Windows Platform Engineer

Squarepoint Capital

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Position:                     Windows Platform Engineer

Business Area:          Technology Infrastructure

 Squarepoint is a global investment management firm that utilizes a diversified portfolio of systematic and quantitative strategies across financial markets that seeks to achieve high quality, uncorrelated returns for our clients. We have deep expertise in trading, technology and operations and attribute our success to rigorous scientific research. As a technology and data-driven firm, we design and build our own cutting-edge systems, from high performance trading platforms to large scale data analysis and compute farms. With main investment offices in New York, London and Singapore, we emphasize true, global collaboration by aligning our investment, technology and operations teams functionally around the world.

Job Summary

 

The Windows Systems Engineer will be part of a talented global team of platform engineers that demonstrate superb technical competency in delivering a mission critical infrastructure and ensuring the highest levels of availability, performance and security.  The candidate will be responsible for architecture, project delivery, monitoring/alert management, automation, security, documentation, capacity management and L2 support for Squarepoint’s Windows infrastructure including desktops. Collaboration with our business partners and stakeholders, application owners, clients, vendors, and internal teams to deliver end-to-end solutions in a timely manner. The position requires expertise in Windows System administration including Microsoft Exchange, scripting, packaging & deployment, backup & replication technologies, and virtualization, in addition to a solid understanding of storage and network technologies. The role requires the engineer to become a subject matter expert in these areas to provide the required level of service to internal and external clients.

Main Duties & Responsibilities 

  • Design, implement, monitor and manage all installed Windows systems and infrastructure services on-premises or in a cloud environment.
  • Ensure optimum performance for all related services.
  • Provide runbooks for L1 support team and L2/L3 escalation support.
  • Proactively automate common tasks to improve efficiency and increase productivity.
  • Collaborate with internal and external teams to develop strategic solutions.
  • Perform related duties & responsibilities as requested.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 7+ years’ experience delivering innovative and highly available solutions in a Windows datacenter and end-user workspace environment.
  • Strong scripting skills in Powershell and Python a MUST. Experience in Javascript, WScript, VBScript, and Ruby a plus.
  • Expertise in virtualized environments: on-premise and cloud-based infrastructure. Citrix and VMWare experience a plus.
  • Experience implementing Office365 including MS Exchange, AIP, EMS and other cloud-based solutions.
  • Strong knowledge of backup, archive and replication systems. Experience with Comvault, AWS & Google archive solutions a plus.
  • Unix/Linux experience a plus
  • Strong communication skills
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related discipline.

 

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