• Senior Systems Engineer

    Location : Location US-TN-Nashville
    Information Technology
    Position Type
  • Company Overview

    AB is a leading global investment management firm that offers high-quality research and diversified investment services to institutional clients, individuals and private clients in major markets around the world. AB employs more than 500 investment professionals with expertise in growth equities, value equities, fixed income securities, blend strategies, and alternative investments, and, through its subsidiaries and joint ventures, operates in more than 20 countries. AB’s research disciplines include fundamental research, quantitative research, economic research and currency forecasting capabilities. Through its integrated global platform, AB is well-positioned to tailor investment solutions for its clients. AB also offers independent research, portfolio strategy and brokerage-related services to institutional investors.


    AllianceBernstein is an equal opportunity employer.  We do not discriminate based race, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or citizenship status.


    IT Group Description:
    GETS, Global Enterprise Technology Services, builds and supports AllianceBernstein's global technology infrastructure, which underpins the firm's entire technical operating environment. This includes providing the foundation for IT's robust, innovative solutions that provide critical services to our business partners and that enable the firm to develop and sustain its competitive advantage.


    IT Job Description:
    We are seeking a Nashville, Tennessee based Senior Systems Engineer to join the Messaging & Mobile Engineering team within the GETS department.


    Describe the role:

    • Candidate will contribute in planning, engineering, implementing, and supporting a broad base of collaboration, messaging, & mobile solutions globally.
    • Candidate will work on multiple concurrent projects that are time sensitive and dependent upon for other project completions.
    • Candidate is expected to provide management with direction and recommendations based on established policy and business requirements as well as collaborate with peer groups to identify scope and implementation approach to a project.
    • Candidate is expected to actively participate in the day-to-day technical tasks as well as participate in 3rd level and on-call support rotation.
    • Candidate will communicate and promote departmental strategies.

    Describe the applications and business or enterprise functions the role supports:
    The technologies that we design enable a multitude of business workflows that directly impact the firm’s success. This group is at the forefront of implementing new, creative, and impactful technologies with ubiquitous access that empower our clients.

    • Creating and presenting project proposals to management for approvals
    • Providing solutions to technical challenges facing the firm presently and, in the future,
    • Timely delivery of projects
    • Providing 3rd tier and periodic on-call support for the technologies we are responsible for globally

    Specific tasks include, but not limited to:

    • Maintain and engineer security solutions for AB’s Active Directory infrastructure.
    • Maintain and further develop a library of PowerShell scripts that automate various AB workflow processes
    • Evaluate and execute an Exchange Online and Exchange On-Prem solution
    • Expand the suite of mobile applications and mobile devices supported by the firm. This should be achieved utilizing various MAM and MDM technologies with a focus on securing the firm’s data while delivering a favorable client experience.
    • Contribute to various engineering efforts involving the messaging, directory, and cloud platforms utilized at the firm (Skype for Business, Symphony, Exchange, Active Directory, O365, Azure)
    • Manage the day-to-day operations of the engineering team
    • Continual development of the talents and skills on the team

    What makes this role unique or interesting?
    This role affords the candidate a level of independence to explore and recommend technologies that will advance and streamline the firm’s collaborative technologies and workflows.


    What is the professional development value of this role?
    Candidate will have opportunities to work directly with senior management and IT department heads. Candidate will lead and work on key projects that directly impact the firm globally. We promote opportunities to build skillsets across multiple disciplines.


    Bachelor’s Degree – Computer Engineering/ Computer Science

    Required Technical Experience and Skills:

    • > 3 years Active Directory Services
    • > 3 years Exchange on-prem/Online
    • Scripting experience PowerShell, VBscript.
    • Excellent US English communication skills including writing and technical documentation
    • Highly motivated team player and diligent worker with experience and flexibility to support our onsite and offshore team

    Desired Experience and Skills:

    • MobileIron MDM
    • Enterprise File Synchronization and Sharing (EFSS) technologies
    • Cisco/IronPort email gateway or similar product
    • Office 365
    • Microsoft Azure cloud services
    • Symphony Messaging System
    • Lync/Skype for Business
    • Micro Focus / Autonomy Digitalsafe E-Discovery

    Special Knowledge:
    The candidate will need to possess strong technical, analytical, problem solving, and interpersonal skills. We are looking for a highly motivated and result-oriented skilled professional who can support our diverse clients.


    Location: Nashville, TN, USA


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