Middleware Engineers

Location: Mclean, Virgina, United States
Date Posted: 02-12-2018
Middleware Engineer Professional
Required Technical Skills
  • Bachelor’s Degree
·         3 – 5 years of Apache administration experience
·         5 – 7 years of WebLogic administration experience.
·         3 – 5 years of Tomcat administration experience.
·         Hands-on experience with Unix Shell scripting.
·         Good understanding of platform infrastructure components – Unix, Storage (SAN/NAS), Network Security, DNS, BigIP, TCP/IP, LDAP etc
·         Good understanding of Relational Databases – Oracle, DB2, SQL Server etc.
Preferred Skills:
·         3 – 5 years of Oracle SOA, OSB experience (application integration experience is a plus).
·         1 - 2 years of Oracle Enterprise Manger (OEM) experience (administration / usage).
·         1 – 2 years of Java (J2EE) Development experience.
·         1 – 2 years of Appian BPM experience
·         Act as primary interface between Operations, Infrastructure, Engineering and technical stakeholders.
·         Middleware Certifications and Baseline support
·         Assistance with internal Application /Portal development
·         Build environments as per application requirements.
·         Lead and assist team with Middleware upgrades and keep environments run with supported versions.
·         Proficient in problem determination, troubleshooting, root cause analysis.
·         Identify and recommend process improvements from time-to-time.
·         Experience working with Vendor for Incident and Problem resolution.
·         Automate middleware tasks using Unix shell-scripting, python.
·         Document and Provide technical guidelines and best practices to Operations, Integration and Development teams.

Middleware Engineer Senior
Required Technical Skills
·         Min 5 years’ experience with UNIX, WebLogic and other middleware administration and shell scripting.
·         5-7 years’ experience with Oracle WebLogic as administrator, to include installation, configuration, troubleshooting.
·         Experience automating routine WebLogic administrative tasks using WLST/Jython, ksh, or other tools.
·         Ability to drive automation of middleware products, especially Oracle WebLogic, Apache, Tomcat, WebMethods.
·         Ability to identify process improvement opportunities and implement solutions.
·         Strong Unix experience with UNIX shells scripting: Solaris, RedHat Linux.
·         Demonstrated ability to manage competing demands, prioritize work, and manage customer expectation.
·         Strong verbal and written communication skills.
•         Work on shifts to support projects.
•         Create/configure new middleware instances required by the project.
•         Work with team leads to automate installation steps with scripts and BladeLogic.
•         Automate or improve existing automation to monitor baseline on new instances.
•         Perform troubleshooting and/or configuration changes to resolve middleware issues.
•         Write documentation for other administrators.
•         Team player attitude; ability to interact with all levels of an organization in a professional, diplomatic, and tactful manner.
•         Participate in meetings with technical staff to discuss issues in plans and strategies.
•         Knowledge of infrastructure / network components (Big IP, 3DNS, Firewalls).
•         Use of ClearCase.
•         Use of ServiceNow Incident Management.

Middleware Engineer Specialist
Required Technical Skills
•         Position requires at least a bachelor’s degree, along with 10+ years of experience with at least two of the following:  J2EE, Weblogic, Apache/Tomcat, Webmethods, AutoSys , ETL /Informatica & ClearCase/GIT. 
•         Two years of hands-on experience with SQL, and shell scripting.
•         Ideal candidate will be self-driven.
•         Must have strong verbal and written communication skills
•         Must be able to think out of the box and drive towards high quality solutions and resolutions. 
•         Must have excellent troubleshooting capabilities
•         Must be resourceful and driven in their ability to meet expectations in a highly structured, process-oriented  environment.
•         Familiarity with one or more of the following is a plus: Jenkins(Hudson), iLog Administration, database administration, Informatica.
•         Knowledge of Repository Manager and Folder Management
•         Working knowledge of creating labels
•         Experience with Exporting and Importing objects.
·         Work with development teams to understand build and deployment needs and provide SME support.
·         Develop application build and deployment scripts.
·         Provide support for day to day application build, deployment of code (Java and /or ETL), and Data models on lower environments.
·         Provide associated implementation documentation for controlled environments, including production.
·         Build-out, setup and configuration of new and/or existing environments.
·         Coordinate with and provide guidance to project teams on infrastructure related topics
·         Provides resolutions to an assortment of problems while working under limited supervision
·         Analyze configuration issues and propose appropriate resolutions
·         Troubleshoot complex issues with limited guidance
·         Identify environment requirements to meet project development and testing needs.
·         Collaborate with the Deployment Support, Infrastructure Support, Unix System Administrators and Database Administrators
·         Follow established standards and process.
·         Coordinate with and provide guidance to developers on their development environments
·         Provide subject-matter-expert advice to the project team for the various platforms used for
the software development lifecycle.
·         Participate in Root Cause Analysis reviews when applicable.
·         Recommend changes to procedures which result in operational optimization.

Middleware Integrator
·         Provide support to developers in remediating web applications due to upgrade of middleware components such as: Apache, Tomcat, WebLogic on Linux and Solaris platform;
·         Work with Engineering and Infrastructure build teams to provision middleware instances at various stages (DEV, SIT, UAT and PROD);
·         Configure the middleware instances;
·         Understand the structure and work flow of the web applications that being worked on;
·         Troubleshoot and perform problem analysis during development, testing phases and production deployment;
·         Identify break points and provide solutions during upgrade;
·         Provide clear documentation on solutions and operational steps;
·         Develop implementation plan for UAT and PRODUCTION deployment;
·         Participate in weekend PROD deployment activities
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