IT Operations Specialist – Windows Server Support


  • Company:
    BMO Harris Bank
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / monthly
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    7 days ago
  • Category:
    IT & Software

This is a fulltime, permanent role located at 100 King St West (FCP) in downtown Toronto. The IT Operations Specialist will be supporting Windows and providing service for clients. Key Accountabilities: Leads/Conducts incident recovery and detailed root case analysis. Deploys manual code to production environment Facilitates or completes analysis, design and configuration of viable solutions to highly complex technology problems that would improve data center and support activities. Works with development teams to build solutions that use enterprise monitoring/logging, are “self-healing”, and require minimal to zero maintenance. Monitors, restores service, changes, supports, and handles day-to-day activities 7/24/365 required to Run the mission critical IT systems for the company ensuring business Service Levels are met, environments are managed. Monitors (infrastructure, applications, and business transactions/flows), maintains & restores service for the infrastructure, applications (online and offline), and security, while meeting service level agreements for infrastructure, applications, and data/reporting. Provides Help / Service Desk support, as well as coordinates and facilitates Incident Management, deploys changes to the production environment, and engages 3rd party providers contracted to the Bank during an incident . Executes fail-over and/or Disaster Recover of infrastructure and applications in support of business continuity plans of the company Participates in testing cycles with engineering and development teams to ensure the deployability (package deployment and infrastructure provisioning), and operability (monitoring, supportability…) of infrastructure and applications Deploys, implements, provisions applications and infrastructure per deployment plans and infrastructure build guides. Provides great customer service (promptness, politeness, professionalism, and personal attention) in support of the applications and infrastructure. Provides end to end IT Technology support for technology areas (e.g., computer, applications, network and storage, including root-cause analysis etc.) Provides initial triage, investigation and resolution of incidents. This may include deploying automated code to production, automated recovery scripts and runbook execution. Serves as liaison with support groups in resolving day to day issues and in support of various projects and initiatives including the tech transfer of new products. Maintains perspective of IT Operations run-time environment and key interactions between IT Operations teams Provides IT support for technology areas across computer network and storage, including root-cause analysis. Supports other IT development and engineering teams by providing information/reports/data regarding infrastructure and applications performance, inbound calls, incidents, and changes as required by standard operating procedures Supports other IT development and engineering teams in their engagement with business and end-users Recommends approaches/changes to streamline and integrate technological processes and systems in the organization to improve overall efficiency and improve the bank. Drives and/or promotes new processes, systems, technology, and operations and expanded capabilities for performance, with the flexibility to align to the unique requirements of the project teams and deliverables. Documents and communicates assigned work, problems, issues and progress to immediate project team, and management in a timely manner Analyzes and resolves problems both independently and in a team setting. Completes analysis, design and programming of viable solutions for business problems. Researches and recommend alternative actions for problem resolution. Employs, develops, and/or recommends productivity aids in all aspects of assignments to accelerate delivery. Participates and engages with the appropriate matrix areas for Information Security. Proactively monitors system performance and anticipates operational improvements to ensure smooth and consistent customer and business partner delivery. Develops or helps to develop the knowledge assets required for the operation. Demonstrates ability to use all operations tools to effectively conduct operations activities. Supports all production activities, resolving critical issues on an ongoing basis to ensure consistent supply. Encourages fast turnaround times on issue resolution and smooth functioning of systems given the impact on the overall financial health of the company. Can lead small to medium programs/projects of moderate risk to the enterprise Identifies opportunities to strengthen the capability at BMO, such as: sharing expertise to promote technical development, mentoring employees, building communities of practice and networks across technology. Stays abreast of industry technical and business trends through participation in professional associations, practice communities & individual learning This is a fulltime, permanent role located at 100 King St West (FCP) in downtown Toronto. The IT Operations Specialist will be supporting Windows and providing service for clients. Key