Productions Systems Engineer

SS&C Technologies Inc
August 3, 2019
Jacksonville, FL
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SS&C Technologies Holdings, Inc. is a global provider of financial services software and software-enabled services. Founded in 1986, SS&C has built the most comprehensive powerhouse of software technology in the financial services industry – technology that complements our unrivaled expertise and professionalism in fund administration, insurance and pension funds, and asset and wealth management accounting and operations. Named by Forbes as one of America’s best midsize employers, SS&C has more than 20,000 employees and 15,000 clients worldwide, and is headquartered in Windsor, Connecticut, with offices throughout North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa, and Australia.

Join the company ranked #1 on the list of Best Places to Work in Jacksonville. SS&C Advent, a leading provider of award-winning software and services for the global investment management industry, is seeking a Systems Engineer for our team in Jacksonville.

The Senior Systems Engineer is a member of the team responsible for the company's SaaS IT operating environment. This includes data centers, hardware, software, and supporting internal and external services.
In the role you will:

Build, maintain, and troubleshoot our rapidly expanding infrastructure by working closely with technology teams
Deploy new physical and virtual servers, storage, and networking within data center environments
Deploy software developed in-house and represent the IT Infrastructure team during the software release process
Provide daily operational support and administration of production and non-production environments
Manage and monitor all systems and infrastructure in our SaaS environment
Keep network and systems secure and running efficiently
Proactively ensure the highest levels of systems and infrastructure availability
Write and maintain custom automation to increase system efficiency, quality, and reduce human intervention on any task
Provide mentoring and technical direction to IT Infrastructure team members.
Participate in the design, engineering, planning, upgrade and maintenance of the hosted Infrastructure
Participate in 24x7 on-call rotation and perform after-hour maintenance. Don’t worry, this requirement is applied thoughtfully with respect to work-life balance.

Base Qualifications:

A great attitude and eagerness to push yourself to the next level
A minimum of 7 years as a systems engineer or equivalent role
Skilled in scripting and automation with PowerShell
Excellent understanding of Windows Server operating systems running on Intel based rack and blade servers
Expert-level proficiency with Microsoft technologies including Active Directory, IIS, and MSSQL
Expert-level proficiency with VMware or comparable virtualization technology in the data center
Skilled in troubleshooting software and hardware issues
Experience designing and supporting highly available application infrastructure
Knowledge of computer hardware, software, applications, and systems administration in the data center
Solid understanding of proper communication and collaboration involving changes, issues, and process
An eagerness to learn enough about whatever tools or tricks are needed to get the job done

Helpful Qualifications:

Experience with Linux performance tuning and troubleshooting in clustered and virtualized environments

Familiarity with the fundamentals of Linux scripting languages

Experience with Linux network tools and firewall configuration

Experience with hosted/cloud-based solutions

Experience with Cisco UCS

Experience with ISCSI or Fiber Channel SANs.

Experience with management and administration of Cisco Nexus,

Juniper SRX, and F5 LTM or equivalent networking technologies

Knowledge of TCP/IP networking concepts (OSI model) and services with the ability to troubleshoot (DNS, HTTP, SMTP, SSL, DHCP, FTP, DFS, routing, switching, firewalls)

Experience working in an environment where availability, scalability, security, compliance, process, change management, and documentation are operating imperatives

Experience with modern software development methodologies and processes (think continuous integration, version control systems, automated application deployment, etc.)

Associate or Bachelor’s Degree in computer related fields, technical certifications related to responsibilities, or equivalent professional experience

At SS&C Advent, you will find a rewarding career where you can thrive at every level. We invest in our employees by offering competitive compensation and benefits, progressive training opportunities, and wellness programs that empower employees to achieve total (physical, financial, social & community) well being. In addition to challenging and meaningful work, you will find a strong work-life balance and deep commitment to giving back to the communities where we live and work. Advent’s culture thrives on teamwork and diversity. So, bring your unique perspective and talent to Advent and thrive in your work today!

Unless explicitly requested or approached by SS&C Technologies, Inc. or any of its affiliated companies, the company will not accept unsolicited resumes from headhunters, recruitment agencies, or fee-based recruitment services.

SS&C offers excellent benefits including health, dental, 401k plan, tuition and professional development reimbursement plan.

SS&C Technologies is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant for employment or employee on the basis of race, color, religious creed, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other classification protected by applicable discrimination laws.

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