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 36 times (and counting), and Computerworld has ranked us highly nationwide for the past 10 years as one of the 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 work in an environment that values your opinion and prides itself on getting things done. Get away from the bureaucracy of a large company and be a part of our talented 45-person team of engineers and administrators. We’re just the right size for you to have an impact, yet we've got the support of a privately owned, 900-person company with a track record of success. Common sense prevails as we design, build, and support our local and wide area networks, Internet infrastructure, imaging, and phone systems, along with all infrastructure-related hardware and software.
We are looking for an experienced systems engineer to join our team—someone who can maintain, implement, and ensure exceptional performance and reliability from Commonwealth’s server infrastructure and core systems. If you are intimately proficient in the architecture and administration of SharePoint, IIS Web Server 10.0 and below, and a variety of other systems (including Symantec Endpoint Protection, DLP, SCCM, ASG/Mobius, and many more), then let’s talk.
Commonwealth has been consistently ranked as one of the best places to work in numerous surveys, including Computerworld's list of the top 100 best places to work in IT. 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 SharePoint 2016 and IIS 10.0 and below architecture
  • Administering both SharePoint and IIS
  • Administering Symantec Endpoint Protection, Symantec DLP, Microsoft SCCM, and ASG/Mobius
  • Administering Server 2016, Server 2012 R2, Server 2012, and Server 2008 R2 machines
  • Assisting with the installation, configuration, and maintenance of web servers and applications
  • Providing a point of escalation and support to the Desktop Support group
  • Performing general system administration duties
  • Producing appropriate documentation for application deployment, configuration, and related processes for both IIS and SharePoint
  • Helping to manage multiple web servers that house proprietary financial software
  • Implementing security techniques and procedures; monitoring and minimizing system abuse
  • Serving as the administrator for the Internet and intranet web servers and services in assigned areas; integrating database applications with web technologies and applications; designing programs; implementing and integrating new applications with current and future web technologies/services
  • Setting up and configuring SharePoint Services on servers
  • Maintaining web front-end servers and some aspects of database servers
  • Maintaining the integrity and reliability of access to information, which includes being responsible for backup and recovery practices
  • Providing technical assistance and support to assigned staff in the development, testing, and implementation of applications that are presented and used via browser-based technologies and applications; performing systems analysis on browser-based technologies and applications
  • Installing, configuring, administering, and programming using MS Windows and other web technology software and tools
  • Researching and staying informed about issues and trends in web technology and practices
  • Working with technical staff on the implementation of new technologies delivered through the web browser
  • 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
  • Taking the lead in implementing and maintaining website security best practices and standards, including HTTPS and SSL
  • Configuring, maintaining, and supporting the full website technology stack, including IIS or other; supporting various authentication technologies, such as Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) and MS Active Directory
  • Partnering with other web developers, application developers, database administrators, and content providers to create and maintain Internet/intranet sites using web technologies


  • Intimate proficiency with IIS 10.0 and below, SharePoint 2016 and below
  • Windows 2016 and below administration and troubleshooting in a large-scale, multi-site environment
  • Hands-on experience in MS Windows, IIS, SharePoint FTP, and terminal services with installation, configuration, and troubleshooting
  • Vast knowledge of IIS, ASP, and web and server application implementations
  • In-depth knowledge of virtualization, networking, routing, security, and data center operations
  • Hardware knowledge, including routers, servers, switches, firewalls, SANS, and other security technologies
  • Extensive experience with Active Directory
  • Extensive support experience with IIS and .NET application architecture
  • Experience with Microsoft SQL Server database management
  • Experience with high-availability design (failover systems and data replication)
  • Previous exposure to server virtualization technologies
  • 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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