Site Reliability Engineer (SRE)

J Harlan Group, LLC - New York, NY

Site Reliability Engineer (SRE)

NYC Global Hedge Fund

J Harlan Group is currently conducting a search for a Site Reliability Engineer (SRE) – Treasury Technology at a Global NYC Hedge Fund to join their talented global Treasury Technology team partnering closely with the Treasury team responsible for financing assets traded across the organization. The team focuses primarily on three factors: building a convex optimization across all the different financing products, execution and automation for the Treasury trading desks (for e.g. repo, stock borrow), and a financing risk reporting platform.

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 trading 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 Treasury application development teams on automation, application refactor, and in certain cases there will be movement between the SRE team and app dev team to allow for maximum cross-pollination.

This role will primarily involve working with a cohesive team of engineers and developers that support the firms Treasury business. For this specific role, their initial goals are to migrate from semi-manual deployments and manual server allocation to a Kubernetes-based fully automated deployment and re-architect our services to run hot-hot in multiple data centers.

In this role you will have the opportunity to:

  • SRE’s will have a deep understanding of how applications function and are able to change applications for production quality
  • Design and deploy a new generation of production infrastructure.
  • Ensure the reliability, availability, and performance of applications
  • Own the automation of repetitive tasks and resolution of systematic issues
  • Identify and deliver engineering solutions for issues based on root cause analysis
  • Own incident management and resolution
  • Lead by evangelizing the SRE mindset to other teams
  • Provide support and ensure applications are production ready

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 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 basic working understanding of TCP/IP networking, LAN and WAN as well as Linux networking
  • Ability to work in high demand environments, ability to adjust to rapidly changing requirements.
  • Good understanding of SDLC and Change Management
  • SQL and database experience a strong plus.
  • Web UI experience (e.g., knows JavaScript, CSS and similar web languages) a plus.
  • experience with building and managing highly reliable large-scale systems a plus
  • 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 leading alternative asset manager managing more than $32bn of assets with an outstanding track record of following a comprehensive, multi-strategy approach to investing and allocating capital dynamically to the most compelling opportunities and harvesting multiple sources of alpha.

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 1400 talented professionals in locations around the globe across portfolio management, trading, credit, research, quantitative strategy, trading technology, investment management analysis and business management administration and strategy.

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, January 5, 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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