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Site Reliability Engineer (Full remote optional)

Job Description

Site Reliability Engineer (Optional of Fully remote)

VANRATH are pleased to be working with a global Financial service company that seeks an experienced Site Reliability Engineer (SRE) who is looking for a new challenge in the financial technology services industry. The company operates a large scale data environment with petabytes of market and analytic data, and generates real-time data in time-frames from milliseconds to minutes. This is an opportunity to work within a team of people with experience in financial markets, computer and data science, and with a keen interest in discovering new sources of information for financial markets.

The SRE team is responsible for the real-time operations of applications. The SRE's work closely with Developers, Infrastructure, and Client Services to test, configure and deploy new application releases; help onboard new customers; monitor application health and performance; troubleshoot operational issues; document applications and APIs. SRE's maintain best-practices around change management, including automating as much of the DevOps workflow as possible.

  • Work Closely with the wider teams including client services, infrastructure, and development to ensure excellent delivery of services.
  • Manage and maintain the release of production changes
  • Maintain the necessary infrastructure to facilitate testing and production deployments
  • Participate in daily operational activities required to ensure production systems are fully operational.This includes:
    • Real time application health checks
    • Application performance monitoring
    • 1st and 2nd level troubleshooting for application-related issues
    • Assist infrastructure team on 2nd level troubleshooting for FTP services, databases, network, hardware, etc.
  • Provide 1st and 2nd level Technical Application and Data Analysis Support to customers
  • Maintain deployment runbooks and troubleshooting guides
  • Maintain application and API documentation
  • Contribute to improvements to both internal and client facing collateral
  • Design, implement, and maintain best-of-breed in-house and/or 3rd party tools to automate common DevOps functions and workflow
  • Work closely with Development to define and maintain QA standards and procedures
  • Ensure all releases have completed required pre- and post-release QA checks and testing

Education: Bachelors in STEM related field required

  • Previous experience in Site Reliability Engineering
  • STEM background with an interest in financial markets
  • Experience programming in scripting languages, Python preferred. Working knowledge of Bash, Perl, etc.
  • Debugging-level knowledge of Java or C/C++ is a strong positive.
  • Familiarity with SQL and RDBMSs, e.g., SQL Server, MySQL, Oracle, DB2
  • Knowledge of basic network functionality, e.g.: protocols such as TCP/IP, UDP, ICMP; MAC addresses, IP packets, DNS, OSI layers, and load balancing - especially at the OS level.
  • Basic network troubleshooting at the OS level, e.g., ping, traceroute, dnslookup, telnet, mdump, ifconfig
  • Strong skills navigating in a Linux environment, including shell scripting
  • Strong debugging, troubleshooting, and problem-solving instincts
  • Familiarity with configuration management systems such as Ansible or Salt Stack.
  • Familiarity with monitoring and debugging CI/CD systems.


Salary for the role is open for negotiation between the 50-80k mark depending on experience

To find out more information on the role advertised, please submit your CV or contact Matthew Evers at VANRATH in the strictest confidence.

About Me:
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