Allstate Mainframe Engineering Manager in Charlotte, North Carolina

Mainframe Engineering Manager

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Job ID :

112629

Location :

Charlotte, NC US

Level :

Manager

Job Category :

Information Technology

Description :

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The Team

This exciting role sits within the Mainframe Engineering Team of the Infrastructure Services organization, specifically within the System Engineering group.

The role of the Mainframe Engineering Team is to provide our business partners with a reliable, resilient, and modern platform to host their critical batch and online systems. This group supports IBM zSystem hardware, z/OS Operating system, GDPS, CICS, MQ, z/OS Connect, RACF Administration and more.

Job Description

We are pleased to announce a new Manager opening within the Mainframe Engineering area.

This position will have engineering responsibility across the Allstate Mainframe Engineering group, with a strong focus on mainframe Automation, Security, and Storage administration, as well as overall leadership for our growing team of mainframe engineers in our Charlotte office.

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Delivery Lead/Owner for Mainframe Engineering Team.

  • Responsible for influencing future strategy for the platform via partnerships with our database, platform and application architecture teams.

  • Ensuring platform availability is maintained to the highest possible standard.

  • Working with our customers, including application architects to ensure the highest standard of service.

  • Maintaining strategic external partnerships to ensure Allstate’s alignment to best practices and future technical capabilities.

  • This role is both a delivery and leadership position and will have accountability for multiple activities, such as employee hiring, development, performance management, recognition and succession planning

The ideal person will be able to demonstrate the following competencies:

The successful candidate will be enthusiastic, organized and have excellent communication skills. Be a strong leader who will engage and inspire the team and have the ability to work across global teams.

All candidates should also be able to demonstrate a high degree of leadership competence through:

  • Ability to self-manage and be highly motivated to deliver results

  • Be able to facilitate diverse global teams, multi-task, and work under pressure to meet aggressive schedule targets

  • Be able to work effectively across organizational boundaries

  • Must be able to influence formally and informally

  • Strong leadership and communication skills and the ability to teach others

  • Ability to work collaboratively with other business groups and navigate complex decision making

  • Ability to collaborate well with engineers, and clients

Essential criteria

  • Good knowledge of Mainframe systems, storage administration, and/or RACF security

  • Strong knowledge of infrastructure architecture & associated operational requirements

  • 5+ years previous team manager experience; or

  • 7+ years infrastructure experience, with a preference towards mainframe, storage, or cybersecurity.

Desirable Criteria

  • Extensive knowledge of Mainframe technologies, specifically z/OS, Automation Suites, RACF, and Storage Administration.

  • Experience establishing and building teams to deliver new technology services

  • Demonstrable leadership ability, performing all aspects of people management including talent development and performance management

  • Experience working in large global organization &/or financial industry

  • 5+ years of infrastructure management experience

  • 7+ years people and team management

The candidate(s) offered this position will be required to submit to a background investigation, which includes a drug screen.

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