Middleware Specialist Chicago, IL Permanent Our client is looking to hire a Middleware Specialist for a permanent opportunity. For more information, contact Mollie Knutson at The objective of the team is to provide leading technology capabilities to our clients and partners. In addition, as the owner of platform solutions, the team is also responsible for sustaining existing Technology Platforms. Furthermore, a core function of the team is to engage on application projects, provide technology consulting, design and deploy solutions conforming to established platform standards.
ResponsibilitiesDesign and develop new technology platforms on traditional on-site VMs, private cloud (Pivotal) and public cloud (Azure, AWS). Establish technology standards and ensure compliance
- Eg documentation, monitoring, logging, capacity management, disaster recovery.
Manage technology platforms' products' lifecycle
- patches and upgrades.
Troubleshoot and resolve problems on technology platforms.
Enhance technology stack by building new capabilities and automation.
Provide technology guidance to Business Units. Engage on application projects and fulfill platform team's SDLC responsibilities which include environment provisioning, functional and load test support, performance tuning and validation of standards compliance.
Provide necessary documentation, knowledge transfer and oversight to the 24x7 support team to enable sustaining support. Act as the last level of escalation on production incidents.
Collaborate with Infrastructure teams to facilitate lifecycle activities on network, OS, database and messaging systems.
Handle occasional off-hours support escalations and project work in maintenance windows.
QualificationsMust have Web Server expertise
- Apache, Nginx, HA
Application Server expertise
- WebLogic and Tomcat.
- Oracle Access Manager integration and SSL management.
Linux expertise. Shell scripting.
Highly desired Development using GIT based products.
Experience with Nexus or Artifactory.
Experience with automation using languages such as Java, C++, Python, Golang.
Experience building CICD pipeline using Bamboo or Azure DevOps.
Architect and implement solutions using container orchestration technologies such as Docker Swarm or Kubernetes.
Build solutions on private cloud (Pivotal
- PCF, PKS, Azure) andor public cloud (Azure, AWS). Design and implement monitoring and logging solutions using Azure Insights, EL
K and Sysdig.
Experience with Ansible.
Experience building platforms that support JavaJEE, Spring Framework, Spring Boot, Microservices, Response UI Frameworks such as Angular
Education and Experience Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field. 8+ years of experience in systems design and development. 8+ years of experience as Subject Matter Expert of critical production systems. 4+ years of experience with DevOps and Cloud solutions.
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