Sr Support Analyst – Calypso Support

March 27, 2024

Sr Support Analyst – Calypso Support

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  • Standard / Permanent
  • IN-KA-Bangalore
  • INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
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About BNP Paribas India Solutions:

Established in 2005, BNP Paribas India Solutions is a wholly owned subsidiary of BNP Paribas SA, European Union’s leading bank with an international reach. With delivery centers located in Bengaluru, Chennai and Mumbai, we are a 24×7 global delivery center. India Solutions services three business lines: Corporate and Institutional Banking, Investment Solutions and Retail Banking for BNP Paribas across the Group. Driving innovation and growth, we are harnessing the potential of over 10000 employees, to provide support and develop best-in-class solutions.

About BNP Paribas Group:

 BNP Paribas is the European Union’s leading bank and key player in international banking. It operates in 65 countries and has nearly 185,000 employees, including more than 145,000 in Europe. The Group has key positions in its three main fields of activity: Commercial, Personal Banking & Services for the Group’s commercial & personal banking and several specialised businesses including BNP Paribas Personal Finance and Arval; Investment & Protection Services for savings, investment, and protection solutions; and Corporate & Institutional Banking, focused on corporate and institutional clients. Based on its strong diversified and integrated model, the Group helps all its clients (individuals, community associations, entrepreneurs, SMEs, corporates and institutional clients) to realize their projects through solutions spanning financing, investment, savings and protection insurance. In Europe, BNP Paribas has four domestic markets: Belgium, France, Italy, and Luxembourg. The Group is rolling out its integrated commercial & personal banking model across several Mediterranean countries, Turkey, and Eastern Europe. As a key player in international banking, the Group has leading platforms and business lines in Europe, a strong presence in the Americas as well as a solid and fast-growing business in Asia-Pacific. BNP Paribas has implemented a Corporate Social Responsibility approach in all its activities, enabling it to contribute to the construction of a sustainable future, while ensuring the Group’s performance and stability

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

At BNP Paribas, we passionately embrace diversity and are committed to fostering an inclusive workplace where all employees are valued, respected and can bring their authentic selves to work. We prohibit Discrimination and Harassment of any kind and our policies promote equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants, irrespective of, but not limited to their gender, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, ethnicity, race, colour, national origin, age, religion, social status, mental or physical disabilities, veteran status etc. As a global Bank, we truly believe that inclusion and diversity of our teams is key to our success in serving our clients and the communities we operate in.

About Business line/Function:

Corporate and Institutional Banking has an active IT ecosystem with its own IT backbone that involves a large workforce of IT employees working for DEV, Testing and Support projects. 
CIB ITO Production ensures the provision of industrialized and digital production services. The objective is to offer innovative products and services to its customers in a performing, global and secured environment in order to speed up delivery and time to market. CIB ITO Production manages operational risk by running stable and robust IT production platforms. CIB ITO production hosts critical service delivery scope comprising of Global Markets, Global Banking, Client & Employee, ALM&T, Regulatory & Control IT and BP2S. 
Referential APS primarily provides functional and technical support to the applications such as Optimus, Sierra and Forma apps which are golden source for Portfolios and Bonds respectively

Job Title:

Senior Support Analyst

Date:

12th FEB 2024

Department:

CIB GM APS

Location:

ISPL CHENNAI GBIC

Business Line / Function:

CIB GM APS

Reports to:

(Direct)

Grade:

(if applicable)

(Functional)

Number of Direct Reports:

NA

Directorship / Registration:

NA

Position Purpose

BNP Paribas is looking for dynamic and highly motivated individuals for the role of Application Production Support. The person will be responsible to provide level 1 and level 2 functional and technical support. The role will be challenging and will involve high level of commitment and pro-activeness to maintain the 24*7 availability of the applications while being leveraging on other sites in follow the sun model.

Job profile at a glance, the role will mainly focus on the functional and technical support of in-scope applications including but not limited to monitoring, troubleshooting, resolving and communicating the production events. The event can be of various type and nature, ranging from simple application error or the infrastructure issue related to server crash. The main responsibility will be to resolve user queries and provide functional support while being leveraging on the systems technical architecture knowledge. Provide technical support by ensuring the smooth execution of batches, delivering the production change; manage Incidents and problem within the in-scope applications. The role also needs to ensure high availability of the application. Ensure that all relevant events and issues are recorded and resolved in timely manner. 

Responsibilities

 

Direct Responsibilities

·         Act as first line of contact for end users to register their queries and concerns and provide Level1 and Level2 functional and technical resolutions.

·         Coordinate with Level3, Infra or ADM Teams as applicable for quicker resolution of issues/incidents whilst ensuring the timely communications to end users.

