Junior Systems Administrator

Junior Systems Administrator – Hedge Fund NO FINANCE EXPERIENCE NEEDED –  Quant Capital is urgently looking for a Junior Systems Administrator to join our high profile client in their main development team. Our client is one of the most famous global quantitative hedge funds. The environment is that of Facebook or Google, relaxed open with time to think and make the right decisions. The atmosphere is calm and relaxed with an open dress code. This is a role for techies, those who are motivated by the sharp end of technology and the possibility of making serious money doing something you are passionate about. The technologist will be responsible for a variety of user support and project work across a wide range of technology, including but not limited to Windows PCs and servers, Linux servers, mobile devices, and an advanced communications infrastructure. On a day to day basis the Junior Systems Administrator will: Development and maintenance of Linux and Windows servers and desktops, VMs and containers, databases and a handful of Windows hosts Administration of network infrastructure including maintaining and troubleshooting routers, switches and firewalls Architecture and topology design with respect to our network and mutli-petabyte storage storage solutions utilising ZFS, Ceph, NVMe and other cutting edge technologies Work on a diverse range of projects – recent examples include utilising Open Source technologies to build our own High Availability Virtual Machine cluster and a bespoke Container creation tool Contribute to the development of configuration management and automation of routine tasks Proactively deal with monitoring alerts and help develop the monitoring platform Implement and adhere to system and network security Identify and drive best practice standards, with a focus on Open Source offerings where feasible As requirements evolve you will leverage the best of the open source community, sometimes substituting your own solutions where greater performance is needed. You will be encouraged to evangelise and prototype new technologies and through doing so you will help shape the architecture. Systems Administrators  ideally Have: Be very comfortable with Linux and Windows, preferably with experience of Ubuntu or other Debian-based distributions. A demonstrated interest in both building technology and helping others use it effectively, along with a desire to improve processes and technology are all prerequisites. Familiarity with general systems administration; experience with phone, desk-side, and/or remote user support; knowledge of the Microsoft Windows enterprise environment and standard applications (such as Microsoft Office); and familiarity with a Linux or Solaris environment are requirements. An interest in finance. You will be joining a progressive and exciting company committed to excellence. They offer an excellent working environment with ongoing training and a structured career path. You can also expect an excellent salary and benefits package.