Jobs at Zephyr Associates

Are you looking to work for a profitable, top-flight software development company utilizing your skills to create and distribute sophisticated investment management products? An opportunity with Zephyr Associates, Inc. may be just what you are looking for. Zephyr Associates is a leading financial analytics company providing advanced investment analysis software. Our software is used by an ever-growing collection of institutional money managers, pension funds, and consultants to manage billion dollar portfolios worldwide. Be a part of a small, rapidly growing, profitable firm with unbounded potential.

 

Experienced Web Developer

Informa Investment Solutions, Inc. is seeking web developer to join our web applications team at our office on the shores of Lake Tahoe. This is a full time, salaried position. If you love designing and building modern, responsive web applications that make it easy for business users to run sophisticated investment analysis software, we would like to talk to you. We're an established company with actual paying customers and we want to make our little corner of the world a better place for our users.

We use standards-based HTML, JavaScript and CSS to build a cross-browser UI. We use a lot of state of the art technology -- HTML5, canvas, RequireJS, Backbone, LESS and node.js. The backend is a mixture of C#, Java, C++ because we believe in using the right tool for the job, and we are regularly evaluating our tools to ensure that. Our development process is agile and we release our web products approximately once a month.

Our offices are a five minute walk from the Nevada shore of Lake Tahoe and Heavenly ski resort is a fifteen minute drive from the office. As a developer you'll also get your own private office and even though we mostly develop on Windows, all our developers have Mac hardware.

We prefer to hire generalists who are as curious and excited about technology as we are. All of us enjoy learning new technologies and tools; we have a small team and each developer should be able to work on every aspect of the system.

In order for us to consider your application, please mention "Rumpelstiltskin" in the body of your email to timo.geusch@informais.com. No phone calls, please.

Job location:

Zephyr Cove, NV

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Senior UI Designer

Zephyr Associates (a division of Informa Investment Solutions) is seeking an Application Interface Designer to join our web applications team at our office on the shores of Lake Tahoe. We provide data and sophisticated analytics to help our customers make or influence significant financial decisions.

This is a key position, which will not only guide the direction of our products, but will also facilitate communication visually between our customers and your colleagues. You will be part of the product team and work side-by-side with the developers who make your designs a reality.

We are looking for a talented designer who can create innovative and attractive interfaces to complement our analytics. The ideal candidate will have experience working in a team environment on complex web-based applications.

We are a diverse, fast moving team with a growing user base. The client-side of our web products uses recent advances in JavaScript performance and HTML rendering to interactively display complex data sets.

Bring your kayaks, skis, and hiking boots. We offer a unique location near Lake Tahoe – close to world-class skiing, biking, and kayaking with excellent benefits. Join your colleagues while walking your dog to the beach for lunch!

Responsibilities:
  • Are opinionated about design. You know what you like and don’t and can justify it.
  • Have proven experience with human-computer interaction and data visualization.
  • Can illustrate by hand or machine.
  • Follow application design and trends.
  • Have experience working closely with developers as part of a product team.
  • Know your way around Photoshop, Illustrator, and other tools of the trade.
  • Are aware of what is possible within the constraints of HTML and CSS.
  • And if you are really good, can convert your design concepts into workable HTML and CSS.
Job location:

Zephyr Cove, NV (Lake Tahoe office)

Additional Information:

To apply, please send a resume, links to portfolio and cover letter explaining why you believe you would be a good candidate for the position to christopher.baus@informais.com. No phone calls please.

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Senior UI Developer

Zephyr Associates, Inc., of a division of Informa, is seeking a Front End developer to join our web applications team at our office on the shores of Lake Tahoe. We are looking for an engineer who can blend knowledge of client-side programming, user interface design, and data visualization. The ideal candidate will become an expert in the design and development of highly interactive, cutting-edge web applications in the field of finance.

We are a diverse, fast moving team with a growing user base. Our teams use a wide variety of technology so we prefer generalists to specialists. While on the server we primarily use Windows, .NET, and SQL Server, we also deploy Java, C++, and Linux. The client-side portion leverages recent advances in JavaScript performance and HTML5 technologies to interactively display financial data.

Bring your kayaks, skis, and hiking boots. We offer a unique location near Lake Tahoe – close to world-class skiing, biking, and kayaking with excellent benefits. Join your colleagues while walking your dog to the beach for lunch!

Responsibilities:
  • In depth front end programming experience in JavaScript, CSS and HTML.
  • Expert experience writing object-oriented JavaScript and cross-browser compatible HTML and CSS.
  • Experience implementing JavaScript applications consuming REST or other web service APIs.
  • Must be able to rapidly prototype new features and designs using Photoshop and complimentary tools.
  • Solid understanding of testing methodologies and software development life-cycle.
Preferred requirements:
  • 4-5 years of related work experience desired. Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within the field of software development, technology and finance are highly desirable.
  • Superb interpersonal and relationship-building skills.
  • Exceptional organizational, planning and problem-solving skills
  • An ability to work independently in an efficient and responsible manner.
  • Experience in working effectively with others in a team setting.
  • Desire to work for a fast-paced company where individual contributions have significant impact on the success of the company as a whole. .
Job location:

Zephyr Cove, NV (Lake Tahoe office)

Additional Information:

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter explaining why you believe you would be a good candidate for the position to christopher.baus@informais.com. No phone calls please.

