Job Description :
Position: Software Engineer – Middleware
Location: Albany, NY
Duration: Initial 6 month contract with the potential to be hired as a full time employee after that

Visa : GC and USC


5 years’ of related experience with a Bachelor’s degree; or 3 years and a Master’s degree; or a PhD without experience; or equivalent work experience
Over 5 years’ of experience using Weblogic, Tomcat or TC Server and hands on Apache support experience, using and maintaining UNIX shell scripts to automate system tasks, user level experience with Puppet/Ansible
User level knowledge in a UNIX (Solaris) or Linux (RHEL) command-line environment
Proficient in using and maintaining Unix shell scripts to automate system tasks
User level experience with Puppet/Ansible or equivalent technologies
Awareness of architectural elements required to support large installations and maintain high availability such as clustering, and load balancing w.r.t above listed applications
Able to work in fast paced environments and have awareness of programming environments
Proactive, can-do attitude whose actions work toward continuous process improvement
Good analytical, troubleshooting, knowledge sharing, collaborative and mentoring skills
Good troubleshooting and diagnostic abilities
Must be able to write effective technical documents and reports as a primary focus of daily duties
Excellent communication ability (verbal, written, and presentation) and an effective team player
Experience supporting all phases of the system development life cycle including development, testing, QA and production
Exercise effective judgment and follow established procedures in support of production, 24x7, and other critical environments
Experience within supporting one or more of the following application instances desired: IIS, .Net, LifeRay, Crystal Report Server, Siebel CRM, OBIEE, Oracle Forms and Reports, JIRA, IBM, InQuira, OnDemand, MicroStrategy, Docker, PCF, F5 and/or VMware Ops Center
Travel off-site for up to 10% of overall work time
Must be able to remain in a stationary position for an extended period of time

Relevant industry certifications Net, IIS, Java, Unix/Linux, MCSE, Application Server, Database, Image Capture)
Knowledge of government sponsored health care programs and systems
Experience with Microsoft IIS administration, configuration, and deployments for .NET applications

Provide expertise in the areas of application server installation, upgrades, patches, tuning, performance monitoring, troubleshooting, application deployments, container management, support and documentation of standards, environments and procedures for the administration of all supported environments
Serve as a Subject Matter Expert for the applications supported, and researches/resolves non-routine escalated P1/P2 issues
Manage and report on assigned deliverables
Identify, assess and communicate process improvement recommendations around automation and service stability
Preform cross training other team members in application support
Create and maintain system documentation including troubleshooting guides, support processes, and break-fix procedures based on lessons learned in resolving non-routine escalations; communicate this information to the team
Participate in application deployments and approved changes into the environment in accordance with corporate change policy standards
Participate in optimization efforts related to application performance and tuning application server components
Coordinate with Systems PM in reporting defects discovered during support
Facilitate the shutdown, recovery and testing of all impacted applications during Operating System patching cycles
Assist with application administration and user provisioning as required, or when these tasks cannot be delegated without introducing stability issues within the supported solution
Participate in after-hours support for assistance in production recovery or time sensitive changes which can only occur outside of standard business hours
Adhere to established safety standards
Occasionally lift, carry, or otherwise move items weighing up to 25 pounds. Work is constantly performed in an office environment