Infrastructure Automation Senior Consultant - DevOps/SRE We are Adaptive, where you’ll use the latest technology to design, build and operate bespoke, real-time, front-to-back solutions for tier-one investment banks and commodity trading firms financial clients using the latest technology, in flat teams where innovation and collaboration are the backbones of our success. Adaptive has a growing number of projects using the Hydra trading platform in multiple locations (London, Barcelona, Montreal and New York). Hydra is a framework built on top of Aeron messaging for building low-latency systems such as exchanges or workflow engines. We are looking for a candidate to be part of the ops team, and participate in defining infrastructure best practices in both Hydra infrastructure development and testing, as well as client infrastructure and Adaptive hosted Hydra projects. You will report directly to the Head of Operations Centre. Ideally, we would need to see strong experience within projects building, testing, and running custom database or other persistent data services in cloud environments, using immutable infrastructure principles. Due to the current pandemic, this role will not be fully office-based for a period. We continue to prioritise the safety and well-being of the Adaptive team. This position is within the DevOps team and will be responsible for:
Making Hydra-based project easy to deploy and manage, through automation & standardisation.
Participating in best practice definition for Hydra-based project installations.
Guiding the development team in best practice CI/CD, and full system testing.
Supporting projects solutions and support teams, maintaining the infrastructure, and using lessons learnt to improve best practices.
Enhancing cloud services operations and monitoring to be as proactive as possible
Troubleshooting cloud infrastructure, identifying issues and assisting in their timely resolution
Maintaining strict adherence to security policies within the organisation
Designing maintenance procedures and operational guide
Testing, evaluating and implementing new technologies
Demonstrated skill in deploying and supporting large-scale, customer-critical systems.
Significant professional experience
Strong understanding of AWS
Strong knowledge of Linux
Strong knowledge of automation technologies.
Strong understanding of common network protocols.
Good knowledge of scripting language (Python, Bash);
Good knowledge of Docker
Strong understanding of Terraform and cloud automation tools
Excellent communication skills, ability to interact confidently and communicate technical instructions to colleagues at all levels.
Experience in building, deploying and managing stateful services (Database, RAFT Cluster, etc)
Nice to have
Financial industry experience
Nomad or any other container orchestration solution
Low-level x86 hardware knowledge.
Networking & Firewall device skills.
Java and Golang
Benefits: Our benefits are designed with you in mind. We aim to provide benefits that are meaningful and useful to you and that reflect our culture. Many of our benefits are available to our staff after a probationary period.
23 days vacation
Family medical, dental, and vision from day 1
Short Term Disability/Long Term Disability
No cumbersome hierarchy: our teams feel free to speak up, to make suggestions and raise concerns
Collaborative team environment: we all work together, respect each other and pitch in
Smart, welcoming and motivated colleagues
Good work/life balance
Some of our success stories include: An app store that allows users to browse available apps and install to their desktop without Administrator rights. The system provides an auto-update mechanism and also captures usage statistics Adaptive brought our experience in large scale e-commerce platforms to quickly specify and agree an architecture with the client. The design enabled rapid development in the short term but also granted flexibility and agility in the long term. Please note that the successful candidate will need to undergo a background check. Candidates can find our privacy notice here: https://weareadaptive.com/privacy-notice-applicants-adaptive-financial-consulting-ltd/