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Informatica Admin
Richfield, Minnesota  |  Hybrid, Onsite
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Applied on September 19, 2021
Job Id #50244 Posted August 31, 2021


Tell us about your department:

  • We are part of the Cloud & Platform Domain, and our team deals with Messaging & ETL Technologies like IBM MQ, Kafka, RabbitMQ, IBM Broker and Informatica.
  • Messaging and ETL are Middleware Technologies that help disparate applications or systems to connect and talk to each other and pass messages/data back and forth.

Project Description:

  • This role is for managing and maintaining the existing Informatica Power Center & Data Quality products v10.4 within Messaging & ETL area.
  • This role would expand into upgrading the existing Informatica systems next year using automated/scripted Installations and setup of the Informatica Technologies and the platform underneath it.

Position Summary/Job Description:

  • ETL Platform – Informatica
  • As an Informatica Admin for Power Center & Data Quality administer existing clusters and domains of Informatica within the enterprise.
  • Manage new installations, hot fixes, configuration, and troubleshooting of Informatica platform including hardware, and software.
  • Conduct architecture assessment, capacity planning, system architecture design for high availability and load balancing/grid configuration of Informatica.
  • Plan, test, and execute upgrades involving Informatica components.
  • Ensure Informatica platform stability and security and manage high availability.
  • Design, document, and implement administration procedures, security model, backup, and failover / recovery operations for Informatica platform.
  • Perform Informatica product & OS level statistical monitoring and performance tuning
  • Provide troubleshooting and diagnostic support plus will be responsible for incident, problem and service outage management
  • Understand and study new features released by Informatica and share the knowledge within the team.
  • Provide operational support and remediate security vulnerabilities.
  • Participate in a rotating on call schedule.

Automation

  • Be able to automate the installation, configuration operation and monitoring of Informatica components using a wide variety of tools.
  • Be able to build, scale and secure Client Informatica platforms focused specifically on a fully automated Linux environment
  • Develop scripts leveraging scripting technologies such as Shell, Chef and Ansible would be a plus.

How much time will the resource spend pair programming? 

  • Currently no programming is required for managing the existing Informatica systems. 
  • It is more of System admin role. 
  • This role will expand into scripting for the Installation and setup of the Informatica systems going forward.
  • There are some admin Informatica workflows within Informatica systems along with shell scripts used as an interface with Informatica for executing system level of commands which may need to be modified or rewritten.

Skills Overview:
What are the top five skills and number of years of experience required to perform this job?

  • 5+ Years of ETL development and administration experience on Informatica Power Center/ Data Quality and its sub-products 
  • Experience with Integration to key databases like Teradata, Oracle, MS SQL, Netezza etc.
  • Experience with Integration to LDAP and Messaging systems like IBM MQ
  • Experience in Linux\Unix shell scripting
  • Some experience using automation and configuration management tools such as Chef, Ansible and Puppet.

What are some preferred/nice to have skills the manager is looking for?

  • Experience utilizing industry standard technologies and methods to ensure integrity and recoverability of platforms
  • Experience working in a cross functional team in an enterprise IT environment
  • Strong leadership and communication skills and able to work independently. 
  • Experience in managing offshore resources
  • Proven strategic and critical analysis skills

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

In addition, Horizontal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application or interview process, please contact hr@horizontal.com.

All applicants applying must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment.

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