Linux Hacker / Developer

Quant Capital is urgently looking for a Devops / Linux / Functional programmerto join our high profile client.

Our client is a well known global Prop Trading firm. (no experience of finance is needed). They like technology especially the opensource variety as well as scalability and robust performance (much like their track record). They currently run around £3 billion in liquid capital.

This is an environment of google or a startup where tech is number 1 (£17 million budget last year…). The firm is known globally for its attitudes and rigour more importantly, you will be surrounded by smart people deeply interested in teaching what they know, and in learning from you.

I am looking for a developer or ops guy who has potentially bootstrapped at a startup or who seriously plays at home. You should be seriously contributing to the opensource world.

On a day to day basis you will hack, join, evangelise and generally create interesting platforms and routes to market. You should be able to code but also rack a server and potentially play around all through the application layer.

Candidates MUST have:

  • At least 4 years’ professional opensource systems experience
  • A bright mind (usually PhD but some have no degree at all)
  • Python, Bash
  • Ideally Linux SE
  • Puppet would be a benefit
  • Want to or have tried some functional programming Scala to Lisp
  • BSD
  • Git or Darcs
  • Ideally Build/deployment technologies, such as Maven, CMake and Rake
  • You will probably know you are right for this job if you aren’t sure it’s probably not for you.
  • An appetite for delivering solutions to complex problem

This role suits a candidate in the not in the banking sector looking for a move. You must be hands on and have excellent experience of working in a demanding or jack of all trades environment. You will also be a techie motivated by technology. In return you will be rewarded seriously financially we have no limit on basic salary.

The environment is that of Facebook or Google, relaxed open with time to think and make the right decisions. The atmosphere is calm and relaxed with an open dress code. This is a role for techies, those who are motivated by the sharp end of technology and the possibility of making serious money doing something you are passionate about.

My client is based in London

If this sounds of interest then please send your most recent cv to or call James Holland on 0203 155 1947

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