Careers

Join a team of people who are passionate about crafting technology solutions and building trusted relationships. Technical acumen should be combined with a quest for knowledge and ability to excel in a small team-based, self-motivated environment. Around here, egos are checked at the door to give ideas the space to grow. 

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Implementation Engineer

New York

Purpose of the role:

Pico is currently seeking Design and Implementation engineering candidates to deliver best in class low latency connectivity solutions for Pico’s clients and internal infrastructure projects in line with Pico’s standards and strategic :framework. Playing a key role in working with other teams within the business, the role holder will be a proactive, solutions oriented Engineer with highly developed organization and attention to detail skills. The role holder will also be responsible for working with our Service Operations (NOC) Team to ensure that all escalations are dealt with in a timely and effective manner, transferring knowledge and building skills among Service Operations Team.

Responsibilities and duties (include but not limited to)

  • Design, deployment, and escalated problem resolution, for a large service provider network infrastructure
  • Perform daily checkouts of the environment and following any changes
  • Construct valid configurations for implementation based upon design and/or technical concepts
  • Support deployment and maintenance of network switches, routers, firewalls, and other network appliances
  • Application of configuration changes via our change control systems and processes
  • Perform peer review of configurations scheduled for deployment
  • Perform network infrastructure changes in a diligent and professional manner
  • Participate an on-call rotation for support escalations
  • Troubleshoot internal and external customer issues related to changes
  • Participate in daily meetings to review changes and under lying impacts
  • Work with network engineering team to design new client specific connectivity solutions
  • Provide mentoring and guidance to other team members when required

Education, Skills and background (incl. Education and Experience Requirements)

  • 7-10 years’ experience deploying and supporting network equipment in a service provider environment or a large-scale Enterprise network
  • 5 years+ experience working on financial networks. Ideally including exchange market data connectivity.
  • Experience with Juniper, Arista, Fortinet and/or Cisco hardware and software
  • CCNP/JNCIP – CCIE certified or equivalent level of knowledge
  • Highly proficient in routing protocols: OSPF, EIGRP, BGP, ISIS, MPLS
  • Advanced understanding of Multicast Routing (IGMP, PIM, MSDP)
  • Expert level knowledge of TCP, UDP and upper layer protocols
  • Experience with cross-connectivity to high-speed, ultra-low latency financial markets and venues
  • Familiarity with Linux, Bash and/or Python
  • Ability to analyze and diagnose problems and effectively lead to system recovery
  • Clear verbal and written communicator
  • Diligent and highly detail orientated
  • Self-motivated and capable of prioritizing and managing own workload
  • Capable of working with little supervision
  • Creative thinker with out of the box ideas
  • Keen to contribute ideas, share knowledge, and help others develop
  • Interested in cutting edge technology
  • Driven to develop own skills and knowledge
  • Understanding of JIRA as a ticketing system

Working Arrangements:

This is an office based position.  Though travel may be required from time to time, it is not expected to be regular or frequent. The role holder will be expected to work whatever hours are necessary for the performance of this role (recognizing that it involves multiple jurisdictions / geographies including but not limited to EMEA, USA and APAC).

Apply now by sending us your resumé and/or cover letter

We're glad you're interested in joining the Pico team! Currently there aren't any open positions in Implementation Engineering in the office. You can either submit your resume and cover letter now to careers@picotrading.com and we'll hold on to it for future reference, or, please check back periodically for future postings.

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Instrumentation and Telemetry Engineer

London

Overview

Pico is expanding our Instrumentation and Telemetry functions and is recruiting for a Senior Engineer to join this team. In this Engineering role, you will be decoding and capturing data from our Global Network, and performing data analysis that will help drive the creation of Telemetry product solutions for our clients.

Based on the candidate’s area of depth, the Instrumentation and Telemetry Engineer will also be expected to do Engineering Design, Performance Engineering, and own Capacity Management as required.

The Instrumentation and Telemetry Engineer is additionally expected to mentor Service Operations personnel in troubleshooting technique, especially as it pertains to nano and microsecond latency investigations for clients.

