Posted on 2021-10-08

Senior Unix Engineer

BNP Paribas


In Asia Pacific, BNP Paribas is one of the best-positioned international financial institutions with an uninterrupted presence since 1860. Currently with over 18,000 employees* and a presence in 13 markets, BNP Paribas provides corporates, institutional and private investors with product and service solutions tailored to their specific needs. It offers a wide range of financial services covering corporate & institutional banking, wealth management, asset management, insurance, as well as retail banking and consumer financing through strategic partnerships.

Worldwide, BNP Paribas has a presence in 68 markets with more than 193,000 employees. It has key positions in its three main activities: Domestic Markets and International Financial Services (whose retail-banking networks and financial services are covered by Retail Banking & Services) and Corporate & Institutional Banking, which serves two client franchises: corporate clients and institutional investors. Asia Pacific is a key strategic region for BNP Paribas and it continues to develop its franchise in the region.

  • excluding partnerships

BNP Paribas offers you an exciting career in an international business environment that is fast-paced, diverse and focuses on creating high-value relationships with our clients. We offer competitive salary and benefits, as well as a working environment where you’re valued as part of the team.

Position Purpose

  • To support Electronic Markets Business projects implementation and daily BAU support

Key Responsibilities

Direct Responsibilities

  • Coordinate and work on UNIX infrastructure projects in APAC data centres and colocations
  • a. Server capacity planning and deployment
  • b. System configuration, customization, optimization, and upgrade
  • c. System resilience strategy and implementation
  • Reduced latency resulting in improved fill ratios for traders.
  • Reduction in number and severity of System related incidents
  • UNIX patching automation to comply with BNPP Group IT Security Standard
Essential Technical Knowledge / Skills
  • Solid understanding of operating system RedHat/Linux
  • IT Security and SSO tools on ArcSight, CyberArk, Centrify – plus
  • System patching tools on RedHat Satellite
  • Strong architecture knowhow on IBM & HP Blade, p-Series, i-Series and x-Series
  • Ability to write scripts in common administrative languages (shell, perl, python or etc)
  • Complementary knowledge of scripting/automation/diagnostic software and tools
  • Good knowledge of Equity and high-frequency trading (HFT) business on 10GbE technology
  • Perform production support for critical Linux server platform in a fast pace environment
  • Provide direct user support and address system related requests in front office trading floors
  • Server x86 hardware and Linux performance fine-tuning and monitoring
  • RHEL in-depth troubleshooting, problem management and root cause analysis
  • OS / server provisioning, standardization, and policy control in a regional basis
  • Support roster on morning shift, holiday, and weekend are required
  • Occasional travel in APAC for data center projects
Contributing Responsibilities
  • Analytical thinking and strong diagnostic ability
  • Client-oriented, strong communication and organization skills
  • Good team player
  • Strong initiative and multitasking
  • Multi-cultural environment
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Contribute to the Permanent Control framework


Competencies (Technical / Behavioral)
  • Experienced in system administration in Linux / RHEL for trading or business application environment
  • In-depth knowledge of operating system, process, and kernel
  • Familiar with x86 hardware, server networking peripherals, and data center setup
  • Good knowledge of scripting language (Bash, Python, Perl) and system tools to quickly formulate solutions
  • Familiar with technical troubleshooting, system recovery, root cause analysis and remediation which involves coordination of vendors and remote technical staffs
  • Provide support to X Window, Linux desktop software, and end-user equipment to local and remote users
  • Ability to provide balanced and quality advice, analysis, and guidance to application teams and business users on issues and requests
  • Good IT aptitude that comply with ITIL framework (Incident Management, Change Management)
  • Excellent time management skills
Specific Qualifications Required
  • Degree in Information Technology related discipline, preferably with RHEL certificates
  • At least 7 year experience in IT role of which 5 year experience as a UNIX SA or engineer
  • At least 3 year experience of working in a multi-national IT environment with strong background in service delivery and production support for critical systems
  • Strong communication skills and interpersonal skills to interact efficiently with team members, other support teams, and remote technical staffs such as data center smart-hands
  • Previous experience in an investment banking-focus business is highly appreciated
  • Fluency in English
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Job Function
Employment Term
  • Permanent
  • Full-time
  • 7 years - 12 years
Career Level
  • Non-management level
  • Degree