Collins McNicholas

Senior Software Engineer – Batch Control




  • Work as part of a global, cross-functional team to develop innovative software
  • Contribute to projects by creating well-designed, customized, testable, efficient code
  • Assist our teams in providing ongoing support, troubleshooting, improvements, or custom enhancements to existing platforms.
  • Occasionally participate in on-call rotations and/or provide after-hours support.
  • Act as a subject matter expert for junior team members.
  • Assist or lead in defining the requirements for custom built software projects.
  • Daily review of our non-production nightly cycle with appropriate investigation of root cause and impact
  • Communications and escalation of non-production cycle issues
  • Identify and implement improvements to the cycle with the long term plan of running the entire cycle in under 2 hours
  • Refine and improve processes for movement of scripts thru the regions (Dev -> QA -> UAT -> Prod)
  • Refine and improve processes and documentation within the nightly batch job scheduler – error checking / restart ability / documentation on restarts – reruns – force completes / documentation on impact
  • Identify process improvements for cycle validation, transaction error threshold settings

Skills, Experience and Qualifications:

  • 2+ years of software development and relevant industry experience or 5+ years of software development experience.
  • Undergraduate degree in technology, business, finance, accounting or equivalent relevant work experience.
  • Relevant industry certifications (examples: Oracle Certified Associate/Professional) preferred.
  • Proven track record and ability to develop software solutions in Oracle, SQL Server, UNIX, C#,, Java, or similar languages
  • Advanced knowledge of SQL, PL/SQL, SQL performance tuning, and relational database concepts.
  • Knowledge of UNIX shell scripting, UNIX utilities, bash, ksh.
  • Batch Job Scheduler (e.g. Atomic UC4, Control-M), DEVOPS, or production support experience preferred.
  • Experience with large databases & data structures, UNIX administration, Web Services, JBoss, Angular JS or Java preferred.
  • Demonstrated expertise with software engineering tools and methodologies (Kanban, Scrum, etc).

For a confidential discussion and more information on the role, please contact Phil on 021 4911064 or email

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