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Senior Messaging Engineer

Russell Investments

Russell Investments

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Posted on Wednesday, August 16, 2023

Business Unit:

Global Information Technology

Reporting To:

Senior Product Owner – Communication and Collaboration Services


APAC (5:00 am - 2:00 pm IST) (India)

About Russell Investments, Mumbai:

Russell Investments is a leading outsourced financial partner and global investment solutions firm providing a wide range of investment capabilities to institutional investors, financial intermediaries, and individual investors around the world. Building on an 87-year legacy of continuous innovation to deliver exceptional value to clients, Russell Investments works every day to improve the financial security of its clients. The firm is the world’s sixth-largest investment adviser, with $1 trillion in assets under advisement (as of June 30, 2022) and $288.3 billion in assets under management (as of March 31, 2023) for clients in 30 countries. Headquartered in Seattle, Washington in the United States, Russell Investments has offices around the world, including London, New York, Toronto, Sydney, Tokyo, Shanghai – and has opened a new office in Mumbai, India in June 2023.

Joining the new Mumbai office is an incredible opportunity to work closely with global stakeholders to support the technology and infrastructure that drives the investment and trading processes of a globally recognized asset management firm. Be one of the first to join this new team based out of Goregaon (East) in Mumbai and be a part of creating the foundation and culture for the firm’s growing operations in India. The Mumbai office operates 5-days a week from Monday to Friday with varying shifts to accommodate time zones around the world.

For more information, please visit https://www.russellinvestments.com.

Job Description:

The Senior Messaging Engineer manages and maintains Russell Investments’ enterprise email system. You will be responsible for the implementation, and support of a diverse messaging infrastructure. You will also work closely with IT teams and business stakeholders to ensure the smooth and efficient operation of our messaging systems.

Years of Experience

5 years of professional Exchange infrastructure experience


  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science/Information System or 5+ years progressive experience in Messaging, and Messaging Services in a medium to large organization

  • Demonstrated experience where operating as part of an effective team/relationship is critical to the success of your role.

  • Strong knowledge and understanding of business needs and drivers with the ability to establish and maintain a high level of user trust and confidence through service provision

  • Expertise in understanding, setting, and managing customer expectations.

  • Skills in conceptualizing, documenting, and presenting creative service solutions

  • Ability to blend creativity, problem solving, and technical skills for refining existing theories or developing new approaches to seize opportunities and sustain business success

  • Strong technology subject matter expertise with the ability to recognize trends and innovate effectively, proactive approach essential.

  • Ability to effectively adapt to rapidly changing technology and apply it to business needs

  • Ability to understand, communicate and solve complex problems quickly


  • Tune and evolve Messaging and Collaboration services, to facilitate a stable and efficient communication platform for the Russell Investments’ lines of business.

  • Open support tickets with vendors and work issues to completion to provide excellent standard of service. Escalate support tickets in a timely manner as appropriate.

  • Provides input regarding scalability, capacity and performance as solutions grow.

  • Maintain documentation on existing architectures, standards, policies, and procedures.

  • Identify and implement technologies, service packs and hotfixes that will improve reliability and overall system stability for the Exchange and Unified Communications infrastructure environment.

  • Managing problem resolution remediation tasks for issues that arise with post-production use of a new Messaging or Collaboration product.

  • Maintain confidentiality of sensitive company data without exception

  • Maintain an instant and trending view of the health of the infrastructure

  • Participate in other IT projects and/or tasks as needed

Candidate Requirements

  • 2-3 years of experience managing the support of MS Exchange platforms, MS Outlook configuration and Best Practices, and MS Unified Communications

  • Occasional evening and weekend work will be required to meet change management guidelines

  • Possess deep technical expertise of MS Exchange Hybrid Infrastructure, Microsoft 365 Exchange Online, Enterprise Vault, RightFax, Veritas Merge1, Veritas Compliance Accelerator, Veritas Discovery Accelerator, SharePoint On-Prem, SharePoint Online

  • Deep familiarity with standard messaging protocols (SMTP, IMAP, POP3, TLS)

  • Technical knowledge of Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business 2019 is a plus

  • Possesses a strong working knowledge of an Enterprise Messaging Infrastructure

  • Strong knowledge of Active Directory concepts including permissions, Distribution List configuration, Windows Server, PowerShell

  • Knowledge of Server and Networking principles pertaining to enterprise environment

  • General understanding of DHCP, DNS, Hardware Load Balancing and firewalls in an Enterprise environment

  • Experience in IT service delivery using the ITIL framework.

Core Values

  • Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication and collaboration skills with all levels of management

  • Strong organizational skills including the ability to adapt to shifting priorities and meet frequent deadlines,

  • Demonstrated proactive approach to problem-solving with strong judgment and decision-making capability.

  • Highly resourceful and collaborative team-player, with the ability to also be independently effective and exude initiative and a sense of urgency.

  • Exemplifies our customer-focused, action-oriented, results-driven culture.

  • Forward looking thinker, who actively seeks opportunities, has a desire for continuous learning, and proposes solutions.

  • Ability to act with discretion and maintain complete confidentiality.

  • Dedicated to the firm’s values of non-negotiable integrity, valuing our people, exceeding client expectations, and embracing intellectual curiosity and rigor.