Job Description :
1 Role Middleware Admin
2 Required Technical Skill Set Middleware expertise, Java & WAS certified
3 No of Requirements
4 Desired Experience Range 8-9 Yrs
5 Location of Requirement Chicago, IL

Desired Competencies (Technical/Behavioral Competency)
Primary Skills
1. Strong knowledge and Excellent Troubleshooting Skills on all middleware technologies
2. Experience on maintaining and functioning of middleware systems (e.g., monitoring and alerting, event management, load balancing, performance tuning, availability, startup, shutdown, purge and recover queues as necessary, capacity and configuration management, etc including collecting and analyzing performance and utilization data and tune the middleware to maintain efficiency.
3. Good in providing performance utilization trend and forecasting along with proactive measures, support software lifecycle management upgrades, patches and evolution.
4. Install, test and certify operating system service packs, hot fixes, patches and/or upgrades on Middleware systems
5. Expertise on IBM WAS and Java professional
6. Install, configure, maintain, support, and administer all Software deemed as Middleware, including: MQ Series, transport layer (i.e., the service bus) and queue managers etc
7. Experience on designing and implementing efficient queue manager Configurations that provide restart capabilities, guaranteed message delivery, and high availability failover support and maintain valid DR plan and regularly test all Middleware processes according to Standards.
8. Providing technical support to Business Application teams on middleware software related issues and where possible, assist Application developers in analyzing Application design and design changes and assessing their impact on the middleware software
9. Providing input to hardware and Software architects and participate in hardware Changes that affect the Middleware Software Systems and maintain valid DR plan and regularly test all Middleware processes according to Standards.
10. Flexibility to work in shifts for 24x7 support
11. Experience on Web/Java Application server Middleware Support; throughput for performance and resource Availability Threshold breaches and take appropriate action; Application transactions, including transaction throughput and Application response times using automated procedures
12. Install, modify (configure), maintain, support, and administer all Software deemed as Web Application Server Middleware Software, including: WebSphere, Tomcat, IIS, Apache, Weblogic, Java WebServer, JBoss, etc
13. Providing intelligent load balancing support that includes installation, configuration, monitoring, administration, troubleshooting, release management, and security update Services for Internet and Application load balancing in a highly available configuration
14. Supporting Security Middleware Administration requirements, IBM Tivoli Access Manager/IBM Security Access Manager, IBM Tivoli Identity Manager, IBM Identity Manager, IBM Security Directory Server, and Oracle LDAP
15. Knowledge on FileNet Content Manager Suite, FileNet Image Services Suite, Adobe LiveCycle/ES4, RightFax 9.3/9.4 FOIP, Captiva Suite towards ECM (Enterprise Content Management)
16. Knowledge on BI products of ETL (Informatica), Data Mining (SAS) and Data Quality (Change Data Capture) systems, the enterprise reporting system (Business Objects - SAP)
17. Knowledge on SCM (Source Code Management) products: Serena Version Manager, Catalyst OpenMake, Hudson, IBM BuildForge, Jenkins, Maven, Subversion
18. Supporting pre-production and production Application release deployments and providing the infrastructure tools necessary to support the Third Party Contractor technical team during production release deployment, automation and optimization
19. Co-ordination with multiple stake holders / Third party Vendors for break-fix.
20. Responsible for identification and mitigation of risks and vulnerabilities
21. Prepare disaster recovery (DR) plan and demonstrate successful functioning of DR
22. Excellent listening skills & ability to communicate clearly and fluently in English
23. Must be able to
? ? ? ? Lead the participate in outage calls
? ? ? ? Create the Standard Operating Procedure and update the knowledge database documentation whenever required
? ? ? ? Participate in daily/ weekly/ monthly/ customer / internal meetings and provide activities report.
? ? ? ? Follow Compliance and Regulation policy of Client and Customer
? ? ? ? Understand the SLA and ensure the SLAs are met as per the Client agreement with customer
? ? ? ? Keep the Inventory up to date for global locations
? ? ? ? Work with offshore team and ensure deliverables are delivered on time
Secondary Skills 1. Good understanding of Incident, Asset, Problem and Change Management (ITIL)

Client : IT services, consulting and business solutions organization that delivers real results to global business