Senior Windows Server Administrator - High Frequency Trading

Permanent contract|New York|IT (Information Technology)

Senior Windows Server Administrator - High Frequency Trading

New York, United States Permanent contract IT (Information Technology)


Within the system administration team, you will onboard the Level 3 windows server support team. Dedicated to a feature team you will be responsible for supporting our Electronic market making activities and delivering their projects. You will be overseeing a scope of about 800 servers. You will be required to deal with configuration management and demonstrate industrialization skills to ensure operational stability of the scope.

Main Responsibilities

  • Work integrated in an agile organized team to deliver support and projects on our Electronic market making servers
  • Follow up on Clients requests and incidents. Work with them as a business partner in total transparency
  • Propose innovative and industrial solutions to automatize your repetitive tasks and improve team’s efficiency
  • Participate in the common automation effort by collaborating actively with the various feature teams
  • Manage the activity based on ITIL Framework (Change management, Incident/Request management)
  • Onboard the teams’ routine and participate in overtime operations. Most of the electronic market making maintenance must be done outside of business hours. 
  • Partner with the Windows Server chapter team to ensure compliance of your servers, as well as making sure the support team can handle them when you are busy or away.
  • Work with the Global electronic market making support team to align to the standards and contribute with your expertise.

Areas of development

  • Get familiar with our High frequency trading configurations and specific
  • Work on cutting edge technologies and bring your expertise to improve our environment and performances
  • Scrum Method is at the heart of our team’s organization, get onboarded and learn about it.
  • Get involved with API development for the automation of our IT operations. PowerShell is required, Python is a plus
  • Collaborate in the development of the electronic market making business together with the feature team. Bring your point of view on the features and products.
  • Work on a 3500+ server scope (which includes the 800 mentioned). Work in an international group.

Profile required

Experience Needed

  • Knowledge on Windows systems performance tuning
  • Knowledge on High performance best practices
  • Management of Windows servers and Microsoft administrative solutions 
  • Strong PowerShell Scripting

Required Technologies

  • PowerShell / Python
  • System performance tuning 
  • Kernel bypass drivers ( MCore … )
  • Microsoft solutions 
    • SCCM
    • WinRM
    • Active Directory
  • Relevant network knowledge

Knowledgeable on

  • Automation Techologies : APIs, Orchestrators
  • HP / DELL x86 Hardware 
  • Symantec Antivirus
  • Symantec Netbackup

Desired / Plus

  • Agile method: Kanban or/and Scrum
  • Curiosity, thinking out of the box, challenging mindset

Functional Expertise

  • Ability to work with a team and in an agile environment.
  • Ability to fulfill clients request and challenge the established processes 
  • Ability to use agile team resources to deliver the project as quickly as possible

Business insight

Global Technical Services (GTS) is the infrastructure organization supporting all entities in the Americas for all infrastructure technology requirements including:

  • Workstations including computers, telephones and email
  • Data centers hosting
  • Networks/telecommunications
  • End user computing services
  • Market Data administration infrastructure
  • Disaster Recovery Planning

GTS various fields of expertise enable the organization to:

  • Be a major player in the Group's Digital Transition
  • Ensure the 24/7 quality and continuity of our infrastructures and their resilience to incidents
  • Advise/accompany business lines and functional divisions through their own transformation
  • Provide diversified/innovative service offer that is customized to the requirements of our internal/external partners

We are an equal opportunities employer and we are proud to make diversity a strength for our company. Societe Generale is committed to recognizing and promoting all talents, regardless of their beliefs, age, disability, parental status, ethnic origin, nationality, gender identity, sexual orientation, membership of a political, religious, trade union or minority organisation, or any other characteristic that could be subject to discrimination.

Reference: 220002X8
Starting date: 2022/07/12
Publication date: 2022/05/12