Systems Administrator

Edgestream Partners is a quantitative investment manager founded, run, and owned by scientists and engineers. We use advanced mathematics and technology to model the behavior of financial assets and trade systematically in markets around the world.

Edgestream’s culture isn’t the typical Wall Street one. We focus on the long term, working together to build elegant, correct, and general systems that endure and scale as we grow. We prize curiosity, creativity, attention to detail, and intellectual honesty. These are the foundations of the scientific knowledge that powers our business. And we incentivize our employees to cooperate and share ideas, because we know that compounding our efforts magnifies our achievements.

We’ve been trading since 2003, and we’re still growing. We’re looking for talented, curious, and driven people who can grow with us in the years ahead.

Working at Edgestream

We’re based in Princeton, NJ, a charming university town with a vibrant intellectual community, excellent amenities, and world class schools. Princeton is surrounded by gorgeous countryside, and features easy access to NYC and Philadelphia.

We maintain a collegial and stimulating atmosphere in our well-appointed office. Brilliant colleagues, lively lunchtime discussions, and visiting lecturers give us plenty of food for thought, while private offices and a supportive environment give us the space to focus on solving hard and important problems.

About the Job

At Edgestream, information systems are a critical element of our global trading platform. We are seeking a highly effective infrastructure systems generalist with 5+ years of experience designing, implementing, and maintaining heterogeneous compute environments, a passion for performance and automation, and a desire to create high-performance systems in a collaborative environment. Our systems administrators work with compute, networking, storage, and automation, supporting our production, research, and back-office teams. Be a big part of a small high-impact team working on the forefront of quantitative trading and machine learning.


  • Build, manage, and administer a heterogeneous mission-critical IT environment, including Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X systems and networks.
  • Install and configure desktops, servers, network switches, power distribution units, and other critical services in support of Edgestream trading operations.
  • Install and configure access points, telephones, and other technology/devices for new and existing Edgestream employees and customers.
  • Repair and recover from hardware or software failures.
  • Perform daily system monitoring, verifying the integrity and availability of all hardware, server resources, systems and key processes, reviewing system and application logs, and verifying completion of scheduled jobs such as nightly backups.
  • Support internal customers with the regular maintenance of monitoring, backup, and infrastructure systems.
  • Perform ongoing performance tuning, hardware upgrades, and resource optimization as required.
  • Provide and plan after-hours or weekend support when necessary to perform high-risk and/or planned downtime of Edgestream IT systems for upgrades and maintenance.
  • Work directly with engineers and management to ensure IT systems are maintained and upgraded appropriately, ensuring their availability for all trading activities.
  • Successfully manage multiple projects and tasks, ensuring those same activities are properly aligned with corporate objectives.
  • Perform other related duties, as assigned, for the purpose of ensuring an efficient and effective work environment.
  • Collaborate with engineers on continuous improvements to our global trading platform.
  • Tune, update and maintain our research compute cluster.
  • Contribute code to our infrastructure automation code repository.


  • 5+ years of experience as a systems administrator in a mixed environment.
  • Experience deploying and maintaining network and server hardware, systems management software, storage technologies.
  • Experience working with low level storage platforms and protocols, with an emphasis on CIFS and NFS.
  • Proficiency with at least command line tools and programming languages for automation (Python, Bash, Powershell, etc.).
  • Experience working with client solutions (hardware and software) in Windows, Linux, and MacOS X environments.
  • Experience supporting and troubleshooting Arista or Cisco Systems network equipment and IP-based networks.
  • Some experience with virtualization and containerization (Kubernetes, RHV, Openstack, etc.).

Some of the benefits of working at Edgestream:

  • Competitive salary, bonus, and incentive compensation based on overall company
  • Fantastic resources, accumulated over decades, for turning ideas into reality.
  • Comprehensive, first-class benefits (including excellent medical and dental insurance, 401(k)s, life and disability insurance, catered lunch, and an onsite gym).
  • For qualified employees, the opportunity to invest in our funds.

Contact Info

No telecommuting.

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identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment
eligibility verification document form upon hire.