Linux System Administrator
: Oct 1, 2014
: Americas-United States of America-New York-New York-1 New York Plaza – [NY1NY]
Education Level: Bachelor's Degree
Employment Type: Full Time
Job Level: Associate
Recruiting Contact Name: gary blinth
Recruiting Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Morgan Stanley is a leading global financial services firm providing a wide range of investment banking, securities, investment management and wealth management services. The Firm's employees serve clients worldwide including corporations,governments and individuals from more than 1,200 offices in 43 countries.
As a market leader, the talent and passion of our people is critical to our success.Together, we share a common set of values rooted in integrity, excellence and strong team ethic. Morgan Stanley can provide a superior foundation for building a professional career – a place for people to learn, to achieve and grow. A philosophy that balances personal lifestyles, perspectives and needs is an important part of our culture.
Technology works as a strategic partner with Morgan Stanley business units and the world's leading technology companies to redefine how we do business in ever more global, complex, and dynamic financial markets. Morgan Stanley's sizeable investment in technology results in quantitative trading systems, cutting-edge modelling and simulation software, comprehensive risk and security systems, and robust client-relationship capabilities, plus the worldwide infrastructure that forms the backbone of these systems and tools. Our insights, our applications and infrastructure give a competitive edge to clients' businesses—and to our own.
Enterprise Infrastructure (EI)
EI is that global technology group that delivers the software and hardware technology solutions that make our businesses run. The team manages the production,operations, and engineering of our data centers, voice and data networking solutions, wireless technologies, server and database operations, desktops,servers and mainframes.
The UNIX Engineering team is responsible for designing and implementing Linux infrastructure for Morgan Stanley's. The group is involved in evaluation,certification, integration, and maintenance of various products, including hardware, Operating Systems, such as Red Hat Linux and Solaris, system services(DNS, DHCP, NTP, syslog, etc.), file systems (NFS, AFS, Hadoop and variouscluster file systems), High Availability, Virtualization technologies and avariety of in-house developed tools.
The role requires in-depth understanding of x86 server hardware (cheap commodity stuff all the way to multi-terabyte SMP systems) and individual hardware components (CPUs, NICs, SSD, GPUs, etc). A typical day might involves trying to diagnose and debug undesirable hardware / firmware / OS interactions,working on a pluggable framework for collecting/managing power and thermal datafrom an array of different servers and working in the lab trying to find out why the latest engineering sample of some new platform isn't booting. The role will also involve troubleshooting problems escalated from experienced system administrators.
* Good understanding of UNIX and/or Linux system fundamentals.
* Exceptional knowledge of x86 hardware internals.
* Good Perl programming skills.
* Experienced UNIX System Administrator (Red Hat Linux preferred).
* Effective troubleshooting skills and practical experience with system programming (network/socket, IPC, threads).
* Good knowledge of network protocols.
* Working knowledge of Linux and/or Solaris kernels.
* Good knowledge of C, gdb, crash, dtrace/systemtap, ftrace, oprofile, andother debugging tools
* Knowledge of virtualization technology.
* Knowledge, awareness and contributor to open source projects would be an ideal fit.