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Cambridge Investment Research, Inc. Senior Infrastructure Administrator in Fairfield, Iowa

Cambridge Investment Research Inc., one of the nation’s top independent broker-dealers, is actively looking for a person who has a passion for IT to join the Technology Department for a full time Senior Infrastructure Administrator. The SR Administrator works under the direction of Technology leadership and functions to maintain, upgrade and operate all computer/server/backup systems.

At Cambridge, our purpose is to make a difference in the lives of our financial professionals, their investing clients, and our associates. Our values of integrity, commitment, flexibility, and kindness continue to guide us in the decisions we make together every day. For 39 years we’ve delivered innovative financial solutions while offering exciting career opportunities with ongoing professional development.

A national leader as a financial solutions firm, Cambridge’s commitment to long-term professional development in a unique small-town community makes this a one-of-a-kind opportunity. Cambridge has been honored 10 times by our associates as a ‘Top Workplace in Iowa’, and 13 times as ‘Broker-dealer of the Year’ by our financial professionals through Investment Advisor magazine. We are recognized among the leading firms in the financial advice industry as we serve over 3,600 independent financial professionals and hundreds of thousands of their investing clients across the country.

  • Responsible for the installation, configuration and maintenance, including recognizing and troubleshooting problems, fo the Windows Server and Desktop Operations systems

  • Implement and maintain Windows Network Load Balanced server clusters and remote failover replication.

  • Troubleshoot complex application problems related to configuration, network, server and application issues, and provide solutions to recovery. Drive and participate in postmortems to avoid repeated incidents

  • Subject matter expert in a minimum of two infrastructure environments/applications

  • Manage multiple IT infrastructure projects as lead technical contact

  • Establish and document standards and procedures

  • Participation in a rotation of 24x7 on-call schedule.

Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university; and four years of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience; intermediate language, math, reasoning, and computer skills.

Any higher education/certification in the field of Technology helpful.

Required Skills

  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills including the creation and maintaining of documentation for processes and procedures

  • Ability to solve problems quickly and automate processes.

  • Extensive understanding of an operating system; understands paging and swapping, devices and what device drivers do, can use performance analysis to tune systems.

  • Windows Server operating systems, Terminal Services, Exchange Server administration.

  • Extensive experience with server class hardware such as Dell EMC, Cisco UCS, HP

  • Extensive knowledge and experience with virtualization technologies such as VMWare

Required Background

  • Four years of previous server administration experience.

  • Knowledge of best practices around management, control and monitoring of server OS and network equipment.

Desirable Background and Skills

  • A degree in computer science or a related field.

  • More than nine years of previous system administration experience.

  • Knowledge of backup systems, clustering, SQL server.

  • Extensive knowledge and experience with virtualization technologies such as VMWare

  • Experience with enterprise class storage systems

  • MSCE and/or other systems certifications

  • Experience with VoIP systems.

  • Working knowledge Linux OS

  • On-prem AD Administration

  • DFSr

  • Active Directory Health

  • Active Director site configuration

  • DNS Configuration

  • Active Directory Authority

Job ID: 2021-1424

External Company Name: Cambridge Investment Research, Inc.

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