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Belfast, Northern Ireland


Snr Application Site Reliability Engineer

  • About Us: CME Group is the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, offering futures and options across a wide range of industries. We are seeking a highly-skilled and passionate SRE to join our dynamic team and help ensure the reliability and performance of our Markets trading applications.  These systems that must achieve a unique blend of ultra-low latency performance and the capacity to seamlessly facilitate the busiest trading days in the world economy.  The successful joiner must be able to solve problems creatively, communicate effectively, and work both independently and collaboratively.


    Key Responsibilities:

    • Collaborate with SRE leadership and product development teams to monitor, maintain, and troubleshoot our Markets trading platform.
    • Collaborate with SRE and product teams to continuously improve observability of our applications enabling data-driven business decisions and faster incident detection and resolution.
    • Influence reliability backlog discussions with key stakeholders.
    • Elicit key SLIs and SLOs for products via user-journey distillations with Product leaders.
    • Support the migration of markets applications to Google Cloud Platform (GCP), ensuring a seamless transition.
    • Assist in automating tasks to enhance system scalability and reliability.
    • Contribute to incident response, on-call rotation, and post-mortem analysis to continually improve system reliability.
    • Collaborate with cross-functional teams for improved system reliability and performance.
    • Stay informed on emerging technologies & latest industry trends, and recognise opportunities for CME Group.
    • Mentor and guide junior SREs


    • Experience with Linux-based systems.
    • Experience with Cloud-based platform(s).
    • Programming/scripting skills (Python, Bash, Java).
    • Strong problem-solving and analytical abilities.
    • Excellent communication and teamwork skills.
    • Adaptable and flexible, demonstrating a positive and proactive approach towards change.
    • Exhibits a growth mindset.


    • Previous experience working in a DevOps or SRE role.
    • Previous experience working with metrics & monitoring, OpenTelemetry, Splunk, Prometheus, Grafana, etc.
    • Experience and knowledge of working with distributed systems and working with Docker & Kubernetes
    • Knowledge of Google Cloud Platform, GCE, and/or GKE.
    • Good knowledge of networking (HTTP/TCP/UDP/IP).
    • Experience in Financial markets.
    • Experience with REST services and message-oriented middleware.
    • Experience working in an agile environment. 

    Why CME Group:

    • Be part of a global leader in financial services technology.
    • Work on cutting-edge technology in a collaborative and innovative culture.
    • Competitive compensation and benefits package.
    • Opportunity to grow and advance your career in SRE with an organisation who is transforming to this approach

    Join CME Group and play a crucial role in ensuring the stability and performance of our Markets applications while contributing to the migration to Google Cloud Platform. Apply now to be a part of our dynamic SRE team


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