Linux Systems Administrator Placemark Investments
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Placemark Investments is an investment advisory firm registered with the Securities and Exchange
Commission. The company is privately held, with 71 employees located in offices in Dallas, Texas and
Placemark develops, implements, and supports wealth solutions, including Unified Managed Account
platforms and retirement solutions for broker/dealers, registered investment advisors, banks, and
family offices. As the separate account industry?s leading independent overlay portfolio manager,
Placemark coordinates multiple investment vehicles such as separately managed accounts, mutual
funds, and ETFs into a single customized portfolio.
Placemark?s mission is to fundamentally change the way that investment management services are
delivered to clients, fostering a more efficient operating model and delivering more sophisticated
investment strategies to meet a wider variety of client needs. We enable financial advisors, sponsors,
and product providers (managers) to better collaborate in delivering superior investment solutions to
their clients. As a firm, Placemark seeks to foster an entrepreneurial culture focused on integrity,
innovation, respect for employees, exceeding customers? needs and adding real value.
The Linux Systems Administrator is responsible for effective provisioning, installation/configuration,
operation, and maintenance of systems hardware and software and related infrastructure. This
individual participates in technical research and development to enable continuing innovation within the
infrastructure. This individual ensures that system hardware, operating systems, software systems, and
related infrastructure are continually up and running, and that system-wide backups and monitoring are
accurate and complete.
? Life cycle maintenance of systems.
? Perform data backups and disaster recovery operations.
? Provide restores from backups when requested.
? Proactively check backup health and completeness.
? Proactively monitor and respond to system wide health.
? Analyze system logs and identify potential issues with computer systems.
? Recommend changes to improve systems and network configurations, and determine hardware or
software requirements related to such changes.
? Respond to system outages.
? Install and configure new hardware and software. ? Responsibility for documenting the configuration of the system.
? Troubleshoot problems, both hardware and software, with systems.
? Apply operating system updates, patches, and configuration changes.
? Add, remove, or update user account information, reset passwords, etc.
? Integrate new tools into existing monitoring and IDS.
? Audit security scans.
? Perform routine audits of systems and software.
? Responsibilities sometimes require working evenings and weekends, sometimes with little
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND CAPABILITIES
? Must have STRONG Linux knowledge and experience
? Shell scripting familiarity
? Must be able to configure both Linux and Windows bare-metal machines from scratch
? Strong hardware troubleshooting skills
? Familiarity with RAID concepts
? Familiarity with Nagios Monitoring
? Ability to perform basic network troubleshooting
? Familiarity with command line tools
? Cisco ASA experience recommended
? Citrix Netscaler experience recommended
REQUIRED PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES
? Excellent critical thinking and problem solving skills
? Detail-oriented and process-oriented approach
? Accepts responsibility, ownership, and accountability for work results
? Finds a high-volume, dynamic work environment engaging
? Ability to organize and prioritize competing priorities
? Good communication skills
? Good judgment on escalation of issues
COMPENSATION & BENEFITS
? Competitive salary (55-65k/yr) plus bonus opportunity
? Comprehensive benefits package including:
o Medical, dental and vision insurance
o 3 weeks paid vacation
o 401(k) plan with company match
o Employer paid life insurance, AD&D and short-term disability coverage.
||16633 Dallas Parkway |
Addison, TX 75001
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