Systems Engineer

Chicago, IL 60661

Posted: 11/28/2018 Category: Network/Systems Job Number: 11163

Systems Engineer


Our Client   is seeking a Systems Engineer to deploy, administer and support Windows, VMWare and Storage systems as well as a variety of cloud-based services. Members of the Core Infrastructure Services team are dedicated to providing reliable, flexible services which are utilized by the entire firm for many business-critical activities.

  • Administer core infrastructure services including Active Directory, DNS, DHCP, Group Policy, Exchange, RemoteApp, SCCM/SCOM, backup/recovery and compliance, file servers and permissions, certificates, enterprise storage systems, NetBackup, enterprise communication, VMware, Veeam, vCenter, load balancers.
  • Manage cloud platforms including AWS, Azure, and Office 365.
  • Deploy and administer physical and virtual Windows servers, VMWare host servers, and storage to support these systems.
  • Perform problem resolutions, root cause analysis, and implement projects to reduce future issues for the above systems and technologies.
  • General administration of shared folders, group policy, DNS records, VM deployments, storage expansion and cleanup, and various other day-to-day activities.
  • Implement automation and scripting  via PowerShell and Python to reduce manual tasks and provide proactive alerting to get ahead of outages.
  • Research, test, and implement new/updated technologies.
  • Act as point of escalation to service desk for more complex issues.
  • Work with other teams within the organization on hardware specifications and provisioning.
  • Document systems and specialized configurations for ease of support within team.


  • 5+ years of experience administering Windows Server and associated services, VMWare, and storage.
  • Experience with cloud providers including Amazon and Microsoft and/or a strong desire to learn
  • Solid knowledge of and previous experience using scripting technologies (i.e. PowerShell)
  • Strong knowledge of network protocols and technologies.
  • Experience maintaining/deploying/configuring server hardware.
  • Proven ability to troubleshoot and resolve production problems while making sensible decisions in times of stress.
  • Previous experience working in the trading industry a plus
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Must have excellent documentation and knowledge management skills
  • Proven ability to learn; passion for new technologies
  • Must have strong work ethic and initiative, ability to manage allocation of time.

VMware, VSphere, scripting (Python or Powershell), Storage

Evan Pollock

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