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IT Systems Architect/Houston, TX 11 mth+ contract
Ref No.: 18-00846
Location: Houston, Texas
Position Type:Contract
 IT Systems Architect
Houston, TX  
11 mth+ contract 
Visa: USC, GC, EAD-GC Only

This position emphasis is "Applications End to End Monitoring” as it pertains to synthetic monitoring, Application Performance Monitoring (APM), Event Correlation and performance metric analysis. • Use communication and process skills to understand application and infrastructure architecture, application workflow, key transactions and guide the customer through key monitoring capabilities that best match their needs. • Deliver application quality performance using the customer view of performance (end user experience) coupled with advanced performance management technology. • Prior ExxonMobil experience and related architecture knowledge is preferred. Application and Performance Analysis Skills: • Expert knowledge interfacing with the Business Customer and Applications Support teams for application profiling and underlying architecture (technology stack, workflow, etc.). • Ability to interface with the Application user via UCD principles for obtaining key transactions to monitor • Ability to conceptually grasp an application's process flow and architecture without direct access to source code. • Expert knowledge in tools used for cross tower application and infrastructure monitoring (e.g., APM and ITOA Event Correlation Tools, AppDynamics, Splunk, Netscout nGeniusOne vScouts, Moogsoft, SAP EEM, etc,). • Experience analyzing transaction and infrastructure metrics to identify application degradation causes. • Experience determining baselines and implement alerting conditions. • Experience optimizing code to tune application performance. • APM performance monitoring instrumentation is considered a plus. At a high level, this role will include the following types of activities: • Define and Implement End to End (across the towers) performance monitoring for business applications, services and dependent technology stack • Consult on performance management process (End to End as well as Event Correlation) • Work with application customers to understand performance issues for initially selected applications • Coordinate with application customers implementation of selected monitoring tool • Apply User Centered Design (UCD) principles and establish overall performance benchmarks • Define what to measure for each application and cross service related areas • Develop end-to end performance visualizations and prioritize problems • Initiate performance remediation activities