Head of Site Reliability

New York, NY
R&D – Engineering
Full-time
Addepar is making a huge swath of private investing more transparent, more efficient, and more ethical.  We’re building a single platform that unifies hundreds of portfolio and market data systems and leveraging that platform to create robust, powerful financial applications. The problems we’re tackling are complex and globally important.

The technical effort involved to build a fast, scalable and reliable platform is massive.  Addepar engineering builds portfolio data ingestion systems that process tens of millions of transactions across millions of accounts every day, and pricing and reference data systems that provide coverage for over a trillion dollars in assets. We build and run our own distributing serving and financial calculation framework that allows clients to run complex analysis of massive data sets in real time. We design robust APIs and powerful, versatile user interfaces to empower wealth managers to ask nuanced questions about their clients' holdings.

As Head of Site Reliability, you will lead the group of engineers that keeps those systems running. Site Reliability Engineers help architect, release, monitor, and maintain our core software services. They build and maintain the core systems we use for building, testing, and deploying software at Addepar. Your team will be involved in the software development process from initial design, helping with technology choices, capacity planning, and test and release planning. You'll help ensure that we have appropriate monitoring and alerting for our most critical systems and incident playbooks for each.

The role is both managerial and technical. We're looking for a proven leader who can build a high-functioning team, instill best practices, partner with software engineering leads and communicate directly with major clients, but is also technical enough to write design docs and review pull requests. Most of all, we want someone passionate about building high-functioning teams and high-functioning software.

The organization you'll be joining at Addepar is phenomenal. Our engineering team includes senior engineers and leads who have worked at companies like Google, LinkedIn, Two Sigma, and DE Shaw. We're deliberately building a group that is low-ego, high-energy, fun to collaborate with, and has a focus on getting shit done. If you’re interested in that, we’re excited to meet you.

Requirements

    • B.S., M.S., or Ph.D. in Computer Science or related technical field.
    • 2+ years experience as a professional software engineer.
    • 5+ years experience in Site Reliability Engineering.
    • 5+ years experience in engineering management.
    • Deep experience with distributed systems design.
    • Proven ability to hire and mentor other engineers.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    • Experience with Kubernetes, Mesos, or Docker Swarm preferred.
At Addepar, we rely on a range of backgrounds, experiences, and ideas. We value diversity, and we’re proud to be an inclusive, equal opportunity workplace.