Senior Linux / Storage Administrator at DFIN

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Donnelley Financial Solutions (DFIN) is a leader in risk and compliance solutions, providing insightful technology, industry expertise and data insights to clients across the globe. We’re here to help you make smarter decisions with insightful technology, industry expertise and data insights at every stage of your business and investment lifecycles. As markets fluctuate, regulations evolve and technology advances, we’re there. And through it all, we deliver confidence with the right solutions in moments that matter. 

Job Description

Senior Stack Engineers lead the implementation of new technologies across design, install, configuration, maintenance, and testing. In-scope technologies include virtual machines, operating systems, storage, databases, related software, and hardware. Other responsibilities include troubleshooting problems as escalated through incident management, supporting application access and electronic messaging services and maintaining a secure systems environment. They drive infrastructure solutions based on application needs and anticipated growth, deliver new services, and maintain the infrastructure.


Senior Stack Engineers need excellent communication skills and must be able to work collaboratively with internal clients and other colleagues. Individuals work across functional areas of DFIN and use a strong customer service mindset to ensure that projects, service requests, and incidents are resolved in a professional manner. They share their expertise and provide individual training and support. Senior Stack Engineers work with other technical staff and vendors to provide IT services to DFIN and our customers.

  • Lead infrastructure engineering initiatives and projects, providing required functionality for DFIN IT applications and services
  • Lead Security/Compliance/Privacy/Risk Reviews, and assist remediation as necessary
  • Lead the identification and implementation of infrastructure cost-control strategies
  • Lead the assessment of migrations, upgrades, and new technologies aligned with the IT Infrastructure Architecture roadmap
  • Act as technical liaison between operations teams, engineers and architects, providing critical insight to implementation and strategy, including validation of ongoing solution supportability.
  • Define enhancements to improve system reliability, efficiency, and performance.
  • Align infrastructure implementation with network requirements and design
  • Manage the technical relationship with select technology vendors and service providers
  • Ensure engineered systems meet business continuity and disaster recovery requirements.
Responsibilities (Cont.)
  • Support configuration management of IT Infrastructure services
  • Ensure that releases and services meet expectations, and verify that IT Operations can support the new service.
  • Lead multiple cross-functional initiatives and projects, with diverse stakeholders.
  • Support multiple systems of medium to high complexity with multiple concurrent users, ensuring control, integrity, and accessibility.
  • Create and maintain detailed documentation
  • Establish, maintain, and adhere to DFIN technical standards, policies, and procedures
Technical Qualifications

The ideal candidate has 7+ years of experience with mid to large-sized companies (500+ associates) and has demonstrated skills in:

  • Bachelor degree or equivalent in engineering, computer science, information systems or similar.
  • Strong technical background in Linux (OEL, RedHat, CentOS). Prior experience in building RHEL cluster is desirable.
  • Some exposure to HP/UX or IBM iSeries experience is a plus.
  • Experience supporting Linux on virtualized and cloud platforms (VMware, Azure)
  • Experience with scripting (Python, ksh, sed, awk, expect, or PERL)
  • Experience with SSH security concepts and planning.
  • Experience supporting Linux platforms running Oracle databases and custom applications.
  • Intermediate to advanced understanding of Active Directory, TCP/IP, DHCP, and DNS.
  • Hands-on experience with supporting Pacemaker and Veritas clustering
  • Expertise in supporting EMC, iSilon and PureStorage storage systems
  • Experience supporting various backup solutions (NetBackup, HP DataProtector)
  • Experience with deployment and automation tools (e.g. Terraforms, Chef, Puppet, Ansible) is a big plus

It is the policy of Donnelley Financial Solutions to select, place and manage all its employees without discrimination based on race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, actual or perceived disability, veteran's status, actual or perceived sexual orientation, genetic information or any other protected status. 

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access as a result of your disability. You can request a reasonable accommodation by sending an email to [email protected]#TalentknowsTalent

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • .NETLanguages
    • C#Languages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • ASP.NETFrameworks
    • Microsoft SQL ServerDatabases
    • SAP HANADatabases
    • TeradataDatabases


Located in the heart of downtown Chicago’s financial district, we are steps from all Metra stations, good eats and entertainment.

An Insider's view of DFIN

What’s the vibe like in the office?

I am working among an extremely smart group of people, of which I have created great friendships with. During lunch break we play board games and have interesting technical and financial discussions. It’s exciting to wake up and go to work knowing that I’ll be collaborating with some of the best colleagues I’ve had in my career.


Software Engineer

What projects are you most excited about?

In transforming and improving FinTech products, excitement comes from the challenge of knowing that the problems are complex, yet the solutions must be easy to use. When we start a new project, I can't wait to sink my teeth into understanding the problem space, talking to users, designing the solution, and seeing it through to release.


Principal Product Designer

What makes someone successful on your team?

A successful member of our team at DFIN is comfortable to work with or learn any part of the tech stack. They effectively communicate during meetings to help plan out our next projects as a team, and they ask other members of the team for support if they happen to get stuck while coding.


Associate Software Engineer

What are DFIN Perks + Benefits

DFIN Benefits Overview

The world continues to change in ways we never expected, but there is one constant: your safety and well-being is a top priority, and DFIN has you covered with our benefits.

Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Documented equal pay policy
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
We value a work / life balance at DFIN.
Remote Work Program
We have partial and fully remote opportunities at DFIN.
Family Medical Leave
Family Medical Leave granted under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Happy Hours
Employee parking available
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
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