Site Reliability Engineer Lead - Hedge Fund

New york, United States, 10022

Posted on 10/21/2020

Position Details




Financial / Financial Services



Job Level:

Experienced Professional (Non-Manager)


Bachelor's Degree

The Role
We are creating a Site Reliability Engineering practice and are seeking a strong leader with a development background and reliability mindset to help build it. The mission of SRE  will be to champion and enable a culture of highly scalable and reliable applications with a focus on availability, latency, performance, and capacity.

What You’ll Do
The Lead Site Reliability Engineer will work with stakeholders to define SLOs and SLIs as well as developing the overall SRE strategy and roadmap for the Firm. The ideal candidate will develop a depth of understanding of how all the systems work together, how they fail, how they can be improved and how they can be designed and monitored in the most optimized way – and share that understanding with other engineers across the firm.


  • At minimum, five years of experience as a Site Reliability Engineer
  • Experience leading projects and teams
  • A background within Object Oriented software development
  • Experience with scripting (Python, Bash, Perl)
  • An understanding of monitoring, performance management, automation and cloud infrastructure
  • Exceptional architectural, design and development skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong ownership experience and a track record of delivering results
  • A degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field

Nice to have

  • Experience building an SRE practice
  • Experience within financial services
  • Experience working in an Agile environment
  • Exposure to public clouds such as AWS
  • Exposure to containerization technology
  • Exposure to streaming architecture such as Kafka