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Cloud and Infrastructure Engineer

Location : Dallas, TX

This is a hybrid role, based in G-Research’s office in Dallas.

G-Research is Europe’s leading quantitative finance research firm. We hire the brightest minds in the world to tackle some of the biggest questions in finance. We pair this expertise with machine learning, big data, and some of the most advanced technology available to predict movements in financial markets.

This role is based in G-Research’s new office in Dallas. Opened in 2022, the Dallas office is a key infrastructure hub where we work on the latest cloud technologies in a cutting-edge environment.

The role

G-Research’s Infrastructure group is looking for a Cloud and Infrastructure Engineer to join its expanding global team in Dallas.

The Infrastructure group covers a diverse portfolio of products and services and has an automation-first approach, with a focus on automating the platforms we use from top to bottom.

It manages things like bare metal and virtual server provisioning, and management of on-premises and public cloud services, utilising technologies such as VMware, OpenStack, Kubernetes and AWS.

As a Cloud and Infrastructure Engineer, you’ll primarily work on delivering the on-premises cloud platform, powered by OpenStack and Kubernetes. You will help to design, build and support this private cloud platform and help drive its adoption and expansion. To do this, you will collaborate with a range of Engineering, Security and other Infrastructure teams.

Key responsibilities of the role include:

  • Designing, deploying and maintaining a highly scalable and secure cloud platform

  • Ensuring running workloads are deployed optimally, and recommending and implementing continuous improvements on the private cloud platform

  • Ensuring the platforms are configured and maintained from code

  • Running performance diagnostics and tuning of the entire stack

  • Capacity planning to ensure seamless scale-out without affecting services

  • Security-hardening the platforms and supporting systems

  • Utilising monitoring and observability leveraging tools such as Prometheus, Elk and Splunk

  • Providing platform support with on call element

There is a large focus on applying automation and Infrastructure as Code (IaC), alongside the use of CI/CD tools and methodologies in all of our engineering work.

We use open source tooling and best practices to increase the pace of delivery, and have embedded a continuous improvement culture and philosophy across the organisation.

Who are we looking for?

The ideal candidate will have the following skills and experience:

  • A background in running, maintaining and upgrading large production cloud platforms

  • Virtualization experience, such as OpenStack, KVM and/or VMware

  • Experience with Linux and troubleshooting

  • Terraform and/or Ansible experience

  • The ability to script or code, ideally in Python

  • Exposure to network administration

  • Knowledge of CI/CD and VCS tools, such as Jenkins and Github

  • Knowledge of container technologies, such as Docker and Kubernetes

  • Experience of using IaC principles to manage infrastructure

Why should you apply? 

  • Market-leading compensation plus annual discretionary bonus

  • Informal dress code and excellent work/life balance

  • Excellent paid time off allowance

  • Sick days, military leave, and family and medical leave

  • Generous 401(k) plan

  • 12-weeks fully paid parental leave

  • Medical and Prescription, Dental, and Vision insurance

  • Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) insurance

  • Employee Assistance and Wellness programs

  • Generous relocation allowance and support

  • Great selection of office snacks, and hot and cold drinks  

  • On-site gym and car park

G-Research is committed to cultivating and preserving an inclusive work environment. We are an ideas-driven business and we place great value on diversity of experience and opinions.

We want to ensure that applicants receive a recruitment experience that enables them to perform at their best. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation please let us know in the relevant section.


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