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Lead Systems Engineer



Software Engineering
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2024

DriveWealth is a global B2B financial technology organization dedicated to democratizing access to financial independence around the world. Our mission is realized through an API-based platform, empowering our partners to offer seamless investing and trading experiences to clients worldwide, all from their mobile devices.

Our technology provides partners with a modern, extensible toolkit, enabling traditional investment workflows and innovative techniques like fractional share ownership. DriveWealth has evolved into a global platform offering trading of US equities, mutual funds, ETFs, fixed income, and options.

We seek enthusiastic professionals to contribute diverse perspectives and experiences to our Brokerage-as-a-Service platform. Our culture blends the pace and opportunity of a tech start-up with the impact, stability, and significance of Wall Street. We encourage creativity and experimentation while ensuring institutional-grade execution and regulatory compliance in everything we do. We value diversity and inclusion, celebrating the unique differences of our employees as we scale and grow together. We’re guided by operating principles grounded in accountability, teamwork, integrity, and solutions built to scale. Join us!

About the Role

DriveWealth Technologies is building a world-class ultra low latency infrastructure team responsible for designing, architecting, testing, and deploying one of the world's most bleeding-edge electronic trading tech stacks. This team drives the company’s technology transition from cloud-based infrastructure services to extremely performant bare metal platforms, which will be co-located with the major trading venues in all major global geographies.

What You’ll Do

  • Perform product research to stay abreast of emerging technologies in the ultralow latency compute systems and platform community
  • Conduct myriad proof of concept (POC) and proof of value (POV) tests across a wide range of technologies to determine whether vendor solutions are fit for purpose
  • Partner with application developers to understand and document their business requirements and performance goals, which drives compute platform sizing and shape, as well as capability scope
  • Produce clear and professional system architecture designs and internal process flow diagrams
  • Partner with vendors to select and source compute hardware
  • Partner with project and program management teams to track delivery
  • Partner with colocation facility service providers to oversee rack deployment and cabling, as well as system BIOS and OS configurations and testing

What You’ll Need

  • Experience with ultralow latency compute and storage technologies from major vendors such as Dell, HPe, Lenovo, Supermicro, ICC, Ciara, EMC, and Pure
  • Comprehensive expertise in all stages of the compute infrastructure equipment lifecycle: architecture, design, engineering, testing, sourcing, build design, deployment automation, configuration management, support operations, and observability monitoring
  • Proficiency in testing, benchmarking, documenting, and differentiating CPU architectures (Intel and AMD), system bus architectures (e.g., CXL), and accelerator technologies (GPU, TPU, FPGA, RDMA, SmartNICs, kernel bypass driver stacks)
  • Experience developing, defining, testing, and documenting baseline configurations for high-performance system BIOS, focusing on system power and cooling optimization and multi-thread management and optimization
  • Expertise in developing, defining, testing, and documenting baseline configurations for high-performance Linux operating systems, including deployment and application-specific performance tuning for ultra-low latency process optimization and trade execution
  • Hands-on experience with compute workload virtualization technologies spanning VMs, containers, and function-as-a-service platforms, leveraging solutions like VMWare + Tanzu, Red Hat Openshift, and Kubernetes
  • Proficiency in developing, defining, testing, and documenting baseline configurations for ultra-low latency storage technologies, encompassing block, file, and object storage, both physical and software-defined
  • Experience developing and maintaining monitoring and observability toolsets and product baselines (e.g., logs, alerts, performance telemetry)
  • Experience in selecting and implementing system build and deployment toolchains, along with configuration management systems (e.g., Ansible, Salt stack), for automating system deployments and managing infrastructure configurations
  • A significant part of DriveWealth's technology stack operates on AWS. Therefore, the ideal candidate should have relevant experience working with major Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) to procure, configure, and manage compute infrastructure across various form factors such as Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Container as a Service (CaaS), and Function as a Service (FaaS).

Applicants must be authorized to work for any employer in the U.S. DriveWealth is unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment Visa at this time.

Compensation package offerings are based on candidate experience and technical qualifications, as it relates to the role. These are identified and determined throughout your interviewing experience.

Please note
: this role is expected to come into our office on a cadence set by the Hiring Manager/Team.

New York, NY (Hybrid) Pay Range
$200,000$240,000 USD


  • Competitive medical, dental, and vision insurance options
  • Mental Health and family planning services
  • Unlimited paid time off with ten observed holidays
  • 16 weeks of paid parental leave for biological and adoptive parents
  • Pre-tax commuter benefits
  • $2,500 each year to invest in continued education and personal development
  • $75 a month in fitness and wellness reimbursement
  • Company-provided phone
  • Hybrid work experience that allows for flexibility
  • For in-office employees, a daily lunch stipend, unlimited snacks, and engaging office space in the Financial District

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

TO ALL AGENCIES: Please, no phone calls or emails to any employee of DriveWealth outside of the Talent organization. DriveWealth’s policy is to only accept resumes from agencies via Greenhouse (ATS). Agencies must have a valid services agreement executed and must have been assigned by the Talent team to a specific requisition. Any resume submitted outside of this process will be deemed the sole property of DriveWealth. In the event a candidate submitted outside of this policy is hired, no fee or payment will be paid.