IT Analyst I Specialized
Location: Reston, VA
Note: Looking for candidates with experience on the infrastructure side (Unix or VMware admin and low/mid-level Amazon Web Services experience) with operations background. As we are migrating applications from ON PREM to AWS cloud we are looking for candidates with AWS experience along with infrastructure background – Unix or VMware admin.
Looking for technical real time experience + AWS experience. This person will not be doing hands on troubleshooting but will help with the triage for the issue. AWS is needed as servers are working on moving to the cloud, but some servers are also completely on the cloud/only on prem. Also working with VMware.
Background: UNIX/Linux and VMware experience (Systems Admin for Linux – kind of background).
Job Description and skills required:
In this incident management function, manage incidents to resolution in a 24/7/365 environment using the standard Fannie Mae incident management processes, effectively guide incident triage calls from a technical perspective, share technical details obtained from monitoring tools and dashboards to aid troubleshooting, outline details of resolution activities, recommend and implement improved processes, provide timely status updates to stakeholders, assist with postmortem related activities and support various efforts related to operational improvements. Manage efforts to maintain application in production, including troubleshooting stoppages, repairing bugs, documenting application performance, and coordinating with technology infrastructure management.
KEY JOB FUNCTIONS
Manage IT production incidents to resolution in a 24/7/365 environment using the standard Fannie Mae incident management processes and inform management at all levels of status, impact and resolution actions.
Effectively lead and guide Incident triage calls from a technical perspective analyzing different components of the infrastructure and application environment via the use of a variety of monitoring tools and processes.
Eyes on glass monitoring of the health of applications as well as the underlying infrastructure. Proactively look for hardware, software, and environmental alerts or malfunctions. Ability to analyze dashboards and reporting/monitoring tools to look at trends and patterns in application health and performance.
Troubleshoot the incidents and identify root cause quickly using operations, wire data analytics, application performance management and event correlation monitoring tools.
Perform analysis of data, evaluating multiple application protocols including web, database, storage, and supporting infrastructure such as DNS, LDAP, SSL, SMTP, and FTP.
Influence other technical teams on the calls and articulate troubleshooting steps effectively.
Lead required technical follow-up calls for high profile incidents.
Assist with documentation of root cause analysis (RCA) and data quality for all ECC communicated incidents.
Ensure appropriate functional and management escalation takes place as per the standards and procedures.
Follow up on items that could potentially negatively impact production operations, assist with postmortem related activities and support various efforts related to operational improvements.
Based on recommendations from management, implement new and improved processes, change processes, perform new tasks, create reports and address ad-hoc requests.
Bachelor's Degree or equivalent required
4 years of related experience
SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS
4+ years of working experience with different IT Infrastructure components such as Unix/ Linux Servers, Wintel Servers, AWS, networks, firewalls, routers, load balancers, VPN, Apache, web logic, LDAP, Active Directory, Exchange, Oracle/MS SQL databases, SAN, Virtualization, Email systems, Enterprise monitoring and access management solutions for single sign on. Subject matter expertise is not required and experience with at least eight of the above is preferred.
Mid-level experience with Amazon Web Services
Working experience with a wide variety of monitoring and data/log analysis tools such as Extrahop, Dynatrace, Netcool suite, Catchpoint, Moogsoft, Splunk among others.
Proven methodical approach to problem identification, problem solving and resolution.
4+ years of working experience with applications in a production support environment using above technologies. Management and troubleshooting of Middleware products on UNIX and Linux environments. Knowledge of Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), Java etc.
Ability to analyze different components of the infrastructure and application environments during Incident triage calls.
Aptitude to influence other technical teams on the incident calls and articulate troubleshooting steps effectively.
Experience and confidence working with all levels of management; excellent written and verbal skills.
Able to quickly and concisely communicate with senior management on technical issues in non-technical terms and to run large conference calls during Incident calls with a wide range of personnel and management levels.
Strong relationship management skills and aptitude to multi-task and work well in a high stress environment, both within teams and independently.