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Software Engineer (Data Operations)

We are looking for an experienced Software Engineer or SRE to join the Data Platforms team at Autumn Compass. The team is in charge of our distributed cloud compute infrastructure, data processing pipelines and rapid prototyping efforts. We believe operational excellence is the foundation to quick experimentation and we’re looking for engineers who can help us achieve this goal.


Autumn Compass is a proprietary trading company that builds on our expertise in software engineering and machine learning in order to develop intelligent algorithms and strategies for trading. With no external clients, a flat management structure and an SRE culture in the team, engineers have the freedom to innovate and impact all parts of the business.


What you will do:

  • Increase reliability in our systems by identifying complexity and promoting simplicity where possible. 
  • Identify and implement SLIs and SLOs to improve visibility and transparency. 
  • Participate in code reviews to ensure code quality and to share knowledge.
  • Build consensus and effect changes that improve reliability and velocity.

What you bring:

  • 3+ years of experience as a Software Engineer/SRE with experience in operations.
  • Development experience in Python (or a similar language) and a willingness to work with Python infrastructure.
  • Expertise in designing, analyzing, and troubleshooting large-scale distributed systems.
  • Intellectual curiosity, openness and the ability to bring new ideas and knowledge to the team.
  • AWS experience is desired, but not required.


  • High error budget and non-critical infrastructure, so no on call required
  • Flexible working hours
  • Flat management structure, report to the CTO

Salary: $110k - $170k AUD package


Please keep in mind that work hours need to line up with Sydney time. 


About Autumn Compass

Who are we?  

At the heart of Autumn Compass lies 3 guiding principles – innovation, efficiency and an open mind. We inject these principles and apply our expertise at the forefront of algorithmic trading.  

Our mission is to facilitate the efficient flow of capital between market participants. Our team of engineers, scientists and strategists drive this by crafting clever algorithms that provide liquidity to electronic markets all over Asia-Pacific.  

Built upon a decade-long friendship among the founders before embarking on this journey, Autumn Compass has seen rapid growth since its inception. We have experienced success and breakthroughs, but it is only the beginning.

Why Work at Autumn Compass?  

Our work is fast-paced and intellectually stimulating. Employees at all levels are given critical roles essential to our success, and the autonomy to explore the best way of achieving it. We welcome the chance to explore new paradigms and value automation in order to spend more of our time breaking new ground.  

We consider the growth of our employees a top priority and ensure that every individual achieves their potential, enjoys their work and has a great time doing so. Our flat structure and casual atmosphere ensure that leaders and founders are more than accessible and interested in hearing your thoughts and ideas.  

Our office - overlooking Sydney's scenic Darling Harbour - houses a welcoming and relaxed environment for our hardworking team. Equipped with a pool table, ping pong table and various video/board games, our staff are able to unwind and recharge between tackling some of the most interesting and difficult problems.

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Posted: Aug. 31, 2020

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