Commonwealth Financial Network

Systems Engineer

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Technology - Operations, Engineering & Support


We are not your typical financial services firm. For starters, we’re a fast-growing company with 30 percent of our employee head count in technology. We’ve been recognized as a Best Place to Work 37 times (and counting), and Computerworld has ranked us highly nationwide for the past 10 years as one of the top 100 best places to work in IT—and for good reason. We think and have fun like a start-up (bocce tournament, annual turkey fry, summer outing, etc.) yet have the financial stability to offer you the best training and technology money can buy. Conveniently located on the commuter rail near the intersection of Route 95 and the Mass Pike, we’re accessible from anywhere—and away from the congestion of a downtown commute.
Discover what it’s like to be psyched to come to work every day! We offer you:


  • A generous bonus plan
  • Stock options and use of vacation properties (Cape Cod, Lake Winnipesaukee, Sunday River, Key Biscayne, Las Vegas, the Bahamas, and the Dominican Republic)
  • An opportunity to participate in our Idea Lab, a fun and dynamic program that lets us dedicate time to experimentation
  • A more relaxed, “dress for your day” dress code
  • A free on-site fitness center
  • Ample opportunity to volunteer with and support local charities
  • A VTO (volunteer time off) day to use toward a cause that’s important to you
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Free breakfast on Fridays
  • A competitive benefits package—and much more


About the Opportunity

Come join a community that values your opinion and prides itself on getting things done. Leave behind the bureaucracy of a large company, and be a part of our talented 45-person team of engineers and administrators. Common sense prevails as we design, build, and support our local and wide area networks, Internet infrastructure, imaging, and phone systems, as well as maintain all infrastructure-related hardware and software.
We are looking for an experienced systems engineer—someone who can ensure exceptional performance and reliability from Commonwealth’s server infrastructure and core systems—to join our team. If you are intimately proficient in the architecture and administration of Microsoft Exchange and savvy in a variety of other systems (including Proofpoint spam solution, Microsoft Lync, and Veritas Enterprise Vault), then let’s talk.
Our firm is committed to technology and wants to be the best at what we do. Bring your passion and come to work at a place that values your talents!


  • Planning, testing, tuning, configuring, and setting up Windows clustering technologies: Windows 2008 R2, 2012 R2, and 2016 architecture
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008, 2012, 2014, and 2016 technologies—including, but not limited to, AlwaysOn Availability technologies, traditional active/passive clustering, multi-site/DR/HA technologies, SSIS, SSRS, SSAS
  • Assisting with the installation, configuration, and maintenance of e-mail servers and applications to facilitate electronic communication practices and e-mail interchange in accordance with organization policies and regulations
  • Administering and supporting Active Directory, DNS, and Microsoft Exchange replication
  • Providing a point of escalation and support to the Desktop Support group
  • Performing general system administration duties in a Windows Active Directory environment
  • Producing appropriate documentation for application deployment, configuration, and related processes
  • Helping to manage network system backups and provide a comprehensive disaster recovery plan for e-mail and other critical services that take advantage of our global presence
  • Implementing security and anti-spam techniques and procedures; monitoring and minimizing system abuse and responding to complaints where necessary
  • Monitoring Delivery Status Notification and SMTP session logs to diagnose delivery errors, error codes, and messaging disruption issues
  • Tracking system accountability metrics using standard tools and identifying conflicts with SMTP infrastructure and network policy protocols
  • Implementing backup and recovery procedures in collaboration with other system administrators
  • Providing support, guidance, and leadership for our VMware vSphere environments; implementing and supporting our virtualization strategy


  • Intimate proficiency with Microsoft Exchange 2010 (or newer)
  • Knowledge of Windows 2008 R2, 2012 R2, and 2016 clustering technologies
  • Experience with Windows 2012 administration and troubleshooting in a large-scale, multisite environment
  • Vast knowledge of Mailbox/SMTP/DNS/Hub/CAS/Transport administration
  • In-depth knowledge of virtualization, networking, routing, security, and data center operations
  • Hardware knowledge, including routers, servers, switches, firewalls, SANS, and other security technologies
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Lync 2013 (and newer)
  • Experience with Veritas Enterprise Vault, including Discovery and Compliance Accelerator
  • Knowledge of multiple OEM HW and versions of the ESXi/NSX OS
  • MCSE, MCSA, and CCNA certifications
  • ITIL/Six Sigma certification preferred
  • 3–4 years of independent working experience
  • Good verbal and written communication skills


Have we piqued your curiosity? Can you see yourself thriving in this career opportunity as well as our Anything but Common® workplace culture? If so—and if your background and experience align with our needs—please do submit your application right away.


Commonwealth Financial Network® is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to a diverse workforce.


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