DevOps & Site Reliability Lead Engineer

DevOps & Site Reliability Lead Engineer

POSITION: We are looking for a hands-on DevOps & Site Reliability Lead Engineer with a strong technical background to manage our DevOps & Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) team, coach and mentor the engineers and liaise between the business and technical teams. In a growing company with different FinTech business lines in the fields of payments, know-your-customer, compliance, and messaging, managing the flexibility and agility of sub-teams is crucial. In addition to this, active contribution to the architecture, design of our platform and products will be part of the job as well as implementing automation for deployments, Infrastructure-as-Code, site reliability engineering principles and CI/CD environments.

YOU: You must have a valid experience in the field of DevOps & Site Reliability Engineering and have had the role of a team lead or manager before. You should be passionate about designing, implementing, and running both high-performance infrastructure as well as cloud-based solutions. You take ownership where there is ambiguity; are ready and willing to step out of your comfort zone and use your unique skills to drive to solutions. You find a lot of satisfaction in coaching and mentoring and helping others develop their careers both from a technical and an organizational point of view.

The COMPANY | About US: Finologee ( is one of Luxembourg’s leading digital finance platform operators. The company facilitates the financial industry’s quest for optimisation and innovation with its compliant platforms and APIs for bank compliance (PSD2 for Banks & CEDRS), mobile payments and telecom routing (Digicash & Mpulse), and KYC/AML (KYC Manager & Digital Onboarding). Finologee serves more than 100 banks and institutions, handling hundreds of millions of transactions on their behalf. Placing user experience, technology and compliance at the core of the business, Finologee’s founders have been blazing a trail for FinTech ‘made in Luxembourg’ since 2006. With a staff of 35, the company is ISO 27001 certified and is operating as a regulated financial services professional under a ‘Support PFS’ licence granted by the Ministry of Finance.

With us you will:

  • Manage the DevOps & SRE team: Lead the DevOps & SRE team, supporting team members and ensuring the successful execution of their projects and operations. Lead the DevOps & SRE engineers on the sizing of DevOps & Infrastructure tasks. Collaborate with DevOps & SRE engineers to solve technical and design problems. Own and improve the scalability and reliability of all Finologee systems, products, and services. Work directly with architecture and software engineering teams to build automated scalability and reliability into all technology initiatives up front rather than bolting it on at ‘go live’. Work collaboratively with the development, testing and operational teams.
  • Support platform operations, ensure platform stability, assist with incidents, and maintain platform SLAs: Ensure the reliability of the existing systems to guarantee uptime and availability of core foundational services and building out our security capabilities. Identify pain points, suggesting a strategy on how to tackle them and leading the team towards the solution. Help architect and administer our hybrid cloud Kubernetes clusters (AWS EKS and Kubernetes as a service). Setup and maintain the CI & CD pipelines to deploy dockerized applications on Kubernetes using Harness. Tackle issues across the entire stack (hardware, software, network and application). Instrument systems for observability and supportability. Performing analysis, troubleshooting, and introspection on core infrastructure components and handle incident response. Provide daily support for all operational technology issues, security vulnerabilities and patches (applications, cloud infrastructure and Kubernetes). Taking part in a 24×7 on-call rotation.
  • Define platform DevOps & Reliability Engineering standards: Design and develop new automation solutions to infrastructure problems (CI/CD, Disaster Recovery, …). Design automation frameworks to support the platform products. Helping drive standardization efforts across Finologee. Partnering with teams from across Finologee to help tackle hard problems. Constantly research new technology and techniques that will benefit the team, the company, and its clients. Be able to drive evaluations and contribute to decision making processes around tools and vendor software selection. Develop workable implementation plans; communicate changes effectively; build commitment and overcomes resistance; prepare and supports those affected by change; monitor transition and evaluates results.
  • Leverage DevSecOps automation principles to ensure the security and compliance of our trusted products and platforms: Embed automated security controls and processes into the DevOps workflow. Apply Security-as-Code principles building security into DevOps tools and practices, leveraging Continuous Delivery as the control backbone and the automation engine for security and compliance. Propose, integrate, and deploy the appropriate automated application security analysis & testing tools (i.e. secure design, secure coding, security testing in CI/CD, securing the infrastructure and the cloud, security in production). Deploy Compliance-as-Code principles to embed compliance into DevOps and provide a centrally managed way to check and enforce security and compliance policies continuously and automatically (through automated penetration tests for example).

What we expect from you:

  • You should have a computer science or business degree
  • At least 8 years relevant experience, typically in the field of core infrastructure engineering experience spanning physical and virtualized servers, storage and network and more recent focus on public clouds, container and orchestration and platforms, i.e. Docker and Kubernetes, and CI/CD tooling, ideally in the financial services sector
  • A previous role as a team leader or development team manager and a real appetite for people management
  • A passion for modern technologies and a drive for continuous improvement of hard and soft skills
  • A tenacity in problem solving and conducting research internally and externally to find solutions.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Remains calm in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Demonstrates thoughtful leadership in assessing problems and opportunities.
  • To be fluent in English and to have (at least) a good command of French

In return you will get:

  • A position where you will play an active role in a variety of steps and contexts of digital product building for the financial industry, from the concept to delivery and operations, where you can truly make a difference
  • The opportunity to become a part of one of the prime FinTech teams in Luxembourg, with highly skilled industry experts, led by entrepreneurs that have been shaping successful digital finance products and building ecosystems for more than 20 years
  • The opportunity to be part of a multicultural and startup-minded team
  • A nice place to work: spacious and modern offices located in the Leudelange business district, close to Luxembourg-City with easy access by bus or car

The company | About us:

Finologee is one of Luxembourg’s leading digital finance platform operators. The company facilitates the financial industry’s quest for optimisation and innovation with its compliant platforms and APIs for bank compliance (PSD2 for Banks & CEDRS), mobile payments and telecom routing (Digicash & Mpulse), and KYC/AML (KYC Manager & Digital Onboarding). Finologee serves more than 100 banks and institutions and handles more than 25 million transactions, messages and end-customer interactions per year on their behalf. Placing user experience, technology and compliance at the core of the business, Finologee’s founders have been blazing a trail for FinTech ‘made in Luxembourg’ since 2006. With a staff of 35, the company is ISO 27001:2013 certified and is operating as a regulated financial services professional under a ‘Support PFS’ licence granted by the Ministry of Finance.

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November 27, 2020


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