Platform Engineer

Posted 23 May 2024
Salary 280000
LocationNew York
Job type Permanent
Discipline Data & AI
Contact NameAndy Burgess

Job description

Platform  Engineer| Hedge Fund| New York 

Stott and May is partnering with a leading global financial institution known for its hedge fund and market-making operations. It manages substantial assets and is recognized for its data-driven, quantitative approach to investment and trading! 

Elevate the research and development landscape with your expertise in software development and cloud architecture. A prestigious organization is seeking a seasoned professional to enhance the user experience and infrastructure resilience within its dynamic ecosystem.

This pivotal role calls for a visionary individual to lead the transformation of critical tools and platforms, ensuring efficiency and innovation at the core of the organization. As a key player in this transformation, the successful candidate will be instrumental in implementing best practices focused on user experience, collaborating with a diverse range of users to translate their needs into technical requirements, and guiding a team of five developers towards modernizing the platform.

- Be at the forefront of technological advancement within a leading organization.
- Collaborate with a team of passionate professionals dedicated to excellence.
- Contribute to projects that have a significant impact on the organization's efficiency.
- Work in an environment that values continuous learning and application of industry standards.
- Enjoy a role that offers reliability, scalability, and the chance to work with cutting-edge cloud-native architectures.

Key Responsibilities:
- Engage with end users to identify pain points and requirements, balancing potential trade-offs.
- Deliver exceptional solutions for the organization's most critical platform.
- Drive the modernization of the platform, ensuring results that prioritize reliability and scalability.
- Adopt and promote industry and organizational best practices.
- Facilitate the transition of workflows to more cloud-native architectures.

Skills & Experience Required:
- BS or MS in Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, or a related technical field.
- A minimum of 6 years of software development experience, with a strong portfolio in Python.
- A quick learner with excellent collaboration skills, capable of engaging with both technical and non-technical users.
- Proficient in Cloud architecture and best practices for running high availability services.

Highly Valued:
- Experience with Python environments (conda, pip, etc.).
- Familiarity with Google Cloud Platform, particularly GKE.
- Proficiency in Kubernetes for a variety of workloads.
- Experience with batch processing in hybrid environments (on-premises and cloud).
- Knowledge of service reliability and scaling.
- Expertise in development environment and IDE setup automation.

If you are a strategic thinker with a passion for innovation and a track record of delivering high-quality software solutions, this role is designed for you. Join a team where your skills will not only be valued but will also drive the organization to new heights of technological achievement.