WebSphere Administrator

  • location: Alpharetta, GA
  • type: Temp to Perm
  • salary: $60 - $65 per hour
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WebSphere Administrator

job summary:
Our Client is seeking a WebSphere Administrator. This position is of a Sr. Software Engineer with expertise on WebSphere & Weblogic Administration in Unix/Linux based environments.

location: Alpharetta, Georgia
job type: Contract
salary: $60 - 65 per hour
work hours: 8am to 5pm
education: Bachelors
  • Provide Environment Support including but not limited to the following
  • Build application server environments
  • Perform application database and application server migrations
  • Answer environment related questions from developers/QA
  • Standardize environments - develop and follow standard maintenance and operating procedures
  • Coordinate SVN branching and tagging w/ the various teams
  • Perform Environment Planning for future needs (i.e.: # of envs needed, determine what hardware has space for them, application server cluster design, etc)
  • Assist with troubleshooting issues - ie: assist with JMS messaging problem in clustered environment, or troubleshoot continuous integration environment migration failure
  • Monitor Appserver environments for errors or for performance purposes and install/configure profiling tools when necessary
  • Attend environment support meetings
  • Provide off-hours on-call support when needed - this is usually only during peak development times, SEV 1 and 2 support issues, or prep times before Sales Demos
Product Development

  • Excellent knowledge on Application server architecture and internal working
  • Work with application design and development teams to develop and enhance the MDMS application and architecture
  • Ensure the MDMS application is SOA compliant
  • Ensure the MDMS application supports clustering for scalability and redundancy
  • Ensure security best-practices are architected into the MDMS application
Environment Support

  • Application server administration (WebSphere & WebLogic - need to have experience on both)
  • Installation of application server software
  • Cell/domain creation and management
  • Deployment/Administration scripting
  • Application code migrations
  • Implement clustering in development and test environments for high-availability and scalability
  • Database Secondary Support
  • Create users and manage accounts
  • Application server monitoring and troubleshooting
Packaging and Release Management

  • Package application software (appserver or other) for customer distribution
  • Provide input to the creation of software deployment guides for software
  • Provide input to the creation of application System Administration and Installation Guides
Technical Support - ASSIST

  • UNIX administration support
  • Development tool support (Subversion, JIRA, Bamboo, Confluence)
Sales & Marketing Support - ASSIST

  • Assist with provision of application environments and related support for customer/sales demonstrations under the supervision of a senior colleague
Education: Bachelors degree; prefer computer science, information systems, engineering, or related fie

skills: Assist with Release Management

  • Help with packaging of patches/large releases/hot patches
  • Maintain project's packaging notes for things we need to address at packaging for the Appserver or for the Application code
  • Package up the code
  • Write installation/deployment guides
  • Mock installs
  • Coordinate delivery of code to customer
  • Assist with the maintenance of the SVN Projects & Releases Diagram on Confluence - pictorial view of what we have releases, to make it visually easier to see where code needs to be retrofitted
  • Assist with the content in the System Administrator's Guide and Installation Guide
Assist Development Team

  • Automation work - working w/ the Java team to work towards automation of testing, personal schemas, Release builds, CI envs, etc
  • Attend development design and architecture meetings
  • Support continuous integration environments for automated builds and unit testing
Application Server support

  • Create new cells/domains (environments)
  • Installation/Patching of WebSphere and WebLogic software
  • Create new Application Server Administration Console users/groups
  • Configure appserver messaging components as components evolve and change
  • Research bugs, open Service Requests (IBM and Oracle)
  • Build Continuous Integration and Nuke-n-Pave appserver envs
  • Design and implement the application server cluster architecture
Tools Work

  • Subversion/JIRA/Bamboo/Confluence
  • Add new (remove old) users and groups
  • Create new projects, build plans and spaces
  • Perform upgrades and install patches
  • Manage plugins with other tools
  • Set up notification schemes
  • Perform monitoring and support of tool
  • Troubleshoot problems, research bugs, create issues with Atlassian for bugs/problems
Assist with System Maintenance tasks

  • Participate in the NetBackup tape rotation
  • Create UNIX user and groups
  • Troubleshoot server issues (i.e.: filesystem filling up, runaway processes, server slowness, memory/cpu issues, etc)
  • Assist with maintenance and monitoring scripts for the Appservers and tools
Assist with Sales Support

  • Assist with building and maintaining Sales environments
  • Coordinate environments where sales demos can be shown from
  • Create demo environments when needed
  • Assist development team when they have to modify data for demos
Required Skills:

  • Minimum 5 (five) years as an experienced WebSphere (WAS) and WebLogic (WL) administrator and J2EE application developer
  • Proficient with WAS/WL installations and upgrades
  • Experience utilizing WAS/WL scripting using platform standard scripting
  • Experience working with Java development teams in the design and architecture of new J2EE applications
  • Expertise with WAS/WL clustering
  • Expertise with SOA integration (JMS, web-services)
  • Security best practices and standards
  • Performance tuning and monitoring of the Application Servers
  • Experience utilizing Oracle databases and SQL
  • Experience working on UNIX systems and Shell scripts
  • Must have a good understanding of CI/CD pipeline
  • WebSphere certification preferred
  • Java development experience preferred
  • Utility experience (Electric, Gas, Water); esp. business experience with the retail side of the industry
  • Experience working in an iterative development environment such as Agile/SCRUM
  • Experience working in and for an organization building enterprise software development applications for delivery to external clients

Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

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