Systems Administrator

Company Description

Broadridge, a Global Fintech Leader with over $4 billion in revenue, provides communications, technology, data, and analytics. We help drive business transformation for our clients with solutions for enriching client engagement, navigating risk, optimizing efficiency, and generating revenue growth. Broadridge employs over 10,000 full-time associates globally with a significant presence in North America, Europe, and Asia. Please visit our website at www.broadridge.com to learn more.

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Broadridge is a leading provider of communications and technology-driven-solutions to banks, broker-dealers, mutual funds, and financial service corporations globally. Our systems and services include investor communication solutions, securities processing, and operations for some of the largest financial service organizations in the world.  This role plays a crucial part in building and supporting technology solutions, as part of our Technology Service Delivery team, this role will partner with our infrastructure, development, business, and cloud delivery teams to create manage solutions and ensure operational excellence across our growing suite of products.

Job Description

Technology experience working in the hosting of mission critical financial environments servicing both UNIX and Wintel Platforms. Hands on understanding of Linux servers in a virtualized environment.

Perform support functions, to ensure the necessary services are provided and availability of the system is maintained within our 7x24 financial environment.

Ability to interact with management and project management teams to communicate operational status, project status, and business value of services produced. 

Act as a single-point of contact for tier1 and tier2 monitoring and operations teams. React to alerts within the environment and be able to resolve or escalate them in a timely manner.

Ability to troubleshoot complex problems, providing root cause analysis and remediation to mitigate future risk with appropriate Technical and Operational staff to resolve issues.

Provide clear communication/escalation/follow up and closure to business impacting events involving multiple Broadridge teams and external partners.

Work on break/fix hands on Solaris and Linux platforms as well as interaction with external parties for escalation or hardware / software support tickets

Work in a heavily matrix managed, geographically dispersed team with globally deployed resources.

Implement and co-ordinate the creation and enforcement of technical service procedures, policies, and manuals, maintaining excellent verbal & written communication

Provide off-shift on call work as required as well as performing off shift weekend changes.

Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or associated discipline or equivalent 5-7 years’ experience

2-3+ years’ experience in Service delivery related roles and/or functional roles for Systems Administration of SuSE/Redhat Linux systems and Solaris Virtual environment in a large scale production environment preferably financial services

Knowledgeable in Server administration using Oracle Solaris features such as containers/ zones, LDOMs, disk mirroring, ZFS, explorer, NFS, RBAC, Solaris 9/10, Sun Disk Suite, Veritas Volume Manager, virtual networks, sun cluster, and Veritas cluster.

Knowledge in highly scalable, highly resilient solutions in AWS data centres leveraging a mix of EC2 images and native cloud services.

Good knowledge of VMware virtualization products including but not limited to ESX, vSphere, and vMotion.

Familiar with MQ, Apache, JBOSS and or Websphere

3+ years of installing, configuring, maintaining, and deploying IBM MQ Server

Thorough knowledge of good server and system administration principles.

Knowledge of disk management tools such as LVM2, Veritas Volume Manager and Solaris Volume Manager.

Knowledge of core protocols such as TCP/IP, SSH, SMTP, LDAP, NFS and DNS.

Knowledge of Solaris zones and Linux Logical Volume Manager required

Knowledge of clustering tools such as Veritas Cluster Server

Familiar with SAN storage, in particular the EMC or IBM Storage arrays

Strong analytical and problem solving skills. Ability to troubleshoot and resolve complex system problems.

Knowledge and experience with shell scripting (ksh, bourne, bash, csh, etc).

Familiarity with project management techniques to plan and execute projects.

Monitor for and react to alerts within the environment and be able to resolve or escalate them in a timely manner

Provide clear communication/escalation/follow up/closure of alerts and outages to multiple teams within the organization.

Writing and improving team runbook procedures

Maintaining excellent verbal & written communication

Ability to take ownership and run with multiple production issues, from alert to hand-off or resolution

Interaction with external parties for escalation or hardware / software support tickets

Ability to thrive in a high pressure, demanding environment.


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