Staff Site Reliability Engineer (SRE)

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Staff Site Reliability Engineer (SRE)



About IEX


At IEX, we’re passionate about building technology that moves industries forward. Our story began when we built a stock exchange designed to deliver high-performance results for all investors. Our belief is that technology should level the playing field so that opportunity is equitable. We are applying what we learned from building a high-performance stock exchange to build technology that solves for complexity and accelerates growth in other areas. We aspire to build a trusted, disciplined, and diversified business. Our goal is to build transformative technology without ever compromising our integrity - and we’re just getting started!


IEX Cloud


IEX Cloud is a data infrastructure and delivery platform for any imaginable dataset. We leverage our high-performance APIs and real time streaming data services to power hundreds of thousands of applications and developers. We operate in the mindset that "small and mighty" teams can move mountains, especially when they are well connected and coordinated.


Staff Site Reliability Engineer (SRE) 

IEX Cloud is hiring a Staff Site Reliability Engineer to support our growing organization. We are looking for a veteran SRE with a proven track record of enabling organizations to deliver complex services and applications at scale through data and code.

You are bright, capable, and passionate about our mission of driving fairness and transparency on Wall Street. If you're up for the challenge of juggling multiple priorities within a dynamic, fast-growing technology start-up – come join us!

This job can be located in the New York office or remotely. 

About You:

  • You intuitively know how to balance priorities between technical mentorship and hands-on work
  • You believe the software development lifecycle begins with observability. You know uptime is the only time
  • You are not afraid of rolling up your sleeves and driving projects forward at full speed
  • You enjoy being part of a motivated team who push each other to win every day, together
  • Firm dedication to the core values of IEX – belief in fairness and transparency in the financial markets
  • You probably think the world is a better place when there is readily available beer, cold brew, and seltzer on tap, though not a requirement

What You'll Do:

Technical Contribution:

  • As a senior member of the System Reliability Engineering team, you will participate in building code delivery mechanisms for our developers and ensure the health and stability of our platform both now and in the future
  • Measure, measure, and measure to inform decision making around high priority areas of improvement and KPIs such as Time to Deliver, Mean Time to Recovery, etc.
  • Contribute a strong point of view on common software engineering concerns, including how to improve user experience, how to manage technical debt, and how to improve performance
  • Build tools that allow us to scale our systems, reduce our maintenance costs, and remove toil

Product Team Collaboration:

  • Collaborate cross functionally with development, product management, marketing and customer success to 
    understand the user needs and requirements to succeed in our market
  • Ability to translate broad company strategies into clear, specific objectives and actionable plans, building passion and buy-in across teams
  • Collaborate with product and your team in each 6-week planning period to agree on priorities and scope of work that can be delivered to ensure we're working on the right things and with committed scope
  • Participate in our product discovery programs to engage directly with users and buyers of our technology to understand unmet needs and potential opportunity space
  • Inspire teammates to understand the problems we are trying to solve rather than just solutions

Delivery Management:

  • Understand product requirements, design technical solutions, and help the team ship a great product internal and 
  • Deliver against business and product goals in each planning period
  • Document scope in well-written epics and tasks in Jira
  • Participate in code reviews and documenting the system
  • Be proactive in improving team communication and efficiency 

You Are:

  • Minimum 7+ years of professional experience, preferably through a company's transition from early-stage to midsized SaaS/PaaS 
  • Demonstrated ability to work cross-functionally with internal teams (e.g. product, development, support) to deliver successful product and business outcomes
  • Experience with Linux/CentOS
  • Proficiency with the following tools: Ansible, Docker, Python, Terraform, Jenkins, Redis, Prometheus, Elasticsearch. Grafana
  • Culture fit (Think Big, Do Good/ Win Together/ Be Gritty/ Invent & Reinvent)
  • Strong communication skills

Bonus Points:

  • Node.js
  • Nomad
  • Kubernetes
  • Hashicorp Tooling (Vagrant, Packer, Consul, Vault)
  • Experience automating infrastructure on a cloud provider (AWS/GCP/Azure)
  • Experience in managing centralized observability services to collect and surfacing metrics, logs, and traces
  • Expertise in instrumenting applications and services to provide fundamental insights
  • Experience building, testing, and debugging complex systems in a multi-team environment
  • Experience explaining complex technical concepts to other teams

Why You Should Apply:

  • Comprehensive Benefits 
  • New hire stock equity (RSUs)
  • 401K employer match
  • Unlimited PTO
  • 100% coverage for medical, dental, and vision 
  • OneMedical membership
  • 16 weeks parental leave 
  • Wellness Benefits
  • Flexible workplace
  • Employer charity match
  • Learning stipend
  • Commuter benefits
  • Jump Start onboarding program
  • Internal mentor program cross-departmentally 
  • Friendly and inclusive workplace culture

Here at IEX, we are dedicated to an inclusive workplace and culture. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, creed, religion, alienage or national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, disability or handicap, sex, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. This policy not only complies with all applicable laws and protects workers' rights but is vital to IEX’s overall mission and values.
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What are IEX Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Perks & Discounts
Company Outings
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours

Additional Perks + Benefits

100% covered One Medical membership. 100% employer-paid premiums for medical, dental, and vision benefits (including spouses and dependents). Pre-tax Commuter benefits, Flexible Spending Account, and Dependent Care Spending Account. 20 paid vacation days. Bagel Friday's, happy hours, potluck competitions, and much more! Focused on providing a diverse and inclusive workplace.

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