Senior Dev Ops Engineer

J Harlan Group, LLC - New York, NY

J Harlan Group is currently conducting a search for a Senior Dev Ops Engineer at a prominent NYC Hedge Fund.


Our Client is looking for a Senior DevOps Engineer to join their team to help continue to evolve their infrastructure offerings with new technology and innovative solutions. The ideal candidate will be comfortable with DevOps best practices as well as creating and updating tools to automate and integrate existing workflows. This position will be part of the Linux Core Services team and strike a perfect balance of operations and engineering work ensuring that they build stable and resilient systems and give our client’s customers an enterprise grade service.


Principal Responsibilities

  • Design and implement massively scalable, high-performance, cutting-edge platform
  • Leadership in developing and implementing plan for end to end automation in building and maintaining advanced infrastructure
  • Establish and drive the adoption of development standards around source control, testing, and continuous integration with regards to usage within infrastructure as code
  • Develop processes and standards to automate the testing and delivery of resilient and secure infrastructure in a timely and repeatable fashion using configuration management driven principles
  • Use tools like Ansible, Chef and other configuration management tools to provide a reproducible and controlled environment
  • Deliver conceptual, logical, and physical solution specifications. Translate business requirements to determine appropriate system solutions.
  • Execute technical projects - gather requirements, write project plans, seek approval, and then drive progress, including hands-on participation in the projects, toward successful implementation.
  • Work closely with other subject matter experts, including other Unix, Windows, Solutions Architecture, BCP, Storage, Backup, Network, Datacenter and Database specialists.
  • Work on implementing new tools such as Docker and Kubernetes to containerize our own internal applications as well as provide a platform for our customers.
  • Produce documentation on installed systems and their configurations. Perform knowledge transfer to level one and level two support team personnel.
  • Administration of an existing Linux infrastructure servers used by internal teams and customers
  • Monitoring internal applications and metrics
  • Actively participate in significant outage incidents, ensuring that root-cause analysis is identified and knowledge gained is applied for process improvement.
  • Participate in performance analysis, proactive troubleshooting, and capacity planning for the enterprise computing environment.
  • Share weekend on-call rotation duties.


    The ideal candidate would have a background including:

  • At least 7 years as a full time IT professional in a devops, engineering and/or production support role
  • Candidates must have a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree (in Computer Science, Math or Engineering).
  • The candidate should have in depth knowledge of Linux systems administration, networking, and security, including automated configuration and state management, and orchestration across systems.
  • Experience with configuration management driven administration using tools such as Chef, Puppet, Salt, or Ansible.
  • Experience working with containers and container services.
  • Solid programming and scripting skills. Comfort and experience with BASH, Python, Ruby.
  • Proven deployment and implementation of a CI/CD system using Jenkins/GitHub or other similar tools
  • Experience exposing APIs (monitoring, control etc.) to Infrastructure and other users
  • Proven experience researching, building, testing and deploying automation solution to production
  • Experience and skill in troubleshooting and performance tuning hardware and operating systems.
  • In depth knowledge of Unix operating systems, especially RHEL/CentOS (MS Windows a plus)
  • Experience with NIS, DNS, proxy, market data distribution (Tibco) technologies, a plus
  • Experience with ELK platforms and data aggregation/monitoring
  • Quick learner, Detail oriented; Demonstrable thoroughness and strong ownership of work.
  • Good team player with a strong willingness to participate and help others.
  • Able to prioritize in a fast moving, high pressure, constantly changing environment; High sense of urgency.


An individual who loves solving deep and complex technical and business problems and wants to have an outsized impact with the services/ products they deliver. An individual with a passion for technology, high level of intellectual curiosity, a commitment to excellence and an unparalleled drive to deliver world-class services.


If you or anyone in your network would be interested in this opportunity, please send resume to Owain Morgan at or Jerry Goldberg at or directly contact us at (212) 792-6781 or (212) 792-0099

About the Client:

The firm is a global hedge fund with more than $36.0bn of assets and 2,300 employees and offices in North America, Europe and Asia.They pursue a global multi-strategy approach to investing, seeking to achieve above-average risk-adjusted returns. Their global investment strategies include: Relative Value Fundamental Equity, Statistical Arbitrage, Fixed Income, Merger Arbitrage, Futures/Currency, and Options among others.

The talent and dedication of their people is critical to their success. They offer an opportunity for developing one’s professional career while working with individuals trained in a variety of disciplines in a collegial and dynamic environment. They offer a broad range of competitive benefits on a global basis.

They seek candidates who are high-energy self-starters who want to join an investment management firm on the leading edge of the global markets. The management team needs individuals of the highest professional caliber who are leaders, problem solvers, analytic, detail-oriented, and entrepreneurial. Everyone at the firm works side-by-side with the firm’s senior management in a highly collaborative and charged environment.

Successful candidates are:

  • Analytic and relentless in pursuit of the right answer
  • Strong communicators who excel at rapid synthesis
  • Able to demonstrate sound business judgment
  • Able to digest complexity while maintaining an understanding of the “big picture” of business needs
  • Team players who are energized by a collaborative enterprise

The firm’s employees maintain the highest professional and ethical standards. The firm has earned a reputation for honesty, fair dealing, and transparency in a competitive industry. They believe that these standards are the foundation for superior investment performance and are critical to delivering performance to clients.

Posted On: Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Position Contact
Owain Morgan
Managing Director
(212) 792-9756
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