WebSphere Application Server (WAS) Infrastructure Engineering:

JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.
Full time Full day
Plano, TX
This deep skill position will be a member of JPMorganChase & Co's Global Technical Infrastructure Enterprise Computing Services Websphere Application Server (WAS) for zOS support team. As part of this high performance group, this individual will be responsible for the day-to-day support of JPMorganChase & Co's WAS environments in a Plexed environment.

This high-energy, result oriented job requires:-

A balance of strong technical skills and business processes

  • A sense of urgency resolving problem issues

  • Creativity

  • Work schedule flexibility

  • Adaptability to challenging business conditions

  • A commitment to customer satisfaction.

General Responsibilities:-

  • Installation of new software product versions/releases

  • Research and apply proactive software maintenance

  • Perform problem diagnostics and resolution

  • Monitor systems performance and tune when appropriate

  • Provide input to management on infrastructure architecture related issues

  • Use infrastructure performance reports/metrics to identify improvement opportunities

  • Conduct Production Readiness Inspections of change events, assessing impacts and risks

  • Develop wellness check scripts, processes and procedures

  • Contribute to Root Cause Investigation

  • Document changes to Infrastructure configuration

  • Update system configuration and resource definitions when required


Ideal candidate is to have extensive, proven experience in installing, configuring, implementing, tuning and debugging WAS in a large I.T environment, leadership in mainframe projects. This job will encompass a variety of WAS for z/OS system software installation/maintenance/support assignments. It may also include ISV product functionality comparisons, de-commissioning of existing products, installation of new products, transitioning products from test to QA to production environments, and providing business area/ end user technical support.

Skills Preferred:-

  • 3-5 years of direct hands-on experience performing WAS systems programming

  • Scripting and Automation using JYTHON/PYTHON and WAS Specific Admin Scripting

  • Experience with USS

  • Experience with zOS ISPF, JCL, and JES2

  • IBM Program Product installation experience

  • Independent Software Vendor (ISV) installations *thorough knowledge of SMPE desired*

  • Experience with CA/ACF2 and RACF

Desired skills/Experience

  • WAS on zOS v8.5.5x and v9.0.x
  • SMP/E and Installation Manager

  • Monitoring tools - ITCAM and IBM Support Assistant

  • WAS related ISV tools and problem solving tools


  • BS in Engineering (or equivalent experience)

  • Computing Science

  • IT or related field (or equivalent experience)

JPMorgan Chase & Co., one of the oldest financial institutions, offers innovative financial solutions to millions of consumers, small businesses and many of the world's most prominent corporate, institutional and government clients under the J.P. Morgan and Chase brands. Our history spans over 200 years and today we are a leader in investment banking, consumer and small business banking, commercial banking, financial transaction processing and asset management.

We recognize that our people are our strength and the diverse talents they bring to our global workforce are directly linked to our success. We are an equal opportunity employer and place a high value on diversity and inclusion at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of any protected attribute, including race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital or veteran status, pregnancy or disability, or any other basis protected under applicable law. In accordance with applicable law, we make reasonable accommodations for applicants' and employees' religious practices and beliefs, as well as any mental health or physical disability needs.

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