Senior Engineer, Systems Engineering

Intercontinental Exchange

Atlanta, GA

Job Purpose

At ICE, we never rest. We are on a mission as a team.  We are problem solvers and partners, always starting with our customers to solve their challenges and create opportunities.  Our start-up roots keep us nimble, flexible, and moving fast.  We take ownership and make decisions. We all work for one company and work together to drive growth across the business.  We engage in robust debates to find the best path, and then we move forward as one team.  We take pride in what we do, acting with integrity and passion, so that our customers can perform better.  We are experts and enthusiasts - combining ever-expanding knowledge with leading technology to consistently deliver results, solutions and opportunities for our customers and stakeholders.   Every day we work toward transforming global markets.

The Senior Systems Engineer is responsible for creating and maintaining availability and high-performance in mixed Linux and Windows, development, non-production, and production environments. This individual works as part of a results-oriented, service-delivery team and assists configuration analysts, release engineers, developers, and operations teams. Additionally, the Senior Systems Engineer performs root cause analysis of problems, selects, and implements automation tools, and actively participates in deeply technical discourse.


  • Assist in the design, planning and implementation of server solutions
  • Tune and design systems infrastructure for maximum available performance
  • Automation of manual tasks using scripting and application development
  • Investigate and adopt new technologies/tools as needs arise
  • Respond to and assist in production operations in a 24/7 environment
  • Evaluate, test, and integrate new operating system versions, drivers, and patches
  • Provide technical analysis, resolve problems, and propose solutions
  • Provide support to, and coordinate with, developers, operations staff, release engineers, and end-users
  • Educate and mentor team members and operations staff
  • Participate in a weekly on-call rotation for after-hours support

Knowledge and Experience

  • 5-10+ years of experience with Linux operating systems (RedHat variants preferred) 
  • Solid experience coding with any combination of Python, Ruby, Bourne, PowerShell, APIs, and others
  • Familiarity with git, subversion, foreman, katello, Jenkins, or equivalent
  • Demonstrable knowledge of multi-tiered, highly available, and resilient application design
  • Knowledge of horizontal and vertical scaling for performance and stability
  • Familiarity with low-latency / high-frequency compute environments 
  • Understanding of virtualization and experience with VMWare
  • Top-tier analytics and problem solving
  • Ability to work in a service-oriented team environment
  • Project Management, organization, and time management
  • Customer focused, and dedicated to the best possible user experience
  • Communicate effectively with both technical and business resources


  • Degree in engineering discipline or equivalent experience in Systems Engineering
  • Intermediate understanding of application and server virtualization
  • Knowledge of Docker, Kubernetes, OpenShift or equivalent container platform
  • Experience with automation/configuration management using either Puppet, Chef, Ansible or an equivalent
  • Ability to perform network analysis with tools, tcpdump, wireshark, tshark


This role offers work from home flexibility of up to 2 days per week. 

Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin or ancestry, age, disability or veteran status, or other protected status.