Senior Systems Engineer

  • Location: Chicago, IL, USA
  • Job Type: Permanent, Full time

Senior Systems Engineer

Company Description:
William Blair is a global investment banking and asset management firm. We are committed to building enduring relationships with our clients and providing expertise and solutions to meet their evolving needs. An independent and employee-owned firm, William Blair is based in Chicago, with offices in 18 cities across four continents. For more information, please visit williamblair.com .

Job Summary & Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for designing, maintaining, and optimizing storage infrastructure environments. Includes developing business continuity plans.
  • Lead project effort related to cloud first initiative.
  • Provide in-depth technical support (3rd level support) to other members of the IT staff.
  • Work with vendors, infrastructure teams, and application developers to perform necessary enhancements and upgrades to environments.
  • Participate in other projects as requested by management.


Qualifications:
  • 8+ years in a technical role focused on our core technologies required.
  • In-depth knowledge in the key elements of on premise and cloud infrastructure with specific depth in enterprise storage and backup systems.
  • Understanding of cloud computing disciplines, specifically Microsoft Azure's ecosystem.
  • Experience with cloud configuration scripting, automation tools, and json templates.
  • Technical understanding of virtualization technologies, including Hyper-V, ARM, and ESX.
  • Proficient troubleshooting-skills particularly under pressure.
  • Demonstrates good judgment in working with infrastructure to ensure stability .
  • Detail oriented with the capability of working on technical projects with limited supervision.
  • Ability to work off hour maintenance windows.
  • Financial Services experience a plus.


As a William Blair associate, you'll enjoy Medical, Dental, Life and AD&D Insurance, along with a generous profit sharing program that includes a 401K plan in addition to a firm contribution. We also offer three weeks of vacation, flexible spending accounts, a business casual dress code, a 75% discounted commissions on trades, and discounts at restaurants, museums, parks and retailers.
William Blair is an equal opportunity employer. It complies with all laws and regulations that prohibit discrimination in employment practice because of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, marital status, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, unfavorable discharge from the military service or on the basis of a physical or mental disability that is unrelated to the employee's ability to perform the duties of the job applied for.
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As a William Blair associate, you’ll enjoy Medical, Dental, Life and AD&D Insurance, along with a generous profit sharing program that includes a 401K plan in addition to a firm contribution. We also offer three weeks of vacation, flexible spending accounts, a business casual dress code, a 75% discounted commissions on trades, and discounts at restaurants, museums, parks and retailers.

William Blair is an equal opportunity employer. It complies with all laws and regulations that prohibit discrimination in employment practice because of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, marital status, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, unfavorable discharge from the military service or on the basis of a physical or mental disability that is unrelated to the employee's ability to perform the duties of the job applied for.

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