Infrastructure & Cloud Support Specialist
CLS is the trusted party at the centre of the global FX ecosystem. Utilized by thousands of counterparties, CLS makes FX safer, smoother and more cost effective. Trillions of dollars’ worth of currency flows through our systems each day.
Created by the market for the market, our unrivalled global settlement infrastructure reduces systemic risk and provides standardization for participants in many of the world’s most actively traded currencies. We deliver huge efficiencies and savings for our clients: in fact, our approach to multilateral netting shrinks funding requirements by over 96% on average, so clients can put their capital and resources to better use.
CLS products are designed to enable clients to manage risk most effectively across the full FX lifecycle – whether through more efficient processing tools or market intelligence derived from the largest single source of FX executed data available to the market.
Our ambition to make a positive difference starts with our people. Our values – Protect, Improve, Grow – underpin everything that we do at CLS and define and shape a supportive and inclusive working environment in which everyone is encouraged to be open and forward-thinking.
Provide 2nd and 3rd line operational support for CLS Windows Server, Windows 10 and AWS infrastructure and systems in the company’s 24x7 hosted and cloud environments. You will be required to take ownership of problems through to resolution over a wide variety of systems and technologies. The role requires SME level experience for supporting multiple resilient solutions in an enterprise Microsoft Windows Server environment, Windows 10 end user environment, as well as an AWS Cloud environement.
Major duties and responsibilities of the job
§ Maintain and provide SME level infrastructure and content support for the CLS internal and external solutions.
§ Ensure that the BAU service is prioritised and all incidents, problems and service requests are responded to in an efficient manner without negatively impacting SLA’s and reporting metrics in place.
§ Maintain and support the enterprise Microsoft Windows server environment.
§ Maintain and support the VMware Virtual Infrastructure environment.
§ Maintain and support the datacentre and branch office server hardware infrastructure.
§ Provide problem resolution of systems for local and remote users.
§ Participate with the Infrastructure Support team in scheduled Disaster Recovery testing activities and provide SME level support for various technologies.
§ Create, maintain and review operational process and support documentation.
§ Perform daily/weekly/quarterly system checks. Ensure any issues identified are tracked and addressed or escalated as needed.
§ Participate in the on-call rota and planned weekend work as required.
§ Perform monthly and quarterly operating system patching.
§ As required, provide representation for Infrastructure Support changes at the weekly CAB. Ensure other team’s changes do not have an impact on the delivery of the infrastructure services.
§ Ensure CLS internal systems are managed to the highest standard by following industry best practice.
§ Demonstrate good problem management ownership and prevention of SLA breach under Incident/Problem Management processes.
§ Actively contribute to the development of existing and new IT process and procedures to enhance service transition and service operation lifecycle stages.
§ Demonstrate self-starter capabilities identifying areas of improvement and taking action in order to address
§ Provide support to the team lead/deputy lead roles and act as a point of escalation for the junior members of the team.
§ Through example and behaviour, strive to provide peer leadership to other team members ensuring a level of excellence is achieved in delivering the service.
§ Lead and oversee the successful release and transition of new IT services into support, meeting the team’s service acceptance criteria
§ Undertake the role of Technical Lead on internal RTB projects applying both significant communication, organisational and technical skills to achieve successful outcomes.
Essential / Desired Qualifications
Experience, education and any certifications as necessary for successful job performance
§ Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
§ Prior IT operational support experience across business critical Production Windows Server and Windows 10 environments, preferably virtual.
§ Microsoft/VMware/Citrix/Cisco certification
§ Linux/AIX certification
§ ITIL certification
§ AWS experience/knowledge
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Competencies required for successful job performance
§ Must have very strong experience supporting production Windows Server, Windows 10 and On-line (Office 365) solutions in an enterprise Microsoft Windows/Active Directory environment.
§ Strong experience of supporting enterprise web infrastructure services and related technologies.
§ Experience of supporting a production VMware environment.
§ Experience of supporting data backup technologies
§ Experience of system management tools e.g. SCCM
§ Experieince of packaging/updating software via 3rd party tools (Profile Unity, etc)
§ Experience of enterprise monitoring systems
§ Experience in working with ticket systems such as ServiceNow and an understanding of priorities and SLA’s.
§ Ability to plan and implement technical changes without unexpected disruption to the service and with minimal oversight.
§ Ability to collaborate effectively with other operational support teams in order to support the service.
§ Strong experience of providing cross training on technologies and operational processes to colleagues.
§ Strong documentation and technical writing skills.
§ Have excellent time management and organisational skills
§ Knowledge of ITIL framework (understanding of Incident, Problem, Change)
§ Experience supporting Linux/AIX systems
§ Experience working in financial services sector
§ Experience working in and supporting an AWS cloud environment
Key success indicators:
Characteristics contributing to an individual's ability to excel in the position
§ Possess a strong service-oriented mind set who can consistently deliver a high level of service to the business.
§ Proactive individual who can take the lead in engaging with the business users and to support the environment with minimal oversight.
§ Self-motivated to exceed management expectations and objectives.
§ Demonstrate strong technical, analytical and problem solving skills.
§ Able to manage their time effectively and prioritise their own workload in order to meet changing demands from the business.
§ A high level of presentation and communications skills with the ability to communicate confidently with both business and technical staff at all levels.
§ Ability to engage with the business to effectively support the environment with minimal oversight.
Expected full-time salary range between $110,000 - $145,000 + variable compensation + 401(k) match + benefits.*Note: Disclosure as required by NY Pay Transparency Law of the expected salary compensation range for this role
Our commitment to employees
At CLS, we celebrate diversity and consider this to be one of our strongest assets. We are committed to fostering an environment in which everyone feels comfortable to be who they are, and inclusion is valued. All employees have access to our inclusive benefits, including:
- Holiday - UK/Asia: 25 holiday days and 3 ‘life days’ (in addition to bank holidays). US: 23 holiday days.
- 2 paid volunteer days so that you can actively support causes within your community that are important to you.
- Generous parental leave policies to ensure you can enjoy valuable time with your family.
- Parental transition coaching programmes and support services.
- Wellbeing and mental health support resources to ensure you are looking after yourself, and able to support others.
- Affinity Groups (including our Women’s Forum, Black Employee Network and Pride Network) in support of our organisational commitment to embrace and always be learning more about DE&I.
- Hybrid working to promote a healthy work/life balance, enabling employees to work collaboratively in the office when needed and work from home when they don’t.
- Active support of flexible working for all employees where possible.
- Monthly ‘Heads Down Days’ with no meetings across the whole company.
- Generous non-contributory pension provision for UK/Asia employees, and 401K match from CLS for US employees.
- Private medical insurance and dental coverage.
- Social events that give you opportunities to meet new people and broaden your network across the organisation.
- Annual flu vaccinations.
- Discounts and savings and cashback across a wide range of categories including health and retail for UK employees.
- Discounted Gym membership – Complete Body Gym Discount/Sweat equity program for US employees.
- All employees have access to Discover – our comprehensive learning platform with 1000+ courses from LinkedIn Learning.
- Access to frequent development sessions on a number of topics to help you be successful and develop your career at CLS.
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