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Core Platform Architect

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.

Opened in 2022, the Dallas office is a key infrastructure hub where we work on the latest technologies in a cutting-edge environment.

The role

Core Platform Architects sit within our Platform Engineering Function and work alongside Functional Leads for Infrastructure, Platforms, and User Experience to manage and develop our product roadmap.

Key responsibilities of the role include: 

  • Shaping the roadmap for the products and services within Core Platform, aligned with business objectives
  • Maintaining a hands-on approach to the design, development and support of existing and new products
  • Collaborating with peer Architects and Engineering teams across the organisation to collectively deliver the product roadmap and strategy
  • Providing technical leadership, guiding architecture decisions, and acting as a point of escalation for Engineering teams
  • Championing and adopting G-Research architectural shifts to support the CTO and Architecture Practice Lead
  • Proactively managing governance and quality to achieve a pragmatic balance of business and security objectives in product architecture

Who are we looking for?

You will have a demonstrable background in large scale design and/or enterprise architecture, within a comparable organisation operating at scale. You will bring broad experience across the range of infrastructure disciplines, covering compute, storage, networking and identity.

The ideal candidate will have the following skills and experience: 

  • The ability to architect and deliver platform services to support modern cloud-native application approaches
  • Infrastructure and platforms experience with some of the following: networks, storage, compute, identity management, databases, messaging
  • Appreciation of the challenges and perspectives of software engineering teams and how to translate their needs into effective platform services
  • An excellent understanding of security architecture, with exposure to high-assurance operating environments
  • Skilled in gathering, analyzing, documenting, and validating customer and stakeholder needs, linking them to plans and roadmaps
  • Solid technical background in system design, engineering, or software development, capable of navigating detailed technical discussions to high-level conceptual talks
  • An analytical thinker who can quickly understand problems by systematically breaking them down into components
  • Familiarity with organizational complexity, its underlying causes, and methods for addressing it

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 & 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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