File Transfer Engineer

| Gulfport, MS, USA
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The focus of the role is to provide design, delivery, operation, and maintenance of the file transfer system and related infrastructure. This position will be accountable for the engineering and operations of IBM Sterling Integrator/File Gateway (Managed File Transfer) or similar tools delivering system enhancements/fixes, customer support, system maintenance, and incident resolution. The role requires collaboration within the team and across the organization, including customers, vendors and other personnel to ensure data travels through channels and processes efficiently.


  • Responsible for the Design, planning and implementation/engineering of integration solutions using IBM MFT Suite (Sterling File gateway, Sterling integrator, Sterling secure proxy, sterling control center)
  • Reviews assigned file transmission requests and configures a standard file transmission solution. Partners with lines of business to select transfer methods tailored to meet business requirements. Securely exchanges data, following corporate and industry standards to minimize risks of unauthorized access, theft, or manipulations of data.
  • Verifies completion of automated file transfers. Creates and maintains file transfer documentation. Troubleshoots and corrects problems with existing automation and procedures. Works with the business lines to troubleshoot and remediate issues related to unsuccessful file movements
  • Provides support for data movement solutions, including extraction, transformation, and load (ETL) processes, query, and data validation.
  • Assists and supports leadership with file movement directions, while developing an effective strategy to help the department succeed in the overall goal.
  • Provides consultation on analytic capabilities and enterprise integrated data assets to business partners to mature the Enterprise Data Movement vision and direction.
  • Influences technical direction and use of technologies relevant for file movements after making necessary evaluations; partners with development architecture team and vendors and provides recommendation for file movement processes.
  • Provides tier 2 support for the managed file transfer systems/processes; including on-call tier 2 support.
  • Assess existing automation frameworks, to provide analytic capabilities and enterprise integrated data assets to business partners to mature enterprise data movement vision and direction. Consults and meets with internal business lines to analyze and understand file transfer requests
  • Communicates with technical and non-technical external/internal customers, as well as multiple levels of management, when designing, testing, and implementing file transfer workflows.
  • Prepares time and cost estimates for completing projects.
  • Other duties and special projects as assigned by Senior Management.
  • Incumbent is required to comply with all applicable federal, state, and local banking and industry related laws and regulations including but not limited to the Bank Secrecy Act.




  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or related field, or equivalent work experience
  • 5+ years of systems development, testing and/or business experience or related work experience with data transfer tools, specifically IBM Sterling File Transfer products
  • 8+ years preferred; coding and development experience a plus
  • Extensive knowledge in administration and management of IBM Sterling File Gateway, IBM Sterling Secure proxy, IBM Control center and IBM Sterling External Authentication
  • Proficient in building services, adapters and configuring property files to implement file transfer solutions.
  • Experience in file transfer protocol - SSH/SFTP, FTPS, HTTPS, AS2, Connect Direct etc.
  • Hands on experience in BPML and Unix scripting.
  • Overall Industry knowledge of B2B file transfer protocol and strategic mindset on delivering enterprise capabilities.
  • Experience in installation and maintenance of a clustered environment for high availability
  • Knowledge and understanding of Sterling Integrator/Gentra, Mailboxes, Certificates, Pub Keys, Adaptors, Clients, Business Process and Encryption.
  • Expertise on Windows platforms and writing command scripts
  • Knowledge on Rest API services offered by IBM MFT suite for the product maintenance
  • Expertise on building the out of box reports and custom reports on IBM control center and SFG/SI
  • Knowledgeable in design and implementation of efficient procedures for the distribution and release of changes to the appropriate environments
  • Substantial knowledge of current industry wide data movement and practices, tools and techniques - their applicability and impact.
  • Strong analytical and communication skills
  • An understanding of strategy and tactical views and planning processes


  • Ability to work under stress and meet deadlines
  • Results-oriented and has a high degree of accountability, commitment and responsibility.
  • Ability to operate related equipment to perform the essential job functions
  • Ability to read and interpret a document if required to perform the essential job functions
  • Ability to travel if required to perform the essential job functions
  • Ability to lift/move/carry approximately 10 pounds if required to perform the essential job functions. If the employee is unable to lift/move/carry this weight and can be accommodated without causing the department/division an "undue hardship" then the employee must be accommodated; hence omitting lifting/moving/carrying as a physical requirement.

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