Sr. Site Reliability Engineer - Research Enigneering

Remote (USA) or Westport, CT

Full Time Senior-level / Expert
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Investment Engine Technology Department

The Investment Engine Technology team at Bridgewater engineers systems to understand the world.  These systems synthesize and industrialize our global understanding into a hive mind of macroeconomic knowledge which enables us to educate and collaborate with the world’s most influential central banks and policy makers and carefully and strategically manage the world’s most important capital.  Our technologists are engineering highly available, high performing and highly secure cloud platforms and infrastructure which support and scale our investing operations.

Research Department
The goal of the Research department is to fundamentally understand how the global economy works. Embedded within the Research department is a uniquely talented technology team that builds and manages the tools that allow our macro economists to conduct their research and understand the world’s economies at a level we believe no other firm is capable of. These tools and platforms tackle problems from data ingestion, to storage, to data modelling/visualizations, to signal creation to name but a few.


Position Responsibilities
As a Sr. Site Reliability Engineer you will work with our Investment Community and Research Software Engineers and be responsible for running production services with a high level of ownership and managing their Service Level Objectives (SLOs). This will involve responding to, mitigating, investigating and escalating incidents when they occur through an on-call rotation. You will be a partner to product and engineering teams to ensure that your services operations over time are improving to enhance our business effectiveness. These improvements will happen through your input on priorities, roadmaps, risk management and overall service strategy. In addition, you will be responsible for engineering work for services and tools across the portfolio through a combination of Systems and Software Engineering. Your work will encompass designing and writing code that focuses on the reliability and/or efficiency of services and processes. It will also include system design reviews and using monitoring, logging and alerting tools and processes to manage our tools over their life cycles.


Preferred Requirements
• Large scale software development and DevOps/SRE tools, processes and mindset
• Expert knowledge of at least one programming language (Java, Python, C/C++, Scala, Ruby, Golang etc.)
• Strategic thinking, complex problem solving and analytical capabilities
• Demonstrable experience with a leading cloud provider (Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform)
• Excellent communication, diagnostic and issue resolution skills
• Preferred but not essential - a degree in a relevant field (Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering)

 

About Bridgewater

Bridgewater Associates is a premier asset management firm, focused on delivering unique insight and partnership for the most sophisticated global institutional investors.

Our investment process is driven by a tireless pursuit to understand how the world’s markets and economies work — using cutting edge technology to validate and execute on timeless and universal investment principles.

Founded in 1975, we are a community of independent thinkers who share a commitment for excellence. By fostering a culture of openness, transparency, and inclusion, we strive to unlock the most complex questions in investment strategy, management, and corporate culture.

 

Our Culture

Bridgewater’s unique success is the direct result of our unique way of being. We want an idea meritocracy in which meaningful work and meaningful relationships are pursued through radical truth and radical transparency. We require people to be extremely open, air disagreements, test each other’s logic, and view discovering mistakes and weaknesses as a good thing that leads to improvement and innovation. It is by continually striving together for the highest levels of truth and excellence that we create meaningful work and meaningful relationships. Within this culture, Diversity and Inclusion is a top priority because it is essential to finding the best talent in the world, enabling our idea meritocracy, and creating an environment where all types of people can thrive. We have a full-time team as well as affinity networks that work on these issues - If you would like to learn more, please let your Bridgewater recruiter know.

 

Why Choose Bridgewater?

It takes all types to make Bridgewater great. We seek a diverse group of innovative thinkers and push them to engage in rigorous and thoughtful inquiry. We develop people through an honest examination of their abilities and performance, enabling personal growth and professional development. We strive to provide you opportunities that will challenge you and unlock your potential.

One of our core priorities at Bridgewater is to enable our employees to build a great life and career, and we believe our benefits are an important extension of that philosophy. As such, currently Bridgewater offers a competitive suite of benefits including:

  • Health insurance with 100% premium covered and access to additional concierge medical services
  • 401(k) plan with generous employer match
  • Paid time off, including fully paid parental leave and a competitive PTO package
  • Workplace flexibility and access to back up childcare
  • Financial assistance for family building support, including adoption and egg freezing
  • Workplace wellness, including on-site gyms, free meals and healthy snacks , and meditation rooms
  • An engaged and active community that includes many company events, affinity networks, and extracurricular interest groups
  • And more

Bridgewater reserves the right to change its current benefits program at any time, in a manner that is consistent with applicable federal and state regulations

This job description is not a contract and confers no contractual rights, privileges, or benefits on any applicant or potential applicant. Bridgewater has the right to change any and all terms of this job description, including, but not limited to, job responsibilities, qualifications and benefits. Nothing in this job description constitutes an offer or guarantee of employment. Please note that we provide immigration sponsorship for this position.

Bridgewater Associates, LP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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