Software Engineer, Reliability Engineering Technology - Will Relocate to Houston, TX


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Software Engineer, Reliability Engineering Technology - Will Relocate to Houston, TX


Houston, TX 




IT-Software Development: Enterprise Software Implementation & Consulting, General-Other: IT-Software Development, IT Project Management, Software-System Architecture, Software-Web Development

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Software Engineer, Reliability Engineering Technology - Will Relocate to Houston, TX

The data analysis, modeling and trading systems all operate in environments where growth is continuous and stable operation at scale is critical.  Software Engineers within the Reliability Engineering Technology team are charged with developing the tools which make scalable distributed systems possible.  These tools include test frameworks and infrastructure; logging, monitoring, and metrics collection; dash-boarding and alerting; and coordination and deployment for distributed systems.  As a member of this group of versatile full stack engineers, your remit will include:
-Acting as the technology arm of Reliability Engineering – company core DevOps organization.
-Developing or improving foundational technology used by engineering teams to build distributed services.
-Improving all aspects of software reliability, including better monitoring, alerting and documentation.
-Engaging with our software engineering teams on improvements to our tools, processes and software.
-Support of some core services used by engineering teams.
-A bachelor’s degree in computer science or another highly technical, scientific discipline.
-Ability to program (structured and OO) with one or more high level languages (such as Python, Java, C/C++).
-Familiarity with open source tools used for deployment, logging and monitoring (e.g. Ansible, Elastic Search, InfluxDB, Prometheus).
-Familiarity with resource management frameworks such as Mesos, Kubernetes and Yarn.
-A proven track record of automation and an algorithmic approach to solving problems.
Additional skills preferred:
-In-depth knowledge and experience in at least one of: host based networking, Linux/UNIX administration, systems programming, distributed systems, databases, cloud computing, and a desire to learn more.
-A proactive approach to spotting problems, areas for improvement, performance bottlenecks, etc.
-An understanding of the operational concerns in a demanding environment; ideally, but not necessarily, finance.
-The ability to understand the inherent trade-offs between various software architectures as it relates to performance, resiliency/fault tolerance, load balancing, data consistency.

*Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree from a top computer science program preferred.  Prefer degrees from Rice University, University of Texas-Austin, Texas A&M, University of Houston, Texas Tech University, University of Georgia, University of Virginia, Duke University.  Also, Carnegie Mellon University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology/MIT, Stanford University, University of California-Berkeley, Cornell University, University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign, Princeton University, University of Washington, Georgia Institute of Technology, California Institute of Technology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.

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