Senior Site Reliability Engineer

| Portland, OR, USA | Hybrid
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Apex Fintech Solutions (AFS) powers innovation and the future of digital wealth management by processing millions of transactions daily, to simplify, automate, and facilitate access to financial markets for all. Our robust suite of fintech solutions enables us to support clients such as Stash, Betterment, SoFi, and Webull, and more than 20 million of our clients' customers.
Collectively, AFS creates an environment in which companies with the biggest ideas in fintech are empowered to change the world. We are based in Dallas, TX and also have offices in Austin, New York, Chicago, Portland, and Belfast.
If you are seeking a fast-paced and entrepreneurial environment where you'll have the opportunity to make an immediate impact, and you have the guts to change everything, this is the place for you.
AFS has received a number of prestigious industry awards, including:

  • 2021, 2020, 2019, and 2018 Best Wealth Management Company - presented by Fintech Breakthrough Awards
  • 2021 Most Innovative Companies - presented by Fast Company
  • 2021 Best API & Best Trading Technology - presented by Global Fintech Awards

We are looking for a Senior Site Reliability Engineer to join as a Distributed Systems Administrator, you will play a crucial role in maintaining and supporting our message queueing infrastructure, enabling efficient and reliable communication across our systems. Your expertise will be vital in ensuring the availability, performance, and scalability of our messaging systems, including Kafka, RabbitMQ, IBM MQ, and GCP PubSub.
Key Responsibilities:

  • System Maintenance: Implement, configure, and maintain message queueing systems, including Kafka, RabbitMQ, IBM MQ, and GCP PubSub.Perform routine system upgrades, patches, and optimizations to ensure optimal performance.
  • Monitoring and Troubleshooting: Implement robust monitoring solutions to proactively identify issues and troubleshoot performance bottlenecks. Respond promptly to system alerts and incidents, diagnosing and resolving issues to minimize downtime.
  • Capacity Planning: Conduct regular capacity assessments to ensure that the messaging systems meet current and future demands. Recommend and implement scalability enhancements as needed.
  • Security and Compliance: Implement and enforce security best practices for message queueing systems. Ensure compliance with relevant industry standards and regulations.
  • Integration and Collaboration: Collaborate with development and infrastructure teams to integrate messaging systems into applications and services. Work closely with cross-functional teams to understand requirements and provide effective solutions.
  • Performance Optimization: Analyze system performance and implement optimizations to enhance throughput and reduce latency. Identify and address bottlenecks in the message processing pipeline.
  • Documentation: Maintain comprehensive documentation for messaging system configurations, procedures, and best practices. Provide training and documentation to internal teams for effective system usage.
  • Disaster Recovery Planning: Develop and maintain disaster recovery plans for messaging systems. Design application usage patterns across multiple availability regions. Conduct regular testing of recovery procedures to ensure system resilience.


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field (or equivalent experience).
  • 6+ years of proven experience as a Systems Administrator with a focus on message queueing systems, including Kafka, RabbitMQ, IBM MQ, and GCP PubSub.
  • In-depth knowledge of the design, implementation, and maintenance of message-oriented middleware.
  • Experience with cloud-based messaging services, particularly GCP PubSub.
  • Strong scripting and automation skills (e.g., Bash, Python) for system administration tasks.
  • Familiarity with infrastructure-as-code concepts and tools.
  • Excellent troubleshooting and problem-solving skills.
  • Solid understanding of security practices related to messaging systems.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced, agile environment.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.

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Our Rewards
We offer a robust package of employee perks and benefits, including healthcare benefits (medical, dental and vision, EAP), competitive PTO, 401k match, parental leave, and HSA contribution match. We also provide our employees with a paid subscription to the Calm app and offer generous external learning and tuition reimbursement benefits. At AFS, we offer a hybrid work schedule for most roles that allows employees to have the flexibility of working from home and one of our primary offices.
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) Commitment
At Apex, we embrace diversity and are dedicated to creating an inclusive and equitable workplace. We value every team member's unique perspective and are committed to fostering a culture where everyone belongs. Join us in our mission to empower and celebrate individual differences.
Apex is committed to being an equal opportunity employer. We ensure that qualified applicants receive fair consideration for employment without discrimination based on sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, race, color, natural or protective hairstyle, genetics, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. We stand by this commitment to promote a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce.

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What are Apex Fintech Solutions Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
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Open door policy
OKR operational model
Open office floor plan
Flexible work schedule
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity employee resource groups
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Pet insurance
Wellness programs
Mental health benefits
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401(K) matching
Apex's 401(k) retirement plan match 50% of an employee's contributions up to the first 6% of their eligible compensation.
Company equity
Performance bonus
Charitable contribution matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid volunteer time
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Company-sponsored outings
Free snacks and drinks
Company-sponsored happy hours
Relocation assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job training & conferences
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