Senior Application Support and Systems Administrator - General Ledger

  • Competitive
  • Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Macquarie Group
  • 25 Sep 16

Senior Application Support and Systems Administrator - General Ledger

About the role:

We are seeking an experienced Application support and Systems Administrator to join the finance and tax application infrastructure services team to be involved in BAU, development and support for several of Macquarie's core financial platforms. This will be a hands on senior technical position and may include involvement in a number of upgrade projects currently in flight depending on the skillset and experience of the candidate

About you:

  • 6+ years of experience:
    • administering and supporting enterprise application implementations ( COTS or equivalent )
    • working in technical roles - preferably on a combination of operations support and project based work
  • Degree qualified - prefer computer science and/or information technology and/or engineering
  • Strong troubleshooting, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Solid written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong understanding and experience with databases and operating system technologies:
    • Experience supporting Unix ( Solaris/Linux ) and shell scripting knowledge
    • Experience with databases ( Sybase ASE, Sybase Replication, TSQL, stored procedures, tuning configuration and query plans )
    • Familiarity with both OLTP and OLAP
  • Knowledge across full application stack ( app, O/S, Database ) with conceptual understanding of hardware, networking and storage architecture
  • Inquisitive and able to get to the root cause of problems
  • Driven, proactive, and self-motivated being able to work both independent and part of a team
  • Strong risk management focus
  • Understands the workflow and process requirements of complex application systems.
  • Demonstrated ability to be the subject matter expert in supporting, maintaining, and administering complex applications
  • Ability to multitask in a fast paced environment and deliver on tight time frames
  • Willingness to adapt and learn new skills/technologies

Key responsibilities:

Application technical and platform administration across multiple production and non-production environments for:
  • PeopleSoft General Ledger
  • General Ledger Datamart
  • BCS Integrity

This is inclusive of but not limited to:
  • Liaising with core infrastructure teams and vendors to solve problems, troubleshoot issues or coordinate changes ( e.g. Databases, Unix, Wintel, Storage )
  • Accountability for ITIL based service management in incident, problem and changes whilst ensuring production stability
  • Supporting business through user acceptance testing
  • Plan, coordinate and execute testing of changes, upgrades and new services, ensuring systems will operate correctly in current and future state
  • System and application optimisation via pro-active monitoring, reporting and tuning of processes, queries, scripts, jobs, etc.
  • Work closely with application developers to recommend solutions as well as tune and troubleshoot
  • Business continuity and disaster recovery planning and execution
  • Creation and maintenance of platform, integration and process documentation
  • Provide support for applications and infrastructure including participation in rostered after-hours support
  • Provide Input into prioritization and manage changing priorities
  • Release management and the migration of objects through BAU environments
  • Capacity management and forecasting
  • Business and stakeholder management
  • Enabling best practices and the automation of manual processes
  • Take ownership of tasks from development through to delivery
  • CMDB management

Additional highly regarded skills:
  • Experience within the financial services industry
  • Accounting fundamentals
  • Devops experience
  • PeopleSoft and PeopleTools
  • Solution Architecture

This is an exciting opportunity for the right person to join a skilled team, with the successful candidate maintaining and enhancing one of Macquarie's core financial systems. It is also an opportunity for involvement in a broad range of technologies such as Sybase ASE, Sybase IQ, MSSQL, Sybase replication server, RHEL, SPARC, and Windows Server as well as input into the target devops operating model

If you meet the above requirements, please apply via the following link. Alternatively to find out more about the position and a confidential discussion, please contact Nicky Bell on 02 8232 1052

About us:

Corporate Operations Group (COG) provides specialist professional services, human resources, workplace infrastructure, and technology and market operations to Macquarie's businesses. The primary purpose of COG is to support and enhance the value of Macquarie through the creation of an efficient, scalable operating model. This is evident across the activities of each of the divisions which comprises of Business Improvement and Strategy Division (BIS), Business Services Division (BSD), COG Business Management, Human Resources Division (HR), Market Operations and Technology.

The Application Infrastructure Services (AIS) team within COG have a responsibility to provide technical administration, operational support and development services to several key financial applications and capabilities. The primary customer of the team's services are internal and within the FMG business whom are responsible for core accounting functions such as management and regulatory reporting, and statutory and taxation accounting for Macquarie Group.

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Advertised: 14 Sep 2016 Aus. Eastern Standard Time
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