Automation Engineer - Kubernetes in Heredia at TradeStation

Date Posted: 12/5/2021

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Automation Engineer - Kubernetes
Heredia, Costa Rica
TradeStation is an online brokerage firm seeking to level the playing field for self-directed investors and traders, empowering them to claim their individual financial edge.  At TradeStation, we're continuously pushing the boundaries of what's possible, encouraging out-of-the-box thinking and relentless search for innovation.  We offer a collaborative and flexible work environment, competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits and a generous PTO policy.
Success in this role requires an eagerness to learn modern cloud development techniques and a relentless drive for automating testing.  Day to day you may find yourself testing applications and services using Bash, Python and YAML including cloud-infrastructure and exploring security-threats.  The SDET is an integral part of Software Development with both an eye for quality as well as producing tools to enforce policies and measure the success of our Kubernetes Platform.
We are looking for a candidate who can bring a software developer’s sensibilities to testing cloud and Kubernetes infrastructure. Winning is measured by our ability to automatically test and validate every commit and every build during development so that our teams can build amazing experiences for our customers!
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
  • Develop Tests and Tooling to ensure the quality of our Cloud Platform on Kubernetes
  • Support and Empower Site Reliability Engineers & Cluster Owners
  • Build and Test our guardrails to ensure they keep services operational and secure
  • Build and Test our templates and tools to ensure they can accelerate development teams
  • Support Cluster Owners to help them successfully ship their Kubernetes solutions to the cloud
  • Work in a DevOps environment, where development teams own both the development and operational responsibilities
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Required:
  • Ability to create tools using a general-purpose programming language (e.g. Python, Golang, C#, Java)
  • Ability to select and utilize test frameworks for Unit Tests, Integration Test, and Load Tests.
  • Know Kubernetes, its resource-types and be able to explain how it works
  • Experience utilizing cloud infrastructure (e.g. AWS, Azure, GCP)
  • Experience building infrastructure-as-code (e.g. CloudFormation, Stacker, Terraform)
  • Embrace Agile/DevOps using CI-CD tools (e.g. GitLab CI, Azure DevOps, Jenkins)
  • Ability to communicate effectively & assist developers in building Cloud Native applications
Preferred:
  • Deep Linux experience
  • Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) or Application Developer (CKAD)
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate
  • Experience with distributed and scalable cloud architectures and techniques
  • Advanced understanding of network and internet protocols (e.g. DNS, TLS, TCP, UDP, HTTP, WebSocket)
  • Brokerage/trading domain knowledge and experience
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
  • Must have 3+ years of professional experience