MarketAxess Corporation is hiring a

Lead Engineer - SRE / DevOps

New York, United States

Company Description

MarketAxess is a FinTech company and component of the S&P 500.  We are a leading provider of global fixed income trading platforms, data, and post-trade solutions. 

The fixed-income markets represent an enormous global marketplace, where only a fraction of average daily trade volume occurs electronically. Believe it or not, most fixed-income trades are still executed via phone or blotter, providing us with a significant opportunity for disruption and future growth. 

We believe this market is ripe for disruption and have created a proprietary electronic platform that connects the world’s most influential financial institutions to the world’s largest capital market.  Since 2015, MarketAxess has grown from roughly 300 employees to approximately 700 with offices across seven countries and annual revenue has more than doubled.  We’re excited about the growth opportunities ahead and have built a fast-paced, collaborative, environment where all employees are empowered to make a material impact.  We hope you’ll come join us!

About the Job

We are seeking an experienced Lead Site Reliability Engineer (SRE) to join our Cloud Engineering and Developer Enablement Platform team. This team is responsible for building the Next-gen cloud and developer platform at MarketAxess and establishing SRE best practices. You will be responsible for helping to build our SRE function, combining software and systems to develop creative engineering solutions to solve operational problems. Much of your support and software development focuses on optimizing existing systems, building infrastructure, code deployments, and reducing work through automation.   

You should be passionate about technology, software engineering, quality, and innovatively addressing technical problems. You will work with the team to establish SRE best practices and procedures collaborate on technical solutions and ensure exceptional software engineering practices, quality, and good documentation.

It's essential to be willing to take on new skills to meet the shifting demands of accelerating our modernization efforts to the public cloud and Kubernetes world. Feedback from your users should be something that you look forward to, as you will work closely with internal users to incorporate their needs into your roadmap and use it as a measure of success. A critical success factor is being viewed as a trusted partner and collaborator.

We embrace a culture of collaboration and experimentation while striving and encouraging all team members to focus on continuous improvement and learning. We openly welcome diverse perspectives and people who are not afraid to challenge assumptions and prior ways of working.  Otherwise, how do we innovate, learn and grow as a team and individuals?   

What You’ll Do

  • Lead a team of developers to define and implement SRE best practices.
  • Build a culture of automation, identifying manual tasks and creating robust and innovative solutions to remove toil.
  • Integrate and operate observability products that support compliance requirements and enable the team to better understand the state of their services and apps in production and help other teams do the same.
  • Provide technical leadership and guidance around containerization of applications and DevOps best practices.
  • Perform analytics on previous incidents to better predict issues and take proactive actions. 
  • Develop, monitor, and alert on SLIs/SLOs
  • Grow our agile development culture through the use of excellent engineering skills and deep knowledge of DevOps methodologies. 
  • Own the regular reviews of systems performance metrics with the stakeholders. 
  • Share your passion for staying on top of tech trends, experimenting with and learning new technologies, participating in internal & external technology communities, and mentoring other members of the engineering community.
  • Socialize SRE culture across teams in the organization.
  • Build and maintain CI / CD pipelines for applications and products.  
  • Author Release / Deployment Plans and Rollback procedures  
  • Develop and scale engineering best practices across the organization through automation, automated testing, infrastructure and policy as code. 
  • Establishing cross-training initiatives to provide enhanced automated support capabilities. 


What You Bring to the Table

  • 5+, years in Cloud and SRE to DevOps roles, with 2+ years minimum of software development experience 
  • 3+ years of hands-on experience designing, building, deploying, and automating infrastructure & platform services in Public Clouds (AWS, GCP, and Azure) using Infrastructure as Code (Terraform) 
  • 2+ years as team lead
  • Familiarity with Automation and DevSecOps Pipeline tools like Ansible, Maven, Gradle, Chef, Puppet, etc. 
  • Comprehensive understanding of CICD and experience with building and deploying pipelines with tools such as Jenkins 
  • Strong knowledge in at least one and preferably both: Java, Python 
  • Experience with shell scripting 
  • Hands-on experience in orchestration container platforms (cloud or on-premises such as docker, EKS, AKS, Tanzu, OpenShift, etc.) 
  • Deeply committed to complete automation of the complete SDLC 
  • Exceptional problem-resolution skills 
  • Exceptional quantitative and analytical skills 
  • Strong written, verbal, and team communications skills 
  • Ability to collaborate with team members and colleagues across the organization, as well as an open attitude about sharing work-in-progress and developing ideas from both yourself and others 
  • BS/MS degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related subject.  

What’s In It for You?

In addition to working on cutting edge technology and in our culture of innovation, collaboration, and openness, we offer:

  • Hybrid Environment: Flexibility matters! Our employees enjoy a mix of working in the office and from home.
  • Employer Provided Food: Free lunch is delivered for all employees when in the office. Offices are always stocked with free snacks and drinks.
  • Paid time off: Competitive PTO package including vacation days, sick leave, charity leave and parental leave.
  • 401(k): Dollar-for-dollar employer match up to $10K
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan: Participate in our tax advantaged ESPP and purchase MarketAxess common stock.
  • Health Insurance: Highly competitive medical, dental, and vision programs
  • Wellness Stipend: Up to $1K annually towards gym memberships, home office equipment and more
  • Onsite Healthcare: Convenient access to world-class care through Mount Sinai at our Hudson Yards location
  • Tuition Assistance and Professional Training: We want to empower your continued growth and development. On-demand learning, boot camps, and opportunities to attend conferences are available to all employees.

For job positions in NYC, NY, and other locations where required, the estimated salary range for a new hire into this position is $150,000 USD to $220,000 USD. Actual salary may vary depending on job-related factors, which may include knowledge, skills, experience, and location. You may also be eligible for annual cash incentives, equity, and other benefit programs.

MarketAxess Corporation and its affiliates provide equal employment opportunities to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic in the location in which the candidate is applying.

All of your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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