E*TRADE Financial Holdings, LLC

Systems Administrator/Application Support

Job Locations US-GA-Alpharetta
Posted Date 1 month ago(3/4/2021 10:16 AM)
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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


The Systems Administrator (TechOps) is responsible for monitoring and managing E*TRADE online applications. The primary role is to ensure high availability of the applications running in the datacenters. This multi-faceted position employs the skills of the associate to design, implement, maintain, and support a variety of applications and Linux systems


  • Monitoring, optimizing and managing of UNIX/Linux OS, system hardware and application performance.
  • Perform application upgrades, patches, able to identify and troubleshoot issues/bugs that involved front-end, middle office, back-end and services through Sunburst, Tuxedo, Tomcat and Apache.
  • Be ready to lead and coordinate teams during system/application outages and execute tasks accordingly to minimize impact.
  • Attend project meeting and provide input to project planning.
  • Managing/developing based on TechOps perspective, as well as planning for production launch execution.
  • Identify area of enhancement and deploy automated process to minimize human intervention.
  • Management of Corporate common network services, i.e. DNS and DHCP services.
  • Enrolling users and maintaining system security.
  • Backup and recovery of OS and application information.
  • Weekend coverage rotation





  • 2-5 years’ experience in Unix/Linux systems administration.
  • Strong system/application troubleshooting skills.
  • Ability to analyze information and draw conclusions on system performance and trends.
  • Ability to write mini-scripts in some administrative language (Tk, Perl, shell).
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a team environment, as well as individually with minimal supervision.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to coordinate multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Works well under pressure, in a very fast paced working environment.
  • Manage time effectively and accordingly based on priorities.
  • Comfortable with many aspects of UNIX systems administration; i.e. system installation and configuration, fundamentals of security, installing third-party software.


  • Strong knowledge of web, middleware and Cloud based technologies a plus



  • BS degree in Computer Science preferred


Must be open for Night and Weekend work!


E*TRADE, a member of the Morgan Stanley family of companies offers a full spectrum of benefits, including Medical, Prescription Drug, Dental, Vision, Flexible Spending Account or Health Savings Account, Life Insurance, Disability and other Insurance Plans, Paid Time Off (including Sick Leave, Parental Leave and Vacation), Holidays, 401(k) and financial wellness plans in addition to other special perks reserved for our employees. Please visit Employment benefits at E*TRADE Financial — explore jobs (etradecareers.com) learn more about our benefit offerings.

EEO Statement

E*TRADE Financial Holdings, LLC 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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