Staff Systems Engineer

| Chicago, IL, USA | Hybrid
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Apex Fintech Solutions (AFS) powers innovation and the future of digital wealth management by processing millions of transactions daily, to simplify, automate, and facilitate access to financial markets for all. Our robust suite of fintech solutions enables us to support clients such as Stash, Betterment, SoFi, and Webull, and more than 20 million of our clients' customers.
Collectively, AFS creates an environment in which companies with the biggest ideas in fintech are empowered to change the world. We are based in Dallas, TX and also have offices in Austin, New York, Chicago, Portland, and Belfast.
If you are seeking a fast-paced and entrepreneurial environment where you'll have the opportunity to make an immediate impact, and you have the guts to change everything, this is the place for you.
AFS has received a number of prestigious industry awards, including:

  • 2021, 2020, 2019, and 2018 Best Wealth Management Company - presented by Fintech Breakthrough Awards
  • 2021 Most Innovative Companies - presented by Fast Company
  • 2021 Best API & Best Trading Technology - presented by Global Fintech Awards

Apex Fintech Solutions is seeking a bright, talented and passionate Staff Systems Engineer to join our infrastructure team. In this role you will build, implement and maintain Linux based application systems in a developing DevOps culture. You will collaborate with other members of our team to ensure availability, performance, reliability, and security for our users and clients.
We're looking for someone who will:

  • Operate and continuously improve Linux systems engineering and administration.
  • Deployment and automation of applications via Salt & Ansible.
  • Troubleshoot, diagnose and resolve server events and user incidents relating to Linux systems.
  • Engage in detailed planning, change control and thorough testing to ensure performance, availability and stability.
  • Security related activities, system hardening, patching, vulnerability threat management and mitigation.
  • Manage and deploy system monitoring and management tools such as DataDog, LogicMonitor, Sentinel One, SNMP, etc.
  • Design and create automation to execute tasks and/or processes using scripting languages (Shell Scripting, Powershell, PERL, Python).
  • Create and maintain clear and accurate system documentation.
  • Ensure high performance and reliability of production systems by performing system monitoring and analysis, performance tuning, and troubleshooting system hardware, software, and applications.
  • Partner with Software Engineering teams to develop proactive maintenance plans, schedule maintenance windows, implement the changes, and follow-up.
  • Maintain non-proprietary application stack (Kubernetes, Docker, Kafka, MongoDB, RabbitMQ, Zookeeper).
  • Oversee infrastructure environment (VMWare, Storage, Backups, etc).

A few reasons why you might love us:

  • We're a leader in the space. We've got an amazing track record of success and we foster ongoing innovation. So you get all the benefits of a proven, growing company, while enjoying a very entrepreneurial culture.
  • The team is really motivating . You'll work with people who are as energetic, smart, and determined as you are. You'll be managed by the best, too.
  • Your work will be immediately impactful. You'll be able to see your direct impact on our growth. You won't be just another cog in the wheel.

The skills you'll need to succeed:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, MIS, or equivalent experience.
  • 10+ years' hands on Linux Engineering and Administration.
  • Experience in Cloud environments (i.e. cloud migration, cloud management, cloud architect).
  • Knowledge and experience with infrastructure related software, including VMWare, noSQL databases (e.g. MongoDB), containerization (e.g. docker), orchestration (e.g. Kubernetes), SAN storage and backup
  • Experience with code management tools such as Git.
  • Experience with TCP/IP networking troubleshooting and tools
  • Experience with configuration management tools (Ansible and SaltStack).
  • Experience writing and maintaining python/shell/other scripts that automate tech operations.
  • Experience with Dell server hardware.
  • Excellent organizational and follow-up skills with strong attention to detail.
  • May need to aggressively learn new skills to keep up with cutting edge technologies and evolving skill sets.
  • Operate with a sense of purpose and urgency.
  • Be passionate about troubleshooting, debugging, and automation.
  • Will be required to work in a team environment with much collaboration.
  • Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Expected to respond to alerts and outages; participate in periodic 24x7 on-call schedule.
  • Ability to work flexible shifts and days of the week including weekends and holidays, as needed.
  • Ability to travel, as necessary.
  • Provide top notch, responsive customer service to internal and external clients.

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Our Rewards
We offer a robust package of employee perks and benefits, including healthcare benefits (medical, dental and vision, EAP), competitive PTO, 401k match, parental leave, and HSA contribution match. We also provide our employees with a paid subscription to the Calm app and offer generous external learning and tuition reimbursement benefits. At AFS, we offer a hybrid work schedule for most roles that allows employees to have the flexibility of working from home and one of our primary offices.
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) Commitment
At Apex, we embrace diversity and are dedicated to creating an inclusive and equitable workplace. We value every team member's unique perspective and are committed to fostering a culture where everyone belongs. Join us in our mission to empower and celebrate individual differences.
Apex is committed to being an equal opportunity employer. We ensure that qualified applicants receive fair consideration for employment without discrimination based on sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, race, color, natural or protective hairstyle, genetics, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. We stand by this commitment to promote a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce.

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What are Apex Fintech Solutions Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
Partners with nonprofits
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Open office floor plan
Flexible work schedule
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity employee resource groups
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Pet insurance
Wellness programs
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K) matching
Apex's 401(k) retirement plan match 50% of an employee's contributions up to the first 6% of their eligible compensation.
Company equity
Performance bonus
Charitable contribution matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid volunteer time
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Company-sponsored outings
Free snacks and drinks
Company-sponsored happy hours
Relocation assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job training & conferences
Tuition reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Online course subscriptions available
Paid industry certifications

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