DevOps Engineer

Date Posted: 30+ days ago
Sydney NSW

Job Description

About Akuna:

Akuna Capital is an innovative trading firm with a strong focus on collaboration, cutting-edge technology, data driven solutions and automation. We specialize in providing liquidity as an options market maker – meaning we are committed to providing competitive quotes that we are willing to both buy and sell. To do this successfully we design and implement our own low latency technologies, trading strategies and mathematical models. At Akuna we have a flat structure, where the best idea wins.

Our Founding Partners, including our CEO Andrew Killion, first conceptualized Akuna in their hometown of Sydney. They opened our first office in 2011 in Chicago, the heart of the derivatives & options industry. Akuna then expanded to Sydney in 2018 to be the center of our Asian trading operations, and in 2021 moved to our new Barangaroo waterfront office. We are currently trading HK, Korea, cryptocurrencies and US night markets and are excited for expansions into all the major Asian exchanges. We also have offices in Shanghai and Boston.

At Akuna, we believe that the people are the center of everything we do. Our Sydney office has a start-up feel with less than 200 people, which means you really get to know the team! We run social poker competitions, office happy hours, have a fully stacked breakfast and snack room, host social events, go on company trips, have social clubs, and offer great training with our Akuna University. We are expanding rapidly and looking for the best talent to join us on this journey. If you enjoy being part of smart, driven teams with real challenges to solve- this could be the place for you!

What you'll do as a DevOps Engineer at Akuna:

This is an exciting role where you will be given the opportunity to take ownership of projects and make them your own. At Akuna, we are constantly looking for ways to improve our efficiency as we continue to grow. As a DevOps Engineer, you will work closely with our Trading, Development, IT Infrastructure, and Operations teams on a daily basis. You will help to set standards and policies, design and automate processes around application deployment, hardware provisioning, and monitoring of our trading systems, and create build pipelines. In this role, you will:

  • Provision, configure, optimize, and monitor technologies such as Kubernetes, Spark, Kafka, and large-scale distributed databases
  • Automate infrastructure management and development pipelines with tools like Terraform, Ansible, Jenkins, and Cloud Formation
  • Explore new technologies in the cloud-native/container ecosystem
  • Manage a globally distributed hybrid-cloud infrastructure
  • Work with Systems Engineering and Development to monitor systems, clusters and cloud deployments to detect errors and monitor performance
  • Adhere to the engineering approach of creating and maintaining supportable production systems with performance and capacity in mind
  • Work with Development teams to automate container-based deployment pipelines and CI Systems

Qualities that make great candidates:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering or similar field
  • 2+ years of experience in a mid- or senior level position within a DevOps team
  • Experience working with Linux in large distributed systems
  • Experience managing large scale cloud deployment (i.e. AWS, Google Cloud)
  • Experience with Docker, Kubernetes and public/private Cloud infrastructure preferred
  • Experience with orchestration, configuration management, and full-stack monitoring systems is a plus
  • Experience with CI/CD processes
  • Experience with databases such as Cassandra, Postgres, Druid, Redshift, Dynamo, Mongo, Influx, and Prometheus a plus
  • Comfortable scripting in languages like Bash and Python
  • A technologist who is passionate about their field and able to show deep technical credibility to their team and the wider company
  • Hands-on, collaborative working style, with the ability to build relationships with multiple teams
  • Demonstrated experience taking strategic risks and pushing forward technology initiatives

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