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Database SRE – NYC / Chicago / Austin

Innovative Algo Trading

Chicago / New York / Austin

Posted 1 Mth Ago

Salary: Market-Leading



This is one of the world’s top algorithmic trading firms, looking for Database Site Reliability Engineers to join the Trading Systems Infrastructure team. A community of self-starters from multiple tech backgrounds – math, computer science, statistics, physics, engineering – they have built one of the world’s most sophisticated computing environments for research and development with data at its core.

This role offers the chance to be at the forefront of designing, building, and maintaining the diverse production database infrastructure, focusing on bare metal performance, scalability, and reliability. This will involve overseeing the PostgreSQL and MySQL infrastructure as you support globally distributed trading & large-scale research.

The successful candidate will be an experienced engineer, looking to make a real difference working with a small, focused team of like-minded database and systems engineers.


  • 5+ years’ experience in database management + infrastructure engineering
  • Proven expertise designing & implementing production database infrastructure, from security and replication to observability (monitoring, alerting, logging)
  • Substantial experience with PostgreSQL or MySQL
  • Strong Linux knowledge/experience – with Debian in particular
  • Excellent state-of-the-art DB technologies & tradeoffs knowledge, e.g. distributed DBs, time-series DBs, relaxed consistency models, columnar storage
  • Proficiency writing Python scripts


  • Market-leading salary + bonuses + generous benefits package
  • Truly flat management structure, with no red tape
  • Friendly, informal yet highly rewarding work culture
  • Work with the latest technologies on complex problems with significant impact