Chicago Mercantile Exchange Virtualisation Systems Engineer - Placement Year / Internship (2018 - 2019) in Belfast, United Kingdom

Virtualisation Systems Engineer - Placement Year / Internship (2018 - 2019)




CME Group: Where Futures Are MadeCME Group ( is the world’s leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace. But who we are goes deeper than that. Here, you can impact markets worldwide. Transform industries. And build a career shaping tomorrow. We invest in your success and you own it – all while working alongside a team of leading experts who inspire you in ways big and small. Joining our company gives you the opportunity to make a difference in global financial markets every day – whether you work on our industry-leading technology and risk management services, our benchmark products or in a corporate services area that helps us serve our customers better. With 2,500 employees located around the world, we’re small enough for you and your contributions to be known. But big enough for your ideas to make an impact. The pace is dynamic, the work is unlike any other firm in the business, and the possibilities are endless. Problem solvers, difference makers, trailblazers. Those are our people. And we’re looking for more.

This internship is working in the Enterprise Server Platform Virtualisation team. They are a systems administration group that provide support to CME Group's Virtual Platform. They responsible for the day to day management, operation, and architecture of CME's virtual infrastructure, including the infrastructures for CME's vSphere, VDI, Chef, and vRealize tools. The team is also responsible for backup operations.


  • Solid troubleshooting skills

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Self-motivated and enthusiastic team player

  • Happy to take personal responsibility and be accountable for outcomes

  • Proven communication, analysis and problem solving skills

  • Customer focused with a talent for building excellent working relationships with business and technical stakeholders

  • Ability to work to tight deadlines and effective prioritization of workload


  • 2 Years University in Computer Science degree or equivalent

  • Basic systems knowledge of hardware platforms, and resources - CPU, memory, end-user devices, peripherals.

  • Knowledge of virtual platforms and technologies.


  • Scripting (UNIX Shell, Powershell)

  • Python

As the world’s leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, CME Group ( is where the world comes to manage risk. Based in Chicago, with offices in New York, London, Singapore, Calgary, Houston, São Paulo, Singapore, Tokyo and Washington D.C., our team of more than 2,500 employees has an impact on the global economy every day. We offer:

  • The widest range of global benchmark futures and options available across all major asset classes;

  • The most advanced trading technology;

  • Industry-leading clearing and risk management capabilities;

  • A relentless customer focus, serving leading investment and commercial banks, hedge funds, proprietary trading firms, pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, asset managers, corporations and individual traders; and,

  • A great place to work.

With this strong foundation in place, we are looking to continue growing our business in both listed and over-the-counter markets. To support this growth, we are seeking highly motivated individuals to help foster our corporate culture and uphold our core values of leading with conviction and integrity, advancing the global economy, building lasting relationships and acting with ingenuity every day.

We hope you will consider joining our world-class team.