Senior Systems Administrator

Halcyon Financial Technology
San Francisco, CA
Aug 31, 2017
Jobs Outside Higher Education
Software & Technology
Institution Type
Outside Academe

Job Description


This role will support our client's growing needs. This individual will work closely with, and report to the Manager of Client Services of the firm. This is a hands-on role requiring the ability to handle various problems with expertise and exceptional judgment while working with end-users at the highest level within organizations.

  • Support daily operations onsite and remote for clients
  • Provide high quality support to end users
  • Implement and manage VMware environment and Windows servers, including patching, critical updates and upgrades
  • Implement and manage network infrastructure such as firewalls, switches and routers
  • Implement and manage BCP and DR environments, document setup, and perform annual testing
  • Work closely with services providers to monitor systems and resolve issues
  • Manage and collaborate on various IT projects for our clients, including but not limited to:
    • Perform IT audits for new engagements
    • Perform security vulnerability testing
    • Perform IT work at client's homes
    • Application selection and implementation
  • Interviewing and training of new hires
  • Directing and distributing work among team
  • Obtaining quotes and ordering equipment, supplies
  • Available to be on call on weekends and evenings to respond to client requests, or issues on client's infrastructure
  • Mentoring of junior employees

  • Minimum 6+ years of general IT experience, including extensive experience in customer-facing roles
  • Operating Systems / Servers: expert in Microsoft Windows Server technology, HP and Dell Servers
  • Infrastructure: experience with VMware, SAN storage, Cisco, and Meraki
  • Experience at a private equity, hedge fund, asset management or investment bank in a similar role
  • Perform cyber security / security audits to expose vulnerabilities, use vulnerability / penetration tools such as Tenable and Qualys
  • Implementation of log aggregation tools such as splunk, sumo logic, etc
  • Cissp certification would be a plus, not required
  • Strong problem-solving skills, attention to detail, ability to think creatively
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to focus and work effectively under pressure
  • Must be able to maintain composure and professionalism in stressful situations
  • High school degree required, college degree strongly preferred
  • Ability to lift 50lbs.

  • Cloud technologies such as Box, Intermedia, Salesforce, Slack and Office 365
  • Leading Edge Hardware such as Nutanix, Cisco Meraki and Palo Alto networks
  • Working with financial services companies, such as private equity, hedge fund and other asset managers
  • Part of a national team that aims to deliver exceptional service
  • Generous compensation
  • Best in class employee health benefits: medical, dental, and Time Off
  • Employee profit share bonuses

Company Description
Formed in 2010 by industry veteran Rodric O'Connor to address a gap in serving small to mid-size financial services firms with industry-leading IT support, HalcyonFT's team of experienced IT professionals brings decades of experience in the financial services industry. Halcyon FT exclusively serves financial services firms with a full understanding of industry trends, challenges and expectations. For more information, please visit

San Francisco, CA


Wed, 30 Aug 2017 08:40:14 PDT