PenFed is hiring an Ops Twelve-Hour Shift Supervisor in Chantilly, Virginia. The primary purpose of this job is to supervise the operation of a 24x7 large scale, multi-platform computer complex during a 12 hour shift, including holidays and weekends. This role will support business operations at the main and backup datacenters, as well as support remote locations at worldwide PenFed branch offices.
Provide computer software and equipment assistance and support to the PenFed organization both internal and external.
Provide guidance and direction while ensuring efficient and continuous processing of all systems, being consistent with department and command center operations procedures.
Monitor production system execution making sure that schedules are met and exceptions are handled according to procedure.
Analyze, troubleshoot and evaluate computer network problems related to all PenFed front-end applications and member facing applications such as local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs) and Internet systems.
Coordinate changes to vendors and external businesses maintaining open lines of communication for maintenance and updates scheduling, informing customers when a site is down for maintenance.
Perform basic network and server troubleshooting functions to remedy outage incidents using System/Network/Application production environment monitoring tools such as Tivoli/ Solarwinds.
Continuously run job control language to maintain consistency, monitor the automated scheduling systems that run on a 24/7 basis ensuring that updates are completed successfully.
Monitor the PenFed mainframe and physical infrastructure of the data center; perform readings on HVAC systems, and data center room equipment.
Conduct weekend maintenance on the server and conduct validations.
Resolve JCL and scheduling problems as needed to help the business continue smooth operations.
Perform SEV1 incident management escalation and response to incidents, manage mainframe console, ensuring batch job execution as well as backup and restore procedures are followed.
Utilize various IT infrastructure tools and applications to monitor the environment for unplanned systems events and incidents. Act in accordance with pre-defined procedures to avoid or minimize business impact when unplanned incidents or events occur.
Submit processing per run-logs, automated schedules and procedures, monitor processing for successful completion.
Lead the shift in the absence of the Shift Supervisor to ensure that department practices regarding user transactions, operations requests, data center facility issues and vendor notifications are properly followed. Update department procedure documents as needed and provides oversight and technical supervision for staff.
This position is considered Essential Personnel and will be expected to be on call as needed.
Education and Experience
Equivalent combination of education and experience is considered.
B.S. Degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience is preferred.
Minimum of seven (7) to ten (10) years in working in an Enterprise IT Operations environment preferred. Minimum of three (3) years supervisory experience.
Strong Experience with Windows, UNIX, Linux servers and operating systems, server reboots Stop / Start of Services, JCL and automated job scheduling system preferred. Knowledge of z/Os,Z/VM, and Z/Linux environments and commands syntax a plus, active directory and the ability to reset passwords, problem, change, and incident ticketing tool
Strong research, analytical and problem solving skills, planning, organizational, and multi-tasking skills.
Experience working with network, servers and data communications hardware & software, knowledge of backup and recovery concepts, strategies, and procedures.
Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
Ability to work weekends, holidays and various shifts as needed to meet staffing requirements.
Possess in-depth knowledge of JCL and automated scheduling system, research concerns and communicates findings to operations staff.
This position will supervise employees.
Licenses and Certifications
ITIL training / certification
CompTIA A+, Network+, Server+, MCSE/A, CCWP
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to an indoor office setting with moderate noise.
- Most roles require working in an office setting with moderate noise and the ability to lift 25 pounds.
Ability to travel to various worksites and be on-call may be required
Established in 1935, PenFed today is one of the country’s strongest and most stable financial institutions with over 1.8 million members and over $25 billion in assets. We serve members in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, as well as in Guam, Puerto Rico, Okinawa, and Portugal. We are federally insured by NCUA and we are an Equal Housing Lender. We are available to members worldwide, via the web, seven days a week, twenty-four hours a day.
Our mission isn’t simply to help our members get by. We exist to help them realize every ounce of their potential. We exist to educate, and to encourage. We exist to usher their dreams into the land of reality.
We provide our employees with a lucrative benefits package including robust medical, dental and vision plan options, plenty of paid time off, 401k with employer match, on-site fitness facilities at our larger locations, and more.
Equal Employment Opportunity
PenFed management will maintain and observe personnel policies which will not discriminate or permit harassment or retaliation against a person because of race, color, creed, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital status, military or veteran status or obligation, the presence of a physical and/or mental disability or medical condition, genetic information, sexual orientation, and all statuses protected by applicable state or local law in all recruiting, hiring, training, compensation, overtime, position classifications, work assignments, facilities, promotions, transfers, employee treatment, and in all other terms and conditions of employment. PenFed will also prohibit retaliation against individuals for raising a complaint of discrimination or harassment or participating in an investigation of same.
PenFed will also reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with a disability so that they can apply for a job or perform the essential functions of a job unless doing so causes a direct threat to these individuals or others in the workplace and the threat cannot be eliminated by reasonable accommodation or if the accommodation creates an undue hardship to PenFed. Contact human resources (HR) with any questions or requests for accommodation at 571-495-7921.