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:
Desktop Engineering is responsible to drive AB’s workstation strategy, including our virtual, mobile and physical infrastructures. The candidate will collaborate with other technology teams to provide engineering, request fulfillment, and system integration activities to support our enterprise technology initiatives, this includes desktop design and application integration/deployment to support our global business.
IT Job Description:
Candidates must be extremely knowledgeable of commercial operating platforms and their supporting products, e.g. Microsoft, VMWare, Citrix, MacAfee, etc… including a thorough understanding of day-to-day operational challenges surrounding business technologies within the finance industry. The candidate must be well versed with other operational disciplines such as: project management, problem management, change management, networking, systems monitoring, and multi-platform integration.
This is a hands-on position requiring a person with a great deal of systems management experience together with a thorough understanding of various technology principles. The position will participate within our Engineering Round Table (ERT), to assist promoting technology innovation through collaborative engineering.
Additionally, this role is a member of our 7x24 on call incident response team, which ensures rapid resolution of incidents limiting potential damage, and executes forensic analysis as needed.
The key job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Drive strategy determine the roadmap for new features, capabilities and advanced architectures including setting the standards for design, implementation, operation and monitoring/management.
Onsite support coverage during business hours, on-call support rotation, weekend and weeknight work should be expected, respond/investigate reported incidents, fulfill requests for services, perform routine system maintenance, provision servers, manage infrastructure projects, represent administration team covering business initiatives, create/maintain support documentation, perform routine systems conformance/capacity validation.
What is the professional development value of this role?
This is a uniquely challenging role. The size of both the team & company allow for flexibility, a wide range of responsibilities along with a variety of technical challenges. In addition, our organization is beginning an exciting time as we venture into the public cloud and new data center technology is being implemented. These challenges will present the engineer with significant opportunity for growth and to make his or her mark on the firm.
The ideal candidate will have a formal higher education degree (with an accredited college or university) in the field of IT is highly desired. Candidate must have at least 10+ years of hands-on experience within the finance and banking industry or equivalent. Business writing and presentation experience is a must as this role will have regular interactions with all levels of management, including executives.
Location: City/State/Country: Nashville, Tn, USA