DevOps Engineer

Vela is a global financial technology provider of high performance trading, market data, and analytics technology solutions. Vela offers an end-to-end multi-asset Direct Market Access (DMA) platform connected to over 60 global exchanges; high-performance and low-latency market data and market access; industry leading pre-trade risk controls; post-trade processing; trading analytics; plus, a front-end for price discovery, execution, and risk management. Vela clients benefit from award-winning managed services, customer support, and world-class professional services from an experienced team comprised of seasoned financial services industry experts and cutting-edge technologists.

Vela has offices in Europe, US and Asia supporting traders, market makers, financial institutions and other market participants worldwide.

Vela is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Job Profile

This position is responsible for deploying, automating, maintaining, troubleshooting and improving the systems that keep the backend infrastructure running smoothly. The role requires hands-on technical experience and a can-do approach towards environment automation / management and continuous improvement. The role will encompass the use of a broad range of AWS technologies, operating systems (RedHat, CentOS, Windows) and application environments (Dev, QA, Build & Release).

Key Accountabilities

  • Work with the DevOps Manager to develop end-to-end solutions from development to production across our software and service offerings.
  • Contribute towards defining our transition from traditional software development to embrace latest CI/CD best practices.
  • Contribute to the software development life cycle including design, implementation, testing, installation and support.

Knowledge, Skills & Experience Required


  • Experience in the software development life cycle from design, implementation (C, C++ or JAVA)
  • Experience with Continuous Integration and Test Frameworks
  • Experience with CI/CD tools such as Jenkins
  • Development on a UNIX platform (Linux or Solaris)
  • Familiarity of scripting languages, in particular Python
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines across disperse geolocations


  • Experience with developing automation frameworks
  • Experience with KVM or oVirt
  • Experience in linux systems administration
  • Familiar with one or more artifact repositories
  • Familiar with Linux performance tuning (USE method)
  • Experience with Puppet, Ansible, or similar configuration management tools
  • Experience with cloud technologies such as AWS
  • Maven or Gradle build experience

Further Information

For any further information please get in touch at
or call +44 289 568 0209.

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