Platform Site Reliability Engineer

Location London
Discipline: Software Design and Application Development
Job type: Permanent
Salary: Package is up to £300k and above depending on skills and experience.

An amazing Global Hedge Fund of ours located in Central London are looking for a Platform Site Reliability Engineer to join their team on a permanent basis. This is a rare opportunity offering a package of up to £300k and above depending on skills and experience. 


  • Package is up to £300k and above depending on skills and experience. 


The company is a leading provider of alternative investment solutions with approximately $63 billion of assets under management (“AUM”) and over 550 employees worldwide including London, New York, Singapore and Hong Kong. One of their founding beliefs is that technology and data are at the core of the business allowing them to build and maintain cutting edge hardware and software solutions. The technology team is lean and has a culture that encourages interaction across all areas of the business on a global scale. Their aim is to use the best tool for the job therefore there is the opportunity to be constantly learning and use modern technologies. Their teams strive to push boundaries and think innovatively creating an environment that is fast paced, dynamic and successful.


They are looking for an enthusiastic Site Reliability Engineer to join the SRE team in Central London. Their team is central to the business as they are responsible for the technology that underpins everything they do therefore you will have a direct impact on the success of the company.  

From scaling for the huge volumes of data that drive their research process, to improving the reliability and speed of a rapidly evolving application estate, there is always a relentless focus on automation and efficiency at scale. 

Their engineers own their varied technology stack, end-to-end, and are in constant search of incremental improvements, new technologies and ways of working to evolve their platform and give the company a competitive edge. They are looking for people who want to find unique solutions for optimising efficiency and performance in a context where they are key enablers.

The ideal candidate will need to have deep knowledge of Kubernetes as their platform is a growing presence and is critical to many parts of the business. 


  • Collaboratively architecting a rock-solid and secure

  • Kubernetes platform that can handle the huge volumes of data and load of their diverse technology estate 

  • Accelerate the migration strategy to more cloud-native, distributed applications 

  • Enhance and simplify the on-prem stack and its integrations with their hybrid Kubernetes setup 

  • Create, implement, and evangelize the "Infrastructure as Code" mind-set and best practices across the environment 

  • Eliminate the toil that emerges with large, distributed systems by automating where possible

  • Working as both an individual contributor and collaboratively to find new ways of improving the reliability, availability, and performance of the infrastructure


  • Expert level scripting / coding skills in one or more languages (Python / Golang / Shell etc) 

  • Expert in cloud native and containerisation technologies (Kubernetes / Docker) 

  • Excellent Linux systems knowledge (experience with RHEL desirable) 

  • Experience with configuration management tools (Ansible / Puppet / Kapitan / Terraform etc)

  • Broad knowledge across network technologies, server virtualisation and storage

  • Experience with observability systems (Prometheus / ELK / Jaeger etc) 

  • Experience with distributed data platforms (Kafka / Flink / Airflow etc) 

  • Self-starter, able to quickly pick up concepts, implement new ideas and think outside the box 

  • Focused on improving system availability, security and resilience through testing, standardisation and automation 

  • Ability to simply articulate the "why" behind best practices

  • Ability to build positive and collaborative relationships with colleagues across teams and geographies


  • Annual Discretionary Bonuses

  • Annual Training Allowance

  • Pension Scheme

  • Charity Donation Matching

  • Complimentary breakfast and lunch

  • Health and Life Insurance

  • Health and wellness benefits that include an onsite gym & classes 

  • Employee Referral Programme