Systems Administrator - Linux Application Support

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Morgan Stanley is a leading global financial services firm providing a wide range of investment banking, securities, investment management, and wealth management services. The Firm's employees serve clients worldwide including corporations, governments and individuals from more than 1,200 offices. As a market leader, the talent and passion of our people is critical to our success. Together, we share a common set of values rooted in integrity, excellence and strong team ethic. Morgan Stanley can provide a superior foundation for building a professional career - a place for people to learn, to achieve and grow. A philosophy that balances personal lifestyles, perspectives and needs is an important part of our culture.

Technology works as a strategic partner with Morgan Stanley business units and the world's leading technology companies to redefine how we do business in ever more global, complex, and dynamic financial markets. Morgan Stanley's sizeable investment in technology results in quantitative trading systems, cutting-edge modeling and simulation software, comprehensive risk and security systems, and robust client-relationship capabilities, plus the worldwide infrastructure that forms the backbone of these systems and tools. Our insights, our applications and infrastructure give a competitive edge to clients' businesses and to our own.

The Systems Administrator (TechOps) is responsible for monitoring and managing E*TRADE online applications. The primary role is to ensure high availability of the application performance in the datacenters and change implementation. This multi-faceted position employs the skills of the associate to design, implement, maintain, and support a variety of applications on Linux systems.

This is a 2nd shift position - hours will typically be 4pm - 12pm. On call and weekend support will be required on occasion.


  • Monitoring, optimizing and managing of UNIX/Linux OS, system hardware and application performance.
  • Perform application upgrades, patches, able to identify and troubleshoot issues/bugs that involved front-end, middle office, back-end and services through Sunburst, Tuxedo, Tomcat and Apache.
  • Be ready to lead and coordinate teams during system/application outages and execute tasks accordingly to minimize impact.
  • Attend project meeting and provide input to project planning.
  • Managing/developing based on TechOps perspective, as well as planning for production launch execution.
  • Identify area of enhancement and deploy automated process to minimize human intervention.
  • Management of Corporate common network services, i.e. DNS and DHCP services.
  • Enrolling users and maintaining system security.
  • Backup and recovery of OS and application information.
  • Weekend coverage rotation





  • BS/BA degree in Computer Science or IT equivalent with 2-5 years experience in Unix/Linux systems administration and application support.
  • Strong system/application troubleshooting skills.
  • Ability to analyze information and draw conclusions on system performance and trends.
  • Ability to write mini-scripts in some administrative language (Tk, Perl, shell).
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a team environment, as well as individually with minimal supervision.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to coordinate multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Works well under pressure, in a very fast paced working environment.
  • Manage time effectively and accordingly based on priorities.
  • Comfortable with many aspects of UNIX systems administration; i.e. system installation and configuration, fundamentals of security, installing third-party software.


  • Strong knowledge of front/back-end, middleware and Cloud based technologies a plus.


  • BS degree in Computer Science preferred


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Morgan Stanley operates in the Financial Services industry. The company is located in Rochester, NY, New York, NY, Purchase, NY, Conshohocken, PA, Baltimore, MD, Richmond, VA, Westlake, OH, Beavercreek, OH, Tampa, FL, Kansas City, MO, Omaha, NE, New York, NY, San Francisco, CA and San Francisco, CA. Morgan Stanley was founded in 2022. It has 87899 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 413 open jobs at Morgan Stanley, click here.
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