Site Reliability Engineer

  • Vela
  • Belfast, UK
  • May 18, 2019
Full-time Backend developer

Job Description

You will be responsible for not only design and implementing technical solutions but also identifying and quantifying areas of improvements and presenting these for inclusion in product improvement roadmaps.

Key Accountabilities

- Engage in and improve the lifecycle of platform services from inception and design, through to deployment, operation, measurement and refinement.

- Scale platform services sustainably through automation, and evolve systems by pushing for change that improves reliability and velocity.

- Work closely with Product Management and Engineering on existing and new product development.

- Proactively manage tasks and projects to agreed deadlines.

- Support services before they go live through design consulting, developing supporting utilities, capacity planning and launch reviews.

- Maintain services once they are live by measuring and monitoring availability, latency and overall system health.

Knowledge, Skills & Experience Required


- Experience in Python, particularly for data manipulation, analysis and automation

- Excellent communication skills with the ability to convey technical concepts to audiences of various levels

- Enjoy a fast-paced environment, pragmatically seeking problems and opportunities to automate with a can-do attitude

- Experience in designing, analysing and troubleshooting complex systems

- Experience working independently and collaboratively as part of a specialised team


- Bachelor’s degree in computer science or equivalent

- Experience with SQL / databases

- Experience tuning and administrating Linux operating systems

- Experience in software / network / hardware performance analysis

- Experience working in AWS

- Experience working within a data / software vendor, exchange or trading firm

- Industry knowledge and understanding of financial markets and related terminology

- Experience with CI / CD and Test Frameworks

- Experience with configuration management / deployment automation tools such as Ansible, Spacewalk etc.