Database SRE
Posted on 5/26/2022
Chicago, IL, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Apache Kafka
Data Analysis
  • 2+ years of experience working in database management and infrastructure engineering
  • Familiarity with state-of-the-art DB technologies and tradeoffs: distributed DBs, time-series DBs, relaxed consistency models, columnar storage
  • Knowledge and experience with Linux, must be comfortable using Linux/UNIX command line tools
  • Extensive experience with at least one of: Postgres, MySQL, or Yugabyte
  • Solid scripting, performance troubleshooting, and networking knowledge
  • Experience wrangling a documentation-heavy technical problem. Not about coming up with a good algorithm, but rather figuring out how to glue pieces together and which pieces are the right ones
  • Interest in diving into the JVM GC, AWS and baremetal performance benchmarking, etc. We don't necessarily need someone who knows these things, but someone who would be able to dive in to their research and come back with some workable solutions
  • Exceptional communication 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 and to always be learning. You don't only want to just get the job done, you always want to deliver the highest quality work
  • Scaling and productionizing classic DBs such as SQL server, mariaDB, and Postgresql
  • Scaling and productionizing data lake technologies like Trino and Kafka
  • Setting up a new system like Pinot, Druid, Dremio
  • Design, build, and maintain HRT's database infrastructure across multiple database types and use cases, from globally distributed trading infrastructure to large-scale research
  • Install, configure, and scale databases and big data analytics solutions for large-scale research
  • Investigate and improve performance of queries and supporting infrastructure (Debian and Windows)
  • Build proofs of concept to test out new solutions
  • Build out a team to improve database management company-wide
Hudson River Trading

501-1,000 employees

Multi-asset class quantitative trading firm
Company Overview
Hudson River Trading's mission is to bring a scientific and technological approach to financial trading.
  • Dental, Vision, Disability, Health, Life, and Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Health Savings Account
  • 401(k)
  • Paid Time Off
  • Free lunch or snacks
  • Gym membership
Company Core Values
  • Automation & Efficiency - We are disciples of automation and efficiency trading millions of times a day in markets around the globe. At its core, HRT is a small tech company with a big footprint
  • Code of Ethics - Our internal code of ethics far exceeds the expectations of the regulatory environment in which we operate. We are conscientious market participants advocating for fair and transparent markets for everyone. This philosophy influences every aspect of our research
  • Make it Better - Both as individuals and as a company we are tenacious. We are insatiable innovators looking to improve every aspect of our business. We don’t settle until we make it better
  • Collaboration - Collaboration sets HRT apart within our industry. We count among us many brilliant minds, but we’ve learned that the best ideas are born in a shared research and development environment
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - At HRT, we celebrate Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Our culture is a reflection of the individuals, across race, gender identity and expression, age, religion and worship practices, education status, nationality, and identity, who bring their varied perspectives to work
  • Togetherness - HRT is a community of friends and colleagues. Whether we are sharing a meal or competing over a game of ping pong, HRT embraces a culture of togetherness that extends far beyond the walls of our office