The Woods Group

A NYC-based proprietary trading firm is seeking a hands-on professional for their growing systems administration team. They are a Linux shop both on the server side and the trader desktops.

Systems Administrators are responsible for the workstations and servers of their rapidly expanding trading operations. In addition to systems work on both the desktops and in the datacenters, Administrators frequently interact with users at various levels all across the organization.


  • Fluency in Linux administration is a must
  • Experience in Debian/Ubuntu preferred
  • Strong communication skills
  • A demonstrated ability to work tasks to completion and tolerate frequent context switches
  • Experience with:
    • BIND
    • Ansible
    • Linux KVM
    • Zabbix
    • Google workplace collaboration and productivity tools
    • Some Windows administration skills are a plus, but not required
  • Experience scripting in bash and python is preferred, SQL and Perl a plus
  • Knowledge of cybersecurity tools including 2FA, iptable rulesets, Malwarebytes, fail2ban, etc.
  • Ability to move and install equipment weighing up to 50lbs
  • Preference to apply a breadth of experience towards varied responsibilities in a small-shop environment
  • Comfortable with hands-on work, racking and stacking in datacenters is commonplace

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