate systems.



  • 7+ years of experience as an Infrastructure Engineer with strong knowledge in network and server infrastructure, including cloud-based environments
  • Experience implementing monitoring tools such as OpsRamp, LogicMonitor, Graphana, Geneos
  • Strong experience in the following technologies – VMware, Linux, Windows, Docker, Puppet and Terraform.
  • Experience in Cloud technologies including AWS, Azure.
  • Experience architecting highly available systems with failover capabilities including active/active; active/passive and other resiliency technologies.
  • Experience configuring/customizing monitoring tools.
  • Experience with one of the following scripting languages such as Ansible, PowerShell, Python.
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving and troubleshooting skills
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills
  • Self-starter. Ability to work independently, take ownership and execute through completion.
  • Financial Technology background with experience working in extremely urgent environments.
  • Industry certifications such as ITIL, or MCSE are a plus.
  • Develop and maintain detailed and accurate documentation of appropriate systems.
  • Platform knowledge and/or certifications around Service Now, Project Management.
  • Strong Attention to detail.


  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to prioritize and multitask workload
  • Proactive and shows initiative in completing projects/tasks with little supervision.
  • Ability to interact with all levels of staff including senior management.
  • Bachelor's Degree (minimum) in Computer Science or related field

**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.**