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Database SRE

Tech Driven Algorithmic Fund


Posted 1 Mth Ago

One of the world’s top algorithmic trading firms is looking for an experienced database engineer with solid Linux system engineering skills. The Trading Systems Infrastructure team builds and maintains the platform for the production trading strategies that run worldwide 24/7. In this role, you’ll be at the forefront of designing, building, and maintaining the diverse production database infrastructure, focusing on bare metal performance, scalability, and reliability. This is a job for an engineer looking to make a real difference working with a small, focused team of like-minded database and systems engineers.


  • Design, build, and maintain the PostgreSQL and MySQL infrastructure, supporting a globally distributed trading infrastructure and extending to large-scale research
  • Configure and scale PostgreSQL and MySQL servers for trade-critical, real-time workflows
  • Investigate and improve performance of PostgreSQL and MySQL queries and supporting infrastructure (Debian Linux)
  • Engineer and apply infrastructure-as-code tools and services (Salt, Terraform, and others)
  • Build and test proof of concept datastores to fit consumer use cases


  • 5+ years of experience working in database management and infrastructure engineering
  • Proven expertise in designing and implementing production database infrastructure, from security and replication to observability (monitoring, alerting, logging)
  • Very good familiarity with state-of-the-art DB technologies and tradeoffs: distributed DBs, time-series DBs, relaxed consistency models, columnar storage
  • Strong knowledge and experience with Linux (especially Debian)
  • Extensive experience with PostgreSQL or MySQL
  • Ability to write Python scripts with understanding of data structures and the principles of software design
  • Experience with dynamic clustering solutions such as Patroni
  • Solid programming, performance troubleshooting, and networking knowledge
  • Exceptional communication and project management skills – this role will require cross-collaboration with various stakeholders across the business
  • You are resourceful, have a sense of urgency, and are motivated to make things better


This fund brings a scientific approach to trading financial products. They’ve built one of the world’s most sophisticated computing environments for research and development, and their researchers are at the forefront of innovation in the world of algorithmic trading.

Colleagues come from all sorts of backgrounds: mathematics, computer science, statistics, physics, and engineering. A community of self-starters who are motivated by the excitement of being at the cutting edge of automated trading, and their culture celebrates great ideas whether they come from veterans or new hires.

Seem like something you might be interested in? The goal is to find the best people and bring them together to do great work in a place where everyone is valued. They’re proud of their diverse staff; with offices all over the globe they benefit from varied and unique perspectives.

This is an equal opportunity employer; so whoever you are they’d love to get to know you.