Solutions Architect @ MarketAxess - New York, NY

Job Overview

5 days ago

Solutions Architect

MarketAxess - New York, NY

Company Description
Over the last twenty years, MarketAxess has completely revolutionized the fixed-income market by creating a single platform using proprietary technology that connects the world’s most influential financial institutions. Today, more than 1,800 institutional investors and broker-dealer firms rely on us to bring them accurate market data to assist with their trading decisions, connectivity solutions that facilitate straight-through processing and technology services to optimize trading environments.

Job Description
The Solutions Architect will join a Center of Excellence, leading modernization for the firm. The team is fast paced, and creative in tackling big problems, and finding solutions which scale and can be easily consumed by the entire firm. This specific Solutions Architect will be a leader in new architecture, partnering with resources from Cloud, DevOps, and other architectural leaders to define event driven design patterns, as well as engineer to prove out success of architectures defined. This role will continuously tackle big problems as it relates to microservices, data, containers, cloud, and observability of the system.
Joining a collaborative team that seeks to trailblaze internally, as well as in the industry, this role has extremely high impact potential. The Solutions Architect will have the ability to grow with SMEs with various respective backgrounds to continuously improve both as a company team, but also as an individual technologist.
What You’ll Do

  • Tackle challenging business cases to define comprehensive architecture - APIs, UIs, infrastructure, data architecture, security, and new technologies
  • Implement architectural designs to prove success and potential for adoption across the firm
  • Design internal multi-tenant platforms:


  • container orchestration runtimes (e.g. Kubernetes)
  • event streaming (e.g. Kafka)
  • persistent storage (e.g. Redis)
  • Solving issues agnostically to enable pattern centric architectural while also being prescriptive where necessary
  • Play a key role in architecting the future Kubernetes platform and application adoption roadmap
  • Growing our agile development culture through use of excellent engineering skills and a deep knowledge of DevOps methodologies.
  • Evaluate and recommend technology and frameworks for flexibility, long-term viability, and time to market.
  • Demonstrate ability to analyze business direction and problems, understand long term vision and risk in developing strategic technical solutions. Work closely with Product/Application teams in technology evaluation, selection, recommendation and configuration.
  • Collaborating with peer architects seeing opportunities to refactor business processes, improve customer experience or perform capability rationalization.

Who You Are

  • Experience designing, implementing, and operate internal multi-tenant platforms:
  • container orchestration runtimes (e.g. Kubernetes)
  • event streaming (e.g. Kafka)
  • persistent storage (e.g. Redis)
  • Strong experience with multiple high level programming languages (Java, Python preferred)
  • Experience defining and developing event driven design-based architecture
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the Twelve Factor App methodologies
  • Deeply committed to complete automation of the complete SDLC
  • Experience with IaC (Infrastructure as Code) and configuration tooling (e.g. Terraform, CloudFormation) preferred
  • Ability to provide technical leadership and hands on day-to-day solutions to agile teams, preparing the design artifacts and implementation of solutions
  • Passion for continuous improvement and questioning the status quo
  • Obsessed with building great teams, sharing knowledge and improving DevOps culture
  • Strong presentation skills; written and verbal communication including the ability to influence
  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field
  • Minimum of 5-10 years of industry experience in an architecture and/or software engineering role

What’s In It For You
In addition to working on cutting-edge technology and in our culture of innovation, collaboration, and openness, we offer:

  • Healthcare and wellness options
  • 401(k) match
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • Training and tuition assistance
  • Other perks include generous time-off policies, stipends for gym memberships, exercise equipment and similar, and access to on-site healthcare

Additional Information
All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Location: 55 Hudson Yards, New York, NY 10001

Job Type: Full-time

Work Location: Multiple Locations

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