Lead Application Support Engineer


On Site
Full Time


Root cause analysis
Application Support
Professional development
Life insurance
Technical Support
Problem management
Software design
Cyber security
Disaster recovery
Application development
Stored procedures
Relational databases
Cloud computing
Amazon S3
Amazon EC2
BMC Control-M
Financial services
Enterprise software
Malware analysis
IBM Spufi
Microsoft Windows
Snow flake schema
Amazon Web Services
Amazon SQS
Microsoft Azure
Amazon RDS
CA Workload Automation AE
Security clearance

Job Details

Are you ready to make an impact at DTCC?

Do you want to work on innovative projects, collaborate with a dynamic and supportive team, and receive investment in your professional development? At DTCC, we are at the forefront of innovation in the financial markets. We're committed to helping our employees grow and succeed. We believe that you have the skills and drive to make a real impact. We foster a thriving internal community and are committed to crafting a workplace that looks like the world that we serve.
Pay and Benefits:
  • Competitive compensation, including base pay and annual incentive
  • Comprehensive health and life insurance and well-being benefits, based on location
  • Pension / Retirement benefits
  • Paid Time Off and Personal/Family Care, and other leaves of absence when needed to support your physical, financial, and emotional well-being.
  • DTCC offers a flexible/hybrid model of 3 days onsite and 2 days remote (onsite Tuesdays, Wednesdays and a third day unique to each team or employee).
The impact you will have in this role:
The Lead Application Support Engineering role specializes in maintaining and providing technical support for all applications that are beyond the development stage and are running in the daily operations of the firm. Works closely with development teams, infrastructure partners, and internal / external clients to raise and resolve technical support incidents.
What You'll Do
  • Experience with using ITIL Change, Incident and Problem management processes.
  • Resolve critical production issues by leading Major Incident calls, engaging proper teams, and driving root cause analysis.
  • Solve and debug system component(s) to resolve technical issues in complex and highly regulated environments comprised of ground and cloud applications and services.
  • Analyze proposed application design(s) and provide feedback on potential gaps or provide recommendations for optimization.
  • Hands-on experience with Monitoring and Alerting processes in Distributed ,Cloud and Mainframe environments.
  • Knowledge and understanding of cyber security standard methodologies and general security concepts like password rotation, access restriction and malware detection.
  • Contribute in Monthly Service Reviews (MSR) with Development partners to go over KPI metrics.
  • Participate in Disaster Recovery / Loss of Region events (planned and unplanned) completing tasks and collecting evidence.
  • Collaborate both within the team and across teams to resolve application issues and advance as needed.
  • Support audit requests in a timely fashion providing needed documentation and evidence.
  • Plan and implement certificate creation/renewals as needed.
  • Create, Modify and Monitor Dashboards to better catch potential issues and aide in observability.
  • Solid ability to gather and analyze project requirements and translate them into technical specification(s).
  • Deep understanding of all lifecycle components (code, test, deploy).
  • Good verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills, communicating openly with team members and others.
  • Champion a culture where honesty and transparency are expected.
  • Verify analysis performed by team members and implement changes required to prevent reoccurrence of incidents
  • Resolve Critical application alerts in a timely fashion including production defects, providing business impact and analysis to teams, handling minor enhancements as needed
  • Review and update knowledge articles and runbooks with application development teams to confirm information is up to date
  • Validate and submit responses to requests for information from ongoing audits
  • Review and Complete Disaster Recovery scripts during planned and unplanned outages, providing BCM evidence as needed
  • Identify and implement automation opportunities to reduce manual effort associated with application monitoring
  • Partner with development teams to provide input into the design and development stages of applications

Sound Like You?
Minimum of 6 years of related experience
Bachelor's degree preferred or equivalent experience.
Talent Needed for Success:
Technical Qualifications (Mainframe):
  • Mainframe solve and support skills (COBOL, JCL, DB2, DB2 Stored Procedures, CICS, SPUFI, File aid)
  • Mainframe scheduling (Job abends, Predecessor/Successor)
Technical Qualifications (Distributed/Cloud):
  • Hands on experience in Unix, Linux, Windows, SQL/PLSQL
  • Familiarity working with relational databases (DB2, Oracle, Snowflake)
  • Monitoring and Data Tools experience (Splunk, DynaTrace, Thousand Eyes, Grafana, Selenium,HiPam IBM Zolda)
  • Cloud Technologies (AWS services (S3,EC2,Lambda,SQS,IAM roles), Azure, OpenShift, RDS Aurora, Postgress)
  • Scheduling Tool experience (CA AutoSys, Control-M)
Additional Qualifications
  • Fosters a culture where honesty and transparency are expected.
  • Stays ahead of on changes in their own specialist area and seeks out learning opportunities to ensure knowledge is up-to-date.
  • Invests effort to individually coach others.
  • Builds collaborative teams across the organization.
  • Communicates openly keeping everyone across the organization informed.

The salary range is indicative for roles at the same level within DTCC across all US locations. Actual salary is determined based on the role, location, individual experience, skills, and other considerations. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

About Us

DTCC safeguards the financial markets and helps them run efficiently, in times of prosperity and crisis. We are uniquely positioned at the center of global trading activity, processing over 100 million financial transactions every day, pioneering industry-wide, post-trade solutions and maintaining multiple data and operating centers worldwide. From where we stand, we can anticipate the industry's needs and we're working to continually improve the world's most resilient, secure and efficient market infrastructure. Our employees are driven to deliver innovative technologies that improve efficiency, lower cost and bring stability and certainty to the post-trade lifecycle.

DTCC proudly supports Flexible Work Arrangements favoring openness and gives people freedom to do their jobs well, by encouraging diverse opinions and emphasizing teamwork. When you join our team, you'll have an opportunity to make meaningful contributions at a company that is recognized as a thought leader in both the financial services and technology industries. A DTCC career is more than a good way to earn a living. It's the chance to make a difference at a company that's truly one of a kind.

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About the Team

To maintain strong alignment between IT and the business, we are bringing together all Solutions-focused teams under a unified technology organization, IT Solutions. The newly-formed IT Solutions department combines Application Development and Enterprise Application Support functions, allowing us to leverage synergies to support the Solutions business lines.

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