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Applications Support Analyst

Req #: 170110336
Location: Bangalore East, KA, IN
Job Category: Technology
Potential Referral Amount: 50000 Indian Rupee (INR)
As an Application Support Analyst, you will be responsible for the day-to-day maintenance and support of several Global Mainframe applications for custody, Securities, fund accounting, securities lending and Derivatives business. You will be part of team that provides 24 x 7 x 365 coverage performing L1 & L2 caliber troubleshooting/triage of incidents, working trouble tickets, completing escalation management, providing monitoring support at the infrastructure, application & middleware layers, and reporting/resolving of incidents for our production environments. Your responsibilities will include root cause analysis, management communication and client relationship management in partnership with the business and technical operations teams.  
 
Key Responsibilities and Typical Duties include the following:
 
To manage and resolve day-to-day production support issues for a number of mainframe applications that support Securities processing throughout the world:
  • Incident and problem management
  • To update key control systems according to procedure and in a timely manner (within JPM these include Alacrity/ConQuest/HPSM, EPV, ITSM)
  • To create and update “run book” documentation for the supported applications as required
  • To participate in Critical Site Tests for supported applications
  • Participates in post incident reviews for client impacting incidents. 
Experience - Required:
  • Experience with an IBM zSeries Mainframe environment
  • Knowledge of z/OS, JCL, TSO/ISPF
  • Proficient usage and knowledge of COBOL/Natural
  • Proficient usage and knowledge of DB2/Adabas and VSAM  
  • Knowledge of CONTROLM/CA7/ZEKE scheduling tools
  • Experience working with all types of data files including Generation Data Groups, VSAM, Partitioned, and Physical Sequential files
  • Working knowledge of JCL and batch job execution in a mainframe environment including use of Procedures.
  • Ability to learn/use File-AID for browsing file data.
  • Knowledge/experience with SyncSort.
  • Experience with CICS for online application functionality support.
  • Experience with MQSeries communications.
  • Knowledge of NDM/sFTP transmission protocols.
 Experience - Desirable:
  • Knowledge of relevant businesses such as custody, fund accounting, clearance, securities lending, cash management and alternative investments (e.g. derivatives and hedge funds) or the organisations that use these services
  • Previous exposure to application support
  • ITIL Certification
  • Assembler
  • Any non-mainframe IT experience is a bonus
 
Other skills: 
  • Excellent proven problem-solving skills
  • Logical, able to think outside the box
  • Good interpersonal and customer-facing skills
  • Strong written communication skills
  • Flexible, co-operative and resilient
  • Able to work effectively under pressure and frequently changing priorities
Additional Information:
  • The mission-critical nature of these globally-used applications means that on occasion it will be necessary for the successful candidate to work extended hours at short notice to help see an incident through to resolution.
  • To enable an effective response to off-hours incidents a call-out rotation is maintained across the wider team.  The successful candidate will be expected to be part of this rotation
  • Minimum 8 years experience
  • Understanding of the fundamentals of the financial services and operations industry
  • Effectively leverages knowledge to understand and address typical customer issues
  • Must have excellent organizational skills and verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be able to meet deadlines and adjust productivity to support peak volumes
  • Must be able to follow outlined processes and procedures accurately
  • PC skills (Microsoft office proficiency Excel/Word/PowerPoint)
  • Must be able to work in a teamwork environment with a diverse group
 When you work at JPMorgan Chase & Co., you’re not just working at a global financial institution. You’re an integral part of one of the world’s biggest tech companies. In 14 technology hubs worldwide, our team of 40,000+ technologists design, build and deploy everything from enterprise technology initiatives to big data and mobile solutions, as well as innovations in electronic payments, cybersecurity, machine learning, and cloud development. Our $9.5B+ annual investment in technology enables us to hire people to create innovative solutions that will not only transform the financial services industry, but also change the world.
 
At JPMorgan Chase & Co. we value the unique skills of every employee, and we’re building a technology organization that thrives on diversity. We encourage professional growth and career development, and offer competitive benefits and compensation. If you’re looking to build your career as part of a global technology team tackling big challenges that impact the lives of people and companies all around the world, we want to meet you.
 
©2017 JPMorgan Chase & Co. JPMorgan Chase is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer Disability/Veteran.  
 
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