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WebSphere Systems Administrator
Ref No.: 14-00022
Location: Warsaw, Indiana
Position Type:Direct Placement
Start Date: 06/20/2014
Job Summary: The WebSphere Administrator will be responsible for the design, customization, and implementation of robust, secure, scalable WebSphere Application Server and WebSphere MQ/Message Broker systems on AIX and Windows platforms.
Essential Duties:
Maintain and ensure availability and capacity of WebSphere AppServer products and services and support client applications in a large and complex environment.
Work independently or semi-independently with limited guidance or direction.
Plan and implement the WebSphere AppServer environment for all stages of development as well as production.
Install, support, maintain and upgrade WebSphere AppServer products and services.
Develop and maintain project plans
Develop, document, and implement procedures that support, maintain and enhance the WebSphere AppServer environment.
Interact with other Client organizations and individuals, such as developers and end users, to diagnose and resolve problems.
Diagnose and resolve complex problems in the WebSphere AppServer environments.
Develop growth plans to ensure that the hosting environment is capable of supporting the projected growth.
Perform as the escalation point for all issues not resolved by the other support staff.
Develop and implement procedures that support proactive problem detection and avoidance, including disaster recovery planning and implementation.
Balance hardware, network, software and architecture issues to arrive at a scalable and maintainable solution that meets CLIENT requirements for uptime, performance and functionality. Also recommend solutions and alternatives.
Perform logical and physical appserver design (HA, multi-jvm, and multi-cell).
Ensure all changes are documented and develop Quality Assurance plans and procedures.


Skills And Abilities:

Expert ability to install, upgrade, maintain and Support WebSphere AppServer or similar J2EE server products and services in a large enterprise environment.
Strong working knowledge and hands-on support experience with Microsoft Windows and UNIX server operating systems.
Expert ability to diagnose and resolve complex problems in a WebSphere AppServer environment.
Excellent ability to develop and implement procedures that support, maintain and enhance the WebSphere AppServer environment.
Excellent ability to develop and implement procedures that enable proactive problem detection and avoidance, including disaster recovery planning and implementation.
Excellent ability to perform logical and physical appserver design (HA, multi-jvm, and multi-cell).
Excellent ability to provide guidance, being a resource and functional expert to the developers on J2EE server.
Strong working knowledge of WebSphere AppServer performance tuning.
Strong working knowledge of Internet Explorer and Firefox.
SSL Certificate management.
Experience with WebSphere AppServer monitoring tools such as WebSphere AppServer Performance Viewer and 3rd party appserver monitoring tools utilizing PMI.
Working knowledge of firewalls, dmz's, and enclaves.
Working knowledge of problem and change management.
Willingness to work long and varied work schedules required by this large, diverse and complex production environment.
Excellent people skills
Able to communicate effectively in person, in writing and over the telephone in English.
Excellent project management experience.
Experience with all phases of application development.
Experience with Jython / Jacl / wsadmin scripting.
Experience with IBM Websphere Virtual Enterprise.
Experience with IBM Websphere Portal.
Experience with IBM Websphere Commerce.
Strong working knowledge of Apache TomCat.
Experience with Microsoft, Project, Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
Experience with DB2 in a distributed environment.
Experience with TCP/IP.
Experience with the design of three-tier architecture.