[Gllug] VACANCY: Systems Administrator in Central London

Niall Downie niall.downie at aspectcapital.com
Mon Jan 9 12:53:16 UTC 2012

We are looking for a multi skilled Systems Administrator to work in a technically challenging and exciting Hedge Fund. We are a small company based near Bond Street. You will join a small team of System Administrators working between teams of Helpdesk Engineers and Technical Architects. You will work on Trading and Business systems running on Linux, Windows and Solaris; you will also work with VMware ESX, NetApp storage devices, Cisco networking devices, and many other devices. We deploy the latest technologies, automate as much as possible, build depth into our monitoring systems, care about the state of all our technologies.

We don't expect to find someone to match all our technologies, and so are happy to provide training to fill any gaps.

We are keen to find someone who is excited by a technical challenge, can learn new skills, is agnostic about technologies, takes a pride in their work and enjoys their work.

Following is more detail about the role. Please forward CVs to recruitment at aspectcapital.com. No agencies please.


1.            Job Title:              Systems Administrator

2.            Reporting to:     Systems Admin Team Lead

3.            Job Role:

The Infrastructure Team is responsible for the design, build and maintenance of the production IT infrastructure at Aspect Capital. We are looking for a Systems Administrator to join the team to provide passionate problem fixing and troubleshooting skills, balanced with a diverse range of projects delivery.

4.            Accountabilities:
o             Provide second line support for infrastructure requests and issues including:
o             Physical servers, operating systems, network infrastructure and data centres
o             Business infrastructure, such as Exchange, Active Directory
o             Databases for both proprietary and 3rd party systems
o             Middleware (messaging, clustering)
o             Proprietary applications in the trading chain from live market data via trading and execution systems to trade processing and the fund accounting back-end
o             Monitoring, backups, resilience and disaster recovery
o             Be proactive with monitoring and follow up on warnings and errors
o             Carry out project work across the infrastructure, i.e. in the broad areas of servers, networks, storage and to a lesser degree, desktops and applications:
o             Consult with internal "customers", establish requirements and priorities, create and own the deliverables
o             Deploy the projects
o             Write and maintain clear documentation
o             Provide testing and monitoring of key components
o             Identify and drive best practice standards

5.            Specific technical expertise, knowledge and/or experience required for the role

o             Broad set of technical skills covering:
o             Linux and Windows Linux Operating Systems
o             OS shell scripting and automation (Windows and Linux)
o             Clear and concise communication, both written and face-to-face

o             VMware experience, ESX and virtual infrastructure, VM automation
o             General NAS/SAN experience
o             Initiative and spotting problems/opportunities rather than just completing tasks
o             Designing and maintaining systems architecture
o             Implement and adhere to system and network security

£45-55k plus bonus & benefits

Niall Downie

Aspect Capital Limited
Nations House
103 Wigmore Street

Tel: +44 20 7170 9700
Fax: +44 20 7170 9710
Email: niall.downie at aspectcapital.com
Web: http://www.aspectcapital.com/

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