Engineer, Middleware

This is an opportunity to get in at the ground level, build relationships, make impactful changes and grow your career, moving up or laterally into other departments. 

Toronto, ON

Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan

Ontario Teachers' has an outstanding reputation for top performance. We have set the global standard for pension and investment management, and member service. We are looking for people who can help to ensure Ontario Teachers' maintains its position as a world-class pension plan.

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Overview: <h2><strong>The opportunity</strong>&nbsp;</h2> <p dir="LTR">As we undertake an exciting new project, EPIC - the transformation of our service and delivery model, we are adding an Engineer, Middleware to be part of an organization-wide investment in new and optimized technology. EPIC, is a three-year digital transformation project. It is an evolutionary time here as we bring all ownership of IT infrastructure and expertise in-house.&nbsp;</p> <p dir="LTR"><br />As the first Engineer Middleware, this is an opportunity to play a critical role introducing and supporting PaaS and SaaS technology; delivering a variety of enterprise systems; and, managing essential systems information and improvements for our business functions.</p> <p dir="LTR"><br />It&rsquo;s a chance to help build out the culture of the team and the operational users, establishing relationships of trust and support as you introduce and implement best practices. This is an opportunity to get in at the ground level, build relationships, make impactful changes and grow your career, moving up or laterally into other departments.&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;</p> <h2><strong>Who you'll work with</strong></h2> <p dir="LTR">You will be part of a collaborative and innovative team, dedicated to introducing a strengthened technology foundation across the organization. This is a nimble team, continuously learning through experimentation, research, and professional development opportunities.</p>
Responsibilities: <h2><strong>What you'll do</strong></h2> <p dir="LTR">●&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Build and Operationalize New Systems. You will:</p> <ul> <li>Own and manage the end-to-end build of systems, including certificates and licenses.</li> <li>Implement, test and remediate non-functional requirements (HA, backup, Alerting, DR, Controls).</li> <li>Support the development of standard build instructions, &ldquo;As Built&rdquo; documentation and operational documentation.</li> <li>Transition build knowledge to operational teams, including ensuring systems meet OTPP operational standards.</li> </ul> <p dir="LTR">●&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Configure and Enhances Existing Systems. You will:</p> <ul> <li>Implement, maintain and support the configuration of Teachers SaaS and PaaS infrastructure systems.</li> <li>Provide inputs to capacity plans and forecasts.</li> <li>Maintain automation created by the automation and tools teams (minor enhancements to automation).</li> </ul> <p dir="LTR">●&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Track and manage technology assets. You will:</p> <ul> <li>Develop APIs to simplify service consumption by end-users and engineers.</li> <li>Optimize and support existing &nbsp;SaaS and PaaS technologies and data centre based solutions.</li> <li>Minimize system integration complexity while maintaining system reliability and business continuity objectives.</li> </ul>
Requirements: <h2><strong>What you'll need</strong></h2> <ul> <li>The education. You have an undergraduate degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or Business Studies. TOGAF certification and ITIL Foundations (or equivalent ITSM) certification is preferred.</li> <li>The experience. You have 5+ years related experience including:&nbsp;</li> <li>Deploying, administering and managing SaaS and PaaS Technology including automation &ndash; infrastructure as code.</li> <li>Designing Enterprise Infrastructure Services running various databases, middleware, and applications.</li> <li>The knowledge. You have a broad and deep understanding of working with global information technology service models and common IT organizational functions, inter-relations, and dependencies.</li> <li>The technical skills. You have hands-on experience with:</li> <li>Database technologies.</li> <li>Modern user authentication mechanism.</li> <li>Alerts thresholds and notification.</li> <li>Platform management and solutions including High Availability, Disaster Recovery, Monitoring, Restoring.</li> <li>The drive. You are self-motivated and take ownership of your work and that of your team. You are detail-oriented, organized and analytical. You can innovate solutions to complex problems.</li> <li>The <span class=" WCE1 ">relationship-building</span> experience. You are comfortable working with individuals at any level. You have outstanding written and verbal communication skills.&nbsp;</li> </ul> <h2><strong>What we're offering</strong></h2> <ul> <li>Pay for performance environment that offers competitive salary and incentive</li> <li>Numerous opportunities for professional growth and development</li> <li>Comprehensive employer paid benefits coverage</li> <li>Guaranteed retirement income through a defined benefit pension plan</li> <li>Competitive time off</li> <li>Discount programs including Edvantage and Perkopolis</li> </ul> <p dir="DEFAULT">At Ontario Teachers', diversity is one of our core strengths. We are a globally minded organization and take pride ensuring that the people we hire and the culture we create reflect and celebrate diversity of thought, background and experience.</p> <p dir="LTR">Accommodations are available upon request for candidates with a disability taking part in the recruitment process and once hired.</p>