• Chicago, IL, USA
  • 90000
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Highly competitive pay, benefits and bonus structure, Work with high-caliber and innovative professionals, Access to unlimited snacks and beverages in our lounge area, State of the art office, 401K plan and match, Progressive time-off benefits, Gym membership at our building fitness center on our floor, Divvy bike access, A fun and collaborative environment

We are actively looking for talented Systems Administrators that will be responsible for the maintenance, configuration and reliable operation of computer systems and servers. This roll will install hardware and software and participate in research and development to continuously improve and keep up with SpiderRock's IT needs. The IT Support Technician will report to the Director of IT and contribute to the team's fast paced environment. The System Administrator will actively resolve problems and issues with computer and server systems to limit work disruption. This is a full-time salaried position.

What You Will Do:

  • Responsible for the maintenance, configuration, and reliable operation of computer systems, network servers, and virtualization
  • Install and upgrade computer components and software, manage virtual servers, and integrate automation processes
  • Troubleshoot hardware and software errors by running diagnostics, documenting problems and resolutions, prioritizing problems, and assessing impact of issues
  • Provide documentation and technical specifications to IT staff for planning and implementing new or upgrades of IT infrastructure
  • Perform or delegate regular backup operations and implement appropriate processes for data protection, disaster recovery, and failover procedures
  • Lead desktop and helpdesk support efforts, making sure all desktop applications, workstations, and related equipment problems are resolved in a timely manner with limited disruptions

What SpiderRock Is Looking For:

  • Associate or bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, System Administration, or related field or equivalent work experience
  • 3+ years of network administration, or system administration experience
  • 5+ years of experience in Linux & Windows platform support
  • 3+ years of experience supporting electronic trading systems; prior experience at proprietary trading firm
  • Demonstrable skills in supporting, monitoring, and troubleshooting high performance applications
  • Strong knowledge of network communications, Active Directory, AWS and Azure environments
  • System administration and IT certifications in Linux, Microsoft, or other IT related fields are a plus
  • Working knowledge of virtualization
  • Strong knowledge of systems and networking software, hardware and networking protocols
  • Experience with scripting and automation tools
  • Proven track record of developing and implementing IT strategy and plans
  • Strong knowledge of implementing and effectively developing helpdesk and IT operations best practices, including knowledge of security, storage, data protection, and disaster recovery protocols.
  • Knowledge of the financial markets a plus
  • Strong work ethic
  • Communication with end users, assessing requirements and managing expectations professionally
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, high pressured technology environment
  • Independent project and time management
  • Professional, motivated attitude
  • Strong interpersonal skills

Here's What to Expect:

  • Position requires that you be vaccinated against Covid-19
  • Hybrid work environment; remote first or office-occasionally
  • Highly competitive pay, benefits and bonus structure
  • Work with high-caliber and innovative professionals
  • Access to unlimited snacks and beverages in our lounge area
  • State of the art office
  • 401K plan and match
  • Progressive time-off benefits
  • Gym membership at our building fitness center on our floor
  • Divvy bike access
  • A fun and collaborative environment

SpiderRock is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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