Head of Exchange Infrastructure – London

Global Futures and Options Ltd (GFO-X)”, is a UK based digital asset derivatives trading venue
authorised by the FCA. We are seeking a Head of Exchange Infrastructure to join our growing team.

You will be part of a dynamic and experienced team bringing the features of traditional derivative
markets to the rapidly expanding digital asset arena. GFO-X will be a leader in the new era of
regulated exchanges that trade 24/7. In this role, you will help with the various technology
systems needed in growing a new, regulated exchange.

The successful candidate will be reporting to the CTO and is responsible for the implementation and
operations of technology infrastructure for our proprietary exchange trading platform in a top-tier
co-located hosting environment. This includes data centers, systems monitoring, servers,
networking, storage and related software.

Collaborating with the Infrastructure Team Lead and an infrastructure team distributed between two
main operational sites, this position will lead the operations of the overall exchange trading
platform infrastructure with a responsibility for executing the technology infrastructure plan
which includes deployment of proprietary technology for our high-performance trading platform.

• Partners with the CTO to execute the exchange trading platform implementation strategy
• Owns the build-out of the co-location environment with high performance and latency sensitive
on-premise servers, switches and proprietary software
• Assist CTO with enforcement of enterprise-grade best-practices and technology
architecture, reporting of status and incidents to the Technology and Operations governance process
• Assist with building out a comprehensive disaster recovery architecture and operations,
including redundant, highly available server and network architectures
• Responsible for managing production deployment process of proprietary trading platform
• Leadership for delivery of 24/7 Tier III trading platform support and operations and insuring
SLAs are met

• 15+ years’ total experience, including 5+ years in a production 24/7 high-availability multi-site enterprise environment, including application hosting, automated deployment, network security and data security
• Hands-on technical experience that enables direct oversight, problem-solving leadership and participation for complex infrastructure implementation, system upgrades and operational troubleshooting
• Working knowledge of proprietary financial applications and exchange trading platforms deployed into a Linux environment
• Working knowledge of CISCO-based network communications technology including NEXUS class switches, high availability and disaster recovery architecture
• Network trouble shooting tools, such as WireShark, TCPDUMP, etc..
• Knowledge of kernel bypass technologies, such as OpenOnload, VMA, etc..
• Experience with operating highly secure networks and knowledge of WAN architecture including operation over leased lines, MPLS, VPLS, encrypted tunnels, routing protocols, etc..
• Knowledge of systems and network monitor tools such as ZABBIX, PTRG, Solarwinds, etc.
• Direct working experience with Mellanox network equipment is an advantage
• Performance tuning of Linux OS and applications know-how is also an advantage
• Experience with JIRA Helpdesk issue tracking and Confluence
• Knowledge of NIST, ISO 27001 and similar standards

This role is to be based at out of our London office. GFO-X is an equal opportunities employer committed to diversity and inclusion. Competitive benefits included.

Author: GFO-X