Sr. Infrastructure Software Engineer - Research Engineering

Main Location
Westport, CT, United States
powertofly approved What Bridgewater Associates Has to Offer:

Bridgewater Associates is a premier asset management firm, focused on delivering unique insight and partnership for the most sophisticated global institutional investors. Their mission to have the deepest possible understanding of global economies, naturally leads them to embrace diversity of thought, experience, race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, and more. Bridgewater offers their employees benefits like:

  • Competitive 401(k) with employer match
  • Equal fully paid parental bonding/care-giving time
  • Health coverage - 100% premium covered + concierge medical services
  • PTO package, unlimited sick days & remote work flexibility
  • Family planning support - adoption, egg freezing, & fertility benefits
  • Company events, affinity networks, & extracurricular interest groups
  • Technology Department

    The Technology team at Bridgewater engineers systems to understand the world.  These systems synthesize and industrialize our global understanding into a hive mind of macroeconomic knowledge which enables us to educate and collaborate with the world’s most influential central banks and policy makers and carefully and strategically manage the world’s most important capital.  Our technologists are engineering highly available, high performing and highly secure cloud platforms and infrastructure which support and scale our investing operations.


    Research Tech

    The goal of the Research department is to fundamentally understand how the global economy works.  Embedded within the Research department is a uniquely talented technology team that builds the tools that allow our macro economists to conduct their research and understand the world’s economies at a level we believe no other firm is capable of.  These tools tackle problems from data ingestion and storage, to data visualizations, to signal creation.


    Position Responsibilities: 

    As a Sr. Infrastructure Software Engineer Engineer you are responsible to work with Software Engineers to bring an operational mindset to each product that is built, released, and supported in the Research Technology department. You are a Software Engineer by trade, but support the DevOps mindset and bring an extremely pragmatic approach to software engineering. You will take highly ambiguous problems and create frameworked approaches to decompose those engineering initiatives while constantly taking into account the scalability, sustainability and security of all products.

    You will drive the following responsibilities:

    • Create scalable, reliable, and secure systems using Kubernetes and AWS/Azure cloud services
    • Automation and Improvement of existing technology infrastructure and platforms
    • Contribute to engineering efforts for virtual network and compute infrastructure across both on-prem and multi-cloud environments.
    • Maintain a security mindset during both design and development stages of projects
    • Design, implement, and enforce cloud infrastructure and modern software development best practices in an organization
    • Drive technical and complex projects autonomously
    • Assist and provide technical guidance to junior and mid-level engineers
    • Provide feedback to your coworkers and engage well with the feedback provided to you
    • Work with technology management to provide infrastructures services across multiple business and engineering verticals within the company


    Preferred Requirements

    • 10+ years of software development, architecture, design, and operations of complex applications and systems.
    • 3+ years of cloud infrastructure solutions (Kubernetes/EKS/AKS, Security, Storage, Networking, Infra as code, Compute, Serverless Functions, Docker)
    • Experience with Terraform
    • Expertise in continuous testing of cloud infrastructure
    • Go and/or Python software development experience
    • Working Knowledge of Helm (or kustomize / jsonnet) and other Kubernetes tooling


    About Bridgewater

    Bridgewater Associates is a premier asset management firm, focused on delivering unique insight and partnership for the most sophisticated global institutional investors.

    Our investment process is driven by a tireless pursuit to understand how the world’s markets and economies work — using cutting edge technology to validate and execute on timeless and universal investment principles.

    Founded in 1975, we are a community of independent thinkers who share a commitment for excellence. By fostering a culture of openness, transparency, and inclusion, we strive to unlock the most complex questions in investment strategy, management, and corporate culture.


    Our Culture

    Bridgewater’s unique success is the direct result of our unique way of being. We want an idea meritocracy in which meaningful work and meaningful relationships are pursued through radical truth and radical transparency. We require people to be extremely open, air disagreements, test each other’s logic, and view discovering mistakes and weaknesses as a good thing that leads to improvement and innovation. It is by continually striving together for the highest levels of truth and excellence that we create meaningful work and meaningful relationships. Within this culture, Diversity and Inclusion is a top priority because it is essential to finding the best talent in the world, enabling our idea meritocracy, and creating an environment where all types of people can thrive. We have a full-time team as well as affinity networks that work on these issues - If you would like to learn more, please let your Bridgewater recruiter know.


    Why Choose Bridgewater?

    It takes all types to make Bridgewater great. We seek a diverse group of innovative thinkers and push them to engage in rigorous and thoughtful inquiry. We develop people through an honest examination of their abilities and performance, enabling personal growth and professional development. We strive to provide you opportunities that will challenge you and unlock your potential.

    One of our core priorities at Bridgewater is to enable our employees to build a great life and career, and we believe our benefits are an important extension of that philosophy. As such, currently Bridgewater offers a competitive suite of benefits including:

    • Health insurance with 100% premium covered and access to additional concierge medical services
    • 401(k) plan with generous employer match
    • Paid time off, including fully paid parental leave and a competitive PTO package
    • Workplace flexibility and access to back up childcare
    • Financial assistance for family building support, including adoption and egg freezing
    • Workplace wellness, including on-site gyms, free meals and healthy snacks , and meditation rooms
    • An engaged and active community that includes many company events, affinity networks, and extracurricular interest groups
    • And more


    Bridgewater reserves the right to change its current benefits program at any time, in a manner that is consistent with applicable federal and state regulations

    This job description is not a contract and confers no contractual rights, privileges, or benefits on any applicant or potential applicant. Bridgewater has the right to change any and all terms of this job description, including, but not limited to, job responsibilities, qualifications and benefits. Nothing in this job description constitutes an offer or guarantee of employment. Please note that we provide immigration sponsorship for this position.

    Bridgewater Associates, LP is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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    Sr. Infrastructure Software Engineer - Research Engineering
    Bridgewater Associates