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DevOps Specialist

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Spécialiste DevOps

DRW is a technology-driven, diversified principal trading firm. We trade our own capital at our own risk, across a broad range of asset classes, instruments and strategies, in financial markets around the world. As the markets have evolved over the past 25 years, so has DRW – maximizing opportunities to include real estate, cryptoassets and venture capital. With over 1000 employees at our Chicago headquarters and offices around the world, we work together to solve complex problems, challenge consensus and deliver meaningful results. It’s a place of high expectations, deep curiosity and thoughtful collaboration.

As a DevOps Specialist within our GDD team, you will develop and improve the software that our traders use to implement various trading strategies, build trading gateways and above all, enable the firm to succeed in a highly competitive industry.

Needed for this role:

  • At least 3 years of experience working as a DevOps specialist, a software developer or a software reliability engineer
  • Working knowledge of networking in hybrid cloud environments
  • Scripting and programming skills in at least one of those: Powershell, Bash, Python, Go, Ruby
  • Experience delivering production-grade software
  • Ability to contribute to all the phases of the software development lifecycle
  • Experience working in Windows and Linux environments
  • Ability to learn quickly and a passion for new technology
  • Experience with containerization tools such as Docker, Kubernetes or OpenShift
  • Experience with at least one message broker such as Kafka, RabbitMQ or ActiveMQ
  • Comfortable in the terminal
  • Experience with relational databases
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • A “get things done” attitude
  • Great written and verbal communication skills in English

Bonus Points for:

  • Experience with configuration management tools such as Ansible or Chef
  • Experience with infrastructure as code tools such as Terraform
  • Software engineering or computer science degree/background
  • Experience in an AWS environment, with exposure to Azure and GCP

What you’ll be working on:

  • Software solutions to optimize trading
  • Ensuring all systems are functioning during trading operations
  • Preparing the systems for upcoming trades
  • Create, improve, and fully automate CI/CD development cycles
  • Data normalization and software packaging
  • Providing regular support in the areas of software maintenance and deployment
  • Contributing to the support of multiple trades and improving current processes

What DRW Montreal has to offer you:

  • Recognized as one of Canada’s Best Employers for the past 8 years
  • Committed to continuous learning & development
  • Industry leading benefits package and perks
  • Focused on employee well-being and work-life balance
  • Community initiatives, volunteer program and opportunities for giving back

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