Lead Infrastructure Engineer - VP/Director - Low Latency Trading - London

Mayfair, Greater London /
Engineering – DevOps /
Full time
GSR is a leading market-making and programmatic trading company in the exciting and fast-evolving world of cryptocurrency trading. We provide sophisticated execution and liquidity services to token projects, institutional and HNW investors, and crypto exchanges. 

We’re looking for a technically hands-on Lead Infrastructure Engineer who has a deep background and expertise in a modern high frequency trading environment. You will lead and develop a highly technical team responsible for the design, build, support and maturing of IT Infrastructure services and processes.

This is a critical and high profile role.

Your responsibilities:

    • Manage, develop and oversee the processes within Infrastructure and ensure adherence.
    • Accountable for the day to day team management of the distributed infrastructure team, including resource planning, activities and task prioritisation.
    • Work closely with the CTO and Trading Platform Heads on projects, growth, scaling and budgeting.
    • Reports on infrastructure capacity, performance and recommendations for architecture.
    • Constantly look to improve the capabilities of the IT Infrastructure Team.
    • Develop and support team members with their career, by setting goals and providing feedback.
    • Deliver company goals and achieve operational excellence for Infrastructure solutions. 
    • Ensure the firm infrastructure is compliant with industry best practices and requirements.
    • Delivery of projects, providing communication to stakeholders and analyzing budgets / finances.
    • Project and incident tracking, control and reporting.

Your profile:

    • Significant experience running a low-latency infrastructure, ideally for market making and proprietary trading, either on-premise or cloud.
    • Demonstrated success leading and scaling IT Infrastructure teams globally in a hyper growth environment.
    • Strong knowledge of IT compliance, information security, and risk management.
    • Solid understanding of cloud technologies and their managed offerings (preferably AWS).
    • Knowledge of DevOps practices and IaC tools. Must be passionate about Infrastructure as Code.
    • Knowledge of relational and non-relational databases, key-value stores, time-series databases and employing them at scale.
    • Knowledge of network services and design, VPNs, SDNs, routing, switching, and firewalls.
    • Knowledge of event streaming technologies, message brokers and their real-world applications (e.g. IP multicast, Kafka, NATS etc.)
    • Experience automating CI/CD systems (e.g. Gitlab) and shipping code with containers in a highly regulated environment.
    • Experience with monitoring tools (e.g. Prometheus, Kapacitor etc.).
    • 5+ years engineering experience with Linux, Docker, AWS, configuration management (Puppet/Ansible/Chef etc.), Kubernetes, Python/Shell scripting and technical operations. 
    • Excellent communication and troubleshooting skills. Collaborative partnership style and demonstrated ability for indirect influence.
    • Strong management experience, of providing hands-on leadership to a highly technical IT infrastructure team.
Founded in 2013, we specialize in providing liquidity, risk management and structured products to institutional participants in the digital asset ecosystem. Our team of veteran finance and technology executives from Goldman Sachs, Two Sigma, Citadel, Blackstone and Tower Research among others, has developed one of the world’s fastest and most robust trading platforms. 

GSR works with token issuers, traders, investors, miners, and more than 50 cryptocurrency exchanges around the world. As a founding member of The Association for Digital Asset Markets (ADAM), GSR is also a leader in establishing and maintaining industry standards and protocols to support the healthy development and evolution of the global digital assets serving key exchanges and clients globally. GSR is an international company with operations in the USA, Europe and Asia. 

GSR is proudly an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon any applicable legally protected characteristics such as race, religion, colour, country of origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression or age. We operate a meritocracy, all aspects of people engagement from the decision to hire or promote as well as our performance management process will be based on the business needs and individual merit, competence in the role.

Learn more about us at www.gsr.io.