Systems Administrator

Job Locations US-VA-Arlington | US-GA-Alpharetta
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(6/17/2020 3:03 PM)
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Who We Are

More than 30 years ago, E*TRADE pioneered the online brokerage industry by executing the first-ever electronic individual investor trade. While the landscape of our industry has changed dramatically, our culture of innovation and drive to make online trading accessible to everyone continues to drive us forward. We believe in challenging the status quo, fostering an environment of curiosity and learning, and, above all, putting our customers first.

About the Role

Your position involves managing the system platforms, including build and upgrade, query review and tuning, production support, and related infrastructure and administration services for mission-critical systems.  This is a fast-paced environment for brokerage, banking, and related financial and other business/enterprise applications. You will report to the Sr. Manager of Systems Engineering/Hybrid Cloud Engineering Infrastructure Group and will have strong team interaction with Systems, application and development staff/peers, other engineering and operations group members within the IT organization, as well as with application and business development teams.



  • Installs, configures, troubleshoots, and maintains server configurations (hardware and software) to ensure their confidentiality, integrity, and availability.
  • Responsible for setting up and maintaining a system or specific components of a Linux system (e.g. for example, installing, configuring, and updating hardware and software; overseeing or adhering to organizational security policies and procedures)
  • Responsible for installing Linux/Centos software on the server
  • Responsible for patching and updates
  • Communicate and explain system implementation strategies to the requesters
  • Install patches, new versions and other software consistent with change management processes
  • Work with onsite Facilities to ensure all new servers are racked, cabled correctly and powered up. 
  • Work with Facilities to troubleshoot server related network and SAN issues.
  • Initiate server problems with Vendors and coordinate with Facilities for onsite repair.
  • Work with Network Team to plan and implement environment adds, changes, removals.
  • Scripting and Puppet, ansible knowledge a plus
  • Physical and Virtual Server installs/decoms/upgrades


Required Skills:

  • Have at least 3 years of experience providing support for Linux/Centos Servers and Infrastructure
  • At least 2 years of experience planning upgrades of hardware and applications / systems enhancements
  • At least 2 years of experience developing and conducting tests to ensure solutions to meet documented user requirements
  • At least 2 years of experience identifying, analyzing, and resolving system problems
  • Must be able to work 2nd shift, 4-midnight

Preferred Skills:

  • Scripting
  • At least 2 years of experience working with Amazon Web Services (AWS)


We offer a competitive and comprehensive benefits package. Please visit https://www.etradecareers.com/why-work-at-etrade/employee-benefits/ to learn more about the opportunities.

E*TRADE Financial is an Equal Opportunity Employer who encourages diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.


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