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Platform Engineer with FIX Protocol - Hybrid:

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Platform Engineer with FIX Protocol – Hybrid:

Our direct client, a fast-growing FinTech firm in New York City, is looking for a Platform Engineer to be part of the Platform Infrastructure team.  The team plays a critical role in keeping the production and development environments running smoothly and securely. You will utilize advanced cloud capabilities to facilitate Platform Infrastructure strategy of market agility and lean operating principles with a strict focus on quality to meet the ever-growing demands of our clients.  The client is seeking a highly collaborative, creative, and intellectually curious Platform Engineer who is passionate about forming and implementing cutting-edge cloud computing capabilities.  You will wear multiple hats in a highly visible role interacting with all aspects of the business is essential..

2 or 3 days onsite work in the NYC midtown office is required.  Base salary is in the $150-200K range DOE, plus generous bonus and stock options. 


  • Provide FIX Protocol support for institutional trading clients, equity trading, and client integrations. 
  • Support proprietary interfaces for various OMS vendors. 
  • Drive the client onboarding process through pre- and post-sales technical advice. 
  • Build highly available solutions across the entire SDLC stack with primary focus on an internet facing fintech site. 
  • Develop and maintain tools to support the development environment on MacOS and Linux tool environment with focus on improving developer productivity.  
  • Maintain site reliability with a focus on building highly scalable systems integrating resiliency and high availability at all levels. 
  • Develop software and tooling to secure and automate cloud infrastructure building software delivery capabilities with fully automatic workflows.  
  • Design and operation of a Kubernetes environment for container management and orchestration. 


  • 10+ years of DevOps, TechOps or SRE experience with at least 4 years of AWS experience
  • 5+ years of experience in technology preferably on the buy-side, sell-side, or with a trading vendor 
  • 5+ years of professional experience supporting electronic trading 
  • Experience with at least one version of FIX – FIX 4.2, FIX 4.4, or FIX 5.0 
  • Experience with distributed systems design, maintenance, and hands-on troubleshooting/debugging skills 
  • Microservices (Docker, Kubernetes) experience in a production environment strongly desired 
  • Strong Linux OS-level and command-line/scripting knowledge and configuration management principles 
  • Working knowledge of databases such as MongoDB, Postgres, DynamoDB 
  • Coding beyond simple scripting with strong opinions on maintainable/reusable code in Python, Java or Ruby desired 
  • Experience with computer provisioning on a Cloud based platform using Terraform and/or Cloud formation 
  • Exceptional analytical skills, able to apply knowledge and experience in decision-making to arrive at creative and commercial solutions  
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 
  • Able to design and implement complex, but easily managed, automated infrastructure 
  • A desire to share, teach and learn as part of a team 
  • Expert level knowledge of networking 
  • AWS certifications are a plus 

Job ID: 5331