Systems Administrator

  • Job Reference: DST/TP/68646/13197
  • Date Posted: 13 January 2023
  • Recruiter: DST Systems
  • Location: Lichfield, Staffordshire
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/Benefits: Competitive
  • Sector: Technology & Change
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Main Responsibilities

Overview

SS&C Hubwise is a fintech company that provides an intuitive and comprehensive platform for the adviser and investment communities driven by the needs of those very communities. Incepted in 2012, the business is growing rapidly with new Financial Institutions taking advantage of the platform features to secure business advantage.

Hubwise was acquired by SS&C March 2022 as a strategic purchase for providing regulated custody, client monies and trading services. This change has given rise to the on-boarding of national and international wealth management companies and the need for expansion of our services to meet their requirements.

SS&C Hubwise main office is located in Lichfield. Hybrid working is undertaken where participation 1 to 2 days per week at our Head Office would be required based upon the need for effective collaboration with other technical team members.

The SS&C Hubwise wealth management platform utilises a managed data centre - Service Express for the core back office services and AWS for portal, documentation management and ancillary services.

Responsibilities

This role concerns the ongoing maintenance and further development of the SS&C Hubwise infrastructure services to support the ongoing development of the wealth platform.

Infrastructure covers:

  • Desktop Services
  • Data Centres
  • Cloud data resources
  • Cloud applications and services
  • Internet and Telecommunications
  • Firewalls and network

The technologies used cover iseries (DB2) for the back office, Linux servers for web and app servers, Active directory for access management, windows servers for document solutions and fortinet firewalls between data centres and offices.

The platform will be monitored through SS&C offices worldwide in order to effectively cover 24 hour operation. This is an important initiative in the coming period.

Liaison and control oversight will be required with the managed data centre provider Service Express to ensure that the iseries services continue to meet business needs.

  • To maintain and build the AWS environment that utilises the Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) with load balancers and firewall services;
  • To maintain and build Tomcat and web services on Linux os servers;
  • To help maintain Active Directory and related windows desktop services;
  • To monitor and maintain systems and networks including VOIP telephony and various internet connections;
  • To troubleshoot system and network problems and diagnose and help solve hardware/software faults.
  • To ensure that issues are reported in a timely manner with escalation to Head of Infrastructure / CTO as needed.
  • To support and configure computer hardware, networks, operating systems and applications;
  • To ensure that there is relevant monitoring of the platform in place to support a 24 hour operation through collaboration with SS&C offices worldwide.
  • To conduct technical analysis of issues arising and to escalate where necessary.

Knowledge and Technical Skills

Essential

  • 2 to 4 years experience of Systems Administration for critical services that support real time activities.

  • Direct experience of systems administration through AWS or similar cloud services

  • Technical support for Linux and Windows based services

We encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and particularly welcome applications from under-represented groups, to enable us to bring diversity of perspective to our thinking and conversation. It's important to us that we strive to have a workforce that is diverse in the widest sense.

All offers of employment are subject to background verification checks, including 5 year employment history, proof of eligibility to work in the UK, proof of address, credit check and criminal record check. The accuracy of all information you submit as part of your application is vital and may be used as part of the background checking process should you be successful.