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Systems Administrator (Corporate IT)

The Voleon Group, Berkeley

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Voleon is a technology company that applies state-of-the-art machine learning techniques to real-world problems in finance.  For more than a decade, we have led our industry and worked at the frontier of applying machine learning to investment management. We have become a multibillion dollar asset manager, and we have ambitious goals for the future.
 
Your colleagues will include internationally recognized experts in machine learning research as well as highly experienced technology and finance professionals. The people who shape our company come from other backgrounds, too, including concert music performance, humanitarian aid, opera singing, sports writing, and the submarine service. You will be part of a team that loves to succeed together.
 
In addition to our enriching and collegial working environment, we offer highly competitive compensation and benefits packages, technology talks by our experts, a beautiful modern office, daily catered lunches, and more.

As a Systems Administrator, you will design, deploy, and maintain IT infrastructure across the firm with a particular emphasis on Apple Mac desktop and corporate services, including help-desk and ticket tracking, as well as various office equipment. Endpoints are primarily Mac OS, but Windows and backend Linux are used as well. You will be a member of the Systems team, which is flexible in supporting a growing, dynamic team of software, research, and systems engineers. This role is a means to make a difference: you will maintain the backbone of a rapidly growing technology enterprise.

Required Qualifications

  • Administer and maintain enterprise management/MDM/deployment suite 
  • Manage technical and hardware onboarding of new users (including monitors, VoIP phones, laptops, and required accessories) 
  • Troubleshoot hardware and software issues on employee laptops (Mac OS) 
  • Respond to tickets quickly and efficiently 
  • Administer Zoom-based conference rooms, on-prem PBX, and VOIP phones

Technical Skills

  • At least three years of experience administering Mac and iOS systems (ideally with Jamf Pro/Casper and via the command line) 
  • Demonstrable experience scripting in Bash and/or Python 
  • Familiarity with Linux (RedHat), Office365, Windows management

Soft Skills

  • Ability to organize, prioritize and manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong communication skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent creative thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Customer-focused, service-oriented and works well in a team
  • Able to work independently with little supervision

Additional Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiarity with Ansible on Linux and Mac and/or Apple DEP and VPP
  • Experience in a Linux environment (RHEL/CentOS 6/7) is a plus
  • Proclivity for open source
The Voleon Group is an Equal Opportunity employer. Applicants are considered without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, age, sex, gender, marital status, sexual orientation and identity, genetic information, veteran status, citizenship, or any other factors prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

About The Voleon Group

Co-founded in 2007 by two leading scientists, The Voleon Group combines an academic approach to research with an emphasis on scalability and risk management to deliver cutting-edge technology at the forefront of the finance industry. Many of our leaders and employees hold doctorates in statistics, computer science, and mathematics, among other quantitative disciplines. We are committed to exemplary performance in all aspects of our research and operations, while maintaining a culture of intellectual curiosity and flexibility. Voleon’s CEO holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stanford and previously founded and led a successful technology startup. Our Chief Investment Officer/Director of Research is a Statistics faculty member at UC Berkeley, where he earned his Ph.D.

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