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Sr Director, Software Engineering & Architecture in Work From Home at TradeStation

Date Posted: 3/8/2023

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Who We Are:
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. 

What We Are Looking For:
We have an opportunity for a hands-on technology guru who can lead the team to deliver working solutions.  Responsibilities include building reliable scalable systems which can handle high throughput at a low latency and rewriting monolithic systems to be scalable and performant.  You must be self-driven and pragmatic to enable quick alignment, make decisions and deliver working POCs for teams to build upon in fast iterations. You will collaborate across the organization to identify dependencies and build architectural blueprints.

Who We Are:
  • Design and develop new services, unit tests, and automation tools
  • Be a driver of innovation, technical thought leader, and mentor
  • Work in a cross-functional team in a fast-paced DevOps environment
  • Develop ways to improve and maintain existing systems and applications
  • Create, document, and share knowledge to build product and team 
  • Lead and direct engineers to uphold quality and correctness of work
The Skills You Bring:
  • Demonstrated technical leadership as a team member in a hands-on role.  Leading by example is expected
  • Experience as a lead developer, making design decisions, performing code reviews and mentoring team members
  • Experience with distributed and scalable software architectures, understanding of CAP theorem
  • Lead transformation projects of modernizing systems with low latency
  • Mastery of 1 or more modern general-purpose programming languages, such as C++ or C#
  • Experience with communication protocols (low level TCP/UDP/IP, WebSockets, Protobufs, HTTP)
  • Experience with REST API design and API lifecycle management
  • Knowledgeable about multi-threading, inter-process communications and event handling
  • Experience building modern microservices (REST, gRPC, Kafka)
  • Knowledge of communication protocols (low-level TCP/UDP/IP, WebSockets, Protobufs, HTTP, FIX)
  • Understanding of database concepts, including NoSQL and document DBs (Redis)
  • Comfortable with cloud-based architectures, infrastructure, and services (AWS, Azure)
  • Experienced with DevOps principles and using CI/CD tools (GitLab CI, Azure DevOps, Jenkins)
  • Hands-on Docker or Kubernetes experience
  • Familiar with scripting and automation (e.g. Bash, PowerShell, Python etc.)
  • Familiarity working in a fluid Agile environment and demonstrated success with structured testing practices such as automated unit testing, regression testing, TDD and continuous delivery
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
  • Minimum 7 years of relevant experience
Desired Qualifications:
  • C++/C#/.Net Core development experience
  • Involvement in open-source projects with a demonstrated portfolio
  • Cloud architecture and deployment (AWS, Stacker, EKS)
  • Hands-on Docker or Kubernetes experience
  • Cross-platform development experience (Ubuntu/Linux, Windows, etc.)
  • Skilled at managing many async streams of communication, remotely directing work (Slack)
What We Offer:
  • Collaborative work environment
  • Competitive Salaries
  • Yearly bonus
  • Generous 401k plan (US Only)
  • Comprehensive benefits for you and your family starting Day 1
  • Unlimited Paid Time Off
  • Flexible working environment
  • TradeStation Account employee benefits, as well as full access to trading education materials
  • Pay Range (US) $170-265,000 (Countries outside of the US have differing ranges in accordance with local labor markets)

TradeStation provides equal employment opportunities to current and prospective employees, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, age, pregnancy, disability, handicap, citizenship, veteran or marital status, or any other legally recognized status entitled to protection under federal, state, or local anti-discrimination laws.



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