Georgia Employer PD ENGINEER in Atlanta, Georgia

PD Engineer needed by Verizon in Atlanta, GA. DUTIES: Responsible for automation and monitoring production application performance, including operational stability of production applications. Provide first line assessment and resolution of all incoming issues/tickets. Escalate to other teams when an issue cannot be resolved independently. Liaise with development team to communicate system status and provide updates on current issues. Operate in an Agile/scrum environment applying knowledge of full software lifecycle, including functional requirement gathering, design and development, testing of software applications and documenting requirements and technical specifications. Collaborate with customers, offshore teams and development teams to provide solutions to production issues. Monitor production environments to ensure system availability and fix existing monitoring gaps. Create automated processes to improve operational efficiencies. Work on automation scripting using UNIX/Linux. Create Java tools, portals and reports to resolve system issues. Use Java, J2EE, JavaScript, SVN, HTML5, Spring MVC, Struts, jQuery, XML, XSLT, XPath, Web Services (REST), Core Java, and web portal development technologies. Develop job aids, run books, autoreprocessing scripts, tools, and web portals. Work with tools to fix monitoring gaps, implement solutions for proactive monitoring, and develop tools to perform regular health checks. Serve as point of contact for external client teams and internal business teams and provide timely response on system issues/escalations. Determine and document root cause of issues through partnership with the development team. Conduct performance tuning and task automation, use enterprise monitoring tools, and administer J2EE based application servers. REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor's or foreign equivalent degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering followed by 6 years of progressive experience in application development and testing. Experience therein to include 5 years of experience with Java, J2EE, JavaScript, SVN, HTML5, Spring MVC, Struts, jQuery, XML, XSLT, XPath, Web Services (REST), Core Java, and web portal development. 5 years of experience in performance tuning and task automation, using enterprise monitoring tools, and administering J2EE based application servers. 5 years of experience working with UNIX/Linux. To apply, mail resume to Matthew Schaefer, Tech Manager-System Anly. & Prg., Verizon, 2002 Summit Blvd., Atlanta, GA 30319. Please refer to Job #VPM1-S