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Systems Architect - Advanced Level

The Woodlands, Texas | IT
Job ID: 91131
Listed on 6/12/2019

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Job Title: Systems Architect - Advanced Level


Job Description & Responsibilities

This position emphasis is “Applications End to End Monitoring” as it pertains to synthetic monitoring, Application Performance Monitoring (APM), Event Correlation and performance metric analysis for applications hosted on-prem and Cloud (Azure).

  • Use communication and process skills to understand application and infrastructure architecture, application workflow, key transactions and guide the customer through key monitoring capabilities that best match their needs.
  • Deliver application quality performance using the customer view of performance (end user experience) coupled with advanced performance management technology.
  • Define and Implement End to End (across the towers) performance monitoring for business applications, services and dependent technology stack
  • Consult on performance management process (End to End as well as Event Correlation)
  • Work with application customers to understand performance issues for initially selected applications
  • Coordinate with application customers implementation of selected monitoring tool
  • Apply User Centered Design (UCD) principles and establish overall performance benchmarks
  • Define what to measure for each application and cross service related areas
  • Develop end-to end performance visualizations and prioritize problems
  • Initiate performance remediation activities


Skills, Experiences, Knowledge

  • Expert knowledge interfacing with the Business Customer and Applications Support teams for application profiling and underlying architecture (technology stack, workflow, etc.). 
  • Ability to interface with the Application user via UCD principles for obtaining key transactions to monitor 
  • Ability to conceptually grasp an application’s process flow and architecture without direct access to source code.
  • Expert knowledge in tools used for cross tower application and infrastructure monitoring (e.g., APM and ITOA Event Correlation Tools, AppDynamics, Azure Application Insights, Azure Log Analytics, Azure Monitor
  • Experience with AppDynamics On-Prem and SaaS solution
  • Experience creating monitoring solutions for Application in on-prem, Cloud or Hybrid environments
  • Experience analyzing transaction and infrastructure metrics to identify application degradation causes.
  • Experience determining baselines and implement alerting conditions.
  • Experience optimizing code to tune application performance. 


Nice-to-have skills/experiences

  • APM performance monitoring instrumentation is considered a plus.
  • Experience with Agile work methods such as SCRUM and Kan-Ban processes within stable teams is considered a plus.
  • Experience building SPLUNK dashboards based on application synthetic transaction data feeds and infrastructure (e.g., SCOM, nGenius) data feeds is considered a plus.