McKay Brothers, a profitable and rapidly growing provider of specialty telecom and financial market data, has an immediate opening for a Network Engineer at the company’s U.S. headquarters in Oakland, California. The Network Engineer, working closely with our network team in Paris, is responsible for our core business needs as well as our internal corporate networking. 

This role requires the candidate to spend a total of 6 months in Paris during the first year of employment. 

Primary duties include implementation, configuration, troubleshooting and maintenance of computer networks, hardware, firmware, software and other related systems, as well as responding to client issues.

Successful candidates will need to have a strong understanding of network infrastructure and network hardware. You will also need to be able to implement, administer, and troubleshoot network devices including specialized low latency routers, switches, and custom devices. A deep knowledge of application transport and network infrastructure protocols is highly desired.

Network Engineer Responsibilities:

  • Maintaining and administering computer networks and related computing environments including systems software, applications software, hardware, and configurations

  • Monitoring and optimizing network performance to determine if adjustments need to be made

  • Designing, configuring and testing networking software, computer hardware, and operating system software

  • Work closely with other infrastructure engineers to troubleshoot and resolve complex problems (some after-hours and on-call work required)

  • Engage in active listening and have effective written and verbal communication skills

  • Think “Enterprise” and understand that every delivered solution must be consistent, redundant, standards compliant, well monitored, and thoroughly documented

  • Identify and diagnose complex problems and factors affecting network performance, particularly related to network latency

Network Engineer Requirements: 

  • Minimum of 2 years relevant experience; experience building low latency infrastructure at trading or financial technology companies highly desirable 

  • Bachelor degree or higher in Information Technology related field of study with a network engineering focus

  • A self-starter able to work independently but comfortable working in a team environment

  • Extensive familiarity with VLANs, multicast networks, and ACL’s

  • Experience with low latency network infrastructure is desirable

  • Strong understanding of network infrastructure and network hardware

  • Ability to create accurate network diagrams and documentation for design and planning network communication systems.

  • Ability to quickly learn new or unfamiliar technology and products using documentation and internet resources.

  • Ability to work with clients and all levels of staff within and outside of IT and outside the organization

This is an onsite position based in our Oakland office and working closely with our network engineering team in Paris.

Some travel is required, with more extensive travel in the first year.

Compensation will be commensurate with experience and location. McKay Brothers offers a comprehensive benefits package including three weeks of paid vacation; medical, dental & vision policies; 401(k).  Our health premiums are paid 100% by the company (up to maximum contribution cap).

McKay Brothers, LLC is the acknowledged leader in providing low latency wireless networks for financial markets trading.  McKay designs, engineers, builds and operates the premier low latency microwave networks used by the world’s most sophisticated trading operations.  McKay opened its US network in 2012, expanded to Europe in 2014 and Asia in 2016.  Its Quincy Data affiliate serves a universe of equally innovative clients, distributing financial markets data globally via microwave.   Learn more at and

McKay Brothers is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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