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Senior Solutions Architect- Middleware Systems in Atlanta, GA at Method3

Date Posted: 3/19/2019

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Job Description

Sr. Solution Architect- Middleware Systems

Job Overview

The individual in this position will provide leadership in all aspects of IT Infrastructure service delivery across all services related to end user computing in North America. We aim for the highest level of customer satisfaction and user experience enabling our employees to achieve their business goals.

Responsibilities

This role entails providing expert technical direction and project leadership for Middleware services to all IT application areas with a strong alignment of the technical architectures, practices and compliance with corporate IT standards. The Sr. Solution Architect will provide Middleware operations and support to all running applications to meet customer demand. This role will also be responsible in assessing current technology stack and moving to Cloud based technologies on established standards and in following DevOps/Agile methodologies.

Education

Bachelor's Degree (accredited school) with emphasis in

  • Computer/Information Science
  • Information Technology
  • Engineering
  • Management Information System (MIS)

Licenses/Certifications

  • PMP and/or ITIL certification
  • Administration certification for application servers (WebSphere etc)
  • Agile/Scrum certification

Must have 5+ years(total) of experience in the following:

  • Strong experience with application server technologies such as WebSphere Application Servers, WebSphere Liberty, Tomcat, JBOSS and other Middleware products.
  • Strong middleware architecture background.
  • Strong analytical skills with strong experience in installation, configuration, troubleshooting and performance tuning of Middleware systems.
  • Strong UNIX, Shell, Jython and Jacl scripts background.

Must have 1+ years(total) of experience in the following:

  • Experience with continuous integration tools (e.g. Jenkin, UrbanCode)
  • Experience with configuration management platform (e.g. Chef, Puppet, Ansible)
  • Experience with container technologies (e.g. Docker, Kubernetes
  • Agile Software development expert
  • Experience with application development on Linux/AIX based systems
  • Experience in IT security standards
  • Practical knowledge and experience with ITIL principles and processes

Duties

  • Manage and Lead Middleware infrastructure which includes but is not limited to WebSphere Application Server, WebSphere Liberty, Tomcat, Data Power, Apache, and IBM HTTP Server. 
  • Evaluate new technologies; align with Daimler’s overall direction & strategies in adopting and building standards for future technology stack for Middleware operations. 
  • Provide architecture consulting, on-boarding and implementation guidance to customers for new projects. 
  • Ensure middleware infrastructure continues to stay state of the art to meet customer demand.
  • Transition Middleware technology to run in cloud with containers and lightweight products for scalability and performance.
  • Ensure systems are designed for high availability and necessary systems backup and recovery processes are in place.
  • Architecture and Design monitoring solutions for applications (e.g. Splunk, App Dynamics)
  • Provide implementation and support for DevOps/Continuous Integration and Delivery pipeline (CI/CD) for application and software update.
  • Implement new applications for zero-downtime model.
  • Integrate on- prem and off-prem cloud technologies for seamless application migration.
  • Provide guidance on green field application development.
  • Provide support to customers in transitioning legacy/monolithic applications to cloud ready environment.
  • Adopt and guide middleware team to manage agile and scrum projects.
  • Perform installation, configuration, deployment, troubleshooting and tuning of middleware products.
  • Provide operational support to ensure applications are highly available, necessary monitoring and alerts are in place.
  • Provide 24/7 supports for Production applications whenever necessary.
  • Assign tasks and responsibilities to team and provide migration schedule.
  • Plan out maintenance work and patch cycle for all middleware systems. Ensure systems are protected against security vulnerability threats.

Additional Information

Requires valid driver’s license

Must be able to work flexible hours/work schedule

Work weekends when required

Work holidays when required

Travel domestically and internationally

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