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IHS Markit Sr. Systems Engineer in Boulder, Colorado

Who is Markit Digital

We design, develop, and host data rich, full featured, high-traffic web and mobile applications for financial institutions, brokerages, and media clients all over the world. We leverage a combination of several mature tech stacks along with the latest and greatest the industry has to offer to deliver some of the fastest and most utilized applications in the financial industry. We work closely in teams to promote an inclusive environment with tons of idea sharing.

What you will do at Markit Digital 

The Authentication and API infrastructure team provides a platform and a set of tools that enables teams to develop APIs and authenticate with clients using industry standard authentication methods.

As a systems engineer, you will be part of a skilled and versatile team working in a fast-paced environment and will be involved in designing and building highly leveraged systems as we expand our platform offering. Your job will be to

  • Identify and resolve issues, as well as automate and improve repetitive processes.

  • Drive prioritization of operational issues, and drive automation, design & scaling requirements in support of the wider organization.

  • Build and support tools that would assist engineering and client delivery teams to better troubleshoot and resolve issues related to Authentication and APIs.

  • Accelerate product development and assist in on time project deliveries by becoming a key part of our agile process.

Required Qualifications

  • Experience with Windows or Linux shell scripting environments (such as PowerShell, bash)

  • Experience specifying, designing, and/or implementing system health, metric collection and performance monitoring using tools such as ELK, Prometheus, Grafana

  • Working knowledge of configuration management systems such as Chef

  • Excellent troubleshooting skills at all levels, from application to network to host

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience interacting with RESTful APIs and web services for application integration and automation

  • Knowledge and proficiency in authentication standards such as OAuth2 & SAML

  • Knowledge of container management and orchestration platforms such as Docker and Nomad

  • Experience working with datastores like Cassandra, Redis, PostgreSQL

Profile (non-technical):

  • Strong problem-solving skills

  • Strong organization skills and the ability to work on multiple concurrent projects, with a high standard of quality

  • Eager to learn new technologies and skills

  • The ability to quickly shift priorities and adapt to change

  • Can-do attitude

  • Works independently under minimal direction with strong work ethic

  • Able to work quickly and productively in a fast-paced environment

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

Where we're going

Hot on the heels of moving our service oriented architecture to the cloud and automating our deployments and configurations, we're rolling out new tools to our stack like Angular, React, and Vue. We are always on the lookout for ways to make our sites more secure, scalable, and fast. We are continuing to explore our wealth of new data sources outside of the financial markets to pioneer new market spaces like virtual and augmented reality, content personalization, and data-driven visualization.


Inclusion and diversity are critical to the success of IHS Markit, and we actively encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other protected category. For more information on the many ways in which we enthusiastically support inclusion and diversity efforts for both candidates and employees, please access our Inclusion & Diversity Statement here.

We are proud to provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you are interested in applying for employment with IHS Markit and need special assistance or an accommodation to use our website or to apply for a position, please contact or call +1 212 849 0399. Determination on requests for reasonable accommodation are considered on a case-by-case basis. This contact information (email and phone) is intended for application assistance and accommodation requests only. We are unable to accept resumes or provide information about application status through the phone number or email address above. Resumes are only accepted through the online application process, and only qualified candidates will receive consideration and follow-up.

IHS Markit maintains a substance-free workplace; employees may be asked to submit to a drug test (where permitted by law). In addition, as a federal contractor in the United States, the company participates in the E-Verify Program to confirm eligibility to work.

For information please click on the following links:

IHS Markit Business Code of ConductRight to WorkEEO is the LawEEO is the Law SupplementPay Transparency Statement


Current Colleagues

If you are currently employed by IHS Markit, please apply internally via the Workday internal careers site.

IHS Markit harnesses deep sources of information, analytics and expertise to forge solutions for the industries and markets that drive global economies. Our company partners with clients in business, finance and government to provide the unrivaled insights and perspectives that lead to well-informed, confident decisions. We call this The New Intelligence. IHS Markit serves more than 50,000 key customers in more than 140 countries, including 80 percent of the Fortune Global 500. We help decision makers apply higher-level thinking to daily tasks and strategic issues across a host of industries and disciplines including energy, finance, automotive, engineering, technology, maritime and trade, aerospace and defense, chemical, and economics and country risk.

Headquartered in London, IHS Markit (NYSE: INFO) is committed to sustainable, profitable growth.

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