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Systems Engineer - Scheduling & Automation Services
New York, New York  |  Remote
Contract Position
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Applied on September 23, 2023
Job Id #64155 Posted August 24, 2023

This position is responsible for working on the Scheduling & Automation team within Core Services. Which includes managing the Stone Branch scheduling platform, security patching, upgrades, engineering & operations support.

Candidate will build dynamic IT automation solutions that transform business environments from simple IT task automation into sophisticated, real-time business service automation, helping the organization achieve the highest possible Return on Automation.

Main Responsibilities
  • Responsible for Batch mainframe and server monitoring activities associated with production control and coordination including planning, scheduling, input/output control, job setup, standards, etc.
  • Work with Application and Project Teams to answer questions related to setting up and maintaining their batch job schedules.
  • Interpret application/project requests and translate them into valid updates to batch job schedules.
  • Create/Maintain batch job schedules in the Batch Job Scheduling tool as directed by Application Teams.
This includes:
  • Adding/Removing/Updating job definitions.
  • Defining job dependencies such as predecessor/successor relationships both within and between application batch job schedules.
  • Defining success/failure criteria for jobs along with action for failures.
  • Automating batch job schedules to run at designated times and at designated frequencies.
  • Simulating and verifying batch job schedules and job flow matches request.
  • Simulating and verifying the batch job schedules for defined conditions/dates.
  • Migrate batch job schedules through various phases from non-production to production (ie development, integrated test, user acceptance test, production).

Technical Requirements
  • Minimum 3-7 years of engineering experience in scheduling & automation fields
  • Must have experience working with scheduling platforms ESP CA/Broadcom and Stone Branch UAC systems
  • Experience with a Batch Job processing and scheduling job flows
  • Experience working with mainframe & distributed scheduling tools.
  • Very good understanding of IT infrastructure and operating systems like UNIX/Linux, Windows Server
  • Technical understanding/background in Cloud applications, infrastructure, and virtualization; ideally experience with platforms like AWS & Microsoft Azure Cloud
  • Programming & scripting languages like shell scripting, SQL
  • Customer oriented service attitude
  • Excellent communication and analytical skills
  • Strong command of English, both written and verbal required to be considered
  • Relevant Bachelor’s or comparable degree
  • Knowledge about Web application containers like Tomcat
  • OpenShift in cloud platforms
  • Good Knowledge of REST API, XML, YAML and JSON
  • Provide Level 2 and Level 3 support for Stonebranch products
  • Knowledge about workload automation systems
  • Programming languages like terraform, ansible, python, etc.
  • Experience with version control systems (e.g. GIT)
  • Experience with mainframe systems (zOS)

Soft skill requirements
  • Ability to interact with other teams to diagnose and solve technical problems
  • Experience driving large, cross-organization initiatives
  • Strong sense of ownership, urgency, and drive
  • Strong problem solving/troubleshooting skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, as well as business and technical acumen, are a must.
  • Ability to work well in a collaborative team environment
  • Ability to work independently
  • Strong leadership skills.

Horizontal facilitates valuable and productive conversations between you and potential employers.  We can assist you in growing your career by partnering you with employers that offer challenging assignments.  For those that join the team, we offer competitive compensation and benefits including medical, dental, vision, and retirement. Check out all we have to offer and how you can become part of the Horizontal Talent Team. The pay range for this role is $63 - $71 per hour. This is not a guarantee of compensation, as final offer amount may vary based on factors including but not limited to experience and geographic location.

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

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