CIT Group Inc.

VP, Unix Engineer

Location US-NJ-Morristown | US-NC-Charlotte
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Information Technology - IT Development


CIT is a leading national bank focused on empowering businesses and personal savers with the financial agility to navigate their goals. CIT Group Inc. (NYSE: CIT) is a financial holding company with over a century of experience and operates a principal bank subsidiary, CIT Bank, N.A. (Member FDIC, Equal Housing Lender). The company's commercial banking segment includes commercial financing, community association banking, middle market banking, equipment and vendor financing, factoring, railcar financing, treasury and payments services, and capital markets and asset management. CIT's consumer banking segment includes a national direct bank and regional branch network. Discover more at


This is a senior-level position on CIT’s Server Engineering (Hosting) Team, which provides 3rd level support of CIT’s Unix/Linux servers. The candidate will be responsible for maintaining CIT’s corporate server environment providing hands-on support and subject matter expertise including:

• System engineering for Redhat Linux and IBM AIX
• Automation of provisioning and decommissioning servers
• System and Application monitoring
• Implementation of configuration management tools such as Puppet
• Access management principles and automation of associated processes
• Security best practices and system hardening
• Performance management and tuning
• Capacity management and reporting
• Adherence to committed deliverables, and regular communication of progress to management.
• Recommend, develop, and improve policies, procedures and standards relevant to the technology infrastructure.
• Mentor peers and customers on new technologies.
• Closely adhere to CIT’s Service Desk, Change Management, and Security policies and procedures.
• Interface with the Auditors and Information Security to address any CIT Unix server compliance issues.
• Participate in the periodic execution of the business continuance plan, including coordination, after-hours attendance, and documentation updates.
• On-going review of systems design; work with team to constantly improve service offerings, service “up time” and the overall customer experience
• Keep current on technologies being supported.


Minimum 7+ years experience in managing complex/enterprise IT environments
• Operating system experience: AIX, Redhat Enterprise Linux, BSD
• Solid understanding of Unix environment, dependencies, security, policies, and tuning.
• Solid understanding of user and group administration and access management technologies.
• Strong shell scripting skills
• Strong understanding of AIX
• Strong understanding of RedHat Enterprise Linux
• Strong understanding of HTTP/HTTPS
• Strong understanding of SSL Certificates
• Networking experience: Ethernet, TCP/IP.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Strong project management skills.
• Strong process documentation skills.
• Strong engineering capabilities including requirements and impact analysis
• Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills.
• Excellent troubleshooting, root cause analysis, and permanent problem resolution skills.
• Ability to work after normal business hours and on weekends as required.
• Ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast paced environment.
Nice To Have:
• Experience working for financial services or banking organizations is a plus.
• Storage experience: EMC and/or NetApp.
• Experience with operating system security and compliance activities.
• Solid system performance tuning and capacity planning skills.
• Azure Experience
• On-premise to Azure Migration experience
• Knowledge and experience with Puppet


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