Infrastructure Automation Senior Consultant (low-latency/on-prem) – DevOps/SRE – Barcelona

Infrastructure Automation Senior Consultant - DevOps/SRE - low latency/on-prem


We are Adaptive, where you’ll use the latest technology to design, build and operate bespoke, real-time, front-to-back solutions for tier-one investment banks and commodity trading firms financial clients using the latest technology, in flat teams where innovation and collaboration are the backbones of our success.

Adaptive has a growing number of projects using the Hydra trading platform in multiple locations (London, Barcelona, Montreal and New York). Hydra is a framework built on top of Aeron messaging for building low-latency systems such as exchanges or workflow engines. We are looking for a candidate to be part of the ops team, and participate in defining infrastructure best practices in both Hydra infrastructure development and testing, as well as client infrastructure and Adaptive hosted Hydra projects. You will report directly to the Head of Operations Centre. 

Ideally, we would need to see strong experience within projects building, testing and running custom databases or other persistent data services in on-prem and cloud environments, using immutable infrastructure and/or configuration management principles.

This position is within the DevOps team and will be responsible for:

  • Making Hydra based project easy to deploy and manage, through automation & standardisation for both cloud and on-prem targets
  • Participating in best practice definition for Hydra based project installations.
  • Guiding the development team in best practice CI/CD, and full system testing.
  • Supporting projects solutions and support teams, maintaining the infrastructure, and using lessons learnt to improve best practices.
  • Enhancing cloud / on-prem service operations and monitoring to be as proactive as possible
  • Troubleshooting cloud / on-prem infrastructure, identifying issues and assisting in their timely resolution
  • Maintaining strict adherence to security policies within the organisation
  • Designing maintenance procedures and operational guides
  • Testing, evaluating and implementing new technologies

Required Skills:

  • Extensive Troubleshooting Skills & Coordination skills
  • Demonstrated skill in deploying and supporting large-scale, customer-critical systems.
  • Significant professional experience
  • Strong knowledge of Linux
  • Strong knowledge of automation technologies
  • Strong understanding of common network protocols.
  • Good knowledge of scripting language (Python, Bash or other)
  • Good knowledge of Docker 
  • Strong knowledge of Nomad or any other container orchestration solution
  • Strong knowledge of Ansible or any other configuration management solution
  • Good knowledge of physical infrastructure provisioning for Linux (e.g. PXE Boot etc.)
  • Good Networking & Firewall device skills.
  • Good Low-latency tuning.
  • Excellent communication skills, ability to interact confidently and communicate technical instructions to colleagues at all levels.
  • Experience in building, deploying and managing stateful services (Databases, RAFT Cluster, etc)

Nice to have

  • Financial industry experience
  • Good understanding of AWS
  • Good understanding of Terraform and cloud automation tools
  • Low-level x86 hardware knowledge.
  • IPsec experience
  • Java and Golang


Our benefits are designed with you in mind. We aim to provide benefits that are meaningful and useful to you and that reflect our culture. Many of the benefits below are available to our staff after a probationary period.  

  • 23 days vacation
  • Ticket restaurant of €11 per working day
  • Pre-tax savings on transport and childcare
  • Wellbeing package to support your health
  • Language classes (English and Spanish)
  • Pension plan with 5% match
  • Private Health Insurance including dental cover

About us:

  • No politics 
  • No cumbersome hierarchy: our teams feel free to speak up, to make suggestions and raise concerns
  • Collaborative team environment: we all work together, respect each other and pitch in
  • Smart, welcoming and motivated colleagues
  • Good work/life balance

Some of our success stories include:

An app store that allows users to browse available apps and install to their desktop without Administrator rights. The system provides an auto-update mechanism and also captures usage statistics

Adaptive brought our experience in large scale e-commerce platforms to quickly specify and agree an architecture with the client. The design enabled rapid development in the short term but also granted flexibility and agility in the long term.

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