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Systems Reliability Engineer (SRE/Devops)

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New York, NY
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Direct Hire
Dec 04, 2019
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New York, New York, United States


This client is a very large and profitable high frequency trading firm. 


Reliability Engineering is a versatile group of full stack engineers, at the front line maintaining and expanding the capabilities of firm's many and varied systems. The team exists in the space between traditional systems administration and development, and seeks to merge the capabilities from both disciplines.


You will take on the following responsibilities:

  • Primary engineering and operational support for multiple large distributed software applications including both the foundational infrastructure for the company and components of our trading environments

  • Improving all aspects of system and software reliability, including better monitoring, alerting, and documentation

  • Engaging with our software engineering teams on support issues and improvements to our tools, processes, and software

  • Acting as a conduit between infrastructure and development teams, being sympathetic to the concerns and priorities of both

  • Gathering and analyzing metrics from both operating systems and applications to assist in performance tuning and fault finding

  • Educating and evangelizing DevOps best practices to the company at large

You should possess the following qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree in computer science or another highly technical, scientific discipline

  • In-depth knowledge and experience in at least one of: host based networking, Linux/UNIX administration, storage technologies, systems programming, distributed systems, databases, cloud computing, and a strong desire to learn more

  • Ability to program (structured and OO) with one or more high level languages (such as Python, Java, C/C++, Go)

  • The ability to leverage off the shelf and open source systems and utilities to provision production systems in a variety of domains, especially for multi-tenant use

  • A proven track record of automation and a systematic approach to solving problems

  • The ability to translate high level software and infrastructure requirements from idea to high quality implementation.

  • A proactive approach to spotting problems, areas for improvement, and performance bottlenecks

  • The ability to understand the inherent trade-offs between various software architectures as it relates to performance, resiliency/fault tolerance, load balancing, and data consistency

  • Ability to profile and debug applications in real time

Additional qualifications preferred:

  • Experience with public cloud technologies (ex: EC2, GCS)

  • Experience with authentication and encryption technologies like TLS, Kerberos, and GSSAPI

  • Experience with the analysis of network packet captures and an understanding of the OSI model, BGP, and multicast routing

  • Experience with Linux kernel and OS tunables as well as building custom kernels

  • Experience with automated configuration management tools such as Ansible, Chef, Puppet, SaltStack

  • Experience with distributed storage technologies like NFS, HDFS, Ceph, S3 as well as dynamic resource management frameworks, such as  Mesos, Kubernetes or Yarn.

  • Experience with enterprise messaging systems and concepts (ex: Kafka, JMS, MQ Series)

  • Experience with observability and monitoring tools (ex: New Relic, Datadog, Prometheus, Nagios, VictorOps, Splunk)

  • Experience with data visualization tools (ex: Kibana, Grafana, Tableau)

You will enjoy the following benefits:

  • Core Benefits: Fully paid medical and dental insurance premiums for employees and dependents, 401k match, employer-paid life & disability insurance
  • Perks: Onsite gyms with laundry service, wellness activities, casual dress, snacks, game rooms
  • Learning: Tuition reimbursement, conference and training sponsorship
  • Time Off: Generous vacation, sick days, and paid caregiver leaves

We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or any other applicable legally protected characteristics