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DevOps Engineer for Production Applications

Zephyr Associates (a division of Informa Investment Solutions) is seeking a DevOps engineer to join our team at our office on the shores of Lake Tahoe. We provide data and sophisticated analytics to help our customers make or influence significant financial decisions.

We are looking for an engineer with aptitude and drive to help us run our software. The DevOps engineer will ensure the our web applications and data processing applications are provisioned, up to date, operating properly, and performing well. Act as liaison between the development teams in Tahoe and IT at our production facility in While Plains, NY. The ideal candidate will develop and maintain expert level knowledge of our applications and be a first responder to any application problems.

We are a diverse, fast moving team with a growing user base. The client-side of our web products uses recent advances in JavaScript performance and HTML rendering to interactively display complex data sets.

Bring your kayaks, skis, and hiking boots. We offer a unique location near Lake Tahoe – close to world-class skiing, biking, and kayaking with excellent benefits. Join your colleagues while walking your dog to the beach for lunch!

Responsibilities:
  • Maintain and/or make recommendations to IT on critical system monitoring application such as Zenoss
  • Oversee automation of application deployments and application escalations from Development, Staging, and Production
  • Administrate development and production SQL databases
  • Maintain daily build and continuous integration systems
  • Develop tests to validate system performance in real time
  • Make recommendations IT and application developers to improve performance of critical system components
  • Provide first line of application support after IT
  • Respond to any application exceptions reported by monitoring systems
  • Communicate system requirements to IT and make recommendations on hardware and software platform provisions
  • Verify data transformation routines on production data prior to release
  • Responsible for DR strategy for Zephyr's core production systems
  • Plan and implement strategy to operate data aggregation from a remote data center
Preferred requirements:
  • Expert knowledge in SQL server administration
  • Strong knowledge of at least one application programming language such as C#, Python, or Java
  • Administration experience with both Windows and Linux environments
  • Good understanding of networking fundamentals including TCP/IP
  • Ability to implement and maintain tools to build, deploy, and validate product systems
Nice to haves:
  • Experience with Continuous Integration systems such Team City or Jenkins
  • Experience with modern version control systems such as GIT and Perforce
Benefits:
  • Competitive salary and benefits package including health and dental
Job location:

Zephyr Cove, NV (Lake Tahoe office)

Additional Information:

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter explaining why you believe you would be a good candidate for the position to christopher.baus@informais.com. No phone calls please.

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Corporate IT Administrator

Zephyr Associates is seeking a Corporate IT (CIT) Administrator to join us at our main office on the shores of Lake Tahoe, minutes from Heavenly Ski Resort and Nevada Beach.

The CIT Administrator will assume responsibility for the daily administration of Zephyr’s core business systems and provide end-user desktop support.
 

Responsibilities:
  • Maintain internal business systems and applications within specified guidelines of availability and performance, keeping outages within acceptable limits
  • Ensure the security and integrity of business systems and applications through regular updates and verification of backup and recovery strategies
  • Provide staff with advanced technical support for Zephyr’s internal business systems and applications
  • Collaborate with business units to identify areas of improvement within IT systems, propose solutions to address problem areas, and implement approved IT solutions
  • Research, architect, and implement new technologies that bolster Zephyr’s technological position and meet company goals
  • Perform planning for additional IT capacity to meet current and future growth needs
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date documentation of business systems and applications
  • Escalate issues to senior staff, vendors, and stakeholders, communicating as necessary the status of IT systems
Preferred requirements:
  • Moderate knowledge of Microsoft technologies such as Active Directory (LDAP), Exchange Email, SQL Server, Terminal Server, Dynamics CRM and Solomon
  • Basic knowledge of network protocols, services and technologies such as TCP/IP, Ethernet, LAN/WAN, DNS, DHCP, VPN and Firewall
  • Basic knowledge of server and desktop operating systems such as Linux (RHEL, CentOS), Windows (Server 2003/2008, Windows XP/7), and VMWare (ESX/vSphere)
  • Basic knowledge of server hardware and components such as HP ProLiant DL Series and Dell PowerEdge
  • Basic knowledge of mass storage technologies such as NAS (CIFS, NFS), SAN (iSCSI) and Tape Backup
Nice to haves:
  • Cisco ASA appliances and Catalyst switches
  • HP ProCurve switches
  • Atlassian applications - Confluence, JIRA, Fisheye, Crucible
  • Traditional and IP Telephony - T1, ISDN, ShoreTel
  • Systems Management platforms - Zenoss, Nagios, Cacti
  • RIM BES, Blackberry
  • Wireless network access
Benefits:
  • Competitive salary and benefits package including health and dental
Job location:

Zephyr Cove, NV (Lake Tahoe Office)

Additional Information:

Please submit two documents: a resume and a brief cover letter describing your previous experience and why you believe you would be well-suited for the position. Submit resumes and cover letters as email attachments in PDF format to jobs@styleadvisor.com. No phone calls please.

