Expert Platform Planner

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Distinguished and Expert level Individual remote contributor role. Primary responsibility is to provide overarching planning responsibilities across all platforms (shared, dedicated) supporting both Ensono internal and client environment. The Expert Planner utilize his/her critical technical and business planning skills and work with various internal (e.g. product, engineering, operations, finance, sales etc.) and external (vendors, client etc.) organizations to develop, design platform architecture, and financial sound business case that is needed to support the business demand. From creating the Multi-Year plan to Global Capacity Feasibility Process to Inventory Management to driving standard architecture and design across all platforms. The main responsibilities are listed as follows: • Matrix Lead a cross functional global team and develop Multi-year plan that supports the forecasted demand that is based on historical, sales pipeline information, platform architecture/design, current and planned product releases, capacity availability (hardware, software) along with performing detail financial analytics • Develop the end to end Global Capacity Inquiry Process across all platforms (Mainframe, Public and Private Open/Cloud Systems) and the supportive infrastructure (e.g. Network, Space and Power etc.) • Develop and Drive continuous systems and tools development in supportive of the Global Planning and Capacity Inquiry Process • Be the primary interface from capacity team and work with other platform/client capacity planners, technical engineering and operations teams, sales, solution architect, vendors to develop architectural and standardize design, identify capacity availability in supportive for both the client’s and infrastructure environment. Identify and manage hardware/software needed to support the required demand. Develop capacity optimization plans, expansion plans and the appropriate business cases when required • Partner with other internal organization to manage required hardware asset by platform (e.g. mainframe) • Provide critical KPI’s and reports in supportive of the Global Capacity Inquiry process • Provide clients and executive leadership capacity reviews • Primary interface will be all US/UK time zoned client and account support
 

Duties and Responsibilities

 

  • Mainframe and Open systems technology, planning and capacity experience (Compute – Mainframe, Server – physical/virtual, Storage / Backup, Networking to include Loadbalancer, Firewall)
  • Extensive Networking experience (both Wide Area and Hosted Area Network)
  • Public Cloud (AWS/Azure) experience
  • SalesForce and/or ITSM tools experience
  • JCL and/or script coding experience
  • Microsoft Office proficiency
  • Large scale and device Planning, Modeling and Simulation experience
  • Financial Analytical and Planning experience
  • Database and data warehouse concepts and experience
  • Mainframe resources IBM concepts and SCRT experience
  • Expert level verbal, written communication skills along with presenting multi-million dollar business/investment cases
  • Mastery level knowledge and practical comprehension of corporate IT computing processes and methodologies
  • Provides consultation, training, and knowledge sharing to associates
  • Provide mentoring to junior level job roles as required
  • Provide Support and technical expertise and guidance to other teams and engineering organizations
  • Lead and mentor on high complexity assignments to other associates on the team
  • Establish strong relationships with teams and outsource partners through continuous dialogue and support
  • Enable team members to be successful by providing opportunities for continual learning and professional growth
  • Define, engineer, and deploy automation solutions for capacity team supported processes
  • Innovation thought leader on emerging technologies and automation solutions

 

Qualifications

  • Required - Typically requires a minimum of 15 years of related experience with a Bachelor's degree; or 12 years and a Master's degree; or equivalent work experience
  • Preferred - Understands the competitive landscape from both a business and technical perspective
  • Travel % - 10%
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Location

Our HQ is 22 miles from the Loop; near Belmont station, BNSF line. Plenty of places to eat & shop! 2nd office is in downtown Chicago on Madison Ave.

An Insider's view of Ensono

What’s the vibe like in the office?

I find the culture to be very open and collaborative. One can be on a call with a customer and ask your technical resource across from you a specific question or run into our CEO in the hallway while grabbing a cup of coffee. We allow feedback to be given and changes to be heard. Leadership constantly finds ways to make it an exciting workplace

Bailey Cahill

Senior Manager - Partner & Alliances

What does your typical day look like?

A typical day in our Full Stack DevOps world is collaborative, affords room for creative problem-solving, offers unique opportunities and challenges. Our work involves using cloud technologies to solve application’s needs, research datalake technologies and architect to process large amounts of performance data. We also lay 6 man variation of ping

Jake Frazier-Flores

Software Engineer

What are Ensono Perks + Benefits

Ensono Benefits Overview

Benefits include - generous maternity and paternity leave, generous paid days off and company paid holidays. Sabbatical, adoption, compassion and bereavement leave days, adoption assistance and flexible spending account. Healthcare and 401K eligibility on 1st day of work. Paid volunteer days.

Wellness programs - designed to help us be our best! Fitness week, Virgin Pulse® platform, wellness plans for credits and discounts on medical plan contributions.

Fun ergonomic workplace - free snacks, onsite gym & trainer, yoga classes, Beer O'Clock days.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Beer O' Cart every month!
Casual Dress
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Onsite gym available!
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Promote from within

Additional Perks + Benefits

15 options for coffee and chocolate drinks (its a coffee machine with an IP address after all!) Also, Starbucks machine with chai latte counts, right? And then after the free snacks and all the hot chocolate - get some steps in while checking your emails in our fitness center. We have associate discounts on various products and services locally and nationally.

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