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Rodrick Brown

Director of Production Engineering

Head of IT & Core Infrastructure at Octane Lending

Valley Stream, New York

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Director of Production Engineering

September 2012 to April 2015

Greater New York City Area

Knight Capital Group

Low Latency / HFT Linux Engineer

February 2012 to September 2012

Morgan Stanley

Vice President - Real-time Market Data Integration

March 2010 to February 2012

Rodrick Brown's Education


Python Data Structures

Borough of Manhattan Community College

Associate of Science (A.S.)

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Director for all client-facing infrastructure trading technologies, I manage and spear head a global team that is responsible for the engineering, deployment and support of FXCM’s retail and institutional trading infrastructure. I was recruited specifically to revamp FXCM’s legacy infrastructure platform, lower datacenter footprint, increase trading volumes, and meet latency requirements demanded by institutional trading partners and...

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Financial technology specialist with experience integrating and managing large-scale system infrastructures and environments. Predominately focused in the design and implementation of large scale distributed HPC and grid systems. My goals are to continue to find ways to help financial firms be more efficient through use of automation in attempt to find operating inefficiencies. My unique experience and vast skill-set allows me think outside the box to find solutions for even the most complex infrastructure engineering problems. Strong advocate of using DevOps methodology that spans the entire delivery pipeline to improve deployment frequency which lead to faster time to market, lower failure rate of new releases, shortened lead time between fixes and faster mean time to recovery in the event of failure. Proven ability to establish and manage network connectivity to all major US stock, futures, commodities, FX and options exchanges/ECN/ATS's. I have built and supported high frequency, low latency real-time Linux/Unix trading infrastructures for some of the largest prop trading groups and investment banks on Wall St. I've also evaluated, tested, and implemented emerging technologies such as 10/40-GigE RoCE, Infiniband RDMA, CEP engines, FIX gateways, and messaging products such as Solace, TibcoRVD, 29West, Exegy, Redline and IBM MQ. Extensive knowledge working with FIX based applications, and direct feeds from most major North American exchanges and ECN's. Proven ability to debug and pinpoint network latency and capacity issues, ability to quickly develop robust tools for automation in various programming languages like Python, Ruby, SQL, and the UNIX Shell. Market data systems / Market Data Feeds / Feed Handlers / Direct Feeds In-Memory / Tick / Event / Stream processing databases / Time series. Big data solutions architect -- Accumulo, Spark, Hadoop, HDFS, Mesos, Marathon, Chronos.Director of Production Engineering @ Director for all client-facing infrastructure trading technologies, I manage and spear head a global team that is responsible for the engineering, deployment and support of FXCM’s retail and institutional trading infrastructure. I was recruited specifically to revamp FXCM’s legacy infrastructure platform, lower datacenter footprint, increase trading volumes, and meet latency requirements demanded by institutional trading partners and (HFT clients). Key focus areas - Infrastructure engineering, SAN, networking, front and backend trading applications. From September 2012 to April 2015 (2 years 8 months) Greater New York City AreaLow Latency / HFT Linux Engineer @ Lead for low latency systems engineering, testing and deployment; I was instrumental in the build out of Knight’s large data intensive compute clusters used for analyzing complex algorithms across large time-series databases. I worked directly with quant teams to ensure latency SLA’s on all layers of the OSI model. My primary responsibilities were to ensure the rapid deployment of systems and automate everything used within the global infrastructure. From February 2012 to September 2012 (8 months) Vice President - Real-time Market Data Integration @ Hands on technical lead for the North America Market Data Integration group responsible for real-time market data feed distribution throughout Morgan Stanley’s trading infrastructure. My team was responsible for ensuring rapid and reliable access to over 70 North American market data feed providers. We supported a complex proprietary market data system used to distribute all real-time data feeds such as stock prices, index values, option prices, and fixed income instruments throughout the firm. My primary focus was to ensure the stability of our systems while coming up with strategic solutions that meet the requirements put forth by our internal and external trading groups. Key focus areas were capacity management, tools development, systems engineering, and latency monitoring, and assisting various trading teams to integrate our market data feed formats and technologies. From March 2010 to February 2012 (2 years) Senior Consultant (6 Month Project building colo HFT systems) @ Assisted in the build out of a ultra low latency next-gen trading infrastructure for the Credit Suisse (GAT) Global Arbitrage Trading Group. I was recruited to join a small team of high caliber contractors working to design, build, and implement bleeding edge technologies at a major NJ, co-location facility. From October 2009 to March 2010 (6 months) Vice President - Infrastructure Architect - Municipal Bond Trading Technology @ Working on various technology projects in the fixed income municipal bond trading group at Citi. Assisted in the evaluation of key technologies such as Gemfire Cache, Coral8, TibcoEMS, and Realtime Linux. From April 2009 to October 2009 (7 months) VP / Director of Engineering @ Technical manager responsible for Ballista's proprietary equity options trading infrastructure. I managed and lead a team of engineers responsible for the core infrastructure. I was tasked with building out the infrastructure for a high volume, low latency block trading alternative trading system (ATS) for US equity options. I was hired as an early employ #5 (start-up) and only member of the team with a core Unix/Linux/Networking systems background. I negotiated all lease lines, data center contracts, hardware acquisition and built out the core trading system infrastructure from scratch. I was later given a leadership role to build a strong team of technologist to further the support and build out of this platform. Key projects: Infrastructure build out, systems engineering, production management, application deployment, tools development Java/Perl. From April 2008 to April 2009 (1 year 1 month) Production Manager High Frequency DMA @ Senior member of the core U.S. equities technology and client connectivity group responsible for various components of Lehman’s real time, high frequency, low latency (sub milli) DMA/OMS equities and options trading environment R.A.P.T.O.R. Key technologies: Appia, Tradescope, Perl, Java, FIX, FAST, TibcoRVD, Wombat From May 2007 to April 2008 (1 year) Subject Matter Expert - Equities (Global Trading Infrastructure) @ Worked on a highly specialized and technical team which recommended, developed, and implemented innovative solutions for the global trading infrastructure (GTI) division at Banc of America Securities LLC. Key projects worked on we're Netezza a hardware based database appliance and Redhat Global File System. From May 2006 to May 2007 (1 year 1 month) Manager - Unix Shared Services (Engineering) @ Chief technical systems architect and manager that lead the UNIX systems engineering and design group that implemented all major infrastructure initiatives for The City of New York DoITT - NY311, NYC.GOV, GIS, NYSERV, DATASHARE, NYCAPS, CITYSHARE, Sun Fire 15K/25K, Hitatchi HDS 9980 and the city's global directory services. Reported to Gregory Newhouse - Assistant Commissioner of critical infrastructure services. From February 2002 to December 2005 (3 years 11 months) UNIX Systems Administrator @ UNIX system administrator responsible for New York Life's J2EE middleware infrastructure environment. From February 2000 to May 2002 (2 years 4 months) Rodrick Brown is skilled in: Python, Perl, Linux, Solaris, 29West, LBM, Networking, IP Networking, Multicast, Unix Shell Scripting, autosys, TIBCO EMS, exegy, BGP, Routing Protocols

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