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Senior Platform Engineer (IBM AIX)



Software Engineering
O'Fallon, IL, USA
Posted on Friday, May 24, 2024

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Title and Summary

Senior Platform Engineer (IBM AIX)

The AIX support team within the Compute and Storage Mainframe & HP Nonstop program is looking for a Senior Platform Engineer to drive efficient support of the AIX operating system runing on IBM Power hardware by consistently innovating and problem-solving. The ideal candidate is passionate about technology, highly motivated, intellectually curious, analytical, and possesses an entrepreneurial mindset.
In this technology focused system support role, you will:
• Partner with other infrastructure and applciation teams to drive efficient operating system and platform support, solve problems, and deliver solutions to deliver the greatest system availability possible.
• Develops, builds, and maintains Mastercard technologies and associated software and hardware soecifically for AIX and IBM Power hardware.
• Resolves problems of diverse scopes as they arise, escalating complex issues where analysis of the situation requires in-depth evaluation and judgement
• Performs implementations to optimize system/platform performance, efficiency, and capacity; may guide others on implementation and troubleshooting activities
• Supports holistic compliance posture which includes identifying risks, escalating potential concerns, and implementing both risk mitigation plans and control functions
• Drafts and reviews status reports and troubleshooting guides, carrying out project plans to ensure project milestones are met and progress is successfully communicated
All About You
• Command and fluency of the AIX unix operating system
• Possess system analytics and trouble shooting skils
• Ability to script and automate system tasks
• Familiarity with other infrastructure technologies including but not limited to TCPIP networking, other Unix variants, storage administration, and backup/recovery
• Successful candidate should be highly motivaed and ability to complete tasks with little supervision
• Good communication and interpersonal skills are expected of this team oritented adminstrator

In the US, Mastercard is an inclusive Equal Employment Opportunity employer that considers applicants without regard to gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, disabled or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you require accommodations or assistance to complete the online application process, please contact and identify the type of accommodation or assistance you are requesting. Do not include any medical or health information in this email. The Reasonable Accommodations team will respond to your email promptly.

Corporate Security Responsibility

All activities involving access to Mastercard assets, information, and networks comes with an inherent risk to the organization and, therefore, it is expected that every person working for, or on behalf of, Mastercard is responsible for information security and must:

  • Abide by Mastercard’s security policies and practices;

  • Ensure the confidentiality and integrity of the information being accessed;

  • Report any suspected information security violation or breach, and

  • Complete all periodic mandatory security trainings in accordance with Mastercard’s guidelines.

In line with Mastercard’s total compensation philosophy and assuming that the job will be performed in the US, the successful candidate will be offered a competitive base salary based on location, experience and other qualifications for the role and may be eligible for an annual bonus or commissions depending on the role. Mastercard benefits for full time (and certain part time) employees generally include: insurance (including medical, prescription drug, dental, vision, disability, life insurance), flexible spending account and health savings account, paid leaves (including 16 weeks new parent leave, up to 20 paid days bereavement leave), 10 annual paid sick days, 10 or more annual paid vacation days based on level, 5 personal days, 10 annual paid U.S. observed holidays, 401k with a best-in-class company match, deferred compensation for eligible roles, fitness reimbursement or on-site fitness facilities, eligibility for tuition reimbursement, gender-inclusive benefits and many more.