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SRE – Application Monitoring

Core Systems


Posted 3 Mths Ago

Salary: £80,000 – £130,000 base + bonus


Job Description 

One of the world’s most renowned financial institutions is looking for a Site Reliability Engineer. You will be joining a talented team of exceptional techies evolving a core platform which provides application telemetry and performance metrics for a large suite of applications.

You will join the Core Development group as a senior developer in a small, highly motivated and agile team, where you will be both building new features and supporting the platform’s existing functionality. Your end users are thousands of other developers; you will be making their products more performant and putting them in full control of routing to common reporting tools, such as Grafana, Splunk and ELK. Facing off to other developers means that NO financial experience is required, this is an exceptionally tech-focussed team and will always remain so.

The successful candidate will be an expert with open-source monitoring and tracing systems like Prometheus and Jaeger; ideally having contributed to their core libraries. There is scope for you to be either a stand-alone technical expert or become a leader of others in the team.

Skills and Experience Required

  • 5+ years’ professional experience, ideally proficient in Java, Golang or C++
  • Prometheus and/or Jaeger experience // contributions to the open source libraries
  • First-hand experience designing and implementing scalable Event Delivery and batch/continuous operator stream processing solutions
  • Sound understanding of distributed, highly available systems
  • Financial industry experience is NOT required

Highly Desirable:

  • Knowledge of any of the following:
    • Kafka, Spark
    • Relational & No SQL databases
    • Public/private cloud development, e.g. Kubernetes, Cloud Foundry & AWS
    • Modern dev practices, e.g. Agile/Scrum, Git, CI/CD


  • Significant salaries + benefits
  • High degree of ownership and impactful work
  • Excellent career growth and professional development is encouraged
  • Flexible working and working from home opportunities (currently fully work from home, but 2-3 days a week is ‘normal’)