Senior Devops Engineer

Akuna Capital

About Akuna:

Akuna Capital is an innovative trading firm with a strong focus on collaboration, cutting-edge technology, data driven solutions and automation. We specialize in providing liquidity as an options market-maker – meaning we are committed to providing competitive quotes that we are willing to both buy and sell. To do this successfully we design and implement our own low latency technologies, trading strategies and mathematical models.

Our Founding Partners, including Akuna’s CEO Andrew Killion, first conceptualized Akuna in their hometown of Sydney. They opened the firm’s first office in 2011 in the heart of the derivatives industry and the options capital of the world – Chicago. Today, Akuna is proud to operate from additional offices in Sydney, Shanghai, and Boston.

What you’ll do as a Senior DevOps Engineer at Akuna:

Akuna is seeking a hands-on technical lead for our growing DevOps team. In this role you will lead a team of DevOps engineers and tackle a challenging and varied set of problems aimed at how we can further mature our DevOps tools, processes, and engineering capabilities. You will work closely with our Development, Infrastructure and Operations teams daily. The ideal candidate has deep technical expertise in this space, but also in mentoring and leading a team towards a high bar of excellence. In this role, you will:

  • Provide excellent management and leadership to the DevOps engineering team, based in our Chicago office
  • Maintain and enhance the stability, capacity, and performance of our globally distributed, hybrid-cloud systems and networks at scale
  • Architect and manage a scalable infrastructure based on technologies such as Kubernetes, Spark, Kafka, and large-scale distributed databases
  • Automate infrastructure management and development CI/CD pipelines with tools such as Terraform, Ansible, Docker, and Jenkins
  • Work closely with our Infrastructure and Development teams to configure and monitor our clusters and cloud deployments to detect errors and resolve performance or capacity issues
  • Research and utilize the latest industry standard tools and practices to meet the evolving needs of our internal Development, Trading and Research teams

Qualities that make great candidates:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering or similar field
  • 5+ years of experience within a DevOps or related team
  • Experience in building and growing teams, and providing mentorship to junior team members
  • Demonstrated success building systems that meet requirements around monitoring, stability, and scalability
  • Demonstrated experience with a leading cloud provider (AWS, Azure, Google Cloud Platform)
  • Experience with one or several facets of infrastructure (Networking, Compute, Security, IAM, Configuration, Automation, etc.)
  • Knowledge of at least one programming language (Java, Python, C++, Scala, Go, etc.)
  • Deep familiarity with containers (Docker) and orchestration (Kubernetes) at scale
  • Experience with databases such as Cassandra, Postgres, Redshift, Dynamo, Influx, and Timescale
  • Hands-on, collaborative working style, with the ability to build relationships with multiple teams

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