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BMO Financial Group Sr. Performance Specialist (Application Performance Management) in Toronto, Ontario


4100 Gordon Baker Road

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The Application Performance Management is a team of highly engaged technical resources engaged in measurement and analysis of the key bank applications, providing consulting, tuning recommendations and analytics of said applications. Application Performance starts with system architecting/design and ends with on-going assessment and tuning in production. The sooner performance is addressed in the system life cycle the more stable and cheaper the system will be to maintain in production.

The Sr Technical Specialist I - Performance Specialist for Distributed Applications is a technical subject matter expert (examples Java, Unix and/or WebSphere) with a strong development background and a keen interest in application performance. They will work with the team and management to further evolve the Distributed Application Performance Service.

The successful candidate will have a strong technical background including programming and experience to augment the skills of the existing team. The Sr Technical Specialist I - Performance Specialist in Distributed Application Performance shares expertise with project/work teams and is responsible for measurement, evaluation and reporting on the performance and capacity of the identified BMO Financial Group’s distributed applications and application parameter tuning for system software. They will also work in the development space as a performance expert/consulting role.



  • Possesses a university degree/college diploma and/or 7 - 10 years experience in the IT industry

  • Possesses solid knowledge of a significant segment of client business and/or industry standards

  • Demonstrates advanced knowledge of one or more areas of systems technology

  • Understanding of application performance analysis, tuning, trending and measurement


  • Possesses advanced technical skills and is able to learn and apply new skills quickly

  • Possesses advanced relationship management, communication, and coaching skills

  • Expertise of every skill listed (see following table) is not expected but the ability to converse with Peers on the varying components that define an application is required.

  • Ability to influence direction

  • Expert in application performance monitoring (Dynatrace, App Dynamics)

  • Intermediate in Operating System performance monitoring (Linux, Windows)

  • Expert in performance tuning (All Tiers – Web, App, DB Servers)

  • Expert in Application Servers (WebSphere, WebLogic)

  • Intermediate Database knowledge (Oracle and/or UDB)

  • Understanding of Basic Network Concepts (TCP/IP)

  • Intermediate MQ

  • Intermediate Architecture Design

  • Experience with emerging technologies (MicroServices, OpenShift, Cloud)

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BMO Financial Group Serving customers for 200 years and counting, BMO is a highly diversified financial services provider – the 8th largest bank, by assets, in North America. With total assets of $728 billion as of October 31, 2018, and a team of diverse and highly engaged employees, BMO provides a broad range of personal and commercial banking, wealth management and investment banking products and services to more than 12 million customers and conducts business through three operating groups: Personal and Commercial Banking, BMO Wealth Management and BMO Capital Markets.We serve Canadian clients through BMO Bank of Montreal®, our personal and commercial banking business, BMO Nesbitt Burns®*, one of Canada's leading wealth management firms, and BMO Capital Markets™, our North American investment and corporate banking division.In the United States, clients are served through BMO Harris Bank, a major U.S. Midwest personal and commercial bank, and BMO Private Bank, with wealth management offices across the United States, as well as BMO Capital Markets™, our North American investment and corporate banking division.We help our customers make money make sense by delivering the broadest range of financial services through a single point of contact. Our financial service professionals provide access to any services our customers require across the entire enterprise.