Lead Platform Engineer at Fifth Third Bank (Cincinnati, OH)

| Cincinnati, OH
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Position is in the Fifth Third Commercial IT organization on team of technology Platform Engineers supporting various teams / squads across the landscape of commercial applications at the bank. A specific area of focus will be support for teams/squads supporting Wire & SWIFT applications.

Evaluate, design and implement technology solutions to build and progress technology strategies with a line of business. In the majority of situations, the incumbent will be the application owner responsible for third party, purchased software aligned with a LOB. Will have responsibility to work with vendor to understand upcoming changes, how the software fits into the technology roadmap and design plans to ensure business continuity and effectiveness. Understands the bank's systems, how they are configured, how we need to reconfigure to meet the changes. If aligned to an agile squad may work closely with the product owner to ensure user stories are defined appropriately to develop effective technology solutions.

All employees are responsible and accountable for risk by openly exchanging ideas and opinions, elevating concerns, and following policies and procedures as defined. Accountable for always doing the right thing for customers and colleagues, and ensuring that actions and behaviors drive a positive customer experience. Operating within the Bank's risk appetite, you will achieve results while consistently identifying, assessing, managing, monitoring, and reporting risks of all types.

  • Be the main liaison with software vendor(s) for systems utilized by a particular line of business
  • Stay abreast of upcoming changes and enhancements in vendor's software and how those changes will impact the business.
  • Work with the line of business to design solutions to incorporate software changes and effectively work with business partners to ensure effective implementation
  • Understand the business technology roadmap and make recommendations on continued utilization or elimination of current third party software solutions.
  • If working on an agile team work closely with product owner to ensure that user stories have enough specificity and clarity for the software developers to effectively meet customer needs.
  • Implement and maintain new features and capabilities while continuously improving the quality of our technical products and services
  • Implement and maintain new features and capabilities while continuously improving the quality of our technical
  • Follow industry and organizational best practices and standards, and participate in company communities of practice to continuously refine and communicate them. Contribute to a culture of continuous improvement.
  • Achieve operational excellence by automating processes and creating maintainable, supportable, and testable solutions
  • Keep up with technology trends and innovations in your field(s) of practice
  • Provide operational support and troubleshooting for your team's products and services
  • Provide coaching, mentoring, and training for new or less experienced team members
  • Other duties as required


  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant technology field or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • Six+ years of engineering or other IT work experience relevant to the position.
  • Strong problem-solving and communication skills.
  • Willingness to work in a highly-collaborative environment.
  • Solid understanding and significant experience with modern software development practices, tools, and/or hardware technologies.
  • Solid understanding of IT security best practices.
  • Expertise in one or more technical and/or functional domains relevant to the position.
  • Experience designing, implementing, and supporting complex technical solutions.
  • Results driven, attention to detail, ability to work independently
  • Demonstrated experience in key IT Service Management areas (Incident, Problem, Knowledge and Change Management)
  • Proficient w/ AIX/Linux platform
  • Ability to support and deploy Windows Server based solutions.
  • Familiarity with networking concepts and requesting network services: Routing, Firewalls, NATs, etc.
  • Working knowledge of real-time messaging and batch file transfer implementation and troubleshooting using different packages and methodologies (MQ, FTP, SCP, Sterling, etc)
  • Experience with application databases in Oracle, MS-SQL and DB2 to include table design, table updates, query design, table load
  • Experience with IBM Mainframe technologies (TSO/Roscoe, COBOL, CICS, DB2, VSAM, JCL, SAS,Debug)
  • Knowledge of Swift , Fedwire and Chips and ISO 20022 or MTS (Money Transfer System) highly desirable
  • Experience with Wholesale payment industry a plus.
  • Cloud computing knowledge and experience a plus.

Lead Platform Engineer

LOCATION -- Cincinnati, Ohio 45227

Fifth Third Bank, National Association is proud to have an engaged and inclusive culture and to promote and ensure equal employment opportunity in all employment decisions regardless of race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, military status, veteran status or any other legally protected status.
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Fifth Third Bank operates in the Fintech industry. The company is located in Cincinnati, OH. Fifth Third Bank was founded in 2022. It has 20258 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 152 open jobs at Fifth Third Bank, click here.
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