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Database SRE

Hudson River Trading
Database SRE
New York, US
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Job Description

The HRT Trading Systems Infrastructure team builds and maintains the platform for our production trading strategies that run worldwide 24/7. We are looking for an experienced database engineer with solid Linux system engineering skills. You’ll be at the forefront of designing, building, and maintaining HRT’s diverse production database infrastructure, focusing on bare metal performance, scalability, and reliability. This is a job for an engineer looking to make a real difference working with a small focused team of like- minded database and systems engineers.


  • Design, build, and maintain HRT’s PostgreSQL and MySQL infrastructure, supporting a globally distributed trading infrastructure and extending to large-scale research
  • Configure and scale PostgreSQL and MySQL servers for trade-critical, real-time workflows
  • Investigate and improve performance of PostgreSQL and MySQL queries and supporting infrastructure (Debian Linux)
  • Engineer and apply infrastructure-as-code tools and services (Salt, Terraform, and others)
  • Build and test proof of concept datastores to fit consumer use cases


  • 5+ years of experience working in database management and infrastructure engineering
  • Proven expertise in designing and implementing production database infrastructure, from security and replication to observability (monitoring, alerting, logging)
  • Very good familiarity with state-of-the-art DB technologies and tradeoffs: distributed DBs, time-series DBs, relaxed consistency models, columnar storage
  • Strong knowledge and experience with Linux (especially Debian)
  • Extensive experience with PostgreSQL or MySQL
  • Ability to write Python scripts with understanding of data structures and the principles of software design
  • Experience with dynamic clustering solutions such as Patroni
  • Solid programming, performance troubleshooting, and networking knowledge
  • Exceptional communication and project management skills - this role will require cross-collaboration with various stakeholders across HRT
  • You are resourceful, have a sense of urgency, and are motivated to make things better

Annual base salary range of $150,000 to $250,000. Pay (base and bonus) may vary depending on job-related skills and experience. A sign-on and discretionary performance bonus may be provided as part of the total compensation package, in addition to company-paid medical and/or other benefits.

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