BackEndEngineerDevOpsatIEX,theInvestorsExchange

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The Back End Engineer will be part of the team that is responsible for designing, developing, and operating the applications that IEX employees and clients use on a daily basis. In this role, you’ll be constantly optimizing and automating our processes and systems, in an effort to improve reliability, scalability, and maintainability. We use a diverse technology stack rooted in Node.js, Redis, MySQL, Python and KDB, but we're always open to incorporating new technologies. Our infrastructure runs on a combination of cloud and bare metal servers, all managed by Ansible. 

You’ll be joining a lean, efficient, collaborative team where everyone plays an essential role and takes ownership of their work. Experience in financial services is not necessary, but a passion for IEX’s mission of driving fairness and transparency in the markets is a must. 

Characteristics of the ideal candidate:

  • Dedicated to product quality 
  • Excited about creating a scalable cloud infrastructure 
  • Eager to work in a fast-paced collaborative startup environment 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Support, develop, enhance, and maintain our highly available/scalable cloud agnostic infrastructure 
  • Manage and provision servers in our development, QA, staging, and production environments 
  • Run frequent performance testing and think about our infrastructure and application code to identify potential performance issues, then make things better 
  • Build and design solutions that mitigate risk and increase efficiencies 
  • Be involved in real-time assessment of issues and help develop solutions 
  • Optimize server configuration and network architecture 
  • Split on-call duty with other engineers on the team 

Job Qualifications

  • Software programming experience in Python, Go, Node.js, and SQL 
  • Hands-on experience with cloud infrastructure technologies, including continuous integration, system monitoring and alerting tools (e.g., Jenkins, Ansible, Chef, Puppet, PagerDuty, Stackdriver) 
  • Comfortable working with Linux 
  • Solid understanding of the web stack (e.g., HTTP, headers, caching, SSL, HA Proxy, WebSockets, DNS, CDN) 
  • Experience with distributed databases (e.g., MySQL, Redis, Cassandra) 
  • Google Cloud experience is a plus

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IEX is a fair, simple, transparent stock exchange dedicated to investor protection.

IEX focuses on investor protection and performance by creating a market that aims to maximize shares traded at the best available price, decrease information leakage, eliminate informational disadvantages and persistent inefficiencies, and promote an opportunity for natural interest to interact [...]

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