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Senior Site Reliability Engineer

The Voleon Group, Austin

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Duration: Full-Time


Voleon is a technology company that applies state-of-the-art machine learning techniques to real-world problems in finance.  For more than a decade, we have led our industry and worked at the frontier of applying machine learning to investment management. We have become a multibillion dollar asset manager, and we have ambitious goals for the future.
 
Your colleagues will include internationally recognized experts in machine learning research as well as highly experienced technology and finance professionals. The people who shape our company come from other backgrounds, too, including concert music performance, humanitarian aid, opera singing, sports writing, and BMX racing. You will be part of a team that loves to succeed together.
 
As a Senior Site Reliability Engineer (SRE), you will work at the intersection of production operations, software development and DevOps, as you monitor, manage, and improve production-critical infrastructure and data pipelines. You will handle sophisticated proprietary software, as well as mainstream open-source technology as you gain experience maintaining and scaling critical fault-tolerant, distributed data pipelines, storage and compute infrastructure. Our SREs work on exciting real-world problems and collaborate with smart (and fun!) colleagues in an empowering, performance-minded environment. 
 
The position presents long-term career opportunities with several trajectories depending on your interests and strengths, including senior SRE roles, as well as DevOps, software development, or technical leadership roles. This role is a way to make a real difference: your contributions will make our critical systems more reliable, lower operational risk, and increase the efficiency of our engineering effort.

Responsibilities

  • Monitor production systems, triage and resolve failures, including our proprietary data pipeline, as well as infrastructure and deployment processes
  • Write/review code and debug challenging problems
  • Together with our data and engineering team, you will share an on-call rotation and be the first responder ensuring the continuous operation of production-critical systems
  • Improve reliability and maintainability of software applications and pipelines
  • Improve availability and stability of shared production infrastructure
  • Maintain and support open-source and proprietary services and tools
  • Gather and analyze metrics to help identify inefficiencies and guide architecture and development work
  • Occasional travel to our Berkeley office may be required

Requirements

  • 5+ years of applicable experience
  • Fluency in the software development process. Software development experience in a professional environment is a plus.
  • Experience with hands-on coding and debugging (Python experience is preferred but not required)
  • Experience with Linux
  • Familiarity with Relational Databases & SQL
  • Sharp analytical and problem-solving skills and a persistent drive for making things work (better)
  • Strong growth mindset and a passion for learning, leadership experience a plus
  • An undergraduate degree or comparable training in a quantitative field, or equivalent, relevant industry experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience supporting production systems
  • Experience with Pandas and other tabular data tools
  • System administration experience, as well as familiarity with RDBMS, storage technologies, or cluster computing
  • A degree in Computer Science
“Friends of Voleon” Candidate Referral Program
 
If you have a great candidate in mind for this role and would like to have the potential to earn $7,500 if your referred candidate is successfully hired and employed by The Voleon Group, please use this form to submit your referral. For more details regarding eligibility, terms and conditions please make sure to review the Voleon Referral Bonus Program.
 
Equal Opportunity Employer
 
The Voleon Group is an Equal Opportunity employer. Applicants are considered without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, age, sex, gender, marital status, sexual orientation and identity, genetic information, veteran status, citizenship, or any other factors prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

About The Voleon Group

Co-founded in 2007 by two leading scientists, The Voleon Group combines an academic approach to research with an emphasis on scalability and risk management to deliver cutting-edge technology at the forefront of the finance industry. Many of our leaders and employees hold doctorates in statistics, computer science, and mathematics, among other quantitative disciplines. We are committed to exemplary performance in all aspects of our research and operations, while maintaining a culture of intellectual curiosity and flexibility. Voleon’s CEO holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stanford and previously founded and led a successful technology startup. Our Chief Investment Officer/Director of Research is a Statistics faculty member at UC Berkeley, where he earned his Ph.D.

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