Responsibilities and duties (include but not limited to):

  • Conduct industry standard functional and performance testing of new vendor technologies
  • Design ecosystem used to monitor the production environment, especially latency and throughput
  • Develop or enhance tools that provide visibility into the Global Network
  • Analyze network metrics to identify patterns and trends for improvement
  • Install and configure Corvil CNEs used in production
  • Develop in-depth knowledge of all of Pico’s products and services including data center footprint, network, market data coverage, software solutions, and vendor partners
  • Lead whiteboard sessions and actively participate in presentations
  • Provide feedback into the Product Management team to pass along requirements that will influence roadmaps and future design considerations

 Technical Skills (must have some experience in all areas, and significant depth and experience in one or more):

  • Corvil
  • Ability to decode packet captures to troubleshoot production issues
  • Performance Engineering
  • TAPs and Arista Low Latency Switches (7150 preferred)
  • Big Data; experience in dealing with large, complex datasets
  • Network design standards and best practices
  • Unicast/multicast routing and switching concepts
  • Ansible or Python for network configuration
  • Linux Operating System

Bonus Technical Skills:

  • MPLS and carrier-technologies
  • Firewalls and Load Balancers (Fortinet preferred)
  • Spectracom and SecureSync
  • Network security standards, hardening, configuration, and best practices

Education, Experience, and Other Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Math, or Engineering
  • 10+ years work experience in Financial Technology Engineering
  • In-depth knowledge of Financial Extranets, Server hardware, market data, low-latency trading infrastructure, and the financial technology landscape
  • Understanding of the datacenter colocation environment
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite – Visio in particular
  • Strong problem solving, troubleshooting, and analytical skills
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and interact with all levels of management; self-starter
  • Strong written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Team player
  • Energetic, enthusiastic, and organized
  • Interested in cutting edge technology, including Big Data and Machine Learning

Working Arrangements:

This is an office-based position.  Though travel may be required at times, it is not expected to be regular or frequent.  The role holder will be expected to work whatever hours are necessary for the performance of this role (recognizing that it involves multiple jurisdictions / geographies including but not limited to EMEA, AMRS, and APAC).

We're glad you're interested in joining the Pico team! Currently there aren't any open positions in Automation in the office. You can either submit your resume and cover letter now to careers.network@picotrading.com and we'll hold on to it for future reference, or, please check back periodically for future postings.

We're glad you're interested in joining the Pico team! Currently there aren't any open positions in Corporate Infrastructure. You can either submit your resume and cover letter now to careers.infrastructure@picotrading.com and we'll hold on to it for future reference, or, please check back periodically for future postings.

Network Engineer

New York

Purpose of the role:

As Pico continues to grow we are looking to meet candidates who can help expand and strengthen our Network Engineering team. This is a customer facing role whose responsibilities include design, testing, and troubleshooting.  Applicable candidates should be:

  1. Strong and well-rounded in networking
  2. Excellent troubleshooters – with abilities to troubleshoot complex issues
  3. Capable of designing solutions small to large in complexity
  4. Thorough in testing methodologies and principles – capable of providing in-depth reports based on RFC testing standards

Responsibilities and duties (include but not limited to)

  • Design network solutions relying on low latency, high availability, and scalability.
  • Design solutions leveraging low latency technologies such as, Layer 1-3 Ultra Low Latency Switches
  • Conduct industry standard functional and performance testing of vendor technologies, new codes releases, and security patches.
  • Create standards around products and services within the environment following engineering best practice and methodologies.
  • Construct and/or peer-review standard configurations based upon design and/or technical concepts
  • Work with Product Managers, Architects, and Engineers to design and build Pico products and applications
  • Design solutions adherent to Pico and industry security standards.
  • Provide technical guidance to implementation and operations engineers
  • Present proposed designs to network engineering team for technical feedback
  • Function as L3 escalation for operations
  • Support network changes as needed.
  • Participate in an on-call rotation

 Profile:

  • Strong in unicast/multicast routing and switching
  • Strong in Juniper, Arista, and/or Cisco hardware and software
  • Strong in troubleshooting and network analysis
  • Knowledgeable in network design standards and best practices
  • Knowledgeable in PTP, Boundary Clocks, Grandmasters, and other timing services
  • Knowledgeable in best practice related to testing network hardware and software
  • Familiar with network security standards, hardening, configuration, and best practices
  • Familiar with Ansible or Python for network configuration
  • Familiar with a Linux Operating System
  • Familiar with JIRA as a ticketing system

