Senior Site Reliability Engineer (SRE)

J Harlan Group, LLC - New York, NY

Senior Site Reliability Engineer (SRE)

Global Asset Management – NYC

J Harlan Group is currently conducting a search for a Site Reliability Engineer (SRE) at a Global Asset Management firm to join their talented Developer Services Team in NYC.

Developer Services is reimagining the way the firm tackles operational challenges through an engineering mentality. You will have a rare opportunity to be a part of a growing, global, multi-functional Site Reliability Engineering team tasked with building SRE from the ground up into a first-class organization. You will be empowered to engineer and own solutions that foster scalable and resilient hybrid cloud solutions (both AWS and On-prem). You will build tooling to enable developers eliminate toil, increase observability of their services, and streamline deployments into AWS.

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. SRE’s are responsible for taking applications to production, providing early support for applications in development, and ensuring crisp application function throughout its lifetime. SRE’s will work closely with application development teams on automation and application refactoring.

This role will primarily involve working with a cohesive team of engineers and developers that support the firm’s global asset management business.

In this role you will have the opportunity to:

  • Leverage your talents around automation, observability, change velocity, and eye for engineering for resiliency and scale.
  • Work collaboratively across various functions and organizations including Infrastructure Engineering, Operations, Security, and Application Development teams.
  • Build capabilities and functions that enable the adoption of SRE across global organization and drive innovation.
  • Drive strategy involving implementing standard methodologies in areas of observability, automation, incident management, postmortems, micro services, and cloud solutions.
  • Fearlessly dive in on outages to restore service of our Developer Services products and get to the root cause with the utmost transparency through a blameless postmortem culture.
  • Own the performance and availability of the firm’s Developer Services products and continuously enhance and innovate their platform to mature their stack.
  • Engineer end-to-end automation frameworks like Ansible AWX and SaltStack in an operationally viable fashion to equip Infrastructure Engineering and Operations with the tools to eliminate toil seamlessly.
  • Engineer and drive adoption of robust, scalable monitoring solutions like Prometheus and Grafana which supports a Service Level Objectives monitoring culture.
  • Engineer enhancements to Incident Management capabilities through integration of x-Matters or PagerDuty to reduce Mean-Time-To-Response and Resolution and streamline paging and escalation activities.
  • Be a part of an on-call rotation, continuously enhance documentation, and mentor others on the standard methodologies of SRE to encourage adoption.
  • Articulate broader business concerns and/or regulatory landscape, including key risks and controls (e.g., GDPR, MIFID, SOX).

The ideal candidate would have a background including:

  • Strong background in computer science fundamentals, data structures, algorithms, distributed systems
  • Fully proficient in at least one modern structured object oriented programming language – python a plus
  • Comfortable with a range of current software development tools and practices (testing, source control, build systems, CI/CD etc.)
  • A solid core foundation in infrastructure and systems engineering including UNIX/Linux compute, networking, storage, and monitoring stacks.
  • Experience developing micro services in both multi-tenant and dedicated micro service runtime environments. Is familiar with the Open Container Initiative and both docker and container runtimes.
  • Thorough knowledge and experience of building highly available distributed systems, consensus protocols, service discovery, multi-tenancy paradigms, and operating in AWS resiliently at scale with low operational overhead.
  • A keen interest in keeping ahead of the technological advances in the SRE space and proven success at incorporating new technology into existing systems.
  • Previous experience mentoring and managing small teams with a desire to grow vertically with us with the potential of expanding a team of SREs reporting to you. Of course, growing as an Individual Contributor with us is equally appealing!
  • A proven champion and evangelist of driving and adopting SRE Best Practices.
  • Ability to work in high demand environments, ability to adjust to rapidly changing requirements.
  • Good understanding of SDLC and Change Management
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong entrepreneurial spirit
  • A passion for learning, adapting to changing requirements and technology and inventing new approaches to hard problems


  • 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 investment technology, high level of intellectual curiosity, a commitment to excellence and an unparalleled drive to deliver world-class software.

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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