Software Engineer - ETL Developer

Unum | Portland, ME

Posted Date 4/13/2018
Description Job Posting End Date: 05/13

Unum is a company of people serving people. As one of the world's leading employee benefits providers and a Fortune 500 company, Unum's financial protection benefits help protect more than 33 million working people and their families from the financial impact of illness or injury. Unum's three distinct, but similarly focused US businesses – Unum US, Colonial Life, and Starmount Life – are each a market leader in making disability, life, accident, critical illness, dental, and vision insurance accessible in the workplace.

Headquartered in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Unum has significant US operations in Portland, Maine, Worcester, Massachusetts, and Glendale, California with over 35 field offices nationwide. Colonial Life is headquartered in Columbia, South Carolina with over 40 field offices nationwide. Starmount Life is based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and is the dental and vision center of excellence for Unum in the US.

General Summary:

Software Engineers are responsible for the building and/or configuration of software solutions within their business portfolio. Serving as the Senior Administrator and Subject Matter Expert for the InfoSphere DataStage suite, a key component in Unum’s new data warehouse, the primary focus is installing, configuring, and managing the mission-critical InfoSphere DataStage platform running on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Websphere Application Server. The Secondary focus is providing training and mentoring to teammates, and consultation to DataStage developers.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Primary partner with the Service Manager on operational aspects of associated services.
  • Ensures the operation, control, reporting and continuous improvement of the IT infrastructure (typically hardware, software, data stored on various media, and all equipment within wide and local area networks) required to deliver and support IT services and products to meet the needs of the business.
  • Accountable for ensuring stability, capacity and performance of IT services. Addresses/adjusts services proactively 7x24 as needed to maintain or exceed service levels to business.
  • Partners with architects, operations engineers, solutions engineers, and Service Managers to assure new or enhanced services, when implemented, meet or exceed committed service levels and expected cost.
  • For the accountable services, partner with the Global Services organizations responsible for ITIL Service Management based processes associated with Incident, Problem, Change, Release, Availability, and Release Management.
  • Collaborates with Infrastructure Architects on the application of agreed upon infrastructure standards, process, tooling and frameworks required for the delivery of associated infrastructure services.
  • Leverages the implemented architecture aspects of an established infrastructure service to improve delivery of that service.
  • Works as part of a team that leverages agile approaches to meet business needs at an accelerated pace.
  • Manages processes, systems and functions to package, build, test and deploy changes successfully into technical infrastructure environments.
  • Provides specialist expertise to facilitate and execute the installation and maintenance of infrastructure software such as operating systems, data management products, office automation products and other utility software.
  • Through monitoring, ensures service component availability, capacity and performance actions to resolve any shortfalls according to agreed procedures. Applies techniques to modify demand for a particular resource or service.
  • Provides ongoing and appropriate coaching and mentorship for Operations Engineers.
  • Partners closely with and provides technical guidance to Operations Engineers concerning infrastructure services operation, availability and capacity. .
  • Able to understand technical interdependencies between infrastructure services, and collaborate with resources across technical disciplines.
  • Acts as the technical lead for the management and interface for all established operational Cloud/Vendor services.
  • Initiates immediate and permanent resolution to incidents with systems and services, by coordinating the efforts of the resolution team or teams.

Additional information

  • Detailed experience installing, managing, and upgrading a complete ETL environment
  • Performing all facets of DataStage administration
  • Thorough understanding of high availability, load balancing, and job parallelization best practices in DataStage
  • Providing leadership in troubleshooting performance issues and creating solutions
  • Strong knowledge of performance tuning and capacity planning
  • Automation of system checks, deployments, and other management tasks
  • Providing technical guidance to DataStage developer
  • Strong knowledge of DB
  • Strong knowledge of Linux administration concepts and shell scripting
  • Knowledge of Websphere Application Serve
  • Knowledge of application change control best practice
  • Good team player, and an eagerness to work within a Kanban team
  • DataStage development
  • IBM Master Data Manager
  • IBM Cognos
  • Informatica PowerCenter/PowerExchange/DVO
  • Teradata
  • Performance tools including HP Diagnostics
  • Continuous Integration/Deployment tool sets: Jenkins, Artifactory, Puppet, TFS, etc


  • Bachelors Degree preferred, or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years operational experience for assigned services
  • Proficient in Corporate, Industry, Professional Standards, e.g., ITIL, and Agile methodology.
  • Demonstrates strong focus on quality delivery and delighting customers; holds self to high standards of delivery
  • Strong team player; able to work effectively within a team and more broadly with people from a variety of backgrounds and areas across the organization.
  • Provides organizational leadership and guidelines to promote the development and exploitation of technical knowledge in the organization
  • Has broad technical knowledge and practical experience to advise direction on problem resolution and standard practices
  • Rapidly wins respect from both clients/users and professional colleagues and develops a reputation for sound judgment and effectiveness in a variety of organizational cultures.
  • Recognized for excellence and is considered an expert within areas of specific knowledge. Continually maintains own knowledge at the highest level
  • Provides mentoring to team/peers and to consultant colleagues, transferring skills and expertise
  • Proven experience with planning and delivering operations management, 24×7 service methodologies
  • Has a broad knowledge and understanding of IT concepts and architectures, coupled with practical knowledge of problem management and the principles and processes of implementing and delivering IT services.


Unum and its family of businesses offer world-class training and development, generous compensation and benefits packages, and a culture built on employee ideas.Unum is an equal opportunity employer, considering all qualified applicants and employees for hiring, placement, and advancement, without regard to a person's race, color, religion, national origin, age, genetic information, military status, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, or protected veteran status.

Geographic Region
Greater Portland/Casco Bay
Engineering Services | Information Technology | Insurance | Software

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