Middleware Engineer (WMQ)

Chevy Chase, MD 20815

Posted: 05/09/2019 Industry: Other Area(s) Job Number: 35239

Middleware Engineer (WMQ):

•       Installation, configuration, deployment, upgrade of middleware components such as Websphere MQ on the mainframe or distributed, Redhat ActiveMQ Jboss and Apache.

•       Monitor production & non-production environments for Mission critical (Tier1) applications

•       Provide On-Call support including NOC calls

•       Respond to email and pager alerts

•       Incident management activities such as incident recording in Remedy, initial investigation of issues; tracking and escalation management, and closure

•       Triage and troubleshoot issues using individual application/web server logs

•       Perform periodic system health checks for all environments

•       Monitor alerts from Monitoring tools such as Splunk and Dynatrace

•       Automate existing and new processes through the use of orchestration and scripting using Rundeck, Shell, Perl,

•       Document SOP (Standard Operating Procedure) for various tasks performed by team such as NOC call support, Handover/Takeover SOP, Application Health check monitoring etc.

•       Support Middleware Project tasks like server upgrades, failover testing and implementations on need basis


Required Skills/ years of experience needed

•       Websphere MQ on the mainframe or distributed.

•       Redhat ActiveMQ

•       At least 4 years of experience in J2EE deployments on two of the following operating systems: LINUX: Preferably SUSE, Red Hat; UNIX: AIX; Windows: Windows 2008 or above

•       In-depth knowledge and experience of J2EE framework and applications with at least 4 years of experience in Middleware products such as JBOSS, Tomcat and Apache

•       Strong Linux experience including Linux shell scripting.

•       Solid understanding of network protocols such as TCP/IP and HTTP

•       Prior Experience with large scale J2EE deployments, Java programming or Software Development Life Cycle

•       Solid troubleshooting skills are a must

•       Ability and flexibility to support and manage our dynamic 7 X 24 Production J2EE Environment as well as the other testing environments

•       Demonstrated ability to keep up with an ever-changing technical environment

•       An enthusiastic, highly organized self- starter and a team player that works well as a member of a diverse team

•       Ability to solve complex problems and address issues where only limited standards may exist and critical thinking is needed for effective resolutions.

•       Develop clear and concise documentation for end users and support teams

•       Ability to manage projects within technical domain, from start to finish, coordinating the entire project life-cycle, team and end-user involvement and impact.

•       Ability to lead problem resolution identifying gaps in documentation and providing clarified documentation for frontline technical staff.
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