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The Team: Fueling the technologies that drive our products and support our company’s infrastructure, the Technology team within our Corporate team consists of talented developers, network architects, and IT experts who help make technology one of Morningstars core strengths. Though our technologists represent a range of skills and knowledge bases, they all view technology as a craft and care deeply about creating positive user experiences. From Agile methodologies to mobile applications to software as a service (SaaS) delivered from our private cloud, we push technology’s boundaries to build scalable, elegant solutions that help investors reach their financial goals.

The Role: Working in the Infrastructure Team, Morningstar US is looking for a Systems Engineer to join the team working from the Chicago office.  This role requires the candidate to have a proven track record of supporting Microsoft and Linux servers.  Experience in an automated environment is a significant plus. This position is based in our Chicago, IL office.


+Managing and maintaining the operational integrity of our server environment.

+Provide innovative solutions to meet Morningstar’s technical requirements.

+Respond to incidents and alerts.

+Provide out of hours technical support when required.

+Participation in the planning, development, and delivery of projects.

+Provision of new and updated documentation and knowledge articles.


+Bachelor’s degree with strong academic credentials.

+At least five years of Red Hat or derivative system administration experience

+Proficiency with server automation technologies.  Blade Logic preferred.

+Experience with security standards, best practices, and principles.

+The following skills are preferred: experience with private and public clouds, experience in a VMWare environment, understanding of load balancing technologies, and ITIL V3 foundation.

+Excellent teamwork and organizational skills, flexibility, and the ability to handle and lead multiple tasks.

+Strong time management skills - the ability to balance high quality work standards against time constraints.

+Excellent communication and documentation skills.

Morningstar is an equal opportunity employer.

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