About us

At OST, we’re a bit like what you may call a machine, but with a more human touch. Day in and day out for the last 31 years, we’ve been more than just a staffing company. Throughout this time, we’ve built relationships, we’ve grown together internally and externally, and we've created a system that allows us to personally cater to the needs of our clients and candidates. As we celebrate 31 years, it is important to note that for us, 31 years is more than just a number or an anniversary. It is 31 years of relationships, 31 years of trust, and 31 years of total reliability. We’ve been a mentor for some, a team builder for others, but most importantly, we’ve been there. We know there is no substitute for experience, so let us help you navigate through the ever changing web of talent.

Operating in a crowded marketplace, we have succeeded by staying ahead of the curve. No two projects are the same, and neither are our solutions. We have the connections. We know the people. We have the opportunities. How soon can you start?



Letter from our Founders

At Open Systems Technologies, our mission is to connect clients with the top talent in their industries.

Since emerging as a leading supplier of technical engineers to the financial services sector on Wall Street in 1990, we have grown in size and revenue to become one of the largest privately owned staffing firms in the United States. Through hard work and ingenuity, we have been able to take our passion for technology and turn it into a thriving business.

We believe that hiring talented, hardworking employees is among the most important business decisions you will ever make. As a true partner, we pride ourselves on being able to consistently provide outstanding candidates to each and every business sector we serve.

For the last 31 years we have been more than just a staffing company. Our company culture is not only focused on serving our clients, but on our own employees as well. We believe that when we take care of our employees, they take care of our customers. Unlike other large staffing firms, we function as a well-oiled machine, but with a human touch.

We respect your time, appreciate your business, and look forward to helping you propel your company onward and upward with the right people.



Steven Shapiro & Harold Herling

Founders of Open Systems Technologies



Our Divisions



With Wall Street’s fast-paced dynamic and ever-changing environment, business demands are always transforming for new and better talent. Our teams at Open Systems Technologies can help alleviate the stress of recruiting the best and the brightest. We recognize that time means money, and that statement holds true especially on Wall Street – so we mean it when we say we will save you time and help you in your efforts to recruit the best talent. We understand that Information Technology is an integral aspect of Finance, and Finance IT is a major part of Open Systems Technologies’ core foundation. We are a one stop shop for your Finance IT needs, from support, development and infrastructure to connectivity specialists, business analysts, and project managers. Our sectors include:


  1. Retail Banking
  2. Investment Banking
  3. Financial Exchange
  4. Asset Management
  1. Derivatives
  2. Prime Brokerage
  3. Equities
  4. Fixed Income
  1. Fund Management
  2. Capital Markets
  3. Foreign Exchange 

The technology of today is not going to be the technology of tomorrow, and keeping up with the constant innovation and change would be a full time job – a job our team at Open Systems Technologies wakes up every morning ready to take on. Demand for talented IT professionals is ubiquitous, and you need someone who can capture the best and the most qualified pool of talent before anyone else – and that is where we come in. Our 31 years of IT experience has helped our clients secure the right candidates for the right positions. Let us be your IT informant, keeping you up to date and your technology solutions modern. We’ve proven our value in the past in the following sectors:


  1. Business and Systems Analysis
  2. Web and Client Server Development
  3. Business Intelligence
  4. Project and Program Management
  5. Application Design and Development
  1. Application Architecture
  2. Mainframe and ERP Solutions
  3. Security and Risk IT
  4. Release/Systems Engineering
  5. Market Data Services
  1. Quality Assurance and Performance Testing
  2. Infrastructure Design and Administration
  3. Database Design and Development
  4. Desktop/Helpdesk Support



Not only do we provide services to the finance and technology world, we also service the healthcare industry with IT professionals as well. We understand the importance of having the right people behind the right projects you hire for, and that’s why our recruiting process is at a premium – it is our specialty to find you only the best candidates. Our Healthcare IT Division focuses specifically on partnering with Healthcare providers (hospitals, clinics, and physician practices) and healthcare payers (insurance companies) to provide IT professionals that meet the specific technology need or each individual client. We can help you with:


  1. EMR/EHR Implementation/Support
  2. Health Information Exchange/Management
  3. Billing/Claims/ICD-9/10 Coding
  4. IT Vendor Management/Support
  5. Enterprise and Infrastructure IT Support
  6. Informatics and Clinical Informatics Specialists

  1. Application/Web Development
  2. Data Management
  3. Business Continuity
  4. Clinical Documentation
  5. Networking
  6. Storage and Virtualization
  1. Clinical IT
  2. Clinical Informatics
  3. Revenue Cycle IT
  4. Disaster Recovery
  5. Cloud Solutions
  6. IT Security



We want you and your teams to have a smooth sailing business operation, which is why we’re here to help you ensure your success in recruiting the right talent for your back-office needs. Our team can help you navigate and maneuver through the large volume of applicants and identify the talent you need. Our niche is recruiting, and therefore, we feel just as comfortable staffing your accounting, finance, or operations team as we do your IT team. Accounting, finance, and operations are the backbone of your companies, and we’re here to keep you strong, stable, and ready for the future.

Accounting and Finance Jobs:

Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Financial Analyst, Junior and Senior Accountants, Financial Reporting, CPAs, Credit Risk, Controllers, Operational Risk, Audit and Tax, Capital Market and Trade, Staff Accountants, Financial Project Managers, Payroll Specialist, Compliance, Accounting Business Analysts, CFOs

Operations Jobs:

Administrative Support, Procurement, Engineering, Project Management, Supply Chain Management, Six Sigma Facilitators     





In this day and age, it is more important than ever to be socially and digitally engaged with your audience base. Your digital footprint can make waves in how you interact with your market, and we can be there to help you every step of the way. Whether you need your Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or your personal website rebranded, you can trust us to take care of the job. In 2021, there’s no longer a separation between marketing and technology. Let us find your digital marketing team.


  1. Marketing Managers
  2. Copywriters
  3. PR Managers
  4. Marketing Assistants
  1. Social Media Managers
  2. Graphic Designers
  3. Interactive Media Specialists
  4. Communications Specialists
  1. SEO/Search Specialists
  2. Product Managers
  3. Art Directors
  4. Web Designers
  5. Brand Managers

Navigating the rules and regulations of Government integrators isn’t always easy. Our government division, OSGov, recognizes the demands and more importantly, recognizes the solutions. Providing resources in information technology, financial management, and project management, we are here to deploy highly specialized,and experienced personnel within a narrow time frame. Our past success in the following areas speaks for itself.


  1. Full Lifecycle Development of Government Systems Software
  2. Logistics and Engineering
  3. Intelligence and Linguistics
  1. Finance and Management
  2. Information Assurance and Cyber Security
  3. Telecom Infrastructure, Security, and Support



We don’t set your limits, you do. At Open Systems Technologies, hardworking, team-oriented, and motivated individuals are rewarded with personalized packages for their success. Employees are encouraged to run their own books of business, as autonomy and an entrepreneurial spirit are the driving forces of each office. We want our employees to grow their careers with OST and we are committed to providing them with the support and flexibility to do just that.

At our core, we are structured to be flexible. As a privately owned company, we don’t have to burden ourselves with usual hassles of corporate red tape. At OST you will get the chance to work regionally or nationally, for the world’s biggest banks or for tech’s newest start up. There is no traditional blueprint for your success.

Want to hear more? Apply to one of our open opportunities HERE