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Websphere Administrator

Term: Contract
Salary: Negotiable
Tel: +352 26 10 42 50


[ Elise Suos 2019-04-08 3:33:24 PM ]


In this role, you will be responsible for installing, maintaining and troubleshooting the middleware environment as a core component of the bank's business critical applications.
Principal duties and responsibilities:
Troubleshoot any issues in the middleware environment, analyze root cause and provide corrective measures; work closely with vendor and/or infrastructure provider until a solution is found, successfully implemented and properly documented;
Handle 24/7 on call rotation for production issues; ensure escalation process is followed;
Provide support in code deployment, change management and application level troubleshooting for existing middleware environments; Interface with developers for application projects; be involved in integrating and testing applications;
Provide technical input and requirements for the design and implementation of new middleware infrastructure; work in close collaboration with our infrastructure provider;
Install, configure, tune and upgrade middleware environment according to production or project requirements and constraints; 
Setup load balancing, clustering and failover;
Be involved in the application migration process after middleware software upgrade;
Configure connections and security settings for WebSphere Application Server (WAS);
Develop and maintain shell scripts to automate deployment, maintenance and administration tasks;
Ensure a constant level of availability and performance of the middleware environment by monitoring environment performance and proactively implement measures;
Design and perform backup and recovery procedure for middleware;
Develop and maintain middleware environment-related support documentation;
Provide consultation and analysis to improve quality, accuracy and efficiency;
Perform all other duties as assigned.

Knowledge and Qualifications:

Master's degree in computer science or information systems;
IBM Certification is a must; 
3-5 years of experience in a similar position, ideally in the banking or financial sector;
Hands on experience in the installation, configuration, tuning/sizing, clustering, deployment and problem resolution of WebSphere Middleware components;
Ability to use or develop tools to automate maintenance, configuration changes, password changes, deployments and migrations of WebSphere Middleware components;
Ability to install and configure WebSphere AS servers, MQ servers and IBM Integration Bus (IIB). Perform MQ System Management, performance tuning, troubleshooting, and maintenance;
Excellent UNIX (IBM AIX / Linux RHEL) experience; proficiency in shell scripting;
Previous experience providing IT support in a 24-hour operational environment preferred;
Hands-on experience with Open Source Software like Docker, Kubernetes, Kafka, Ansible, tomcat-jetty-Springboot (microservice), Nginx-apache, CI/CD Tools like XLDeploy;
Experience in a Devops Environment (agile relationship between Development and Operation teams).

Personal Skills:

Team player with strong interpersonal skills;
Ability and willingness to learn new products if needed;
Positive Attitude and Customer Focus;
Excellent Communication Skills in English and French (Verbal, Written, Interpersonal, Proactive listening);
Innovative thinking and problem solving;
Ability to work under stress and meet tight deadlines;
Ability to demonstrate proficiency with troubleshooting principles, methodologies and incident resolution techniques;
Willingness to work nights, weekends and holidays as required;
Mentoring / teaching; willingness to share knowledge and to provide guidance to junior staff;
Effective time management. 

Technical environment:

Middleware: IBM Websphere (WAS, MQ, ESB, IIB), Microsoft IIS; Kafka;
Databases: Oracle DB, Oracle Exadata, Microsoft SQL;
Programming and scripting: Oracle PL/SQL, Korn Shell, VB script, Python, Java;
Operating Systems: Linux RHEL, IBM AIX, Microsoft Windows;
Virtualisation: VMWare ESX, IBM PowerVC;
Devops environment, Container: Docker, Kubernetes.

Contract: FTE
Location: Luxembourg
Start Date: ASAP

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