Network Architect/Engineer at DriveWealth

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DriveWealth, the pioneer of fractional equities trading and embedded investing, is a visionary technology company that empowers more than 100 partners around the world to engage their customers by placing the markets in the palm of their hand. We believe the future is fractional, transactional and mobile. Every mobile device should be a gateway to accessing investing and savings products, services, advice, and assistance for global citizens of all ages, wealth stages, and levels of financial expertise. DriveWealth’s unparalleled consultative support and cloud-based, industrial strength technology platform allow partners to seamlessly offer branded investing experiences to drive customer acquisition, loyalty, retention, and revenue growth. DriveWealth’s commitment to continuous evolution and innovation makes it the partner of choice for powering the future of investing.

Recently completing a Series D raise, DriveWealth’s mission is to democratize investing globally by working with partners to invent new ways to use its API-based technology to provide emerging investors with cutting-edge embedded experiences, offer first-time access to U.S. markets, and the ability to begin investing with as little as $1. DriveWealth is committed to empowering consumers around the world to become owners by delivering the most modern brokerage infrastructure, unparalleled industry expertise, and a culture of continued evolution.

About the Role

DriveWealth Technologies is building a world class ultra low latency infrastructure team, that will be responsible for designing, architecting, testing, and deploying one of the most bleeding-edge electronic trading tech-stacks in the world. This team will drive the company’s technology transition from Cloud-based infrastructure services to extremely performant bare metal platforms, which will be collocated with the major trading venues, in all major global geographies.

What You’ll Do 

As a Network Architect / Engineer, you’ll engage in a wide range of critical service functions:

  • Performing product research to stay abreast of emerging technologies in the ultralow latency networking space (MAN / WAN / LAN, Matrix switches, firewalls, PCAP collect and decoding, Market Data, etc.)
  • Conducting myriad proof of concept (POC) and proof of value (POV) tests across a wide range of technologies, to determine whether vendor solutions are fit for purpose with DriveWealth
  • Working with Application Developers to understand their business requirements and performance goals which will drive Network sizing & shape, as well as capability scope 
  • Producing clear and professional network topology designs and data flow diagrams
  • Working with vendors to select and source networking hardware. Working with project and program management teams to track delivery. Working with colocation facility service providers to oversee deployment & cabling.   
  • Developing base configurations for routers, switches, firewalls and L1 matrix switches, as well as Packet Capture and Decode appliances, like Corvil, etc. in an ultralow latency colo data center as well as common CSP.
  • Develop and maintain monitoring and observability toolsets and product-baselines (e.g., logs, alerts, performance telemetry, etc.) for the effective support and operations of myriad network technologies 

What You’ll Need 

Hands-on experience with ultralow latency networking technologies from Cisco, Arista, Palo Alto, Corvil, etc. (e.g., switches, routers, firewalls, PCAP aggregation, precision time, market data, etc.)

  • Experience with all stages of the Networking infrastructure equipment lifecycle, from architecture and design, through Engineering and testing, to sourcing and build design, deployment automation and configuration management, to support and operations, and monitoring for observability
  • Experience designing and optimizing high performance local routes
  • Experience designing, sourcing, and building regional and global ultralow latency MAN / WAN circuit topologies, providing “best of breed performance” between regional pops and exchange venues
  • Experience interfacing with major Stock Exchange venues, to facilitate and manage high speed connectivity required for order entry and market data feed
  • Experience with network multicast protocols and technologies for ultra low latency market data distribution
  • Experience with sourcing, delivering and measuring high precision time synchronization to a wide range of infrastructure devices (e.g., PPT, PPS, NTP)

Bonus Points

A huge portion of DriveWealth’s technology stack runs in AWS, so the best candidate will also have relevant experience working with the major Cloud Service Providers (CSP) to order, configuring and operate Software Defined Networks (SDN), routing, firewalls, load balancers, as well as packet capture and monitoring toolsets.


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Benefits
  • Insurance – Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, LTD & STD. HSA and FSA options.
  • Unlimited PTO
  • 401k plan
  • Flexible working hours and work from home
  • Continuing education and conferences reimbursement
  • Fitness/Wellbeing reimbursement
  • Home Office stipend
  • Lunch program, snacks and beverages available in the office

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

TO ALL AGENCIES: Please, no phone calls or emails to any employee of DriveWealth outside of the Talent organization. DriveWealth’s policy is to only accept resumes from agencies via Greenhouse (ATS). Agencies must have a valid services agreement executed and must have been assigned by the Talent team to a specific requisition. Any resume submitted outside of this process will be deemed the sole property of DriveWealth. In the event a candidate submitted outside of this policy is hired, no fee or payment will be paid.

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An Insider's view of DriveWealth

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

The teams here are very collaborative. I work in a remote capacity for the company. Although I am in a different state, my interaction and collaboration are at a high level. We use a variety of collaboration tools to make things easier.

Kris

Head of Recruiting

What makes someone successful on your team?

We are a high growth startup that services some of the coolest companies on the market. Every person that joins DriveWealth makes an impact. Ownership of your role and responsibilities, and creative problem solving is a recipe for success.

Megan

Dir. Corp Strategy & Analysis

How does the company support your career growth?

Working at DriveWealth, I'm surrounded by experts from a variety of areas of which I don't have professional experience—from programmers working on routing thousands of orders per second, to traders with decades of history at exchanges. I've absorbed so much knowledge from my colleagues that I've found new interest in a variety of areas over time.

John

Head of Technical Sales

What are DriveWealth Perks + Benefits

DriveWealth Benefits Overview

401k plan
Stock Options
Insurance – Health, Dental, Vision, Life, Legal. HSA and FSA options.
Flexible working hours
Work from home
Paid time off and holidays
Reimbursement for continuing education and conferences
Snacks and beverages available in the office

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily sync
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Some Meals Provided
Pet Friendly
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
Paid industry certifications

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