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Adams Gabbert

We are seeking an experienced Problem Manager.

The duties of a Problem Manager require a high degree of specialized expertise and skill in maintaining established standards of quality and accuracy. Drive, determination and a self-disciplined approach to achieving results that meet these established criteria are necessary for successful job performance. The job environment is structured and job expectations are clear. While the pace of the work is faster than average, quality is never compromised. The focus of communication and organizational relationships is based on technical expertise. The work requires specialized technical problem solving and ingenuity while working within approved organizational systems and technology, and the demonstration of the values of integrity, quality and caution. New ideas and concepts are also important but will be quickly, yet carefully analyzed and tested before communication and adoption. If the job involves managing others, there is a need for someone who can exercise the necessary authority to assure policies and procedures are followed and time frames are met. At the same time, it will be necessary to give subordinates structured opportunity to develop their own expertise and capability for quality work to assure effective delegation and shared responsibility for work output. It is expected that coaching and training support for achieving effective delegation will be required. The position encompasses a defined span of control and opportunity for someone who engenders trust, demonstrates a sense of urgency and assures consistent achievement of quality standards. The work requires making decisions that support company guidelines authoritatively and quickly.

As a Problem Manager, you will be the de facto leader for conceptualizing and managing the overall problem lifecycle. You will be charged with overseeing the root cause analysis and post-incident process for frequently recurring and critical incidents that impact business operations. You will help create and implement an end-to-end ITIL standards-based problem management process from the ground up. You will support and serve multiple work streams and stakeholders to drive root cause analysis and problem mitigation goals and outcomes. You will define and manage problem management activities and success criteria. You will coordinate the post-incident response to all frequently recurring and high priority technology incidents. You will develop and maintain formal problem documentation to track and report on post-incident metrics and key performance indicators (KPI). You will also facilitate problem management tiger team meetings and communicate executive summaries to stakeholders.

Additionally, you will build relationships with stakeholders, partners, crew members, and peers. You will:

  • follow policies and procedures,
  • complete administrative tasks correctly and on time,
  • support the company’s goals and values,
  • participate in coordination of disaster recovery planning and preparation,
  • build a great rapport with fellow associates, and treat others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position, and perform other duties as assigned.

All associates are expected to maintain current knowledge and consistent compliance with regulations and bank policies and procedures related to the position, including but not limited to Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) and Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) requirements.

Minimum Requirements: To be considered for this position, you must possess the following qualifications.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent combination of education and related work experience
  • 3+ years of relevant job experience
  • ITIL Foundation certification
  • Proven track record of forming tiger teams and managing problems in complex IT environments
  • Strong process knowledge of IT Service Management (ITSM) methodologies with emphasis on ITIL-focused best practices
  • Hands-on experience with Jira Service Management platform or similar ITSM tools
  • Flexible, must be able to change priorities quickly, focus on new ones without distraction, deal with conflict and work under pressure to meet deliverable dates/timelines
  • Excellent interpersonal and diplomatic skills as well as a positive attitude
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Strong organizational and planning skills, with experience building, executing, and improving tactical plans
  • Ability to negotiate timelines, deliverables, and Service Level Agreements (SLAs) with a strong sense of urgency

Desired Qualifications: To be considered an ideal candidate, you should possess some of the following qualifications:

  • Advanced degree or certification related to field
  • 5+ years of relevant job experience
  • Advanced ITIL certification
  • Experience in the FinTech space
  • Experience with administration of Jira Service Management problem configuration and workflows
  • Experience with automating tools and processes

Skills and Abilities: Below is a general list of desired skills and abilities; this is not an exhaustive list.

  • Ability to make sound and timely decisions, to consistently deliver on commitments, and assume responsibility for results
  • Ability to think creatively and meet challenges with resourcefulness
  • Ability to prioritize competing demands and effectively manage multiple tasks and open problems
  • Take initiative to research and resolve problems, and undertake activities with minimal supervision
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills, with the ability to quickly understand complex systems and identify the root cause of recurring and critical incidents
  • Exceptional verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to communicate complex technical issues and mitigation needs to both technical and non-technical stakeholders
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure, often in critical and time-sensitive situations

Work Environment:

  • Hybrid office environment, manager permitting, with traditional hours
  • Sitting for extended periods of time (typically no longer than 8 hours)
  • Must be able to work at a rapid pace for long periods of time (typically no longer than 8 hours)
  • Must be able to work overtime to the extent necessary
  • Must be able to travel – estimated at 5% to 10% of the time

Incentive and Benefits: In addition to your financial compensation, they also offer a generous benefits package that includes insurance, 401k, an associate stock purchase program, paid time off, associate banking perks.

AdamsGabbert is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. We believe in inclusivity and the strength it brings to our workforce, and we encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply. Our dedication to promoting diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion is reflected in all of our roles, and decisions on hiring and employment are solely based on qualifications, merit, and business need.


    • Job type: Permanent
    • Location: Kansas City
    • Date posted:
    • Pay:$- $ per hour