Accountabilities: Leads/Conducts incident recovery and detailed root case analysis. Deploys manual code to production environment Facilitates or completes analysis, design and configuration of viable solutions to highly complex technology problems that would improve data center and support activities. Works with development teams to build solutions that use enterprise monitoring/logging, are “self-healing”, and require minimal to zero maintenance. Monitors, restores service, changes, supports, and handles day-to-day activities 7/24/365 required to Run the mission critical IT systems for the company ensuring business Service Levels are met, environments are managed. Monitors (infrastructure, applications, and business transactions/flows), maintains & restores service for the infrastructure, applications (online and offline), and security, while meeting service level agreements for infrastructure, applications, and data/reporting. Provides Help / Service Desk support, as well as coordinates and facilitates Incident Management, deploys changes to the production environment, and engages 3rd party providers contracted to the Bank during an incident . Executes fail-over and/or Disaster Recover of infrastructure and applications in support of business continuity plans of the company Participates in testing cycles with engineering and development teams to ensure the deployability (package deployment and infrastructure provisioning), and operability (monitoring, supportability…) of infrastructure and applications Deploys, implements, provisions applications and infrastructure per deployment plans and infrastructure build guides. Provides great customer service (promptness, politeness, professionalism, and personal attention) in support of the applications and infrastructure. Provides end to end IT Technology support for technology areas (e.g., computer, applications, network and storage, including root-cause analysis etc.) Provides initial triage, investigation and resolution of incidents. This may include deploying automated code to production, automated recovery scripts and runbook execution. Serves as liaison with support groups in resolving day to day issues and in support of various projects and initiatives including the tech transfer of new products. Maintains perspective of IT Operations run-time environment and key interactions between IT Operations teams Provides IT support for technology areas across computer network and storage, including root-cause analysis. Supports other IT development and engineering teams by providing information/reports/data regarding infrastructure and applications performance, inbound calls, incidents, and changes as required by standard operating procedures Supports other IT development and engineering teams in their engagement with business and end-users Recommends approaches/changes to streamline and integrate technological processes and systems in the organization to improve overall efficiency and improve the bank. Drives and/or promotes new processes, systems, technology, and operations and expanded capabilities for performance, with the flexibility to align to the unique requirements of the project teams and deliverables. Documents and communicates assigned work, problems, issues and progress to immediate project team, and management in a timely manner Analyzes and resolves problems both independently and in a team setting. Completes analysis, design and programming of viable solutions for business problems. Researches and recommend alternative actions for problem resolution. Employs, develops, and/or recommends productivity aids in all aspects of assignments to accelerate delivery. Participates and engages with the appropriate matrix areas for Information Security. Proactively monitors system performance and anticipates operational improvements to ensure smooth and consistent customer and business partner delivery. Develops or helps to develop the knowledge assets required for the operation. Demonstrates ability to use all operations tools to effectively conduct operations activities. Supports all production activities, resolving critical issues on an ongoing basis to ensure consistent supply. Encourages fast turnaround times on issue resolution and smooth functioning of systems given the impact on the overall financial health of the company. Can lead small to medium programs/projects of moderate risk to the enterprise Identifies opportunities to strengthen the capability at BMO, such as: sharing expertise to promote technical development, mentoring employees, building communities of practice and networks across technology. Stays abreast of industry technical and business trends through participation in professional associations, practice communities & individual learning Requirements: Generally 5 to7 years of work experience in IT or business environment and/or B.S./B.A. in computer science, engineering, information systems, math or business 5+ years of Windows support (2 nd / 3rd level) minimum 2500 servers 5+ years with VMWare and ESX (Hyperview) 3+ years with Powershell scripting 1+ years supporting trading floor applications Nice to Have: Ancible ServiceNow Citrix Cognos/ Spotfire Sharepoint Skills: Previous experience supporting Investment Bankers and Traders. Possesses excellent partnering, communication, and negotiation skills to and communicate effectively with other