DevOPS – Unix/Linux Operations Team 3159798

Full Time Posted 27 days ago
Main Location
New York City, NY, United States
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Company Profile 

Morgan Stanley is a global financial services firm and a market leader in investment banking, securities, investment management and wealth management services. With offices in more than 43 countries, the people of Morgan Stanley are dedicated to providing our clients the finest thinking, products and services to help them achieve even the most challenging goals. 


As a market leader, the talent and passion of our people is critical to our success. We embrace integrity, excellence, team work and giving back.




The Technology division partners with our business units and leading technology companies to redefine how we do business in ever more global and dynamic financial markets. 


Our sizeable investment in technology results in leading-edge tools, software, and systems. Our insights, applications, and infrastructure give a competitive edge to clients’ businesses—and to our own.

Enterprise Technology & Services (ETS) delivers shared technology services for the Firm supporting all business applications and end users. ETS provides capabilities for all stages of the Firm’s software development lifecycle, enabling productive coding, functional and integration testing, application releases, and ongoing monitoring and support for over 3,000 production applications.


ETS also delivers all workplace technologies (desktop, mobile, voice, video, productivity, intranet/internet) in integrated configurations that boost the personal productivity of our employees. Application and end user services are delivered on a scalable, secure, and reliable infrastructure composed of seamlessly integrated datacenter, network, compute, cloud, storage, and database services.


Position Description:


The Unix Operations team is responsible for implementing and managing the Linux infrastructure for Morgan Stanley. 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 various cluster file systems), High Availability, Virtualization technologies and a variety of in-house developed tools.

We interact with a high number of customers from numerous business units to generate improvements that ensure the smooth operation of the plant without being hard to manage. We also liaise with engineering groups to set direction for the many disciplines that are part of our day-to-day service portfolio (storage, core infrastructure services and special projects) and create different solutions for the low-level components that makes our infrastructure tick.

We interact with many customers from numerous business units as a mechanism to generate improvements to be able to 'run the bank' more efficiently and effectively. The role is critical to our day-to-day incident management function with primary responsibilities for:

- Diagnosis and resolution of immediate production impacting issues in the compute and storage plant
- Working with other infrastructure teams including networking, database administration and hosted solution teams for outage resolution, as well as customers aligned with the business users of our plant to determine scope, impact, and appropriate resolution path
- Carry out proactive health & hygiene tasks to maintain operational stability and compliance for risk & control programs to ensure the production environment is not put at risk
- Collaborate with engineering teams to test and certify new hardware & software products
- Occasional weekend project work responsibilities to on-board new UNIX assets for growth or large programs such as new datacenter build outs

Required Skills:

- 5 to 7 years of experience in a similar role.
- Must have strong knowledge and experience with Linux, preferably Redhat, and/or any other Linux distributions.
- Strong knowledge and experience of various services i.e DNS, DHCP, NTP, Kerberos, SSHD, PXE, SFTP, HTTPD, Docker etc.
- Knowledge of various enterprise server hardware models [blades, rackmount, standalone] networking, routers and switches.
- Must be able to read, understand and write intermediate to complex scripts using KSH, Bash, Perl, Python etc.
- Good understanding and workings of configuration management tools, Redhat Satellite servers, Quattor, Puppet, Chef etc.
- Good knowledge and understanding of Clustering, Virtualization, NAS, NFS and SAN
- Excellent communication and written skills. Being able to explain technical problem to non-technical audience.
- Available for on-call (1 week out of every 4-6 weeks), rotated weekly within the team, and become a point person for any production issues.
- Ability to work in a global distributed team.



Nice to have:

- Experience with trouble shooting incidents involving compute resources, network problems, remote storage related problems [SAN, NAS] etc.
- Experience with analyzing and diagnosing kernel carsh/core dumps, network packet captures and identifying the root cause of problem.
- Sound knowledge of networking, TCP/IP, Layer 2/3 network design, firewall, switches and routers etc.
- Experience working in a DevOps environment.
- Knowledge and experience with various server hardware models and vendors i.e. IBM, Dell, HP etc.
- Ability to identify performance bottlenecks and tune the system parameters to provide more throughput.
- Good understanding and knowledge of Load Balancing, High Availability and BCP.


Knowledge of French and English is required.


Morgan Stanley is an equal opportunities employer. We work to provide a supportive and inclusive environment where all individuals can maximize their full potential.


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DevOPS – Unix/Linux Operations Team 3159798
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