·         Monitor batches with the help of provided tools and act proactively on failed batches while being ensuring that the preventive actions were implemented to avoid the future failures.

·         Pro-actively monitor, manage and improve availability and performance of the production environments from presentation and application layers to middleware and databases with the help of provided tools.

·         Create and maintain documentation about issue resolutions and process guidelines for easy resolution of future issues.

·         Providing coaching and mentoring to junior colleagues, transferring skills and expertise as required.

·         Ensure logging all issues raised by user or intercepted by monitoring tool in the Bank’s ticket management system Service Now.

·         Monitor recurrent incidents and perform problem management to ensure permanent fix with the help of IT partners.

·         Coordinate with Infrastructure teams on events of patching & upgradation of servers to ensure the applications are stable & running after the infra work.

·         Active participation in Disaster Recovery exercise to validate the resilience of production ecosystem for business.

·         Explore opportunities of innovation and automation while in line with all policies

·         Ensuring the timely delivery of change in staging and production ecosystem as per the agreed schedule.

·         Handle access management for end users.

·         Perform capacity management of in-scope applications by proactively monitoring the application behavior. Alerts Application Production and Development teams of any potential risks in the future

·         Provide feedback and propose solutions to management on performance and capacity.

·         Customize production tools (monitoring, batch scheduling, backups, deployment tolls, automation)

·         Adopt CIB Standard tools, industrialize monitoring, industrialize Release management whilst seeking reduction of dependency on manual interventions by support staff, e.g leveraging enterprise batch scheduling and enterprise monitoring tools

·         Collaborate efficiently with Dev and release management team to automate release delivery respecting the DEVOPS best practices.

Contributing Responsibilities

 

·         Increasing productivity of team and company as a whole by striving for excellence.

·         Motivating self and the team to take on new tasks.

·         Challenge existing process for continuous improvements.

Technical & Behavioral Competencies

Technical Skills

·         Strong experience with Windows based infrastructures, Windows / IIS administration.

·         Experience with Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2016 and Windows Server 2019 administration

·         Experience with IIS Administration

·         Ability to troubleshoot IIS / .NET main issues

·         Ability to create / maintain PowerShell scripts.

·         Strong experience with Linux-based infrastructures, Linux/Unix administration.

·         Ability to troubleshoot and solve main Linux issues, like identifying process blocking specific port, searching for a specific value in files, …

·         Ability to create / maintain bash script.

·         RHEL experience is an asset.

·         Strong experience with databases such as Oracle DB,Microsoft SQL Server.

·         Ability to troubleshoot performance issues

·         Ability to monitor database performances, using monitoring tools or SQL queries

·         Experience with Java application servers like IBM WebSphere or Apache Tomcat.

·         Ability to configure a Java Application Server, notably:JVM settings,HTTP Connector configuration,Database Connection Pool,MQ Connection Pool

·         Experience with Java/ .NET applications

·         Ability to troubleshoot memory issues

·         Perform Memory and Thread dump with Java monitoring tools (Dynatrace, Geneos)

·         Ability to troubleshoot performance issues

·         Investigate application slowness with proper monitoring tools (Dynatrace, Autosys, Geneos)

·         Experience with a scripting languages such as Python, Groovy, Bash, PowerShell.

·         Ability to write a small sample application to validate configuration / connectivity

·         Ability to write / maintain deployments scripts written in Ansible (Python) and Jenkins Pipeline (Groovy)

·         Ability to write / maintain scripts in Bash or PowerShell, to execute directly on Linux / Windows hosts

·         Experience with ELK stack

·         Ability to collect data and send them to Elastic search

·         Ability to create reports and dashboards in Kibana

Behavioral Skills

·         Ability to provide step-by-step functional and technical help, both written and verbal.

·         Ability to diagnose and troubleshoot technical and functional issues.

·         Strong skills on coordination,assignment,challenge the status quo and be proactive.

·         Transformational mindset with strong motivation for automations.

·         Enthusiastic to work in challenging environment.

·         Excellent problem-solving and communication skills

·         Ability to Collaborate /Team Work in multi-location distributed environment.

·         Decision Making

·         Client focused

Transversal Skills

·         Ability to understand, explain and support change

·         Analytical Ability

·         Ability to develop others & improve their skills

·         Ability to develop and leverage networks

Specific Qualifications (if required)

Skills Referential

Behavioural Skills: (Please select up to 4 skills)

Ability to collaborate / Teamwork

Decision Making

Ability to deliver / Results driven

Ability to share / pass on knowledge

Transversal Skills: (Please select up to 5 skills)

Ability to understand, explain and support change

Ability to develop and adapt a process

Analytical Ability

Ability to set up relevant performance indicators

Ability to develop others & improve their skills

Education Level:

Bachelor Degree or equivalent

Experience Level

At least  9 years

Other/Specific Qualifications (if required)

 Knowledge on Calypso from  other Investment bank APS experience

About BNP Paribas India Solutions:

Established in 2005, BNP Paribas India Solutions is a wholly owned subsidiary of BNP Paribas SA, European Union’s leading bank with an international reach. With delivery centers located in Bengaluru, Chennai and Mumbai, we are a 24×7 global delivery center. India Solutions services three business lines: Corporate and Institutional Banking, Investment Solutions and Retail Banking for BNP Paribas across the Group. Driving innovation and growth, we are harnessing the potential of over 10000 employees, to provide support and develop best-in-class solutions.

