Information Technology

  • Competitive
  • Berwyn, PA, USA
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Coho Partners
  • 24 Apr 19

Coho Partners, Ltd., founded in 1999, is an independent, employee-owned investment management firm headquartered in Berwyn, Pennsylvania. Coho focuses on generating a specific, asymmetric pattern of returns that offers strong protection in down markets and very competitive returns in up markets. Coho is looking to hire an Information Technology administrator who will participate in almost all aspects of Coho's information security and technology programs, and will an be an integral part of elevating Coho's technology and information security programs to best-in-class.

Company

Coho manages approximately $7.0 billion (as of December 31, 2018) for institutional employee benefit plans, endowments, foundations, corporations, high net worth individuals, eleemosynary organizations, UMA/Model programs, trusts, and estates, and other individual investor accounts. The firm is focused on providing downside protection and upside participation for clients who share their philosophy and vision.  Portfolios are implemented through separate accounts, a mutual fund, and UMA accounts.

Coho’s investment philosophy is based on the premise that the most effective way to create and sustain wealth in the equity markets is to achieve an asymmetric pattern of returns over time, where the portfolio demonstrates a down-market capture considerably less than its up-market capture. The firm’s primary focus is on risk control and protecting principal in down markets, coupled with strong participation in all but the most cyclical or speculative bull markets. We believe our combination of protection and participation should ultimately lead to better-than-market performance over a full economic cycle, with less-than-market risk.

Position Summary

Working closely with Coho’s Director of Operations, this role will help ensure integrity, availability, and confidentiality across all firm systems.  In doing so, the Information Technology administrator will also leverage the expertise of Coho’s outsourced information security and information technology consultants.  Depending on company and individual performance, there is potential for growth in this role for the successful candidate.  

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to the following: 

  • Collaborate with outsourced information security and technology consultants;
  • Consult and provide input on all technical matters;
  • Manage and administer all computers, operating systems, network systems, and application systems;
  • Manage, administer, and oversee all local and cloud-based servers;
  • Monitor system performance and availability;
  • Triage technical issues, including troubleshooting end users’ technical requests;
  • Manage and coordinate third-party support issues to satisfactory resolutions;
  • Participate in and advance the firm’s third-party risk management program;
  • Manage and oversee all system/application integrations, deployments/installations, retirements, and upgrades;
  • Manage and administer access identity and controls including remote and wireless access, active directory, group policy, authentication, and mobile device management software;
  • Install and configure new hardware as needed;
  • Set system configuration baselines and manage information technology asset inventory and configurations;
  • Ensure integrity in change management tracking;
  • Participate in the review, editing, and generation of IT and information security policies and procedures;
  • Administer anti-malware and system maintenance standards and procedures;
  • Implement security information and event management (SIEM) recommendations;
  • Address vulnerabilities and ensure remediation;
  • Participate in IT audits and information security risk assessments; and
  • Participate in incident response and business continuity tests and planning.

       Additional responsibilities may also include:

  • Manage and administer firewalls and IDS/IPS systems;
  • Manage and administer wireless access points;
  • Implement, manage and administer enterprise architecture and network engineering projects; and 
  • Any and all other responsibilities as assigned. 

Qualifications/Skills:

  • 5-10 years of proven experience in a similar role;
  • Asset management industry experience a plus;
  • Superior attention to detail and a high degree of conscientiousness;
  • Superb verbal and written communication skills, including an ability to articulate issues to both a technical and non-technical audience;
  • Compatible with the Coho company culture, including strong interpersonal skills, and a proven ability to collaborate with peers and colleagues;
  • High degree of versatility, self-motivation, and integrity;
  • Energetic, with the ability to thrive within a small, team-oriented environment with minimal oversight;
  • Experience with Microsoft products, including Azure, Windows, and Office 365 a must;
  • Experience with Advent Axys and/or Salesforce a bonus;
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or Technology, Engineering, or a related field; and
  • Technical Certifications, including but not limited to, Microsoft Azure, (ISC)2, ITIL, a plus.