Harris Associates L.P. Solutions Architect in Chicago, Illinois

Your primary role will be to manage the firm’s corporate messaging architecture and related systems, ensuring the environment maintains high performance levels. The primary technologies in the environment include Microsoft Exchange, PGP Universal Server, Proofpoint Email Server, and Symantec DLP. Qualified candidates have experience with Exchange high availability, disaster recovery features, and load balancing. Additionally, you will be part of the team that manages the firm’s infrastructure, and will be involved in maintaining and supporting several technologies. In this role, you will be encouraged to think creatively by looking at how technologies are currently configured and used, and propose recommended improvements or new technologies.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Lead in the planning, design, implementation, and support of Microsoft Exchange server, including high availability, DAG’s, load balancing, and disaster recovery

  • Support PGP Universal Server and Proofpoint email servers

  • Assist in the planning, design, implementation, and support of Active Directory

  • Help in the support of several infrastructure technologies including:

  • Cisco Networking, UCS, ISE, and Wireless

  • EMC SAN’s and RecoverPoint

  • Firewalls

  • MDM

  • Various security technologies

  • Lead in the planning, design, implementation, and support of our VMWare infrastructure, including SRM and EMC RecoverPoint replication technologies

  • Review current processes and configurations and recommend improvements as needed



  • Strong knowledge of troubleshooting mail flow related issues

  • Knowledge of backing up and restoring Microsoft Exchange

  • Experience with Exchange high availability, disaster recover features, and load balancing

  • Advanced server, network, security and infrastructure experience

  • Active Directory design and tuning

  • Strong knowledge of VMWare (HA, DRS, vCenter)

  • Strong IT infrastructure troubleshooting skills

  • Proven ability to manage small to medium sized projects and assigned resources

  • Demonstrated ability to cross train in functions across IT

  • Self-motivated with the ability to effectively multi-task while possessing a strong attention to detail

  • Excellent communication (written and verbal) skills

  • Ability to solve complex business process through technology solutions


  • Office 365 experience

  • Working knowledge of Cisco UCS platform

  • Working knowledge of EMC SAN and related technologies

  • Previous work experience with replicated, redundant data centers and highly resilient infrastructure design concepts

  • Knowledge of Checkpoint Firewalls

  • MDM Solutions

Special RequirementsHarris Associates is a top tier global investment management firm with 24 hours x 6 day trading operations. Therefore, this position will be involved in after-hours support rotations and after-hour and weekend work assignments related to systems testing, implementation, business resumption testing, or support. Some local travel may be required for installations and/or problem resolution.