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Major Incident Mgmt Consultant

AFLAC Columbus, GA
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Job Summary

Responsible for ensuring that incidents with potential or actual significant impact to the business are dealt with efficiently and with minimum disruption to the business or operations. Will support other IT Service Management processes within Digital Services, particularly Event Management, Change Management and Problem Management. This role will implement major incident management processes to include incident identification, ownership, escalation, and resolution. This position will work with technical and non-technical staff managing major incident resolution and utilizing standard methodologies to ensure that affected parties receive timely communications. Will be responsible for establishing Standards and Procedures that maximize operations responses to encountered incidents and minimize service availability interruptions.

 

Principal Duties & Responsibilities 

  • Communicates with all levels of management regarding Priority 1 and Priority 2 Major Incidents 
  • Rotating on-call for Major Incidents (24x7) 
  • Performs initial Priority assessments and mediate Priority assessment disputes for Major Incidents 
  • Drives Major Incidents through to resolution 
  • Provides technical leadership and mentoring to application development teams 
  • Facilitates on Major Incident conference bridges and takes responsibility for ensuring that the information shared on the bridge is clear and concise 
  • Ensures communications are sent to stakeholders at regular intervals and within expected timeframes 
  • Identify areas requiring improvement from a procedural, technical or cultural perspective, capturing these issues and progressing them via a Post Incident Review or other channels as appropriate 
  • Recording a detailed chronology of the incident for use in post incident reviews and for Root Cause Analysis 
  • Develops strong reciprocal relationships with key partners across the company and represents the Digital Command Center in multi-functional teams 
  • Ensures the correct resources are working on the resolution of major incidents appropriate to the severity, and identifies when escalation is required and triggers such escalation accordingly 
  • Acts as a liaison between the department and other departments and/or divisions; facilitates collaborative efforts particularly on initiatives that involve shifting of customer-facing support to the IT Service Center or to self-service 
  • Identify and implement service efficiencies to reduce operational expenses 
  • Develop and leverage existing tools, dashboards, and Application Performance Management technologies to improve responsiveness and/or introduce automation to improve customer experience 
  • Serves as the subject matter expert in performing complex support of most customer products; works on projects as a project team member or lead, and may participate in project planning and requirements 
  • Contribute to design and development of the Incident Management process, including making recommendations on tooling requirements and reports 
  • Participates in the development and communication of solutions for client service improvements, including but not limited to documenting instructions, process improvements, solutions, technical articles, white papers, and proposals 
  • Leads or facilitates team-based improvement projects; acts as liaison, coordinating activities and resolving issues between teams, departments, divisions, agencies, vendors, etc. in an attempt to maintain effective working relationships, correct discrepancies, and resolve issues that develops from day-to-day operations; communicates customer needs, inquiries and deficiencies to management, and makes recommendations to improve services 
  • Maintain team portal and SharePoint pages to ensure information provided to the company is accurate and succinct 
  • Assists and monitors the support of the department's daily workflow, outage communications and alerts 
  • Possesses and applies expert knowledge of operational principles, practices and procedures, and operates as the subject matter expert with substantial latitude for independent action or decision making regarding the day-to-day services provided to the business unit or operational functions and team processes; interprets and applies division and organizational policies and procedures, and recommends changes or enhancements to procedures or processes 
  • Prepares and presents status updates for various projects; serves as an individual contributor or technical lead 
  • Performs other duties as required

 

Education & Experience Required

  • Minimum Required Bachelors Degree Computer Science or Information Systems or related field
  • Minimum Required Five or more years of experience in an IT or technology related field
  • Minimum Required Working knowledge of basic to complex hardware and software products, problem-solving, and troubleshooting skills
  • Minimum Required Knowledge of the latest technologies obtained by attending training and conferences
  • Minimum Required Extensive knowledge of Aflac's products/services and systems

 

Or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

Job Knowledge & Skills 

  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communications and team facilitation skills to effectively interact with management, and internal and external customers 
  • Assertiveness: Must be able to step in and speak up to control the path of investigation. This includes ability to advocate a position when challenged and not allow advanced positions to influence the path of investigation other than in accordance with best practice and group policies and procedures 
  • Flexibility to continually work under changing and different work scenarios 
  • Ability to work under pressure 
  • Distributed Processing - Intermediate 
  • Mainframe Computing - Basic 
  • Data Standards - Intermediate 
  • Project Management Tools - Basic 
  • Microsoft Office - Intermediate 
  • SharePoint - Intermediate 
  • New Business Processes - Intermediate 
  • Troubleshooting - Advanced 
  • Change Management - Basic 
  • Incident Management - Advanced 
  • Ownership & Initiative - Advanced 
  • Problem Management - Intermediate 
  • Monitoring Tools & Technologies - Advanced
  • Community Collaboration - Intermediate 
  • Data Trend Analysis and Interpretation - Intermediate 
  • Performance Analysis and Forecasting - Intermediate 
  • Statistical Analysis - Intermediate

 

Competencies 

  • Acting with Integrity 
  • Communicating Effectively 
  • Pursuing Self-Development 
  • Serving Customers 
  • Supporting Change 
  • Supporting Organizational Goals 
  • Working with Diverse Populations 

 

Working Conditions

The statements below describe the general nature and level of the work and are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required.

Normal office environment (virtual or in-person)

 

Travel

None Required

Date Posted May 12, 2022
Date Closes June 11, 2022
Requisition 883935600
Located In Columbus, GA
SOC Category 00-0000.00
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