Cloud Infrastructure Engineer

London - London

£70,000 - £100,000   + Very Generous

Cloud Infrastructure Engineer - AWS & Linux - Boutique Trading Firm

An opportunity here that is truly unique! You will be working for a proprietary trading firm who manage and trade entirely their own portfolio and in turn generate their own profits for themselves rather than others. They have been established for 7yrs, are a team of 10 people in the business and are going through a rapid technical expansion building their head count. They have very nice offices based in Covent Garden.

You will be working with two other cloud / infrastructure engineers and you will be working on developing their cloud and on-premise trading and research infrastructures.

As a proprietary trading firm, our client needs to trade the markets successfully. For this you will need to be able to build a robust trading infrastructure that can reliably work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


You have a knack for infrastructure management across cloud and on-premise systems, looking for highly reliable and automated solutions. Infrastructure as code is key and to know all the latest tools and frameworks available, yet look for simple, reliable and pragmatic solutions. For example, being able to store and retrieve large amounts of data, knowing the trade-offs between on disks formats and in memory computing needs will be important.

In this role you will certainly be working on a wide range of projects simultaneously!

You will be working on solving complex technological issues and be given autonomy to look after business-critical systems. Our client boasts a flat hierarchy and collaborative, meritocratic environment in a small team.


  • Managing a hybrid AWS and on-prem open source environment
  • IaC and Automation using tools like Tarraform
  • Develop a high-performance cluster infrastructure in close collaboration with research and development team
  • Improve scalability, observability, security and performance of infrastructure
  • Manage and support trading infrastructure operations

Qualities that will be amazing if you have them:

  • Experience in infrastructure management with strong focus on AWS, networking (TCP/UDP/FIX/DNS/WebSocket, multicast), storage formats and mindset for solid security
  • Python experience
  • Long-term Linux user
  • Excited to work in a small team with a common goal
  • Technology stack includes: Java, Python, Javascript/Typescript, Netty, Aeron, SBE, Chronicle, Full AWS suite, Ansible, HashiCorp tools, Influxdb, Prometheus, Grafana, Jenkins, Ubuntu/CentOS, some React UIs


  • Opportunity to take early responsibility and ownership of projects that directly drive the PnL of our firm
  • Work in a meritocratic, 100% bootstrapped company that focuses on technology rather than fund raising
  • Competitive base salary and performance based annual bonus
  • Extensive private health insurance
  • Free Friday lunches, drinks and snacks
  • Conference budget

Such a unique opportunity here - our client is looking to interview immediately so please send me your profile ASAP for success!

Cloud Infrastructure Engineer - AWS & Linux - Boutique Trading Firm

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Updated: Tue May 18 2021 14:28:55 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)