Software Engineer II - Kubernetes Platform in Work From Home at TradeStation

Date Posted: 7/28/2021

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Software Engineer II - Kubernetes Platform 
Virtual US or Costa Rica
TradeStation is an on-line 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 with excellent problem-solving skills and a self-starter mindset.  Day to day you may find yourself living in the terminal using Bash, Python and YAML to define cloud-infrastructure, mitigate security-threats, and coding on tools that enhance developer-experience. Toil is met with relentless automation until we make cloud hosting stable, performant and self-managing.
We are looking for a candidate who can bring a software developer’s sensibilities to building cloud and Kubernetes infrastructure. Winning is measured by our ability to remove friction and accelerate development so that teams can build amazing experiences for our customers!
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
  • Develop Cloud Platform tooling on Kubernetes
  • Support and Empower Site Reliability Engineers & Cluster Owners
  • Build necessary guardrails to keep services operational and secure
  • Build templates and tools to accelerate development teams
  • Support Cluster Owners to help them bring 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)
  • 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
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