New York City Financial Information Services Agency   New York, NY   Full-time     Information Services / Technology (IT)
Posted on April 19, 2022
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Job Posting Notice


# of Positions: 1

Job ID: 528815



Title Code No: 95714

Level: 00

Title Classification: Non-Competitive

Proposed Salary Range: $120,000.00 - $130,000.00 (Annual)

Work Location: 5 Manhattan West

Division/Work Unit: Ops/HRP TechSvc Middleware


As of August 2, 2021, all new hires must be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus, unless they have been granted a reasonable accommodation for religion or disability. If you are offered city employment, this requirement must be met by your date of hire, unless a reasonable accommodation for exemption is received and approved by the hiring agency.


Job Description


The Financial Information Services Agency and the Office of Payroll Administration (FISA-OPA) has a vacancy for a WebSphere Administrator to support ongoing production maintenance and phased rollout implementation of the HR, Benefits, and Timekeeping functions of HR/Payroll systems.


Primary Responsibilities include


This role will be a technical position responsible for the installation, maintenance, and configuration of our Middleware infrastructure (IBM WebSphere, MQ, and Cognos). Tasks will include supporting the infrastructure of critical citywide applications. This person will function as one of the technical administrators for the group and work with various teams, and will need to have the ability to work independently and prioritize tasks to meet project deadlines.


Minimum Qual Requirements


  1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college in computer science, engineering or a related field and four years of satisfactory full-time experience related to datacenter engineering and operations, cloud engineering and operations, complex IT infrastructure engineering; or,


  1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and eight years of satisfactory full-time experience related to datacenter engineering and operations, cloud engineering and operations, complex IT infrastructure engineering; or,


  1. Education and/or experience which is equivalent to "1" or "2" above.


Preferred Skills


. 5+ years' experience of Middleware Administration, specifically in Websphere Application Server on Linux or UNIX based platforms.

. Experience in administration of other associated middleware products like IBM MQ, IBM HTTPServer, IBM WebSphere Message Broker, Oracle WebLogic, Cognos.

. Perform Middleware Application upgrades and patch installations.

. Experience in understanding and debugging Java errors.

. Good understanding of relational database concepts and experience in SQL.

. Excellent analytical and problem solving skills.

. Previous experience working with an enterprise wide, large scale environment.

. Ability to support 24x7 and be able to work nights/weekends as required.

. Ability to perform detailed Root Cause Analysis of problems.

. Ability to plan, manage time according to schedules, and provide status updates required.

. Ability to work to quickly learn new applications and resolve issues.

. Ability to clearly document and explain symptoms and solutions to complex problems.

. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work well in a team environment.

. Has the ability to be self-motivated and find answers on his/her own.

. Excellent communications skills (oral and written), interpersonal, and organizational skills are required.


Additional Information




The City of New York offers a comprehensive set of benefits and programs to employees, including health insurance, pension plan, Deferred Compensation Plan (with 457, 401K and Roth IRA options), pre-tax Commuter Benefit program, pre-tax Flexible Spending Accounts programs and more. Additional benefits such as prescription drug coverage, dental benefits, vision care benefits and more are also available through District Council 37 – Local 2627, the union that represents employees in this title.


To Apply


 External applicants please visit to apply to Job ID # 528815. Current NYC employees may apply via Employee Self Service (ESS). While all complete applications will be given consideration, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted by FISA-OPA.


The City of New York is an inclusive equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.



 Monday – Friday, 9am to 5pm.


Residency Requirement

 New York City Residency is not required for this position.


POST UNTIL: Until Filled


POSTING DATE: 04/14/2022


The City of New York is an Equal Opportunity Employer