Lead System Engineer - TSG Group

BNY Mellon

Overview Of BNY Mellon:

BNY Mellon is a global financial services company focused on helping clients manage and service their financial assets, operating in 35 countries and serving more than 100 markets. BNY Mellon is a leading provider of financial services for institutions, corporations and high-net-worth individuals, providing superior asset management and wealth management, asset servicing, issuer services, clearing services and treasury services through a worldwide client-focused team.



Job Purpose:


We are searching for outstanding candidates who are passionate about building and running some of the largest and most complex software artifacts on the planet and who have the ability to quickly understand how something works that they may never have seen before.  They thrive to automate everything through code, and will help us make the journey through to a true no-ops model, identifying and automating end-to-end operational processes to deliver fast, efficient, and consistent results.


We look for the ability to solve problems with software, whether that’s been acquired from a textbook or at the school of hard knocks. Troubleshooting skills and the ability to unpack a problem into smaller pieces, identify possible causes, triage, and do so systematically are essential to this position. These skills could have been acquired through debugging code, operating a network, building hardware, or in other, entirely unrelated domains, however the cognitive skills and approaches to problem-solving are subject-matter agnostic and critical to have, regardless of a candidate’s background.


An ideal Systems Engineer will have a broad range of skills across a number of systems.  They engineer services, and are adept at making changes to an environment safely.  We also expect our SE’s to be collaborate and inclusive to produce great results.


This position is a lead position meaning that the candidate has to feel comfortable with leading a small team, drive strategy and accept responsibility. The candidate should understand team dynamics and encourage a healthy and exciting work environment. Human and Interpersonal skills are essential to being able to motivate, delegate, and develop team members.




  • Manage a small team of Systems Engineers
  • Develop, engineer, and automate every operational process feasible to limit human interaction
  • Reduce human, manual toil through tooling and automation
  • Engineer products to be fault tolerant, resilient, and scalable
  • Be a part of a weekly, follow-the-sun, on-call rotation for their Site, providing 24x7 coverage
  • Respond quickly and resolve incidents aligned with a Site’s SLOs and SLA
  • Participate actively in Code Reviews
  • Write clear and concise documentation around procedures and processes
  • Actively participate and deliver postmortems in line with our postmortem culture
  • Drive a blameless, inclusive, and collaborative environment across teams
  • Exhibit ownership of action items resulting from postmortem and following them through to implementation and release
  • Investigate issues across multiple internal teams as well as external vendors
  • Uphold SDLC standards and release automation
  • Be deliberate and use data to make decisions, not intuition

Desired Skills:

  • Languages: C, Python, Bash, Go, (Rust a plus)
  • Operating Systems:  RHEL, Solaris, AIX
  • Monitoring and Performance: Prometheus, Grafana, Moogsoft, Influxdb
  • Container Technologies: Docker, Nomad, Kubernetes, Mesos, Marathon, Chronos, Nelson
  • Registry Technologies: Artifactory
  • Configuration Management and Remote Execution:  Ansible, Puppet, Saltstack
  • Networking: Software-Defined Network technologies, switch technologies, firewalls, iptables, vlans
  • Storage:  pure flasharray and flashblade, NFS, IBM COS, EMC EC2, S3 Object Store, lvm, xfs, ext4, zfs
  • ELK (Elastic Search, Logstash, Kibana, and filebeat a plus)
  • Vmware: vsphere, drs, vcenter
  • System Utilities: strace, tcpdump or wireshark, valgrind, sar, htop, iotop, sysctl, logrotate, systemd, journald, rsyslog, auditd, awk, sed, grep, cut, sort, uniq, find
  • SDLC: Git, Jenkins (or Travis CI), JIRA
  • Infrastructure Services: DNS, DHCP, PXE, TFTP, NTP, etc.
  • Resiliency Testing: Chaos Monkey


Experience with and a deep understanding of:

  • Data Structures and Algorithms, including Big-O notation
  • Networking 
    • transport and routing protocols
    • network os stack internals, tuning, and implementation
  • Large Complex Distributed Systems
    • Sharding
    • Paxos
    • Chubby
    • Message Queues
    • Fault Tolerance
    • Resiliency
    • Scalability
    • Caching
    • Hinted Handoff
    • Eventual Consistency vs. Strong Consistency
  • Operating Systems
    • Filesystems
    • Memory Subsystem including swap and paging
    • CPU Scheduling
    • IO Scheduling
    • NUMA
    • Performance Tuning
    • Kernel Compiling
    • Patching
    • GRUB
    • Sockets
    • Block Devices
  • Virtualization
    • scheduling, co-stop, sizing
    • high availability
    • vcpu
    • vnuma
    • vmfs
    • performance monitoring
    • hypervisors
  • Storage
    • zone and lun masking
    • san fabrics and protocols
    • nas and nas-like storage
    • replication
  • Monitoring
    • exporters
    • alerting and de-duplication
    • linear regression
    • telemetry
  • SDLC
    • continuous integration
    • automated build pipeline
    • release management and versioning
    • source version control


What we can offer you:

  • Challenging, fun and supportive environment within the Site Reliability Engineering world, a discipline developed by Google which has become the latest and greatest concept in management and automation of large disparate systems
  • Highly competitive benefits package including pension and private medical cover


If you apply for this role this means you agree with the following statement:


Through my application for a role with BNY Mellon (Poland) sp. z.o.o. (the Company) I hereby authorize the Company to process my personal data for the purposes of recruitment. Furthermore I declare that I am aware of the voluntary submission of data and I am informed about the right to access the data and the right to correct it, pursuant to the Personal Data Protection Act of 29 August 1997 (Journal of Laws [Dz.U] No. 133, item 883)”. I authorise the Company to process my personal data for future recruitment processes.

Furthermore, I authorize BNY Mellon and its’ affiliates, Taleo (UK) Limited to process my personal data.

BNY Mellon and affiliates registration details.-

BNY Mellon (Poland) sp. z.o.o Registered office – Swobodna 3, 50-088 Wroclaw

The Bank of New York Mellon (International) Limited – 1 Canada Square, London, E14 5AL

The Bank of New York Mellon SA/NV – 46 Rue Montoyerstraat, B-1000 Brussels, Belgium

Taleo (UK) Limited Registered office - 78-586 Chiswick High Road, London W4 5RP, United Kingdom,

Please note that during the recruitment process you may be asked to provide further information and supporting documents. The information provided may be verified and reviewed, to the extent permitted by the law, as to their veracity and accuracy.


BNY Mellon is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Primary Location: Poland-Dolnoslaskie-Wroclaw
Job: Information Technology
Internal Jobcode: 60144
Organization: Technology Services Group-HR06725
Requisition Number: 1709189
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