2018-05-17

DevOps Analyst
Job Opportunity at Paul Murphy Associates

Posted on May 17

http://www.paulmurphyassociates.com    

Location: Chicago, IL
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: W4159865

Title: Futures DevOps Analyst
Location: Chicago, IL (Loop)
Length: Full Time
Rate: $120K - $140K DOE

This person needs to have current Java (j2ee) and SQL development experience, plus operational hands-on experience.  Must be able to do operational tasks (i.e. release changes, raise changes, manage incidents, fix production issues, send comms, etc.), analyse issues, and develop solutions to workaround or fix bugs.  He/she needs to be flexible in terms of work schedule, as there is some operational needs for coverage (on-site) later in the evening or public holidays.  

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Provide day to day production support to the Futures Clearing businesses in London and North America including in house and vendor applications
  • Use your development skills to improve the environment including bug fixes, automation and project tasks
  • Take ownership of operational issues and perform both short-term resolution, and development of preventive measures for the longer term
  • Proactively monitoring the system health and respond to alerts to provide high availability and performance of the application set including automation of health checks
  • Responsible for the stability and maintenance of the Futures production environment
  • Identify and exploit opportunities to improve the production environment throughout our application stack
  • Liaise with senior business stakeholders regarding any incidents, potential risks to the environment and upcoming changes
  • Work closely with global team members

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • At least 4 years’ experience providing application support, preferably on financial markets
  • At least 3 years of Java development experience
  • Although not a necessity, a degree in Information Technology as well as a solid understanding of Futures would be looked on favorably
  • Strong problem definition & solving skills
  • Technical experience required in the following areas:
  • Working with databases with a strong SQL ability
  • Unix and scripting
  • Support of applications running under Java/J2EE
  • Supporting applications running in a cloud environment
  • Understanding of networking and working with different file transfer methods (SFTP)
  • Methodical and systematic approach to the preparation of documentation
  • Thorough understanding of Incident and Change management processes
  • Experience working in a DevOps environment and delivering enhancements to improve the application environment
  • Experience in the use of Remedy (or similar ticket handling system) and confluence / Jira will be highly regarded

General requirements:

  • Comfortable to work in a Global team on the ‘follow the sun’ model
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Proactive and flexible approach to work - eager to embrace change and take on opportunities to develop new skills and gain business/technical exposure
  • Proven record of being able to work well under pressure to deliver tasks in a timely manner and to a high standard
  • Comfortable in a business facing role, liaising with a variety of stakeholders on a daily basis
  • Ability to work within a team environment but at the same time able to work independently as required
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