Lead Mainframe Engineer- Distributted Application-Coppell, TX-Fulltime- Locals

  • Coppell, TX
  • Posted 45 days ago | Updated 19 days ago


On Site
Depends on Experience
Full Time


problem - solving skills
problem - solving
Disaster Recovery
ITIL Change
Incident management
distributted Application

Job Details

Title - Lead Application Support Engineer (Hands on expert in Mainframe)
Scheduled Shift: Second Shift (02 PM - 10 PM CDT
Locations - Coppell, TX
Job Schedule -Full time
Responsibilities: 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.
Tackle 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 processes and general security concepts like password rotation, access restriction and malware detection.
Give in Monthly Service Reviews (MSR) with Development partners to go over KPI metrics.
Participate in Disaster Recovery / Loss of Region events (planned and unplanned) performing tasks and collecting evidence.
Collaborate both within the team and across teams to resolve application issues and bring up 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.
Strong ability to capture 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 improvements 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.
Complete the pre-production/production application code deployment plans and end to end vendor application upgrade process (e.g., SNOW, SF, etc.)
Aligns risk and control processes into day-to-day responsibilities to monitor and mitigate risk; escalates appropriately. **NOTE: The Primary Responsibilities of this role are not limited to the details above. **
Minimum of 6 years of related experience in Distributed Application Support.
Bachelor's degree preferred or equivalent experience.
Solid Experience in Distributed Application Support.
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)
Middleware experience (Solace, Tomcat, Liberty Server, WebSphere, WebLogic, JBoss)
Messaging Queue Systems (IBM MQ, Oracle AQ, ActiveMQ, RabbitMQ, Kafka)
Scripting languages (Bash, Python, Ruby, Shell, Perl, JavaScript)
Hands on experience with ETL tools (Informatica Datahub/IDQ, Talend)
Strong problem-solving skills with the ability to think creatively.
Mainframe troubleshooting and support skills (COBOL, JCL, DB2, DB2 Stored Procedures, CICS, SPUFI, File aid)
Mainframe scheduling (Job abends, Predecessor/Successor