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Lead Site Reliability Engineer (SRE)

| Chicago
About Seed

Seed is a startup financial exchange focused on cryptocurrency and emerging markets. Seed is seeking a smart, driven individual with experience operating in the trading industry.

  • SREs must be able to investigate and handle issues in a live production environment to ensure uptime on their own or by escalating to the team for assistance. 
  • Keep everyone informed about the health and viability of the platform by reporting known issues and status of ongoing investigations. 
  • Identify and advocate for changes vital to the stability and supportability of the system.
  • Mentor and advise teammates to ensure new features are efficient, highly available, and fault tolerant. 
  • 5+ years of experience as an SRE, devops engineer, operations engineer or similar.
  • Expert at Linux system administration and performance tuning. 
  • Expert at designing and implementing secure and efficient networks. 
  • Deep experience managing and incorporating IaaS networks (AWS) into hybrid networks. 
  • Experience with Windows Active Directory and AWS IAM.
  • Very comfortable with Python, web applications, and their ecosystems. 
  • Comfortable with change management and monitoring software, with specific familiarity with Ansible, Zabbix, and Graylog a plus
  • Familiarity with the ITIL process.
  • Knowledge of cybersecurity mitigation and best practice a big plus.
  • Willingness to dive in and assist teammates.
  • Relevant experience from an exchange, proprietary trading firm or top tier bank a plus.
  • Willingness to participate in the team’s on-call rotation. 
  • Positive, entrepreneurial attitude.
Key tools
=== Linux administration ===
  • Bash/ZSH/Korn Shell
  • C/C++
  • Perl/PHP/Python
  • Ansible/Puppet/Chef
  • Experience administrating:
  • Java Applications
  • Python Applications
  • Ruby Applications
  • Nginx / Apache
  • Docker/LXC/LXD
  • Oracle / MySQL / Postgres
  • Redis / Mongo / ElasticSearch
=== Networking ===
  • DNS
  • DHCP
  • TCP/IP
  • Socket Programming
  • Physical Networking
  • Solid understanding of networking fundamentals
=== Windows Administration ===
  • Powershell
  • C#
  • Active Directory
  • Group Policy
  • SolarWinds
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LaSalle and Madison , Chicago, IL 60604