Other Skills:

  • Clear verbal and written communicator
  • Capable of prioritizing and managing a high workload
  • High energy and self-motivated
  • Methodical and thorough
  • Capable of working with little supervision
  • Creative thinker with out of the box ideas
  • Keen to contribute ideas, share knowledge, and help others develop
  • Interested in cutting edge technology
  • Driven to develop own skills and knowledge

Working Arrangements:

This is an office based position.  Though travel may be required from time to time, it is not expected to be regular or frequent. The role holder will be expected to work whatever hours are necessary for the performance of this role (recognizing that it involves multiple jurisdictions / geographies including but not limited to EMEA, USA and APAC).

Apply now by sending us your resumé and/or cover letter

We're glad you're interested in joining the Pico team! Currently there aren't any open positions in Network Engineering in the office. You can either submit your resume and cover letter now to careers.network@picotrading.com and we'll hold on to it for future reference, or, please check back periodically for future postings.

We're glad you're interested in joining the Pico team! Currently there aren't any open positions in Sales. You can either submit your resume and cover letter now to careers.sales@picotrading.com and we'll hold on to it for future reference, or, please check back periodically for future postings.

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Network Operations Engineer

New York

Purpose of the role:

The Service Operations Engineer will be responsible for the smooth running and stability of Pico’s client and internal systems infrastructure, investigating and resolving issues as they arise while thinking of ways to reduce common problems and monitoring critical systems.  This is a customer facing role, with the individual responsible for delivering quality service and support to our current and future client base. Besides your day to day activities, there will also be opportunities for you to be involved in projects and innovation.

Responsibilities and duties (include but not limited to) 

  • Provide support service that ensure Pico’s infrastructure services are running to its optimum performance and that all departmental key performance indicators (KPIs) and Service Level Agreements (SLAs) are met
  • Ensure stability of all Pico System Services
  • Deliver an outstanding level of service to your Customer base
  • Maximizing availability of Pico’s infrastructure through continuous improvement and proactive, preventative maintenance
  • Ensure that all procedures and policies are up to date and are available for use by all members of the team
  • Using scripts and automation, support deployment and maintenance of applications and system settings
  • Recording and taking ownership of issues using our in-house ticketing system through to successful resolution
  • Conduct deep dive analysis to determine root cause of technical issues
  • Managing daily infrastructure audits and checks
  • Work with internal and external auditors
  • Provide on call or out of hours’ support as the business requires
  • Interface with vendors, market participants, and financial exchanges

Education, Skills and background (incl. Education and Experience Requirements)

  • Computer Science / applicable degree, or equivalent work experience is required
  • 6 – 10 years of experience in an operational environment
  • Experience in a financial industry support role preferred
  • Self-starter with a drive to develop own skills and knowledge
  • Experience with Linux and Windows
  • CCNP – CCIE Certified
  • Experience with monitoring systems to configuration level e.g. Nagios, SolarWinds
  • Experience working on network equipment in an ISP style environment or a large NOC – preferable
  • Experience with Juniper, Arista, and/or Cisco hardware and software
  • Understanding of JIRA as a ticketing system
  • Experience supporting JVM/.Net based applications
  • Experience scripting in Bash, Python, Ruby, and/or Perl
  • FIX Protocol
  • Strong understanding of the following technologies:
    • TCP/IP
    • Firewalls (VPNs, Policies)
    • Routing Protocols (BGP, OSPF)
    • Multicast Routing (IGMP, PIM)
    • NAT (Static, Dynamic)
    • ACL

Working Arrangements

This is an office based position.  Though travel may be required from time to time, it is not expected to be regular or frequent. The role holder will be expected to work whatever hours are necessary for the performance of this role (recognizing that it involves multiple jurisdictions / geographies including but not limited to EMEA, USA and APAC).

Apply now by sending us your resumé and/or cover letter

We're glad you're interested in joining the Pico team! Currently there aren't any open positions in Service Operations in the office. You can either submit your resume and cover letter now to careers.serviceops@picotrading.com and we'll hold on to it for future reference, or, please check back periodically for future postings.

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