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Director, Event Monitoring and Optimization Architect – KPMG US

Company Name: KPMG US
Location
: Cincinnati, OH
Type: Full Time

Job Description:

Known for being a great place to work and build a career, KPMG provides audit, tax and advisory services for organizations in today’s most important industries. Our growth is driven by delivering real results for our clients. It’s also enabled by our culture, which encourages individual development, embraces an inclusive environment, rewards innovative excellence and supports our communities. With qualities like those, it’s no wonder we’re consistently ranked among the best companies to work for by Fortune Magazine, Consulting Magazine, Working Mother Magazine, Diversity Inc. and others. If you’re as passionate about your future as we are, join our team.

KPMG is currently seeking a Director, Monitoring and Logging to join our Digital Nexus organization. This is a remote work opportunity.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical design and architectural leadership, including documenting and diagramming the logical, physical, and process views for enterprise monitoring, event management and logging solution(s)
  • Facilitate organizational change by defining strategies for the Firm with respect to technology domain standards and design goals, focusing mainly on monitoring, event correlation, service dependency mapping
  • Develop and maintain roadmaps, which include product selection, versions, upgrades, projects, and milestones; conduct research focused on identifying emerging technology solutions that reduce costs, increase efficiencies, provide more value and capabilities, reduce risks, and increase security; perform activities such as readings, proof-of-concepts (POCs), and lab testing
  • Lead efforts for technology evaluations, which involves identifying a weighted feature matrix for a specific need and evaluating and scoring products against the desired features
  • Communicate leading practices by giving presentations, working with project teams, and authoring content aimed at educating others about standards, strategies, and otherwise defined leading practices; work individually and collaboratively with team members to ensure breadth and granularity of strategies, standards and reference architectures for consistency and integration
  • Provide vision and guidance on unified monitoring; gather data from disparate monitoring tools and create a unified solution to help isolate and resolve issues faster; take on call responsibilities for incidents response and triage

Qualifications:

  • Minimum ten years of recent experience in Monitoring, Logging, Incident and Event management; experience in an Operational role at some point in career
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university is preferred; additional credentials/certifications specific to monitoring solutions or associated IT Operations is preferred
  • Experience with master of masters, event correlation, ServiceNow ITIL and preferably CMDB; previous experience with monitoring solutions such as SCOM, SCORCH, SolarWinds, DataDog, Splunk, Sentinel, Prometheus, Zabbix, NetCool and others
  • Development experience with interpreted languages, for example: Python, Ruby, and others as well as markup languages such as JSON, XML, YAML and more
  • Demonstrated experience designing and implementing monitoring architecture and reference architectures from business requirements gathering to technology rollout oversight, including capacity management, definition of scoring methodologies for technology selection, integration of multiple tools and technical documentation
  • Excellent verbal/written communication, with ability to effectively interact with individuals at all levels of responsibility and authority; must be able to prioritize, delegate and foster the development of high performance teams to lead/support an environment driven by customer service and team work; strong trouble-shooting and organizational skills; capability to work on multiple projects simultaneously; able to participate in resource planning processes based on defined organizational plans
  • US Citizenship is required

KPMG is an affirmative action-equal opportunity employer. KPMG complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws regarding recruitment and hiring. All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. The attached link contains further information regarding the firm’s compliance with federal, state and local recruitment and hiring laws. No phone calls or agencies please.

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