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Director of Mainframe Database Engineering

Req #: 170123857_1
Location: Jersey City, NJ, US
Job Category: Technology
Potential Referral Amount: US Dollar (USD)
Reporting to the Director of Mainframe Software Engineering, the successful candidate will be a member of JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s Global Technology Infrastructure organization.  As part of this high-performance group, this individual will lead a team responsible for the plan/design/build engineering and day-to-day support of JPMorgan Chase & Co.'s Mainframe Database software and associated tools. This high-energy, results-oriented job requires a balance of strong people skills, leadership, technical skills and business processes, a sense of urgency resolving problem issues, creativity, work schedule flexibility, adaptability to changing business conditions, and a commitment to a positive customer experience.
Key Responsibilities:
The Director of Mainframe Database Engineering is a leadership role in the Mainframe Software Engineering Team.  This role is accountable for planning the future direction of the Mainframe Database software environment, contributing to successful execution of key Mainframe projects, and ensuring the technical stability of the Mainframe Database Software.  The following are key responsibilities of this role:
  • Managing a global, diverse team responsible for Mainframe Database software engineering; including delegating work assignments, performance reviews, and staff development.
  • Research and development of Mainframe Database technology strategy, as well as documentation and execution of related roadmaps.
  • Maintaining close partnerships with internal Line of Business customers, specifically Database Administration teams and Application Development teams, to create positive customer experiences.
  • Leading the diagnosis and resolution of technical problems, and Root Cause investigation.
  • Ensuring a culture of Minimizing and Controlling Risk.
  • Providing input to senior management on infrastructure-related topics and challenges.
  • Using infrastructure performance reports/metrics to identify improvement opportunities.
  • Passion for identifying automation opportunities using industry standard scripting and Restful API development.
  • Partnering with industry suppliers to drive the technology forward based on JP Morgan Chase & Co.’s business needs.
Ideal candidate to have 7 or more years of current experience managing a global, diverse team of systems engineers or database administrators and will have some past working experience with database software.
SKILLS REQUIRED:* A minimum of 5 years management experience.  A minimum of 5 years direct hands-on experience performing systems/infrastructure engineering, database administration, or application programming.  Strong interpersonal skills, communications skills, and ability to work as a leader are essential.
DESIRED SKILLS/EXPERIENCE: A working knowledge of mainframe computing systems a plus.
EDUCATION: BS in Engineering, Computer Science, MIS, or related field (or equivalent experience).
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