Senior Site Reliability Engineer (SRE) – REMOTE Opportunity

J Harlan Group, LLC - New York, NY

Senior Site Reliability Engineer (SRE) – REMOTE Opportunity

Global Asset Management

J Harlan Group is currently conducting a search for a Remote Site Reliability Engineer (SRE) at a Global Asset Management firm to join their talented Global Technology Team

In this role as a Senior Site Reliability Engineer, Cloud Infrastructure you will help formulate, develop, and implement observability, sustainability, scalability, measurability, and recoverability of the firm’s innovative cloud & on-prem solutions by leveraging automation and best-of-breed tools. The successful candidate will have a strong operations & engineering background, is hands-on when needed, and has expertise in the cloud environments (public, private), infrastructure operations, DevOps practices, CI/CD toolchain and systems, code build and deployment, incident response, and 24x7 monitoring and support.

The candidate will also have extensive experience operating within a SRE function within a complex, distributed environment. They will have a demonstrated ability to work horizontally and vertically within an organization with diverse partners and sponsor groups.

This fast growing and dynamic investment organization is experiencing exceptional growth and is looking for exceptional people to power its next phase of growth. The Site Reliability Engineer (SRE) will be a significant contributor in enabling their vision and helping the organization to grow and improve their business.

The Site Reliability Engineers (SRE) will work to bring the practices of SRE to the financial investment field, bringing innovation and cutting-edge technology to reduce complexity and improve performance.


  • Responsibility for the design of technology solutions to prevent or minimize service disruptions
  • Prevents technology service disruptions through technology solution recommendations and automations
  • Fosters a culture of deep learning through blameless post-mortems to improve the shared goal of reliability across services
  • Transform operations teams by facilitating internal change to adopt SRE standard methodologies across the organization and driving strategic growth in this area within Global Technology
  • Analyzes incidents impacting technology availability for high-level trends across the broad portfolio
  • Drive initiatives to reduce or prevent technology failures in a complex, distributed technology environment
  • Pulls together information from disconnected systems into cohesive views of the technology portfolio for identifying trends, redundancies, and risk
  • Demonstrates outstanding awareness of the complexities of the tech and asset management industries
  • May lead initiatives of varying degrees of complexity that span multi-functional areas and of varying degrees of complexity
  • Contributes to definition of target state architecture and design of the technology environment

The ideal candidate would have a background including:

  • 10+ years of relevant technology experience
  • 5+ years building and supporting solutions in Amazon AWS or related Cloud Technologies
  • 5+ years of experience building and running a DevOps and/or SRE function
  • Experience with implementation and operation of the chaos model at scale
  • Strategic and program-level implementation experience
  • Demonstrable experience implementing new technology, tools, and platforms
  • System administration and scripting experience
  • Demonstrable experience leveraging automation to proactively prevent or quickly remediate incidents
  • Fluent in multiple programming languages (e.g., Python, Java, GO, Node.js, .Net Core, etc.).
  • Proficiency with database development (SQL Server, PostgreSQL, MySQL, etc.)
  • Proficiency with defining, right-sizing, tracking, and reporting on Service Level Objectives (SLOs), Service Level Indicators (SLIs), system availability, and the progress and outcomes related to reliability
  • Experience with implementing and managing Error Budgets
  • Proficiency with understanding and explaining incident situations and their recovery plans to prevent recurrence
  • Knowledge/experience driving dashboard standardization across the ecosystem for observability, APM and infrastructure monitoring, and application-specific logging
  • Knowledge/experience with observability tools such as New Relic, Elastic Stack, Prometheus, Grafana, Splunk, and cloud native tools is desirable
  • Knowledge/experience with cloud management tools such as Ansible, Terraform, Vault, and Vagrant.
  • Works independently, with guidance in only the most complex situations
  • Makes sound decisions with limited facts or resources.
  • Balances strategic and pragmatic concerns when solving problems
  • Adjusts communication style and materials to suit a given audience
  • Able to clearly articulate operational principles, practices, and policies
  • Stays abreast of industry trends and technologies
  • Accountable for work of self and others; sets standards around which others will operate
  • Maintains a broad internal professional network and knows when to engage/activate it
  • Develops or mentor’s diverse talent on the team
  • Ability to be on-call and/or work during off-hours


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or Computer Science or an allied field.

An individual who loves solving deep and complex technical and business problems and wants to have an outsized impact with the products they build and 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 technology.

They seek candidates who are high-energy self-starters who want to join an investment banking 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 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

About the Client:

The firm is a publicly owned global asset management firm with $800 billion dollars of AUM. The firm offers funds, advisory services, account management, and retirement plans and services for individuals, institutions, and financial intermediaries.

They have a relentlessly focuses on innovation and integration: innovation in new products, markets and businesses as well as new tools, models and technology management and performance structures; integration of fundamental research, quantitative strategies and technical analysis, all supported by an intensive focus on operational excellence and comprehensive risk management.

They employ over 4500 talented professionals in locations around the globe.

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: Friday, May 6, 2022

Position Contact
Jerry Goldberg
Manager Director
(212) 792-0099

After years as a Senior Financial Services Executive, I have decided to make a career change and leverage my vast knowledge of the financial services and technology industry as an executive recruiter and have opened an executive search and recruiting firm "J Harlan Group, LLC' specializing in technology and financial services talent search.

Financial Services Executive with expansive Private Equity, Hedge Fund, Investment Banking, Asset Management, Securities Brokerage, Commercial Banking and Insurance experience. With combined expertise as a Chief Information Officer, Chief Administrative Officer and Principal/Consultant, my responsibilities have expanded a broad cross-section of business disciplines – technology, strategic planning, operations management, HR, administration, outsourcing, business development, strategic partnering, product development, financial operations and reporting, client relationship management.

Specialties: • Leadership authority for building and managing the technological, operational, and administrative platforms for financial services organizations.

• Contributed significantly to starting, developing and building a privately-held organization into a $1 billion market cap publicly traded company on the NYSE within five years of inception.

• Recognized achievements in building top-performing, best-in-class organizations capable of supporting corporate objectives.

Contact: – 212-792-0099 – 

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