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TSR is a relationship-based, customer-focused IT and technical services staffing company.

For over 40 years TSR, Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiary, TSR Consulting Services, have prospered in the Information Technology staffing business, earning the respect of companies both large and small with well refined candidate screening, timely placement, and a real understanding of the right skill sets required by our clients.

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Every employee’s voice matters, their effort is appreciated, and their talent is rewarded.

We challenge each employee daily, to raise the bar on how we treat our consultants and candidates. For far too long in this industry, candidates have been ghosted, lied to, or placed at a client and then forgotten about. Each day our staff works tirelessly at qualifying and placing, top talent with our clients, in a compassionate and caring manner.

Not every candidate is a match for the job, but every candidate and consultant will be treated with respect and professionalism.


Job Description

  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #73008

Our client, a leading financial services company is hiring for an Engineer on a long term contract basis.

Work Location:

Chicago, IL


The consultant’s responsibilities to work on market data, low latency, SETI trading platform certification & engineering standards and provide code/ hardware recommendations, create best practices, coordinate & execute interop/ platform certs.

Consultant interface directly with SETI and collaborate in their lab testing and serve as a advisor on internetwork aspects, as such he/ she be well versed in the industry and technical trends.

The consultant will be part of a team that will evaluate, certify, architect and engineer platforms/ operating systems for Switching, Routing, Wireless and Wide Area/ branches .

The primary focus will be routing & switching in trading space, low latency, data center and secondary on core routing & switching, included branch/ campus.

Consultant will research , analyze and certify platforms for delivering high network timing, tapping and monitoring solution for low latency network.
Consultant will work with business units, customers , gather their requirements and provide design and certify platform. 

This is a senior technologist role with the successful candidate possessing excellent technical depth, to be self-driven, ability to lead more junior engineers (a must) as they will be a technical team lead, excellent written and verbal communications a big must.

The position requires coordination with other teams in gathering certification requirements, translating those requirements into a detailed test plan, executing them in coordination with other team members in a live lab environment.#LI-TS2

Required Skills & Qualifications:

– Hands on knowledge and experience of complex network designs, dynamic routing (OSPF, BGP RIP), QoS, network timing protocols PTP, NTP and network instrumentation- taps., SPAN, netflow, sFlow, etc.
– Advanced knowledge in multicast routing ( PIM, IGMP) and overlay and underlay networking. Hands on knowledge on Market Data, low latency, various ASICs, FPGA. This is a senior engineer role for someone with CCIE or CCIE-level experience.
– TCP/IP protocol suite.
– IP unicast routing: BGP, OSPF, RIP, Spanning Tree, ECMP.
– IP multicast routing: IGMP, PIM, MSDP.
– LAN switching. VLANs, IEEE 802 standards, PAgP, LACP, MLAG
-Routing & Sw platforms: Nexus 3K, 9K,5K/6K/7K Arista switches, Cat9K
Network OS: NXOS, Arista EOS , IOS-XE/XR
– Ultra low latency switches: Arista 7130L, Nexus 3550-F/T Network Timing : Meinburg, Spectracom, White Rabiit
– Wireshark proficient
– Desire and ability to assimilate new technologies and know where industry trend
– Desire to work in a lab environment
– Knowledge of Ixia or Spirent test/ test libraries for testing, automation and regression – a major plus
– Ability to prioritize effectively with good time management skills
– Excellent interpersonal skills.
– Excellent writing skills are a must
– Strong logical and analytical skills.
– Deep sense of ownership/accountability
– High level of initiative, proactive approach.
– Stakeholder management and providing reports and overviews to both technical and non-technical senior management
– Ability to work in a global team environment
– The candidate is responsible of maintaining a working relationship with vendors Cisco, Arista, Broadcom, Juniper and the likes to stay current with the technological trends, conduct Proof of Concept on new design, hardware/ software, provide technology roadmaps and socialize with the business stakeholders (WM/ ISG/ eTrade), Compute/ End User/ Tech Risk/ Security verticals and greater ENS team on ongoing network enhancements, risk mitigations, improvements.
– WAN Acceleration Segregation and security features such as TrustSec, policy automation, encryption, overlays, VRF, ACL, ISE, 802.1x, MAB, RADIUS, MACSec, IPSec etc.
-Next Gen iWAN Wireless
– Test Automation, scripting a major plus
– MAB/ 802.1x/ NAC
– Timing PTP/ NTP/ 1PPS
– Deep knowledge on merchant ASICs , differences, features, trends
– Industry recognized certifications like CCNP or CCIE are a plus

This role requires that all successful applicants be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of the engagement and provide proof of such vaccinations within 3 days of commencement of services.

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