Junior UNIX/Linux System Administrator
OTC Markets Group Inc - New York, NY

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OTC Markets Group Inc. (OTCQX: OTCM) operates the world°s largest OTC marketplace for equity securities. Our OTC Link trading system delivers price transparency in over 10,000 securities and enables direct interaction between broker-dealers that provide liquidity and execution services. We organize the marketplace by categorizing the wide spectrum of OTC-traded companies into three tiers: OTCQX - The Intelligent Marketplace for the Best OTC Companies; OTCQB - The Venture Marketplace; and OTC Pink - The Open Marketplace. Our information-driven platform makes it easy for investors to trade at the best price through the broker of their choice and empowers companies to build the best markets for their investors. To learn more about our Open, Transparent, and Connected marketplace, visitwww.otcmarkets.com.

The IT team designs, develops and maintains a number of highly-available, low-latency quoting and trading systems, using cutting-edge computing software and hardware.
We offer a casual working environment in an airy loft office space located in the SoHo neighborhood of Manhattan, one of the most exciting and creative places in the world. We are committed to building a company where highly talented, creative people thrive. We invest heavily in employee satisfaction and we offer a competitive compensation package designed to entice the best.

Position Summary:

Our IT Infrastructure team is looking for a highly motivated team player with excellent written and verbal communication skills. In this role, the System Administrator will be responsible for the day to day operations of our IT systems and services. The hired candidate will support and improve tools and processes to provide 99.99% uptime in a 24x7 environment.

Provide first level response and proactive support for operational functions including, but not limited to:
System Administration
Client-facing Application Support
Performance Monitoring of key infrastructure components
Server and Operating System installations, upgrades and patch management
Work closely with developers, product managers and infrastructure teams on the identification and implementation of improvements to operational procedures, including change preparation, execution and validation.
Interact with customers and vendors to troubleshoot existing network or system problems.
Document existing infrastructure whenever beneficial to the support function.
Communicate and implement system and network changes ensuring stability of the environment as well as compliance with industry best practices.

BS degree in Computer Science and/or equivalent certifications
Previous experience with UNIX or Linux System Administration, preferably in a highly available, distributed environment utilizing Sun Solaris and/or Linux platforms
Superior written and verbal communications
Excellent interpersonal skills
Ability to collaborate with application development teams and support personnel
Exposure to several of the following technologies is a plus: DNS, LDAP, SNMP, VPN, SSL/SSH, FIX Protocol, JBoss, Tomcat, Apache, EMC Storage, Cisco hardware (switches, routers, firewalls), F5 Load Balancers

Candidates applying for this position MUST have a green card or a US citizenship. Note we will neither sponsor nor relocate individual for this position.
We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex or national origin.