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DevOps Platform Architect in Buffalo, NY at M&T Bank

Date Posted: 12/8/2018

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Job Description

DevOps Platform Architect
Buffalo, NY
The DevOps operating model is the combination of cultural philosophies, practices, and tools that helps organizations deliver end-to-end applications and infrastructure solutions safely and at high velocity. The DevOps Platform Architect is a leader with significant automation and programming experience throughout the SDLC.  A successful DevOps practitioner has technical depth across the Full DevOps Spectrum along with leading and evangelizing transformations and driving innovations.
At M&T Bank we are looking for a platform architect who can develop, integrate and deploy the latest in SDLC technologies.
Complete and oversee the most complex systems analysis, design and development efforts.
Play a key role as a leader and individual contributor on complex projects.
Provide highest level analytical consulting and leadership in identifying and implementing new uses of information technologies to assist the client areas and Bank in meeting short term business goals and long term strategic objectives.
Direct and monitor junior resources, and coordinate development tasks for any scope effort.
Prepare and manage technical components of project plans.
Confer with other development staff, operations staff and Technology staff in overall systems development direction from technical analysis to user acceptance testing.
Prepare and review test data and execute detailed test plans. Complete any required debugging.
Evaluate and understand highly complex interrelationships and effects among programs, interfacing applications and platforms.
Prepare thorough, clear technical and functional specifications and update systems documentation. Review documentation prepared by junior development staff.
Prepare and review technical assessments to include required tasks, estimated time frames and effort for any scope project.
Maintain efficient operation and effectiveness of supported applications. Recommend new technology, policies or processes to benefit the organization and improve deficiencies. Typically lead technical evaluations of vendor software.
Follow and promote the use of development standards and procedures.
Maintain a high level of technical aptitude and expert working knowledge of the supporting application(s), development environments and the supported client environment.
Assist in developing expense and capital budgets.
Monitor employee performance and may prepare annual appraisals.
Promote an environment that supports diversity and reflects the M&T Bank brand.
Understand and adhere to the Company’s risk and regulatory standards, policies and controls in accordance with the Company’s Risk Appetite. Identify risk-related issues needing escalation to management.
Maintain M&T internal control standards, including timely implementation of internal and external audit points together with any issues raised by external regulators as applicable.
Complete other related duties as assigned, which may include playing a lead role in due diligence, cost/benefit analysis or business study activities.
Basic Qualifications
  • Associate’s degree and a minimum of 6 years’ systems analysis/application development experience, or in lieu of a degree, a combined minimum of 8 years’ higher education and/or work experience, including a minimum of 6 years’ systems analysis/application development experience
  • Familiarity with administrative tasks within popular operating systems.
  • Hands-on experience with architecting and automated provisioning (IaC), configuration management for infrastructure and applications.
  • Hands-on experience with envisioning, designing, building and managing release systems, code merging and promotion, and CI/CD workflows and tools.
  • Strong hands-on experience with mainline programming and scripting languages such as Shell, Python, Ruby, Perl, Java, .Net, or C .
  • Experience establishing, implementing, and delivering using Agile practices.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with CI/CD tools such as Gitlab, TFS and/or the Atlassian Suite.
  • Experience with CloudFormation, Chef, Puppet, Salt, or Ansible in production environments.
  • Knowledge of IP networking, VPN's, DNS, load balancing and firewall.
  • Experience with monitoring and log aggregating frameworks like CloudWatch, Datadog, Splunk, Opentracing and APM tools.
  • Experience with development, integrated and automated testing.
  • Understanding of microservices and distributed application architecture.
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills and ability to lead effectively across organizations and engagements.
  • We encourage candidates with relevant military experience to apply.

    About M&T
    At M&T, we strive to be the best place our employees ever work, the best bank our customers ever do business with and the best investment our shareholders ever make. So when looking to advance your career, look to M&T. As a top 20 US bank holding company and one of the best performing regional banks in the country, we offer a wide range of performance based career development opportunities for talented professionals. And through our longstanding tradition of careful, conservative and consistent management and a strong commitment to the communities we serve, we continue to grow with a focus on the future. 
M&T Bank Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. M&T Bank Corporation does not sponsor individuals for the purpose of obtaining H-1 Visas. M&T Bank Corporation has policies and procedures in place to promote a drug free workplace.