IT Application Hosting Infrastructure Analyst*

MAPLEWOOD, Minnesota, USAInformation TechnologyR01044902

Position Description

IT Application Hosting Infrastructure Analyst

Collaborate with Innovative 3Mers Around the World

Choosing where to start and grow your career has a major impact on your professional and personal life, so it’s equally important you know that the company that you choose to work at, and its leaders, will support and guide you. With a diversity of people, global locations, technologies and products, 3M is a place where you can collaborate with 96,000 other curious, creative 3Mers.

“At 3M, we want to make sure that everyone, from all walks of life, know they can share their opinions, they’re heard, and change is made based on their input.” – Ann Anaya, chief diversity officer at 3M”

The primary responsibilities of the IT Application Hosting Infrastructure Analyst will be the implementation and support of purchased commercial application software.  The candidate hired for this dynamic position will regularly work with business clients, vendors, application project and support teams within the 3M Infrastructure organization including Database, Storage, Networking, Security, Active Directory and Hardware etc.  

Purchased applications make use of a wide variety of technologies.  The candidate hired for this position will routinely utilize their Linux and Windows Administration experience.  Bash, PowerShell or other proven scripting capabilities are expected as well as any experience with middleware components such as Tomcat, Apache, JBOSS, WebSphere, WebLogic, and IIS.   A willingness to learn any of these technologies not yet experienced is key to success. 
The successful candidate will support and/or lead enterprise level projects of various complexity while working under minimal supervision. Expectations of this role include environment design analysis, application installation, testing, debugging and regular documentation.  Ongoing support will dive deep into application support and maintenance, including any necessary patching, upgrades and remediation necessary for the purchased commercial application.

The Impact You’ll Make in this Role
As an Application Environment Analyst, you will have the opportunity to tap into your curiosity and collaborate with some of the most innovative and diverse people around the world. Here, you will make an impact by:

  • Lead enterprise level projects with dynamic complexity and varied requirements
  • Collaborate with business clients, vendors, application peers, and internal support teams 
  • Design and drive new technologies and processes as we move to the Cloud
  • Implement and support of purchased commercial application software

Your Skills and Expertise 
To set you up for success in this role from day one, 3M requires (at a minimum) the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher (completed and verified prior to start) from an accredited institution
  • Five (5) years of IT professional experience in a private, public, government or military environment

Additional qualifications that could help you succeed even further in this role include:

  • Collaborate with application vendor, project, and infrastructure teams to define optimal architecture and support
  • Implement the software environment, including middleware, such as Apache, Tomcat, and IIS
  • Implement environment monitoring tools
  • Ongoing application environment support through regular maintenance, updates, performance tuning, patching, availability, and vulnerability remediations, engaging the vendor as needed
  • Application integration using LDAP, SSO, load balancers, and various databases types
  • Adapts differing troubleshooting techniques to develop complex issue solutions

Travel: May include up to 10%

Relocation Assistance: Not authorized

Location: Maplewood, MN and may consider remote US work location

Must be legally authorized to work in country of employment without sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H1B status).

Responsibilities of this position may include direct and/or indirect physical or logical access to information, systems, technologies subjected to the regulations/compliance with U.S. Export Control Laws.
U.S. Export Control laws and U.S. Government Department of Defense contracts and sub-contracts impose certain restrictions on companies and their ability to share export-controlled and other technology and services with certain "non-U.S. persons" (persons who are not U.S. citizens or nationals, lawful permanent residents of the U.S., refugees, "Temporary Residents" (granted Amnesty or Special Agricultural Worker provisions), or persons granted asylum (but excluding persons in nonimmigrant status such as H-1B, L-1, F-1, etc.) or non-U.S. citizens.

To comply with these laws, and in conjunction with the review of candidates for those positions within 3M that may present access to export controlled technical data, 3M must assess employees' U.S. person status, as well as citizenship(s).

The questions asked in this application are intended to assess this and will be used for evaluation purposes only.  Failure to provide the necessary information in this regard will result in our inability to consider you further for this particular position.  The decision whether or not to file or pursue an export license application is at 3M Company's sole election.

Supporting Your Well-being 

3M offers many programs to help you live your best life – both physically and financially. To ensure competitive pay and benefits, 3M regularly benchmarks with other companies that are comparable in size and scope. 

Resources for You 

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