DevOps Engineer

Job description

FlexNOW DevOps Engineer

We are looking for an amazing DevOps engineer with a passion for infrastructure and config as code to join our product team delivering the latest EMS technology to traders. We operate as a collaborative, cross-functional team so you will work hand in hand with development and testing as we develop new features for our users.

It’s a very exciting time for the product team as FlexNOW is rapidly gaining traction in the industry and we will need to ensure our environments remain stable and scale effectively as the client base grows.

The product team are always looking at how to take advantage of the latest technologies and techniques to offer the best in class levels of service and operations so there will be a lot of iterative project work. You will excel at this role if you have a passion for trying out new approaches and are always looking for pragmatic ways to use automation to avoid repetitive, error-prone tasks.

Principle Accountabilities

  • Providing cloud infrastructure expertise to support the development of the product
  • Using Infrastructure as Code principles to provision and manage the system
  • Providing support for infrastructure issues
  • Diagnosing & resolving production issues
  • Occasional weekend work


Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • Knowledge of cloud providers (we use AWS)
  • Knowledge of IaC (we use Terraform)
  • Configuration management skills using (we use Ansible)
  • OS management skills (we use both Linux and Windows)
  • Scripting skills (we use bash/ python)
  • TCP/IP, VLANs & routing
  • Good knowledge of source control ideally with Git
  • PowerShell knowledge a bonus but not required

What if I don’t have all of these? That’s fine, we hire smart people who love learning and as we’re looking for you to be with us for the long term we’ll give you the space and resources to learn new skills.

Education & Qualifications

  • Higher-level education (Degree) is an advantage, but not essential
  • CCNA and/or RHCE certified desirable

Our benefits include:

  • Free lunches on Fridays
  • Pension
  • Private Medical & Dental Insurance
  • Income Protection Insurance
  • Season Travel Ticket Loan
  • Social Activities
  • Life Cover
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • Gym Subsidy
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • 25 days annual leave
  • Discount Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme

About us

Founded in 1996, FlexTrade Systems is the global leader in broker-neutral algorithmic trading platforms and execution systems in equities, foreign exchange and listed derivatives.

FlexTrade introduced the first trading system that allowed clients to control and customize their propriety algorithms. FlexTrade allowed them to maintain the confidentiality of their trading strategies through a vendor-provided, broker-neutral platform. We now have a varied product suite that includes new trading systems, risk-management and analytical tools. Our client base includes over 175 buy- and sell-side firms, including many of the largest investment banks, hedge funds, asset managers, commodity trading advisors and institutional brokers.

Flextrade UK Ltd. conducts a pre-employment screening which consists of a Criminal History Background and Credit Check for successful candidates.