Application Support Manager - (Data / Ab-Initio/ Hadoop / Infrastucture / Security/ Vendor Management) Application Support Manager - (Data / Ab-Initio/  …

Bank of Montreal
in Toronto, ON, Canada
Permanent, Full time
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Bank of Montreal
in Toronto, ON, Canada
Permanent, Full time
Be the first to apply
Application Support Manager - (Data / Ab-Initio/ Hadoop / Infrastucture / Security/ Vendor Management)
The Application Support Manager is accountable for managing a small to medium application support group for the analysis, support, and maintenance of internal finance systems. The Application Support Manager acts as a referral point and leads the technical support team in providing solutions to complex technical issues.


• Coordinates support team activities for multiple initiatives to meet application support objectives
• Coordinates in meeting Business SLA's for different applications.

• Leads problem resolution and recovery meetings, interacting and collaborating with team members and other departments (including LOB business partners), as appropriate, to ensure that the required activities will be performed as it relates to problem solving resolution and recovery

• Contributes to the completion of projects by positioning the team (e.g., training the team on new technology), to support the new components and technology

• Communicates critical production problem status, resolution strategies, and rationale of the resolution strategies to senior management and executives to keep them informed of critical production problems and to gain approval on operational activities

• Identifies opportunities and makes recommendations to senior management and executives, from a support, performance, and technical enhancement perspective to aid decision-making with regards to improving the application support process

• Consults with third party vendors to obtain support on their product for internal problem resolution and prevention

• Provides managerial leadership to employees, which includes assigning tasks or work, holding regular two-way meetings, setting context, conducting performance evaluations, mentoring, and coaching, to create and maintain a high-performing team

• Manage and control delivery of all changes that may impact the supported systems and their processing schedule (patching, firewalls, storage, upstream/downstream applications, scheduler...)
• Leads / conducts detailed code-reviews and provides feedback in a constructive manner.
• Stays abreast of industry technical and business trends through participation in professional associations, practice communities & individual learning
• Evaluates new technologies for fit with the program/system/eco-system and the associated upstream and downstream impacts on process, data, risk (e.g., security).


• University degree in Computer Science or Commerce and 5-10 years of experience in finance systems development and support

• Experience in Change Management processes.

• Possesses expert understanding of design and analysis methodology and application development processes from both an industry and banking perspective.

• Demonstrates advanced understanding of established ITIL and Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) processes

• Demonstrates advanced understanding of established Technology Life-Cycle Management (TLCM) methodologies

• Exhibits solid understanding of benefits and risks of relevant technologies and an awareness of emerging technologies

• Project management experience is considered an asset

• Technology to support: Ab-Initio, Linux, Oracle, SQL Server, SQL Databases, IIS, WebLogic, Firewalls, SAN, Switches, ESP, Hadoop, SSIS, Python , OpenShift Containers

• Demonstrates solid communication skills, both written and verbal

• Exhibits solid leadership/people management skills

The working environment provides minimal exposure to discomfort or risk to safety. This job requires work to be performed during off hours for on-call support, implementation, and Disaster Recovery exercises. The job incumbent could experience high stress, particular during critical production problems.

LOCATION: 120 Bloor St. E. (Bloor & Church area)

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