Linux Network & Systems Technician
Paul May and Associates - Chicago, IL

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Salary: Open

Salary is commensurate with experience.

Company will not provide sponsorship or relocation for positions.

Network & Systems Technician

An established and growing Chicago proprietary trading firm is seeking to add a Network/Systems technician to an existing IT team to assist, maintain and improve the existing infrastructure of a professional trading environment. The candidate will be someone who can troubleshoot problems that might include hardware and software issues, equipment failure and TCP/IP connectivity. Duties may include installation of new software, deployment of new hardware, training of users, troubleshooting networking equipment, wiring, maintaining procedure documents and inventory/asset management. The candidate must have outstanding communication and prioritization skills.

Job Functions :
  • Install, configure, maintain and troubleshoot PC hardware and software.
  • Create and maintain technical/process documentation and proactively share this information to team members.
  • Actively seek out and participate in projects to maintain and improve the systems/network environment.
  • Create and maintain standard PC images for multiple workstation models.
  • Process, monitor and prioritize trouble tickets.
  • Troubleshoot basic TCP/IP and multicast issues.
  • Assist in managing and maintaining technology inventory.
  • Assist with hardware and software purchases.
  • Train new employees and staff as directed.
  • Perform network backups and restores.
  • Install and monitor antivirus software.
  • Provide basic support on network hardware.
  • Support other key initiatives as the business dictates.
Qualifications :
  • Proficient in installing and supporting current versions of Microsoft Windows Operating Systems.
  • Windows Server 2008/Active Directory exposure and experience remotely managing servers and desktops.
  • Experience with Linux/Unix (Redhat, Fedora, Ubuntu, HPUX/AIX).
  • Manage high-pressure situations professionally, calmly and with urgency.
  • Proficient in installing and supporting all Microsoft end user applications; familiar with other common business and productivity software.
  • Experience creating and maintaining active directory accounts.
  • Ability to work independently and provide progress reports.
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills.
  • Knowledge of network TCP/IP protocol (understand the difference between TCP and UDP).
  • Familiar with Multicast.
  • Knowledge of security technologies such as SSL, VPN and firewall.
  • Experience with Cisco routers/switches a plus.
  • Willing to work off hours and/or weekends and be “on call”.
  • Capable of handling multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Strong interest in the latest technology and trends.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field; 1-3 yrs experience in network or system administration.
  • Active or near completion of MCSE, CCNA, or similar IT certification a plus.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication; great interpersonal skills.
  • Solid work ethic, initiative and great customer service skills.
  • Strong analytical skills to troubleshoot technical computer and network problems with own knowledge and through documentation; know when to escalate to next level support.
  • Programming experience in VB, VBA, .Net, C# and/or Access huge plus.
  • Basic TCP/IP and multicast knowledge.
  • Must be able to lift 90lbs.

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