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Supervisor, Computer Operations

League City, TX, US, 77573


American National is an established, stable, and successful multi-line insurance corporation that has provided financial strength and a sense of security to employees, customers and business partners since 1905.  We’ve been recognized by Forbes as one of America’s most trustworthy financial companies and best mid-sized employers. With focus on our organization’s values and cultural richness: Financial Strength, Integrity, Respect, Service and Teamwork (FIRST) and Agility, Collaboration, and Engagement (ACE) we continue to pursue our vision to be a leading provider of financial products and services for current and future generations.

 

What’s in it for you?

American National supports a comfortable, diverse, and inclusive work environment, following a casual dress code and focus on healthy work-life balance. We understand that comprehensive benefits are important which is why we offer a generous package that includes: medical, dental, vision, short and long-term disability, life insurance, flexible spending accounts, matching 401(k), paid time off, paid holidays, tuition reimbursement, health-wellness initiatives, and a volunteer program where employees are provided PTO for giving their time to a charity of choice, and referral bonuses! We also offer a comprehensive wellness program that includes onsite fitness centers and classes or discounted gym memberships, free health screenings, free flu shots, and more.

American National is seeking a talented Supervisor, Computer Operations for our League City, Texas location. The Computer Operations Supervisor manages the organization’s 24/7/365 operation of the Data Center systems and the computer operation’s staff. The staff works with a variety of computers, including mainframe, midrange, micro-computers (servers) and peripherals (tape, disk, sans, printers, etc.). The supervisor leads the staff in maintaining the computer hardware and associated software; and is often the second responder (after the staff members) for any system problem that occur. The supervisor is a senior-level operations position, requiring the incumbent to know all the operator, production control, scheduling, and tape library functions at an expert level and be able to complete all advanced tasks. In addition, this position provides leadership and supervision to the computer operations and/or scheduling staff. This position is responsible for performing the following functions at the highest level of proficiency.

 

Functions:

  • Supervises the personnel, work, job duties and training of all computer operators and/or scheduling staff. With overall responsibility for all aspects of computer operations and/or scheduling.
  • Assigns computer operations and/or scheduling personnel to workstations/work areas and ensures the resources are properly deployed with the appropriate training on associated systems.
  • Responsible for ensuring that operations and production control scheduling documentation and procedures are accurate and up to date. Approves recommended changes to existing operations, production control scheduling documentation, and procedures.
  • Manages staff PTO schedules to maintain proper staffing levels across all areas of responsibility.
  • Conducts employee performance evaluations.
  • Performs advanced daily operations functions in all environments and performs daily tasks as needed for production control scheduling and the tape librarian. Serves as a backup in emergency situations to any of the assigned personnel in computer operations and/or scheduling.
  • Supervises and directs the activities of others, including vendor personnel, during recovery operations associated with system and hardware failures.
  • Works with CTS support areas and vendors, schedules and oversees all machine room installations, repairs, maintenance of hardware, and systems ensuring service levels are maintained.
  • Coordinates all operations functions for disaster recovery exercises. Functions as the DR operations team lead and provides backup for DR coordinator functions.
  • Coordinates, manages, monitors, and participates in Sarbanes-Oxley anti-fraud law (SOX) compliance audits and related activities.
  • Coordinates with senior CTS management, building management, and building engineers on the monitoring of the Data Center facility’s infrastructure and related activities.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma.
  • Nine or more years of experience in monitoring and maintaining mainframe and windows computing systems.
  • Five or more years of supervisory, management or team lead experience

 

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • <span 72="">Prior IBM Mainframe and Window Servers experience
  • <span 72="">Knowledge of IMS, CICS, SDSF on mainframe, monitoring tools and mainframe scheduling systems
  • <span 72="">Previous experience with conflict resolution and coaching
  • Strong and effective leadership behaviors
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to work with all levels of leadership and partners throughout the enterprise
  • Ability to effectively delegate with purpose
  • Proven problem analyzer and problem solver on a variety of computing systems and platforms
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office products
  • Ability to work nights and weekends as needed

 

 

 

Hiring Practices

The preceding job posting was designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this position. It is not intended to be interpreted as a comprehensive list of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications.

 

American National’s recruitment policies help us place individuals in a timely and efficient manner. Only the most qualified candidates will be contacted by our recruiting team. Candidates may check the status of their application(s) by logging into our Career Portal.

 

Learn more about our company, by following us on social media: LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter: @CareerswithAN

 

American National is an equal opportunity employer, committed to enhancing a diverse and inclusive environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, gender expression, national origin, veteran status, disability or any other legally protected categories.

 


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“If you believe you can make a difference in the lives of our clients, if you’re willing to work hard, if you want a fulfilling career, and if your values match ours, then I want you to work for American National. ” – James Pozzi, President and CEO.

 

 

 


Nearest Major Market: Galveston
Nearest Secondary Market: Houston

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