System Administrator - VP at Citi (Dallas, TX)

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About Citi:

Citi, the leading global bank, has approximately 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions. Citi provides consumers, corporations, governments, and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services, and wealth management.

As a bank with a brain and a soul, Citi creates economic value that is systemically responsible and, in our clients', best interests. As a financial institution that touches every region of the world and every sector that shapes your daily life, our Enterprise Operations & Technology teams are charged with a mission that rivals any large tech company. Our technology solutions are the foundations of everything we do from keeping the bank safe, managing global resources, and providing the technical tools our workers need to be successful to designing our digital architecture and ensuring our platforms provide a first-class customer experience. We reimagine client and partner experiences to deliver excellence through secure, reliable, and efficient services.

Our commitment to diversity includes a workforce that represents the clients we serve from all walks of life, backgrounds, and origins. We foster an environment where the best people want to work. We value and demand respect for others, promote individuals based on merit, and ensure opportunities for personal development are widely available to all. Ideal candidates are innovators with well-rounded backgrounds who bring their authentic selves to work and complement our culture of delivering results with pride. If you are a problem solver who seeks passion in your work, come join us. We'll enable growth and progress together.

About Our Team:

Citi Technology Infrastructure (CTI) provides the critical technical foundation for Citi's operations and is responsible for delivering reliable IT solutions, scalable infrastructure services, and secure capabilities while creating a trusted customer experience and enabling Citi's workforce to be the best for our clients. Making the bank simpler, greener, and better connected while powering it with trusted, well-secured data, and automating policy enforcement through code are all at the heart of our refreshed global strategy. Data Quality, Simplification, Environmental Stability, Automation, and Service Excellence are the key pillars and priorities on our strategic journey.

In CTI, we are focused on delivering the best for our clients, and we know that to do this we need a talented team with diverse experiences, backgrounds, and skills.

Job Overview:

The System Administrator / Cloud SRE / DevOps Engineer is responsible for designing implementing operating and maintaining Linux systems and related components to ensure high levels of availability and security of the system. This person will drive adherence to the planning and implementation of policies and procedures to ensure Linux system maintenance is consistent with organization goals industry best practices and established security requirements. In addition to traditional Systems Administration responsibilities, you will be part of a team that will leverage multiple cloud technologies to evolve our digital platforms. Experience with Cloud technologies infrastructure transformation and automation is a plus.

The right candidate will need to possess the drive and interpersonal skills to resolve common conflicts experienced through transformation, help evolve the team platform, and constantly drive business value in a dynamic and hyper-fast environment.

  • Provide hands-on Linux system administration scripting and maintenance for cloud systems
  • Provide leadership for Agile Ops transformation with demonstrated Next Generation toolset knowledge
  • Collaborate with a cross-functional team of application developers' operations engineers and architects to understand complex product requirements and translate them into automated solutions
  • Collaborate with peers to support and improve architecture systems processes standards and tools
  • Participate in architectural discussions to ensure solutions are designed for successful deployment security and high availability in support of Infrastructure Software and Platform as a Service offerings
  • Develop and maintain capacity plans for all systems
  • Respond rapidly to system maintenance needs including on evenings and weekends
  • Ensure adherence to policies/standards
  • Write and maintain code for automating the creation of scalable/resilient systems/infrastructure
  • Write and maintain clear concise documentation runbooks, playbooks, and operational standards including infrastructure diagrams
  • Ensure all solutions are properly monitored and instrumented
  • Troubleshoot and resolve complex issues in development, test, and production environments

Qualifications - Must Have:
  • 5+ Years Server Administration with enterprise level skills in Linux and AIX physical and virtual environment management experience
  • Working knowledge of standard Linux security methodologies hardening procedures and best practices
  • Evaluate and maintain server storage and other IT standards for the enterprise and all supporting products and services
  • Analyze server and storage characteristics (e.g., CPU behavior latency transmission speeds packet loss and throughput) triage and troubleshoot problems. Knowledge and experience of Root Cause Analysis (RCA) required
  • Familiarity with complex multi-site and global network design multi-layered switch environment firewalls VPN Load balancers and DNS
  • Familiar with the fundamentals of web application and relational database architectures
  • Aptitude for influencing others without direct authority
  • Ability to prioritize and work well under pressure
  • Excellent communication and documentation skills both in technical and non-technical arenas
  • Ability to work with a global support team
  • Ability and willingness for on-call and after-hours work
  • Ability to thrive in new hybrid work schedule: Days in office, and days remote
  • Adept at learning and applying new technologies and solving new problems
  • A real passion and excitement about improving processes with new technology

Qualifications - Nice to Have:
  • Script: Understanding of code and script (PHP, Python, Perl, and/or Ruby).
  • Automation Tools: Knowledge or certification with Chef, Puppet, Ansible, and SaltStack
  • Cloud Platform: Knowledge or certification with PCF, Openshift, Docker, Vagrant, AWS, Elastic, Beanstalk, or Google App Engine Orchestration Tools: Knowledge or Certification with Kubernetes, Docker, Swarm, Apache, Mesos, or AWS Cloud Formation
  • CI/CD: Knowledge or certification with Jenkins, BMC, RLM, CloudBees, or Travis CI/Team City
  • Monitoring/Analytics: Knowledge or certification with Elk, Splunk, App Dynamics, AWS Cloudwatch/Sumologic
  • Code Version Control: Knowledge or certification with BitBucket, GitHub, or AWS CodeCommit
  • Software Collaboration/Repository Tools: Knowledge or certification with JFrog Artifactory, JIRA, or IBM Rational Concert (RTC)
  • Cloud: Knowledge or Certification with Vmware OpenStack, AWS Google Cloud, or Microsoft Azure
  • Understanding of agile and other development processes and methodologies
  • Relevant certifications (Linux, AWS, CCP, Splunk, etc)

  • Bachelor's/University degree in Computer Science/Engineering preferred or equivalent experience

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More Information on Citi
Citi operates in the Fintech industry. The company is located in New York, NY, New York, NY, Jacksonville, FL and Dallas, TX. Citi was founded in 2022. It has 223850 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 1019 open jobs at Citi, click here.
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