Commonwealth Financial Network

  • Senior Systems Engineer

    Job Locations US-MA-Waltham
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Technology - Operations, Engineering & Support
  • Overview

    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 40 times (and counting), and Computerworld has ranked us highly nationwide for the past 12 years as one of the best places to work in IT—and for good reason.


    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! 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 I-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:


    • Generous bonus and stock option incentive plans
    • Use of our chairman’s vacation properties (Cape Cod, Lake Winnipesaukee, Sunday River, Key Biscayne, Las Vegas, Park City, the Bahamas, and the Dominican Republic) at no cost
    • Fully paid maternity leave (12 weeks) and spousal leave (3 weeks)
    • 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, 800-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 senior systems engineer—someone with extensive work experience in the world of VMware, Microsoft Cloud, DevOps, and scripting to join our team. You will be responsible for delivering to the company strategy while meeting the ever-changing technology and service needs of the business. You will have a relentless focus on customer service, innovation, and transparency and will create an extraordinary end-user experience while remaining consultative and relationship-oriented with all departments in the organization.
    If you think you have what it takes, then let’s introduce ourselves.


    • Building and maintaining server environments as needed (both on-prem and cloud)
    • Engineering HA systems and environments
    • Managing Active Directory
    • Scripting end-to-end PowerShell to automate repeatable tasks and builds
    • Serving as a point of escalation for the Desktop Support team
    • Producing appropriate documentation for application deployment, configuration, and related processes for multiple systems
    • Collaborating with technical staff and the business on the implementation of new technologies
    • Teaming up with the Systems team to promote reuse and develop consistent technical build, implementation, and support processes
    • Working closely with the Development, Product, and Project Management Office teams to accomplish cross-departmental projects and initiatives


    • Bachelor’s degree in computer science preferred
    • MCSE: Cloud Platform Certification preferred
    • Minimum 8–10 years of experience as a systems engineer at enterprise level
    • Complete kernel-level knowledge of operating systems (Windows, some Linux also beneficial)
    • Deep knowledge of Active Directory
    • Experience working with cloud-based identity and access management
    • Must be accomplished in all areas of analysis, design, installation, implementation, configuration, tuning, administration, operation, and security in a mid- to large-tier corporate environment
    • Thorough understanding of the Microsoft cloud stack
    • Ability to troubleshoot complex issues and walk the stack end to end; doesn’t just stop at server level
    • Proficient in one or more coding languages
    • Possesses a DevOps mind-set and a focus on end-to-end automation with extensive scripting experience
    • Deep knowledge of SaaS applications (specifically Office 365) and cloud environments
    • Hands-on production-level experience with VMware-based technologies, cloud computing technologies, IT security, and compliance
    • Proficient in configuring and maintaining a large virtual environment
    • Experience working on projects in various methodologies (e.g., Agile, Waterfall)
    • Intimate proficiency with Microsoft Windows server platforms
    • Extensive experience with high-availability design (failover systems and data replication)
    • Ability to gather technical requirements for a given project
    • Excellent 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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