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Senior Systems Engineer (Investment Infrastructure Systems) (2019-8204)

Camas, WA, United States
Information Technology


Job Description


It’s an exciting time to be in our IT department, as we’re investing heavily in the future of our firm’s technology. Our business is growing internationally, which emphasizes the need to build an unparalleled technology team that drives future global growth and scale through strategic solutions and continuous innovation. We play a foundational role in supporting our firm’s diverse businesses, and we’re excited to continue solidifying that foundation as we add more talented technologists to our team.


Our IT Department is now seeking a highly talented Systems Engineer (Investment Infrastructure Systems) to join our team.  This position will be located in our Camas, WA (near Portland, OR), office. This will be a contract-to-hire opportunity.


The Day-To-Day:

  • Architect/Engineer new and/or existing systems infrastructure for our financial trading and compliance system.
  • Troubleshoot and debug systems end-to-end
  • Build technical relationships with our financial software vendors
  • Train, mentor and lead junior system support team members
  • Create all necessary documentation including but not limited to system standards and run-books.
  • Research software solutions to meet current business needs or to proactively create efficiencies
  • Participate in 24x7 on-call rotation

Your Qualifications:

Minimum Requirements:

  • 10+ yrs. experience in supporting an enterprise class infrastructure as a Systems Engineer
  • Experience providing advanced level OS support for Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 and 2016
  • Experience in installing, configuration, and managing Internet Information Services (IIS) 9 & 10
  • Intermediate experience in Kerberos, Service Principal Name (SPN), & Group Policy
  • Intermediate level experience using PowerShell and task automation
  • Understanding of controlled private networks which includes extranets and DMZs

Preferred Skills/Previous Experience:

  • Knowledge of Financial Services systems such as Order Management Systems (OMS), FIX, TNS, market data providers and crossing systems
  • Experience working in a banking, investment management or investment research firm
  • Experience supporting portfolio management, compliance, or trading infrastructures
  • Understanding of Transaction Network Services for financial data communications
  • Ability to communicate with all levels of management and end users with varying levels of technical expertise
  • Self-starter who displays a sense of urgency and drives issues through to completion
  • Excellent system design skills
  • Bachelor’s degree in MIS, computer science, math, or other related science field (or equivalent)

Why Fisher Investments?

Fisher Investments is a different kind of investment firm. We don’t come from Wall Street, nor do we believe we fit in with most of the finance industry, and we’re proud of that. We work for a bigger purpose: bettering the investment universe. From unmatched service to innovative perspectives on investing, it’s the people that make the Fisher purpose possible. After all, it’s our people that enable us to offer the level of service that we do. And we invest in them accordingly, offering exceptional benefits like:

  • 100% coverage of premiums for health, vision and dental insurance
  • 50% 401(k) match - up to the IRS maximum
  • 20 days of paid time off* (plus 9 paid holidays)
  • 8 week paid Primary Caregiver Parental  Leave
  • Open and supportive team-based environment
  • And much, much more

We also provide a cumulative, continuous learning and development framework customized for every employee. This emphasis on personal and professional growth has yielded an award-winning work environment; we’re Great Place to Work Certified, and The Oregonian named us as a 2017 and 2018 Top Workplace.


But in the end, it’s not the perks that keep people here. They stay because they believe in our mission of service—our employees want to make a difference in an industry that can do better.


*California employees accrue up to 17 days of paid time off and 3 days of sick time per year.


Thank you for your interest in our firm. We look forward to hearing from you!







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