technology and business support groups. Possesses strong technical and/or business functional knowledge of systems, timing and dependencies Able to discern larger patterns of operational, technical, and IT operations related business issues from disparate detailed data. Understands the scope of complexity that exists across business value, technology, and interaction models. Understands the core business processes involved in the systems. Understanding of Information Technology operating processes used for systems to ensure effective delivery including but not limited to IT Operations mandatory operating standards for monitoring, logging, and alerting. Knowledge of Infrastructure, monitoring and Help Desk operations. Knowledge of support and operations practice, concepts, and technology obtained through formal training and work experience. Knowledge of technical/business environment. Knowledge of the corporate operations processes and procedures. Experienced with multiple areas of systems and computer operations. Strong decision making capabilities when dealing with ambiguous situations/conditions We’re here to help At BMO we have a shared purpose; we put the customer at the centre of everything we do – helping people is in our DNA. For 200 years we have thought about the future—the future of our customers, our communities and our people. We help our customers and our communities by working together, innovating and pushing boundaries to bring them our very best every day. Together we’re changing the way people think about a bank. As a member of the BMO team you are valued, respected and heard, and you have more ways to grow and make an impact. We strive to help you make an impact from day one – for yourself and our customers. We’ll support you with the tools and resources you need to reach new milestones, as you help our customers reach theirs. From in-depth training and coaching, to manager support and network-building opportunities, we’ll help you gain valuable experience, and broaden your skillset. To find out more visit us at https://bmocareers.com . BMO is committed to an inclusive, equitable and accessible workplace. By learning from each other’s differences, we gain strength through our people and our perspectives. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. Requirements: Generally 5 to7 years of work experience in IT or business environment and/or B.S./B.A. in computer science, engineering, information systems, math or business 5+ years of Windows support (2 nd / 3rd level) minimum 2500 servers 5+ years with VMWare and ESX (Hyperview) 3+ years with Powershell scripting 1+ years supporting trading floor applications Nice to Have: Ancible ServiceNow Citrix Cognos/ Spotfire Sharepoint Skills: Previous experience supporting Investment Bankers and Traders. Possesses excellent partnering, communication, and negotiation skills to and communicate effectively with other technology and business support groups. Possesses strong technical and/or business functional knowledge of systems, timing and dependencies Able to discern larger patterns of operational, technical, and IT operations related business issues from disparate detailed data. Understands the scope of complexity that exists across business value, technology, and interaction models. Understands the core business processes involved in the systems. Understanding of Information Technology operating processes used for systems to ensure effective delivery including but not limited to IT Operations mandatory operating standards for monitoring, logging, and alerting. Knowledge of Infrastructure, monitoring and Help Desk operations. Knowledge of support and operations practice, concepts, and technology obtained through formal training and work experience. Knowledge of technical/business environment. Knowledge of the corporate operations processes and procedures. Experienced with multiple areas of systems and computer operations. Strong decision making capabilities when dealing with ambiguous situations/conditions We’re here to help At BMO we have a shared purpose; we put the customer at the centre of everything we do – helping people is in our DNA. For 200 years we have thought about the future—the future of our customers, our communities and our people. We help our customers and our communities by working together, innovating and pushing boundaries to bring them our very best every day. Together we’re changing the way people think about a bank. As a member of the BMO team you are valued, respected and heard, and you have more ways to grow and make an impact. We strive to help you make an impact from day one – for yourself and our customers. We’ll support you with the tools and resources you need to reach new milestones, as you help our customers reach theirs. From in-depth training and coaching, to manager support and network-building opportunities, we’ll help you gain valuable experience, and broaden your skillset. To find out more visit us at https://bmocareers.com . BMO is committed to an inclusive, equitable and accessible workplace. By learning from each other’s differences, we gain strength through our people and our perspectives. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. Information TechnologyInformation TechnologyCanada-Ontario-TorontoCanada-Ontario-TorontoTechnology-X000068Technology-X000068full-timefull-time12/15/1812/15/18OngoingOngoing