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Solution Architect Middleware in Sandy Springs, GA at HUNTER Technical Resources

Date Posted: 3/2/2019

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Solution Architect Middleware

Job Overview

Responsible for providing technical direction and project leadership for Middleware services to all IT application areas with a strong alignment of the technical architectures, practices and compliance with corporate IT standards. Provide Middleware operations and support to all running applications to meet customer demand.
 

Responsibilities:
  • Manage and Lead Middleware infrastructure which includes but not limited to WebSphere Application Server, WebSphere Liberty, Tomcat, Data Power, Apache, and IBM HTTP Server.
  • Evaluate new technologies; align with Daimler’ s overall direction & strategies in adopting and building standards for future technology stack for Middleware operations.
  • Engage in regular exchange with regional experts in similar function to learn, adopt and continuously improve.
  • Provide architecture consulting, on-boarding and implementation guidance to customers for new projects.
  • Ensure middleware infrastructure continues to stay state of the art to meet customer demand. Transition Middleware technology to run in cloud with containers and lightweight products for scalability and performance.
  • Ensure systems are designed for high availability and necessary systems backup and recovery processes are in place.
  • Architecture and Design monitoring solutions for applications (e.g. Splunk, App Dynamics)
  • Perform installation, configuration, deployment, troubleshooting and tuning of middleware products.
  • Plan out maintenance work and patch cycle for all middleware systems.
  • Ensure application monitoring systems are designed to provide necessary application performance and dashboard reports.
  • Manage new projects and resources. Ensure projects are completed on time and within budget.
  • Provide implementation and support for DevOps/Continuous Integration and Delivery pipeline (CI/CD) for application and software update.
  • Integrate on-prem and off-prem cloud technologies for seamless application migration.
  • Adopt and guide middleware team to manage agile and scrum projects.
  • Provides technical direction of external resources. Ensure external team is self-motivated/self-reliant and performing at its best.

Requirements 
  • Bachelors Degree in Computer/Information Science/Information Technology/Systems
  • PMP and/or ITIL certification
  • Administration certification for application servers (WebSphere etc.)

Must have 5 + years (total) of experience in the following:
  • Strong experience with application server technologies such as WebSphere Application Servers, WebSphere Liberty, Tomcat, JBOSS and other Middleware products.
  • Strong middleware architecture background.
  • Strong analytical skills with strong experience in installation, configuration, troubleshooting and performance tuning of Middleware systems.
  • Strong UNIX, Shell, Jython and Jacl scripts background.
  • Experience with continuous integration tools (e.g. Jenkin, UrbanCode)
  • Experience with configuration management platform (e.g. Chef, Puppet, Ansible)
  • Experience with container technologies (e.g. Docker, Kubernetes )
  • Agile Software development expert
  • Experience with application development on Linux/AIX based systems
  • Experience in IT security standards
  • Practical knowledge and experience with ITIL principles and processes