Lead Platform EngineerAPPLY FOR JOB

Type: Contract | Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
581 - Lead Platform Engineer

Must Have

AIX/Linux platform
IBM WebSphere Application Server
Splunk, Monitoring, Java, Python
WAS Admin Scripting
Nice To Have

Application Monitoring Support
- Build and Release technology familiarity (Github Actions/Jenkins/TravisCI/etc…)
High Availability
Monitoring Architecture Experience

Platform Engineer - Applicati…

General Function

The Bank’s Digital IT team provides development, hosting environment build / configuration, monitoring, and support for the applications that comprise its Digital channel including Internet and Mobile Banking. To ensure the on-going consistent, world-class availability and reliability of the Digital applications, the IT division is undertaking a Tech Resiliency program. Through this program, application hosting environments are being reviewed and rearchitected / configured with a focus on creating dual-paths between application components/services and running them in active-active configurations across multiple environments. The Platform Engineer will play a critical role in the Tech Resiliency program, working with the architecture, development, and infrastructure teams to define, design, implement, test, and support required hardware, middleware, and application configurations as well as monitoring for the Digital applications.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Establish monitoring strategies, create monitors, and create monitoring dashboards using advanced concepts such as synthetic transactions and heat maps
Administer/build web and application servers including creating configurations such as JVM clusters, data sources, and JMS resources and scripting them for automated implementation
Gather and analyze capacity, availability, and performance data to identify and prioritize opportunities for improved tech resiliency and monitoring
Make technical/architectural recommendations to increase resiliency of hosting environments to ensure availability and reliability needs are met
Provide Level 2 support (working closely with Level 1, Dev/Agile, and Infrastructure teams)
Develop a deep understanding of the IT teams, processes, and systems within Fifth Third
Interpret business issues and adapt priorities to maintain multiple, in-progress assignments

Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

Minimum 8-10 years experience administering and providing all aspects of application support and service delivery including incident, availability, and performance monitoring, incident resolution, problem root cause analysis / resolution, and capacity planning
Experience using Dynatrace, Splunk, or equivalent monitoring tools
Experience building/configuring and supporting application environments using web servers (IHS or Apache), application servers (WebSphere or Tomcat) on AIX or Linux
Experience scripting / automating administrative tasks and configuration such as with the WebSphere WSADMIN utility, languages such as Jython / Python, and/or Unix shell
Experience with GitHub and/or Jenkins is a plus
Strong background in all aspects of IT support for enterprise-scale, digital/web applications, ideally in Agile and ITIL environments