Aug 13, 2023

Unix Engineer

  • Options Technology
  • Belfast, County Antrim
Full time

Job Description

Unix Engineer 

Location: Belfast

Salary: Competitive

Join our team of expert engineers in the Options Unix Team!


Working for Options

Developing and engaging our people is a strategic priority for our business. We are looking for talented individuals to join our team and contribute to Options’ future growth and success.

We want to hear from candidates that are motivated, self-driven and have a passion to learn and develop their skills in the world of financial technology.

Who are we?

Options is a leading managed services and IT infrastructure products provider to the global capital markets community. Founded in 1993, the company began life as a hedge fund technology services provider. Today over 200 firms globally leverage the Options platform, including the leading global investment banks, hedge funds and exchanges.

We currently employ over 450 employees worldwide and are continuing to grow across offices in New York, Chicago, Belfast, London, Cambridge, Hong Kong and Singapore.

Why Options?

  • Global travel: We have offices in New York, Chicago, Toronto, London, Belfast, Dublin and across Asia.
  • Continuous career development opportunities: We provide professional skills development and technical training.
  • The chance to be a part of a self-sufficient, successful team: The Options team operates in a fast-paced environment with endless opportunities for innovation and forward-thinking.
  • Competitive salary: In addition to a competitive salary, Options reward employees with a range of bonus incentives and employee benefits.

The Role

Options Technology is seeking an experienced Unix Engineer for our Belfast office. The successful candidate will be responsible for maintaining, monitoring and troubleshooting our UNIX/Linux systems, providing technical support to customers and managing configuration management solutions. This is a great opportunity for someone who is passionate about technology, enjoys travelling and wants to be part of a winning team. 

We’re looking for someone who has technical proficiency in:

  • 1-2 years of experience with Unix/Linux system administration. 
  • Professional qualifications or equivalent proven experience in a technical support role. 
  • Detailed working knowledge of Unix (Solaris 10/11), Linux (RHEL5/6, Ubuntu, etc.). 
  • Working knowledge of DHCP, DNS, SMTP, NTP, SSH, NFS and various filesystems. 
  • Solid fundamentals in Linux operating systems and prior experience managing production systems. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills with client facing experience. 
  • Basic LAN/WAN and TCP/IP troubleshooting skills. 
  • Basic script writing experience (any of Bash, Perl, Python, etc.).
  • Basic storage/SAN administration experience.

Typical Job duties would include:

  • Monitor, maintain and troubleshoot Unix/Linux systems. 
  • Configure and maintain Puppet configuration management solutions. 
  • Deploy and maintain automated installation solutions such as Kickstart/Jumpstart and PXE 
  • Interface with customers to provide technical support. 
  • Diagnose and resolve performance and networking issues. 
  • Develop and maintain system documentation. 
  • Develop and maintain scripts to automate system administration tasks. 
  • Research, evaluate and recommend emerging technologies. 
  • Travel to various offices in New York, London, Hong Kong and Singapore. 

We’re also looking for candidates with:

  • Strong research, writing and communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and changeable working environment.
  • Exceptional organisational skills and strong attention to detail.
  • Desire to travel and see the world.
  • Ability to work independently and manage your own projects in a professional manner.
  • A passion for innovation and the financial technology sector.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with client facing experience. 
  • Project management skills and proven ability to manage own workload.

How to apply

Please submit a CV and cover letter to the Unix Engineer role on the Options Career Page at The CV must be a maximum of two pages. The covering letter must detail the role you are applying to, along with your availability.