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Senior Operations Engineer

Xignite serves over 1 trillion API requests per year, powering some of the biggest names in Fintech and Financial Services, who rely on our ability to deliver accurate financial market data for their mission-critical applications. Xignite attains the production-level scalability, performance, and reliability that our customers demand, and continues to push what is possible on public cloud infrastructures.

We are looking for someone with hands-on experience who thrives in a high-growth environment and is up to the challenges of operating in global 24×7 capital markets.

THE ROLE

  • Responsible for 24×7 availability and performance of Xignite APIs.
  • Enhance the reliability and fault-tolerance to scale with the accelerating growth in data and customers.
  • Design, implement, and deploy production monitoring and diagnostics to detect system and data anomalies.
  • Manage financial market data providers and associated co-location hardware deployments for real-time data feeds.
  • Ensure production alerts and escalations are handled through to resolution, including driving the results of root cause analyses to completion.
  • Drive continuous improvements through key operational metrics.

YOUR SKILL SET

  • BS, MS or PhD in Computer Science or related discipline/experience.
  • 7+ years of technical experience in software development and/or operations.
  • IP networking and network devices, including familiarity with the functionality, operating, and failure modes of networks.
  • Experience with production SaaS infrastructures and operations, including load balancing, web server farms, Redis, DNS.
  • Proven technical troubleshooting and performance-tuning experience
  • Proficiency with Microsoft technologies, specifically .NET, C#, IIS, SQL Server
  • Highly self-motivated, with a strong sense of ownership and urgency
  • Strong communication skills

BONUS SKILLS

  • Financial market data industry experience
  • Amazon Web Services experience

COMPENSATION:  

  • Competitive base + bonus based on team results
  • Stock Options
  • Health benefits + flex spending
  • 401(k)
  • PTO plus stock market holidays
  • Stocked kitchen
  • Free Tuesday & Thursday lunches
  • Monthly company off-sites
  • Pinball machine, ping pong table, darts, Wii

COMPANY OVERVIEW:

Named one of the ten coolest brands in banking, Xignite, Inc. provides cloud-based financial market data APIs to help emerging companies and established enterprises deliver real-time and reference market data to their digital assets, such as websites and apps. Xignite’s clients include more than 1,000 financial services, media and software companies from disruptive fintech firms, such as Betterment, FutureAdvisor, Motif Investing, Personal Capital, Robinhood, StockTwits, Wealthfront and Yodlee, to leading financial institutions, exchanges and market data vendors including, NASDAQ OMX and BMO. For more information, visit http://www.xignite.com or follow on Twitter @xignite.

Contact: jobs@xignite.com