Kubernetes Platform Engineer

Information Technology London, United Kingdom



Kubernetes Platform Engineer


The Company


G-Research is a leading quantitative research and technology company. We use scientific techniques, big data and world-class technology to predict future movements in financial markets, and we develop the platform to deploy these ideas globally across multiple asset classes. We offer a dynamic, flexible and highly stimulating environment where good ideas are prized and rewarded.


The Role


G-Research is going through an exciting period of growth and transforming the way we run and build platforms. As part of this transformation we are looking for a highly skilled DevOps/Linux Engineer to join our expanding Linux Engineering team who can act our Kubernetes/Container platform SME. The role is a new one and hence offers the right person a chance to really make their mark in this area and strongly influence design and approach.

The responsibilities of the role include:


  • Owning the design, build, monitoring and expansion of the platform to help deliver a fully featured and secure platform on top of which the business can deploy any application including trading critical components
  • Ensuring the rest of the Linux engineering team can help run both Test and Production environments
  • Working closely with various Development and SRE teams to help define standards, best practices and aide migration and on-boarding of micro-services onto the platform


The Individual


It is essential that you have experience of the following:


  • Docker
  • Containerisation management and Production deployment experience using Kubernetes, Swarm, Mesos or similar
  • Configuration Management - (Puppet, Ansible, Chef etc.)
  • Microservices
  • Strong Linux Engineering/DevOps background - Redhat/Centos
  • Full stack platform infrastructure:
    • Hardware
    • SDS (block and Object)
    • SDN
  • Passion for OpenSource
  • Coding/Scripting - (Python, Groovy, Ruby. Bash)
  • Technical experience to build high performance, scalable and resilient infrastructure and solutions
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Ability to communicate technical information clearly to both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Solid stakeholder management and verbal/written communication skills


Experience of the below areas would be desirable:


  • AWS/Cloud - (EC2, S3, Route 53, Cloud Formation etc)
  • Continuous Integration and Deployment (Jenkins)
  • Distributed logging platforms (ELK)
  • Tectonic/CoreOS
  • Experience of orchestration and provisioning tools for both Physical and Virtual Infrastructure


G-Research has high academic hiring standards and prefers degree qualified candidates. One thing all successful candidates have in common is a passion to use technology, new concepts and new ideas to solve complicated problems.



Highly Competitive + Bonus