Systems Engineering / Architecture - Individual Contributor
JPMorgan Chase - Columbus, OH

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Job Description

In the role of UNIX Implementation Engineer Lead for the Retail Technology Services organization, you will provide expertise in designing, building, and deploying technical solutions for projects of varying size and complexity based on Red Hat Linux as well as AIX and other UNIX platforms. You will lead an implementation engineering team supporting the fast-paced Home Lending line of business. An understanding of system/solution design and architecture is essential. In this position, you will be responsible to:

Work with application partners and architects, and participating in the design and documentation of the infrastructure and systems, building out the end-state solution, and working with production support teams to ensure a smooth transition into production.

Post-production, serve as a knowledge expert for issues that arise with the designed/implemented solutions. Provide technical decisions and direction when working with project managers, application developers, and business partners.

Act as an advocate for the customer's technical needs while ensuring compliance and adherence to all applicable processes, procedures, and standards and recommend solutions and alternatives in situations where they view efficiencies are not being obtained.

Work on include large-scale cross-function application environments, smaller simple application servers, systems re-engineering/re-design, and system/site moves.

As required, work weekends and/or off-hours to meet project/workload demands and occasional production on-call duties.


Technical Skill/Experience Requirements:
5+ years experience implementing Red Hat Linux servers (5.x), together with experience on AIX in a large enterprise environment.

5+ years experience designing highly reliable/recoverable UNIX-based solutions that address specific business needs and requirements

Experience in designing disaster recovery solutions

Experience with determining correct solution sizing/scaling based on business requirements

Solid experience with clustering, load balancing and high availability solutions

Thorough understanding of web and FTP services

Experience implementing WebSphere or WebLogic solutions strongly desired but not required.

Thorough understanding of storage related technologies from a server perspective; working with provisioned SAN, external/remote storage media, etc.

Experience with HP/Compaq server and IBM hardware product offerings

Solid understanding of core networking concepts such as routing, protocols, subnets, DNS

System partitioning and virtualization utilizing Redhat Linux VM (HP servers), LPAR/DLPAR technology and Virtual IO Server/Micropartioning (pSeries).

Other desirable technical skills include:
System security - e.g. working through jumphosts, securing Unix systems for un-trusted networks, etc.

Storage networking utilization - e.g. installing HBAs & drivers, configuring LUNs and volume managers (LVM on AIX or RedHat Linux).

Core Skillset Requirements:
Strong communication skills (verbal and written) with the ability to communicate complex issues to technical and non-technical audiences that include peers, partners, AD partners, senior management, and customers

Strong documentation skills with experience designing system design diagrams, application flow diagrams, and other related technical documentation.

Leadership abilities: ability to drive discussions with client, provide leadership for UNIX team members, and explain complex issues to AD partners and senior management.

Attention to detail and the ability to multitask.

Must be able to remain focused on critical deliverables while remaining aware of simultaneous communications and issues.

Professional customer-focused attitude at all times, even during situations of disagreement.

Understanding of and experience with change management concepts, processes, and tools.

Ability to train and mentor more junior technical staff.

Experience working in a "hands-off" environment driven with controls/process in place.



Primary Location



Retail Financial Services



Job Type



Day Job

Employee Status



Yes, 25% of the time

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