Head of DevOps

Head of DevOps

BestEx Research | Bengaluru, KA, IN

Posted a month ago

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About BestEx Research
BestEx Research is a financial technology and research firm specializing in building sophisticated execution algorithms and transaction cost modeling tools servicing multiple asset classes. The firm provides its services to performance-demanding hedge funds, CTAs, asset managers, and banks through a traditional electronic broker and in a broker-neutral Software as a Service (SaaS) model.
BestEx Research’s mission is to become the leader in automation and measurement of execution across asset classes globally and significantly reduce transaction costs for our clients.
Its cloud-based platform, Algo Management System (AMS), is the first end-to-end algorithmic trading solution for equities, futures, and foreign exchange that delivers an entire ecosystem around execution algorithms, including transaction cost analysis (TCA), an algo customization tool called Strategy Studio, a trading dashboard, and pre-trade analytics in a single platform. The platform is currently live for US equity and global futures trading.
BestEx Research is disrupting a $100 billion industry by challenging the status quo of stale, black-box solutions from banks and offering next-generation execution algorithms that combine performance improvement with transparency and customization. BestEx Research uses leading-edge technology to support its low-latency, highly scalable research and trading systems with its back end in C++, research libraries in C++/Python and R, and web-based technologies for delivering its front-end platforms.
Visit bestexresearch.com for more information about our mission, products, research, and services.
Why work at BestEx Research?
If you want to help investors reduce their trading costs in an incredibly complex market structure and help create and shape an industry-defining product, then this is an excellent opportunity to join an incredibly talented team of 20+. BestEx Research has almost zero turnover, top notch clients, zero bureaucracy, and a flat organizational structure. It is a true meritocracy, set in a collaborative environment, where every employee is working on extraordinarily interesting projects. Our pay scale and benefits are comparable to top-tier firms in our industry, either in the form of cash compensation or a hybrid cash and equity compensation plan. Employees at BestEx Research have exposure to much more variety in the projects they complete and opportunities for growth than in similar roles at other firms.
Location: Bangalore
Primary Job Responsibilities
In this role you will be responsible for overall management and implementation of BestEx Research's trading products, research infrastructure and workstation support. BestEx Research runs its trading systems in Equinix data centers in Canada, New Jersey, Chicago and London. They are managed by a managed infrastructure provider, PICO. BestEx Research also runs non-latency production systems in Azure. BestEx Research's internal development and testing infrastructure is a hybrid Azure and On Prem. BestEx Research utilizes a vendor to manage some of this infrastructure. You will report directly to the Head of Product and the CEO of the company.
In this role your responsibilities will be:
Managing all DevOps tools like SVN, Jenkins, Reviewboard, Elastic, Logstash, Kibana (ELK) stack
Setting up and maintenance of production instances of the company's trading systems in data center locations
Setting up and managing all beginning of day and end of day production processes
Management of Cloud (Azure), On Prem and Data Center (New Jersey, Toronto, London, Chicago) environments
Manage onboarding process of new products and new clients
Manage the Cyber Security and other infrastructure policies
Build simulation and research environment for researchers (on cloud or on premises)
Managing back up and recovery of production data
Managing internal development software and code repositories
Managing inbound connectivity from clients to us and outbound connectivity from our trading systems to exchanges, brokers and network providers
Working closely with Client IT teams, Vendors


Ability to work with little or no supervision while operating within the team
Experience building scalable infrastructure on the cloud and On Premises
Expert level Python programming experience
Expert knowledge of Relational Databases, Postgres SQL is a plus
Ability to build production monitoring dashboard is a plus
Experience with Firewalls and Networking
Experience in deployment of Web Servers
Experience working with financial data centers is a big plus
Experience with Cloud Platforms such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure or Google Cloud Platform
5+ years of relevant experience
B.S. (or higher) in Computer Science or equivalent relevant experience
Experience in managing Windows System Administration & Linux server operating systems and related utilities and hardware
Experience automating system tasks and monitoring infrastructure deployment using a scripting language (Python, Ruby, Bash)
Experience with Cisco UCS platforms, Storage platforms & Cisco Networking products
High level understanding of infrastructure, networking and security principles