Database SRE

United States, Texas, Austin, New York, Illinois, Chicago
Job ID: 2128

Job Description

[c. $250-350k Comp Package | Hybrid Working]

Our client, a leading global trading firm, is seeking an experienced Database SRE to join their Trading Systems Infrastructure team. The successful candidate will be at the forefront of designing, building, and maintaining the firm's diverse production database infrastructure, focusing on bare metal performance, scalability, and reliability. This is an exciting opportunity for an engineer looking to make a real difference working with a small, focused team of like-minded database and systems engineers.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design, build, and maintain the firm's 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

Key Requirements:

  • 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, as this role will require cross-collaboration with various stakeholders across the firm


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