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Automic Systems Administrator V

M&T Bank Amherst Full-Time
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Completes activities related to larger and/or highly complex installations, configurations, operation and maintenance of systems hardware and software and related infrastructure. Ensures system hardware, operating systems, software systems and related procedures adhere to organizational values, enabling staff and partners. Participates in technical research and development to enable continuing innovation within the infrastructure.

Respond to and resolve to help desk escalations of a highly complex nature; identify root causes of system issues and work with partner teams to fix the root cause.
Create and document procedures for work order and request-based tasks.
Respond to and resolve identified technical incidents requiring expert problem-solving based on mastery of system and adjoining systems.
Use advanced diagnostic tools to troubleshoot issues.
Complete systems maintenance activities following Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), such as patching, health checks, operating system updates, validating changes and maintaining operational and configuration standards. Research options when anomalies occur and choose best course of action, including identifying root cause of analogies in procedures.
Schedule maintenance changes to reduce operational risk.
Participate in project work in cross-functional teams; lead technical team within a project and provide input to design efforts.
Provide training to less experienced staff.
Complete evening responsibilities as scheduled.
Initiate, create and document procedures for maintenance tasks and other needs to serve as a reference source.
Use tools to help automate processes and make systems more efficient, manageable, available, and secure.
Participate in and support capacity planning and development of long-term strategic goals for systems and software in conjunction with Engineering and Architecture departments.
Understand and adhere to the Company's risk and regulatory standards, policies and controls in accordance with the Company's Risk Appetite. Identify risk-related issues needing escalation to management.
Promote an environment that supports diversity and reflects the M&T Bank brand.
Maintain M&T internal control standards, including timely implementation of internal and external audit points together with any issues raised by external regulators as applicable.
Complete other related duties as assigned.

Nature and Scope:

Required Qualifications:
Minimum of 10 years' higher education and/or work experience
Prior experience reading and digesting technical information

5 years of Windows or Unix systems administration

Oracle/SQL database administration experience.


Scheduling knowledge
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Prior experience interpreting and/or discussing terminology or concepts not familiar to many people with others
Strong customer focus, including ability to manage customer needs and multiple work priorities
Prior project management experience

Preferred Qualifications:
Master's degree in technology-related field
Minimum of 12 years' higher education and/or work experience
Certifications or special training in related technologies
Prior experience leading technical teams toward a common goal or project within a larger project

We encourage candidates with relevant military experience to apply.


Skills required

Technical Support
Information Technology
Operating Systems
Information Security
Repairing (Computer Systems)
Server (Computer Science)
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M&T Bank is a multi-state community-focused bank serving New York, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Connecticut, Virginia, West Virginia and Washington, D.C. Founded in 1856, M&T Bank provides banking, investment, insurance and mortgage financial services to consumer, business and government clients.

Fast Facts

  • One of the 20 largest U.S.-based commercial banks
  • $123 billion in assets as of December 31, 2015
  • 3.8 million customers
  • 17,000+ team members
  • 800+ domestic full-service branches
  • 1,600+ ATMs
  • Online banking (mtb.com) and mobile devices

We’re headquartered in Buffalo NY, and we are organized around 17 community bank regions lead by local regional presidents. This means decisions about loans and community activities are made locally, by the people in the bank who know the community best.

Of the largest 100 banks operating in 1983, only 23 remain today. Among the remaining, M&T ranks 1st in stock price growth.

M&T has been profitable for 158 consecutive quarters—more than 39 straight years.

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