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For more than a century, Northern Trust has worked hard building our legacy of outstanding service, expertise and integrity. From a Chicago-based bank founded in 1889, we now have more than 20 international locations and 18,500 employees globally. We serve the world’s most-sophisticated clients – from sovereign wealth funds and the wealthiest individuals and families, to the most-successful hedge funds and corporate brands.

We burnished our reputation as a global leader delivering innovative investment management, asset and fund administration, fiduciary and banking solutions enabled by sophisticated, leading technology. And through it all, we continually laid a solid, forward-looking foundation on which future generations can continue growing and achieving greater.

As of March 31,2019, Northern Trust Corporation had:

$10.9 trillion in assets under custody/administration
$8.2 trillion in assets under custody
$1.2 trillion in assets under management
$122 billion in banking assets 

Job Description
     
The HFS Infrastructure Team has an immediate and exciting opportunity for an experienced Red Hat Linux & VMware ESX Administrator.  You’ll be working with a small team of senior staff to build and support the systems which run Northern’s high-profile and extremely dynamic Hedge Fund Services organization.

Major Duties

Major initiatives for this year include building a new set of hosts to support new clients, completely overhauling security and reporting, redesigning and documenting our disaster-recovery plan and automating every possible aspect of the environment.
 
This candidate must be highly self-motivated, able to work cooperatively in a team atmosphere, able to juggle a long-term integration project with daily, time-sensitive tasks, and willing to perform off-hours work and on-call duties.

Other specific responsibilities include:

Write specifications and code Red Hat Linux installation scripts
Automate configuration management using open-source tools
Re-write startup scripts to honor dependencies across systems
Design and configure Postfix mail servers
Implement new source-code control tools using open-source software
Respond quickly to outages and performance degradation
Perform basic performance data statistical analysis using R-project code
Write scripts for error-detection and add to monitoring systems
Write new data collection modules and graphs using OpenNMS
Compile and install open-source software
Assist HFS Application support staff with OS problems, permissions, software installation, etc.
Determine root cause of hung and crashed systems
Document common tasks and train operations staff
Design solutions for new or unusual security requirement
Write scripts to extract data from configurations or logs and summarize reports
Re-engineer disaster recovery for lower RTO

Knowledge/Skills
     
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, 6, and 7 system administration
Basic VMware administration, including some Windows and AD 
In-depth performance troubleshooting across CPU, memory, I/O and network
Capacity planning on both physical and VMware systems
Deep experience with scripting and automation

Fiber-channel storage and the Linux Logical Volume Manager
NetApp with NFSv4 and ACLs
NFS automounter
Strong Unix filesystem skills
Strong knowledge of security exposures, practices and tools (including SElinux, iptables ACLs, password vaulting, activity logging)
IP networking and troubleshooting with tcpdump, traceroute, etc.
Understanding of routing, switching, VLANs and multicast
Ability to design and specify firewall and load-balancer requirements
Experience
 
The ideal candidate would have 5-10 years of Linux experience but must be comfortable integrating across VMware virtualization, network, storage, database and Microsoft Windows technologies. This candidate must be highly self-motivated, able to work cooperatively in a team environment and able to juggle a long-term integration project with daily, time-sensitive tasks.

They should have extensive experience with troubleshooting and root-cause analysis of complex, highly-interconnected systems.  Previous experience with trading systems would be beneficial.

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