IT Automation Engineer / Technical Consultant

Total System Services   •  

Columbus, GA

Industry: Internet Services


8 - 10 years

Posted 364 days ago

Every day, the people of TSYS® and Netspend® improve lives and businesses around the globe through payments. We make it possible for millions of people to move money between buyers and sellers using our payments solutions including credit, debit, prepaid and merchant services.  We are "People-Centered Payments", and our team has the unique opportunity to help create a world in which payments make people's lives easier and better. This is both a tremendous honor and an important responsibility for those who accept the challenge. If you are looking to make a valuable difference for people everywhere — and for yourself — we may have the right place for you.

Summary of This Role

The Automation Engineer/Technical Consultant role has industry proven experience in the field of DevOps with a focus on automating mainframe deployment and release management activities.  Has the ability to look at the current state of deployment and release management tools and software and make recommendations on finding efficiencies through automation and other industry best practices.  Works in a fast paced environment with 20 deployment lead and release manager professionals.

What Part Will You Play?

Provides the technical direction for the TSYS core mainframe deployment and release management activities.

Coordinates and/or provides technical direction and support to multiple work teams regarding multiple work components for the mainframe system, and collaborates with others to problem solve complex issues with diverse scopes.

The primary technical escalation point of contact for the management of mainframe deployment and release management systems issues that require in-depth evaluation of variable factors and/or multiple components.

Uses independent judgment to resolve varied and complex issues based on specialized experience and knowledge.

Assumes project management role and/or Subject Matter Expert and is recognized as technical authority.

Consults regarding possible software solutions using a wide-range of specialized experiences, professional concepts, and company objectives to resolve complex issues involving multiple components in a creative and effective way.

Exhibits strong leadership skills by helping others adapt to change; develops team members on new proven responsibilities.

Interacts with a diverse range of leaders, including senior management or possibly executive leadership and clients. 

Ability to present new concepts to others and influence their decision making with well documented and proven facts.

Uses strong risk management skills to set the tone on what is required for team members to proactively identify and mitigate risks prior to project and release migration activities.

Provides training to help team members increase their effectiveness.

Negotiates with stakeholders to determine scope and budget of work activities which advance business objectives and client needs.

Builds and maintains customer relationships.

Participates in client facing meetings, joint venture discussions, vendor partnerships, client and internal development team working solutions to determine solution approaches. 

Work initiatives include solution design, problem resolution and management, system enhancements, or implementing new systems.

Work initiatives pose more risk to the organization regarding impacts to other critical work streams, and involves more complex system integration efforts and requires more specialization of knowledge of multiple components.

Provides the work initiative's Project Manager with input for status reporting.

Tracks assigned tasks for deployment and release management to keep on schedule and to recommend adjustments to resource allocation based on work prioritization. Reviews deliverables for content, accuracy, and potential system impacts for assigned tasks. Reviews deliverables for alignment with objectives and provides feedback and recommendations.

What Are We Looking For in This Role?

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree

Relevant Experience or Degree in: IT, Computer Science, MIS or Business or equivalent work experience, such as relevant technical background and/or work product/SME knowledge in lieu of a degree. 

Typically Minimum 8Years Relevant Exp

Mainframe or distributed programming background with previous experience in automation engineering.

Preferred Qualifications

Certifications in database or othertechnologies used by the application he/she is leading, e.g. Mainframe Development, Oracle, Web, Java; b. PCI certifications; c. Technical skills Database Development skills in Oracle 10g/11g PL/SQL; Database Administration skills in Oracle 10g/11g; C, C++, ANSI C; VB.NET, ASP.NET and Microsoft Visual Studio; UNIX/Linux Operating Systems

What Are Our Desired Skills and Capabilities?

Skills / Knowledge – Strong leadership, management, process, risk management, negotiation, collaboration, and presentation skills required.

Having broad expertise or unique knowledge, uses skills to contribute to development of company objectives and principles and to achieve goals in creative and effective ways. Having ownership of a function, account or matrix management responsibilities, uses knowledge to ensure success, strengthen relationships, expand the business, and lead matrix teams on complex projects. Barriers to entry such as technical committee review may exist at this level.

Job Complexity - Works on significant and unique issues where analysis of situations or data requires an evaluation of intangibles. Exercises independent judgment in methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results. Creates formal networks involving coordination among groups, both internal and external.

Supervision - Acts independently to determine methods and procedures on new or special assignments.

Business Knowledge - Good knowledge of the business and how the technology he/she is leading is providing solutions to business.

Technical Knowledge - In depth knowledge in the technology/area they are leading

Communication Skills - Spoken and written English communication skills