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Software Engineer, Data Systems

Zephyr Associates is seeking a Software Engineer to join us at our main office on the shores of Lake Tahoe, minutes from Heavenly Ski Resort.

Zephyr, as a financial analytics company, processes a large amount financial data from vendors throughout the industry. The Data Systems team maintains a production system which aggregates and packages the data for use in our products and on our web site. This is an opportunity to contribute to a high-profile system which is critical to the ongoing success of our business.

While we primarily work in the Python language in a Windows environment, we will consider all previous relevant programming experience.

Preferred requirements:
  • High value on software system quality and reliability
  • Broad knowledge of data text processing technologies such as RegEx, Python, Perl, and XML processing (SAX/DOM)
  • Solid understanding of SQL and relational database design
  • Client side understanding of internet and web technology such as TCP/IP, HTTP, and FTP
Nice to haves:
  • Experience implementing a sophisticated data aggregation system in the financial services market or beyond
  • Experience with ETL data management systems
  • .NET and/or Java development
  • MS SQL Server administration and development
  • Installer creation
  • Web and User interface design
  • Production system administration
  • Cloud deployment
  • Comfort with multiple system environments including Windows and Linux
Benefits:
  • Competitive salary and benefits package including health and dental
Job location:

Zephyr Cove, NV (Lake Tahoe Office)

Additional Information:

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter explaining why you believe you would be a good candidate for the position to chris@styleadvisor.com. No phone calls please.

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Product Support Specialist

Responsibilities:
  • Provides support to our clients/prospects surrounding basic and advanced usage of our software products
  • Serves as a backup to the Client Consulting team for hosting online product trainings
  • Educates clients/prospects on investment management concepts and statistics
  • Passes product enhancement requests from clients/prospects to our Development team as well as suggests enhancements
  • Troubleshoots incorrect functionality in our software reported by clients, prospects, and internal users and reports these to Development when necessary
  • Tests pre-release versions of our software and provides feedback to Development
  • Contributes articles to our Knowledge Base
  • Suggests revisions to existing product documentation and recommends new documentation
  • Trains internal staff on new/modified features of our software with each release, as well as known issues for product features and how to work around them
  • Ad-hoc tasks
Preferred requirements:
  • 1-3+ years using Zephyr products, particularly StyleADVISOR
  • 1-3+ years using Windows and Microsoft Office products
  • 1-3+ years in a customer service role, preferably a call center environment
  • Investment management knowledge including returns based style analysis and basic statistics
  • Strong math skills including creating formulas in Excel
  • Comfortable learning new software with little guidance
  • Strong troubleshooting skills
  • Strong documentation skills
  • Ability to provide solid presentations publicly or online
  • Ability to articulate instructions verbally and in writing
Nice to haves:
  • Microsoft SQL, Citrix, Windows Installer, and other technical knowledge
  • Bilingual, preferably Spanish
Benefits:
  • Competitive salary and benefits package including health and dental
Job location:

Zephyr Cove, NV (Lake Tahoe Office)

Additional Information:

Monday through Friday, various shifts available. Submit resumes to jobs@styleadvisor.com. No phone calls please.

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Technical Support Representative

Responsibilities:
  • Assists clients/prospects with installation and configuration of all Zephyr products, as well as data and other third party products.
  • Provides support to our clients/prospects surrounding basic usage of our software.
  • Troubleshoots errors, crashes, and other technical issues reported by clients, prospects, and internal users and reports these to Development when necessary.
  • Tests pre-release versions of our software and provides feedback to Development.
  • Contributes technical articles to our Knowledge Base.
  • Suggests revisions to existing technical documentation and recommends new documentation.
  • Maintains awareness of new and changing technologies and provides recommendations to Development on preparing our software for these changes.
  • Trains internal staff on technical changes to our software with each release, as well as technical issues that arise and how to fix them.
  • Maintains Microsoft certification to ensure the company's status in the Microsoft Partner Program.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Preferred requirements:
  • 1-3+ years experience in Windows system administration or related education.
  • 1-3+ years experience in Microsoft SQL Server administration or related education.
  • 1-3+ years experience in Citrix administration or related education.
  • 1-3+ years experience in a customer service role, preferably a call center environment.
  • Strong troubleshooting skills.
  • Strong documentation skills.
  • Ability to provide solid presentations publicly or online.
  • Ability to articulate instructions verbally and in writing.
Nice to haves:
  • Microsoft certification, preferably related to SQL 2005 or newer
  • Bilingual, preferably Spanish
  • Financial knowledge
  • Zephyr product knowledge, particularly StyleADVISOR
Benefits:
  • Competitive salary and benefits package.
Job location:

Zephyr Cove, NV (Lake Tahoe Office)

Additional Information:

Hours: Monday - Friday, various shifts available. *Some flexibility required. Submit resumes to jobs@styleadvisor.com. No phone calls please.

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