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Unix and Middleware Team Lead

Req #: 170086935
Location: Geneva, GE, CH
Job Category: Technology
Potential Referral Amount: 8500 Swiss Franc (CHF)

AWMIAS (Asset and Wealth Management Infrastructure and Application Services) offers infrastructure and application support services to all of JP Morgan Asset and Wealth Management customer base. As part of this organization, we support critical IT infrastructure with a wide technology base.


The AWMIAS Geneva Unix and Middleware Team Lead is responsible for managing a Geneva-based team of Unix and Middleware System Administrators, and also take leadership responsibilities working with global teams, with members around the globe. The person reports into the local head of IT infrastructure and into the global head of servers



·          Team management of 7-8 Unix and Middleware System Administrators within a global function:

o    People management: recruitment, mentoring, coaching

o    Workload and coverage management


·          Infrastructure management of:

o    Unix systems, inclusive of physical servers – predominantly RHEL

o    VMware ESX farms

o    Application servers and middleware components

o    Appliances


·          Individual responsibilities

o    Vendor management: delivery manager for H/W vendors

o    Fiduciary/budget responsibilities

o    Accountable on internal and external IT audits


·          Team responsibilities:

o    Support of Production and non-Production environments, with 24x7 coverage for Swiss environments

o    Execution of patching, hygiene, cyber, and resiliency activities

o    System builds and decommissions as part of projects

o    Enforcement of corporate standards and policies on managed infrastructure

o    ESX Capacity Management

o    Automation of services

·          Demonstrates leadership and ownership in attitude and demeanor

·          Proven experience in managing a team responsible for infrastructure support, with similar responsibilities as above

·          Proven experience in working in global functions delivering standard products and services

·          Technical experience of:

o    Unix flavors,

o    VMware ESX,

o    Automation products (e.g. Puppet, Ansible, Chef, CfEngine, Salt),

o    Middleware products (WebSphere, Apache, MQ)

o    Authentication solutions (e.g. BoKS ServerControl, BeyondTrust Powerbroker)

o    Encryption solutions (e.g. Vormetric, Certificate management)

·          Strong process orientation: management and enforcement of defined processes

·          Has the capability to work under pressure and prioritize multiple tasks

·          Collaborates with internal customers and providers to work effectively on initiatives and issues

·          Thinks and works beyond his/her own technology silo

·          Good problem solving skills

·          Timely communicates and escalates

·          Stays current with emerging technologies related to respective technology domain.

·          Has strong verbal and written communications skills (English)

·          Is focused on making processes effective and automated for customers and team members. Values testing, rehearsal, and repeatability of processes to produce quality deliverables.

·          Possesses an SRE and DevOps culture. Understanding of software development process is key.

·          Promotes utilization of collaboration platforms (wiki systems, chat rooms, …)

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