System Administrator and Data Engineer

Job Locations US-NY-New York
Posted Date 3 months ago(3/22/2024 1:00 PM)
Data Science Center




If you are database administration professional looking for an opportunity to showcase your skills with analytical software, then we would like to meet with you! 


The Data Engineer and System Administrator will have primary responsibility for supporting, maintaining, administering, and upgrading the database appliances, analytical servers and storage, and analytical software Cornerstone Research uses for client work including Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Ubuntu, AIX, Netezza, R, RStudio, SAS, Stata, MATLAB, IBM Spectrum Scale, and IBM Spectrum Protect.  The Data Engineer and System Administrator will also be responsible for special projects and planning and developing documentation for the analytical platforms used at the Firm.  


At Cornerstone Research, you will be part of a thriving, 900-strong team that spans nine offices, comprises more than 55 nationalities, and leads the industry in its commitment to develop team members across all levels. Inc. Magazine has recognized Cornerstone Research four times as a Best Workplace for its outstanding employee engagement, collaborative culture, and professional growth opportunities.

You’ll Love It Here If You

  • Embrace learning and continuous improvement
  • Set and strive for a high bar of excellence
  • Believe that teamwork leads to success: ask us what it means to be #onefirmfirm!
  • Take pride in always doing your best work, even if it’s harder or takes longer
  • Are passionate about what you do


How You’ll Help Our Team Succeed 

  • Conduct database administration, backup, restore, archive, retrieve, user access, database creation, maintenance, and support.
  • Create, archive, retrieve, and support case data directory. 
  • Perform Netezza and CP4D system upgrades, SAS hotfixes and upgrades, as well as Linux and AIX software and firmware installations and upgrades. 
  • Provide general software support for Analytical software, RStudio, Stata, MATLAB, R, Cogniview, and Sawtooth. 
  • Assist with technical client data production.
  • Monitor systems to ensure adequte resources are available to users. 

What You’ll Need to Be Successful

  • 5+ years of Linux system administration and/or data engineering experience supporting analytical software and servers including R, SAS, etc;.
  • The desire to take initiative and actively contribute to the team and the firm.
  • The ability to communicate effectively and professionally.
  • Strong business acumen and the ability to learn the firm’s financial and operational functions.
  • The mindset to provide superior service.
  • Familiarity with general virtualization concepts such as those found in VMWare, IBM PowerVM, and Docker (Kubernetes, OpenShift) required.
  • Familiarity with Intel hardware and device management required. 
  • Knowledge of at least one of: Unix other than AIX, or Linux (any distro).
  • Knowledge of IBM Spectrum Scale, IBM Spectrum Protect, cloud computing infrastructure (AWS EC2/S3/EMR, Microsoft Azure) VMWare ESXi, MPP database systems (Netezza, Teradata, Greenplum, Vertica, Aster Data), ability to script in bash a plus.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or related field. 

Who We Are

Cornerstone Research provides economic and financial analysis and expert testimony in all phases of commercial litigation and regulatory proceedings.


We work with a broad network of testifying experts, including leaders from academia and industry, who are recognized for their depth of knowledge, accomplishments, and research. Our staff consultants contribute expertise in economics, finance, accounting, and marketing, as well as business acumen, familiarity with the litigation process, and a commitment to produce outstanding results.


The firm’s uniquely collegial and supportive atmosphere makes Cornerstone Research a great place to work. We invest in our people in a host of ways, from providing meaningful learning and development opportunities to organizing memorable social events. To many, our culture and our people are the most exciting and enriching aspects of a career at Cornerstone Research.


Cornerstone Research is offering a competitive market base salary for this position between $117,800.00 and $144,800.00.  A job offer will depend on how closely a candidate’s skills, experience and education match the requirements for the role.  In addition to base salary, we offer a total compensation package that includes annual performance bonus and generous benefits.


Equal Employment Opportunity


Cornerstone Research is an equal employee opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or other factors protected by law.


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