NETWORK PERFORMANCE SPECIALIST - FINANCE - SYDNEY - 6m Contract

Job type:
on-site
Start date:
ASAP
Duration:
6 months
From:
iKas International
Location:
Sydney
Published at:
02/08/2013
Country:
flag_no New Zealand
Project ID:
486308

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The Client

Our client is one of Australia's leading and largest Financial Services Organization that has expanded its operations beyond the Australian shores. The organization has a large range of financial offerings to both public and private clients across the retail, corporate and institutional banking areas. They have a very large technical footprint that combine a dynamic range of technologies in an ultimate complex landscape.

The Team

The infrastructure performance team has a very large remit, to evaluate and improve bank wide systems with a focus on high availability, performance, and reliability. This team has been organically grown over the last 18 months and now, due to their excellent success record of improvements, they have been given a wide remit and larger projects. The role is a highly technical capacity management position where you are responsible for analysis of extremely large application systems and work with the business to project future usage. From there, you will be required to design robust solutions to future-proof these complex financial systems.

The Role

Currently this team is working on increasing the performance and capacity of online portals and applications across the various divisions within the organization. To be successful in this role you'll be a networks expert with a solid appreciation for how the application layer relates to networking and infrastructure layers. You will have strong understanding of Back End and server principles with expert knowledge of how it all comes together from a networks perspective. You will also have experience with solution design and testing (load, stress, etc.). You will have experience in industries such as Telco, Gaming, Media, Trading, eBanking/eCommerce, and Distributed Systems.

Responsibilities include:

  • Evaluate bank wide systems across multiple technologies.
  • Scope solution design and ensure fit for purpose on the metrics of traceability/availability.
  • Perform complex technical capacity planning that evaluates for project changes, demand fluctuations and growth.
  • Identify non-functional risks commensurate with design and manage to closure.
  • Provide technical requirements documents/guidelines for operational monitoring.
  • Create non-functional test cases (performance, load etc ) to mitigate risks.
  • Provide recommendations to business for further investment in capacity.

Skills required:

  • Strong background in Networking.
  • CISCO, CHECKPOINT, F5 skills required; certifications desired.
  • Strong understanding of the dependencies between the network/infrastructure layer and the application layer.
  • Experience performance tuning large, complex web portals and enterprise applications; Telco, Gaming, Trading systems experience is a bonus.
  • Strong experience with Capacity and Performance managing of large scale technology systems.
  • Strong Holistic Technical Background spanning a multiple disciplines.
  • Strong analytical and communication skills.
  • Experience working with Solution designers/Architects.
  • Experience with ITIL Environments
  • Previous experience with Windows .NET Servers, Biztalk, Oracle or SQL Server (Desirable).

Keywords:

Networks, CISCO, F5, Checkpoint, TCP/IP, Routing, Switches, .NET, C#, ASP, VB, Bank, Finance, Web, Portal, Performance, Capacity, Servers, Websites, SQL, Oracle, Biztalk, Middleware, Analysis, eCommerce

If this position interests you, please submit your Resume via the 'Apply Now' button or email. Or for further information please contact Francisco Morales quoting reference SPEEDWORX.

Unfortunately this opportunity does not offer visa sponsorship so please only apply if you already have full working rights for Australia.

All communications will be treated as confidential and the more we know about you the better we can help you ...

iKas International Finance Technology Specialists