System Administrator

Dublin/Newry Full time


First Derivatives (FD) is a leading provider of products and consulting services to some of the world’s largest finance, technology and energy institutions.
Focused on financial institutions that work cross-asset, often with multi-system and/or high volume trading activities, the Company scopes, designs, develops, implements and supports a broad range of mission critical data and trading systems across front, middle and back-office operations.
The Company’s software is also used in a range of industries including telecoms, digital marketing, pharma and utilities to help organisations solve their most demanding data management and analytics challenges.


  • Design , Configuration , Support and Maintenance of Linux Services to SLA at First Derivatives DCs;
  • Develop the processes/procedures as part of a continuous improvement approach to System and Service Delivery;
  • Work as part of highly skilled technical team reporting to the Head of Technical Services;
  • Interaction with support teams globally in other FD offices;
  • Work in an audited (SSAE18) environment using ITIL best practices;
  • Provide out-of-hours on-call support for the Unix Services that you provide;
  • Help maintain the Internally hosted and cloud based First Derivatives Linux Systems.


  • Degree level or higher in Computer Science or related discipline;
  • 6 Years Linux Administration – Redhat Enterprise 6 and 7;
  • Cloud experience (mainly AWS) an advantage. FD systems are a blend of onsite and cloud based;
  • Scripting Experience (Python, Ruby, Unix Shell scripts);
  • Load Balancing Technologies – working knowledge;
  • Experience working within an ITIL environment;
  • Experience in Administering EMC VNX SANs;
  • Familiarity with multi-tier web deployed systems;
  • Capacity Management;
  • Backup solutions – a working knowledge of ‘Amanda’ advantageous;
  • Proficient in troubleshooting hardware issues on Dell and HP servers.
  • Responsible Individual who will take ownership of their domain and be prepared to stand over the service provided;
  • Ability to work well in a small technical team working from multiple locations;
  • Operations background with solid understanding of process driven, best practice service delivery;
  • Ability to operate at Customer Contact level;
  • Good communications and leadership skills;
  • Service and Customer based focus.
  • Nice to have:

  • Apache Tomcat configuration, kdb+ , Nagios, Windows Server, VPNs and stunnels;
  • Knowledge of Foreign exchange or similar financial services.

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