Senior DevOps Engineer / Lead – FinTech – Build & lead your own environment

  • High, commensurate with experience + equity
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Excelsior Search
  • 16 Feb 19

Rare career opportunity for a talented Senior DevOps Engineer to build out and lead their own environment with an exciting high growth disruptive FinTech firm for the financial markets. This really is a first-class opportunity for an experienced DevOps professional to develop a career in the exciting and high value FinTech sector.

This exciting international FinTech company specialises in high performance trading systems for the financial markets, and they are currently developing next generation artificial intelligence applications for traders to use.  Very innovative and dynamic international FinTech firm, building out their software engineering team in London needing a DevOps Lead for their new cloud based trading applications being rolled out over the next few years. 

As the first DevOps hire in London for this project you will play the lead role, responsible for building and maintaining the DevOps environment and team, and working collaboratively with software engineers to enhance and support the continuous delivery process.  You will be responsible for the entire stack; both management of their cloud platform and it’s underlying IaSS infrastructure which is AWS.  As new functionality comes, owning the continuous delivery process to build, deploy and promote microservices on the cloud platform is of course important.  But perhaps the most mission critical task is creating and maintaining a robust environment for clients that has the highest possible levels of uptime for a high performance 24x7x365 global trading platform.

Appropriate applicants will have the following skills and experience:

Experience in Infrastructure planning and exposure to different high-availability IT infrastructures i.e. high-performance environments such as at either an exchange, investment bank trading, military or airline could be appropriate. No financial industry experience required, proven “heavyweight” DevOps experience & aptitude is most important.
Strong knowledge & practical experience with tools like Puppet, Chef, Bosh or Ansible, and a leading CI platform, preferably Jenkins.
Expert level proficiency in one or more of the DevOps open source Scripting languages such as either Groovy, Python or Shell Scripting
Experience with PaaS solutions, such as PCF or GKE, and with AWS or similar IaaS infrastructure
A creative and systematic thinker, who is constantly looking for the cleanest and fastest way to operate a highly effective DevOps environment, constantly striving to make it even better at every opportunity.

This really is a superb career opportunity for a senior and proven DevOps professional, to join an exciting global FinTech at the forefront of next generation trading applications for the financial markets.   You’ll have free reign to build out the DevOps environment and team as you feel fit in order to scale and manage a robust new global trading infrastructure, a very rare high value and exciting opportunity to be part of something special.   


Remuneration:  High basic to attract the best + equity 


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Job keywords: DevOps Manager, DevOps Lead, DevOps Engineer, high performance systems, financial markets, trading, AI, artificial intelligence, Amazon Web Services, AWS, hosted, cloud, IaaS, software engineering, software development, systems administrator, applications management, distributed virtual environment, fintech, London.