Site Reliability Engineer Lead
Xignite, Inc. - San Mateo, CA

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Xignite is a fast-growing startup that is transforming the financial market data industry. We are the market leader, with a cloud-based offering serving the industry’s broadest selection of financial data that powers mission-critical applications for Citi, Dow Jones,, Starbucks, NYSE, and NASDAQ, to name a few.

Our business relies on our ability to deliver financial market data accurately and reliability, and is a key differentiator for our customers. We are looking for that unique, lead-by-example individual with both hands-on technical and leadership experience to take end-to-end responsibility for building out a world-class production infrastructure and 24×7 operations.

The role
  • Own availability and performance of all Xignite services
  • Create the model production infrastructure and operations for financial market data
  • Establish a robust and fault-tolerant production infrastructure that scales with the accelerating growth in data and customers.
  • Design, implement, and deploy necessary monitoring and diagnostic tools to proactively detect and address production issues.
  • Work directly with market data providers, including co-location deployments and real-time data feed operations
  • Define key operational metrics and dashboards
  • Create an efficient and effective 24×7 production operations
  • Handle critical alerts and escalations through to resolution
Your skill set
  • BS, MS or PhD in Computer Science or related discipline/experience
  • 7+ years of technical leadership of software engineers and significant individual technical contributions
  • 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, memcached, 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
Xignite offers a competitive salary and startup energy with big company benefits including medical, dental, vision, 401K, life, etc.