About BNP Paribas Group:

 BNP Paribas is the European Union’s leading bank and key player in international banking. It operates in 65 countries and has nearly 185,000 employees, including more than 145,000 in Europe. The Group has key positions in its three main fields of activity: Commercial, Personal Banking & Services for the Group’s commercial & personal banking and several specialised businesses including BNP Paribas Personal Finance and Arval; Investment & Protection Services for savings, investment, and protection solutions; and Corporate & Institutional Banking, focused on corporate and institutional clients. Based on its strong diversified and integrated model, the Group helps all its clients (individuals, community associations, entrepreneurs, SMEs, corporates and institutional clients) to realize their projects through solutions spanning financing, investment, savings and protection insurance. In Europe, BNP Paribas has four domestic markets: Belgium, France, Italy, and Luxembourg. The Group is rolling out its integrated commercial & personal banking model across several Mediterranean countries, Turkey, and Eastern Europe. As a key player in international banking, the Group has leading platforms and business lines in Europe, a strong presence in the Americas as well as a solid and fast-growing business in Asia-Pacific. BNP Paribas has implemented a Corporate Social Responsibility approach in all its activities, enabling it to contribute to the construction of a sustainable future, while ensuring the Group’s performance and stability

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

At BNP Paribas, we passionately embrace diversity and are committed to fostering an inclusive workplace where all employees are valued, respected and can bring their authentic selves to work. We prohibit Discrimination and Harassment of any kind and our policies promote equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants, irrespective of, but not limited to their gender, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, ethnicity, race, colour, national origin, age, religion, social status, mental or physical disabilities, veteran status etc. As a global Bank, we truly believe that inclusion and diversity of our teams is key to our success in serving our clients and the communities we operate in.

About Business line/Function:

Corporate and Institutional Banking has an active IT ecosystem with its own IT backbone that involves a large workforce of IT employees working for DEV, Testing and Support projects. 
CIB ITO Production ensures the provision of industrialized and digital production services. The objective is to offer innovative products and services to its customers in a performing, global and secured environment in order to speed up delivery and time to market. CIB ITO Production manages operational risk by running stable and robust IT production platforms. CIB ITO production hosts critical service delivery scope comprising of Global Markets, Global Banking, Client & Employee, ALM&T, Regulatory & Control IT and BP2S. 
Referential APS primarily provides functional and technical support to the applications such as Optimus, Sierra and Forma apps which are golden source for Portfolios and Bonds respectively

Job Title:

Senior Support Analyst

Date:

12th FEB 2024

Department:

CIB GM APS

Location:

ISPL CHENNAI GBIC

Business Line / Function:

CIB GM APS

Reports to:

(Direct)

Grade:

(if applicable)

(Functional)

Number of Direct Reports:

NA

Directorship / Registration:

NA

Position Purpose

BNP Paribas is looking for dynamic and highly motivated individuals for the role of Application Production Support. The person will be responsible to provide level 1 and level 2 functional and technical support. The role will be challenging and will involve high level of commitment and pro-activeness to maintain the 24*7 availability of the applications while being leveraging on other sites in follow the sun model.

Job profile at a glance, the role will mainly focus on the functional and technical support of in-scope applications including but not limited to monitoring, troubleshooting, resolving and communicating the production events. The event can be of various type and nature, ranging from simple application error or the infrastructure issue related to server crash. The main responsibility will be to resolve user queries and provide functional support while being leveraging on the systems technical architecture knowledge. Provide technical support by ensuring the smooth execution of batches, delivering the production change; manage Incidents and problem within the in-scope applications. The role also needs to ensure high availability of the application. Ensure that all relevant events and issues are recorded and resolved in timely manner. 

Responsibilities

 

Direct Responsibilities

·         Act as first line of contact for end users to register their queries and concerns and provide Level1 and Level2 functional and technical resolutions.

·         Coordinate with Level3, Infra or ADM Teams as applicable for quicker resolution of issues/incidents whilst ensuring the timely communications to end users.

·         Monitor batches with the help of provided tools and act proactively on failed batches while being ensuring that the preventive actions were implemented to avoid the future failures.

