MassMutual Financial Group AppDynamics Administrator/ Consultant in Springfield, Massachusetts

Since 1851, MassMutual’s commitment has always been to help people protect their families, support their communities, and help one another. This is why we want to inspire people to Live Mutual. We at MassMutual value diversity and inclusion. We’re people helping people.

A career with us means you will work alongside exceptional people and be empowered to reach your professional and personal goals. Our employees are the foundation of what makes MassMutual a strong, stable and ethical business. We seek and value unique and varied perspectives and experiences because we believe we are stronger when all voices are heard. We invite you to bring your bright, innovative ideas to MassMutual as we continue to help millions of Americans rely on each other.

Together, we’re stronger.

Description

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The Enterprise Tools and Services team is responsible for ensuring that our Application Performance Monitoring platform is available for service and can support the demands placed upon it from applications across the MassMutual Enterprise. The ideal candidate must be skilled at working with AppDynamics APM tool (particularly SaaS model) as well as have familiarity with the supporting infrastructure which hosts the platform. Knowledge of integrations such as Splunk and ServiceNow are a plus.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Handle escalated support issues

  • Execution and monitoring of system utilities

  • Evaluate AppDynamics Patches and Fixes as needed for potential implementation

  • Continuous evaluation of APM infrastructure components to ensure system resiliency and health

  • Work with architecture, business and delivery teams to determine strategic direction for APM platform

  • Help users develop and/or enhance reports and dashboards for meaningful application metrics

  • Identifying opportunities to automate repetitive processes increasing efficiency

  • Orchestrating cross infrastructure team work groups to resolve or enhance system performance, incidents and maintenance

  • Educate the team and applications teams on new updates

  • Communicate and collaborate with other application support teams technical resources and stakeholders regarding status, technical issues and creative solutions

  • Monitor system usage for compliance

  • Administer, monitor and maintain system security

  • Research and keep current on APM technologies and communicate trends and future needs from a business perspective

  • Build client trust and respect, establish client relationships, and develop rapport with client

  • Advocate the APM solution and processes and seek partnership with business application teams to solicit buy in through engagement

  • Participate and engage in all team meetings

  • Document best practices and operational procedures

  • Facilitate continuous improvement within the environment

  • Contribute to annual budget planning process and manage APM platform capacity

  • BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • 3 years of experience as an APM Administrator

  • Ability to own and drive to resolution of issues

  • Strong interpersonal skills, as well as excellent communication skills, verbal and written to both technical and non-technical audiences that are in a geographically dispersed environment (conference calls, Skype, face-to-face)

  • Ability to work in a collaborative environment and on multiple assignments at once

  • Experience functioning & executing work in a fast-paced iterative environment such as Agile

  • Demonstrated initiative to recommend process improvements and demonstrated creative thinking

  • Demonstrated self-motivation and the ability to grasp concepts quickly

  • Demonstrated sharp, analytical, problem solving, and decision-making skills

  • Ability to guide / mentor other Administrators and troubleshoot issues

  • Authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship now or in the future.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field

  • 5+ years of experience as a APM Administrator

  • Experience with monitoring application technologies (Java, .NET, PHP, Python)

  • Experience with WebSphere Application Servers and .NET framework

  • Insurance and/or financial services industry experience

  • Experience using JIRA

  • Unique combination of being business-minded and highly analytical while also having a strong and deep technical background in Application Performance Monitoring

Ranked No. 77 in the annual FORTUNE ® 500 Ranking (FORTUNE ® Magazine, June 2017) and recognized as a World’s Most Ethical Company by Ethisphere, MassMutual is guided by a single purpose: We help people secure their future and protect the ones they love. As a company owned by our policyowners, we are defined by mutuality and our vision to put customers first. It’s more than our company structure – it’s our way of life. We are a company of people protecting people. Our company exists because people are willing to share risk and resources, and rely on each other when it counts. At MassMutual, we Live Mutual.

CORE VALUES

Focus on the Customer: We understand our customers well and look for every opportunity to deliver an experience that is clear, easy, personal, human, empowering and trustworthy.

Act with Integrity: We deliver on our promises by being open, honest and humble and by adhering to the letter and spirit of applicable laws, rules, regulations and company policies.

Value People: We respect and learn from each other’s diverse backgrounds, experiences and ideas. We engage and develop people to their greatest potential.

Work Collaboratively: We work together to achieve results by actively listening, seeking, understanding and creating solutions as a unified team driving toward one company, one culture, one brand.

Achieve Results: We focus on winning by exceeding expectations and getting better – everyone, every day.

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MassMutual is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer Minority/Female/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Individual with Disability/Protected Veteran. We welcome all persons to apply.

At MassMutual, we’re fostering an inclusive and dynamic environment where our employees are valued for who they are and can build successful careers. For us, diversity and inclusion is more than a goal, it’s the only way forward.

• 100% rating on the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index (2018)

• National Association for Female Executives Top Company for Executive Women (2017)

• DiversityInc Noteworthy Company (2017)

• Disability Equality Index® (DEI) Best Place to Work for Disability inclusion (2017)

• Working Mother Media 100 Best Company (2017)

• Military Friendly Employer (2018)