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Network Administrator

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DRW is a technology-driven, diversified principal trading firm. We trade our own capital at our own risk, across a broad range of asset classes, instruments and strategies, in financial markets around the world. As the markets have evolved over the past 25 years, so has DRW – maximizing opportunities to include real estate, cryptoassets and venture capital. With over 1000 employees at our Chicago headquarters and offices around the world, we work together to solve complex problems, challenge consensus and deliver meaningful results. It’s a place of high expectations, deep curiosity and thoughtful collaboration.

As a part of the Network Engineering team, the Network Administrator is an experienced professional that focuses on the research, analysis, configuration, development, operation and maintenance of a high performance network infrastructure.

You'll feel right at home if you:

  • Are curious and passionate about technology
  • Have an ability to solve problems creatively
  • Are high energy, self-motivated, conscientious and hardworking
  • Have a bachelor’s or master’s degree in Telecommunication, Computer Science or equivalent
  • Have 2 - 4 years of experience in large networks
  • Have good knowledge in Switches, Routers, Fortigate firewalls, ISE, IPS/IDS, Web servers and Linux
  • Have interest in and ability to learn new emerging technologies as needed
  • Have strong verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Are a strong team player
  • Have a willingness to participate in an on-call rotation schedule and weekend maintenance
  • Are able to apply both industry standards and out-of-the-box solutions when necessary
  • Have intermediate knowledge in network automation
  • Have CCNP, CCSP, CCIE, NSE, JNCIP-ENT or equivalent (Asset)

What you’ll be working on:

  • Configuring, operating and recommending improvements to the network
  • Analyzing, troubleshooting and implementing network architectures and topologies
  • Monitoring and ensuring the network is in a high performance state
  • Working closely with other operations teams to establish business requirements to maintain cutting edge systems 
  • Ensuring best practices are implemented by auditing and configurations of routers, switches, firewalls, IDS, ISE and monitoring solutions
  • Supporting the configuration, installation and testing of equipment, including custom hardware platforms by field technicians
  • Conducting quarterly network audit, identify potential risks and resolve them
  • Escalating critical incidents as necessary while keeping stakeholders informed
  • Testing custom network protocols and solutions in a dedicated lab environment
  • Following incident and change management processes
  • Documenting networks, processes and configurations

What DRW Montreal has to offer you:

  • Recognized as one of Canada’s Best Employers for the past 8 years
  • Committed to continuous learning & development
  • Industry leading benefits package and perks
  • Focused on employee well-being and work-life balance
  • Community initiatives, volunteer program and opportunities for giving back

Find out more about all of our perks & benefits here

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