·         Pro-actively monitor, manage and improve availability and performance of the production environments from presentation and application layers to middleware and databases with the help of provided tools.

·         Create and maintain documentation about issue resolutions and process guidelines for easy resolution of future issues.

·         Providing coaching and mentoring to junior colleagues, transferring skills and expertise as required.

·         Ensure logging all issues raised by user or intercepted by monitoring tool in the Bank’s ticket management system Service Now.

·         Monitor recurrent incidents and perform problem management to ensure permanent fix with the help of IT partners.

·         Coordinate with Infrastructure teams on events of patching & upgradation of servers to ensure the applications are stable & running after the infra work.

·         Active participation in Disaster Recovery exercise to validate the resilience of production ecosystem for business.

·         Explore opportunities of innovation and automation while in line with all policies

·         Ensuring the timely delivery of change in staging and production ecosystem as per the agreed schedule.

·         Handle access management for end users.

·         Perform capacity management of in-scope applications by proactively monitoring the application behavior. Alerts Application Production and Development teams of any potential risks in the future

·         Provide feedback and propose solutions to management on performance and capacity.

·         Customize production tools (monitoring, batch scheduling, backups, deployment tolls, automation)

·         Adopt CIB Standard tools, industrialize monitoring, industrialize Release management whilst seeking reduction of dependency on manual interventions by support staff, e.g leveraging enterprise batch scheduling and enterprise monitoring tools

·         Collaborate efficiently with Dev and release management team to automate release delivery respecting the DEVOPS best practices.

Contributing Responsibilities

 

·         Increasing productivity of team and company as a whole by striving for excellence.

·         Motivating self and the team to take on new tasks.

·         Challenge existing process for continuous improvements.

Technical & Behavioral Competencies

Technical Skills

·         Strong experience with Windows based infrastructures, Windows / IIS administration.

·         Experience with Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2016 and Windows Server 2019 administration

·         Experience with IIS Administration

·         Ability to troubleshoot IIS / .NET main issues

·         Ability to create / maintain PowerShell scripts.

·         Strong experience with Linux-based infrastructures, Linux/Unix administration.

·         Ability to troubleshoot and solve main Linux issues, like identifying process blocking specific port, searching for a specific value in files, …

·         Ability to create / maintain bash script.

·         RHEL experience is an asset.

·         Strong experience with databases such as Oracle DB,Microsoft SQL Server.

·         Ability to troubleshoot performance issues

·         Ability to monitor database performances, using monitoring tools or SQL queries

·         Experience with Java application servers like IBM WebSphere or Apache Tomcat.

·         Ability to configure a Java Application Server, notably:JVM settings,HTTP Connector configuration,Database Connection Pool,MQ Connection Pool

·         Experience with Java/ .NET applications

·         Ability to troubleshoot memory issues

·         Perform Memory and Thread dump with Java monitoring tools (Dynatrace, Geneos)

·         Ability to troubleshoot performance issues

·         Investigate application slowness with proper monitoring tools (Dynatrace, Autosys, Geneos)

·         Experience with a scripting languages such as Python, Groovy, Bash, PowerShell.

·         Ability to write a small sample application to validate configuration / connectivity

·         Ability to write / maintain deployments scripts written in Ansible (Python) and Jenkins Pipeline (Groovy)

·         Ability to write / maintain scripts in Bash or PowerShell, to execute directly on Linux / Windows hosts

·         Experience with ELK stack

·         Ability to collect data and send them to Elastic search

·         Ability to create reports and dashboards in Kibana

Behavioral Skills

·         Ability to provide step-by-step functional and technical help, both written and verbal.

·         Ability to diagnose and troubleshoot technical and functional issues.

·         Strong skills on coordination,assignment,challenge the status quo and be proactive.

·         Transformational mindset with strong motivation for automations.

·         Enthusiastic to work in challenging environment.

·         Excellent problem-solving and communication skills

·         Ability to Collaborate /Team Work in multi-location distributed environment.

·         Decision Making

·         Client focused

Transversal Skills

·         Ability to understand, explain and support change

·         Analytical Ability

·         Ability to develop others & improve their skills

·         Ability to develop and leverage networks

Specific Qualifications (if required)

Skills Referential

Behavioural Skills: (Please select up to 4 skills)

Ability to collaborate / Teamwork

Decision Making

Ability to deliver / Results driven

Ability to share / pass on knowledge

Transversal Skills: (Please select up to 5 skills)

Ability to understand, explain and support change

Ability to develop and adapt a process

Analytical Ability

Ability to set up relevant performance indicators

Ability to develop others & improve their skills

Education Level:

Bachelor Degree or equivalent

Experience Level

At least  9 years

Other/Specific Qualifications (if required)

 Knowledge on Calypso from  other Investment bank APS experience

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