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WebSphere System Administrator

Position: WebSphere System Administrator
Location: Winston-Salem, NC or New York, NY

Position Summary:

TCH has an opening for WebSphere System Administrator.  The position is responsible for the installation, configuration, administration and maintenance of WebSphere Application Server on multiple platforms including, AIX and Red Hat Linux on IBM power systems as well as on X86 Linux platforms and require at least 5 years hands-on experience with WebSphere Application Server.  Additional experience managing IBM MQ is a plus.

Qualifications Required:

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience working with WebSphere Application Server in an administrative function
  • Comprehensive knowledge of principles, methods and techniques used in WebSphere administration and support including dynamic clustering and largescale deployments
  • Experience ensuring that WAS is properly designed and configured to operate in a critical highly available and scalable environment.
  • Strong understanding of Java EE and associated technologies including JDBC, JNDI, JTA, EJB, JSP, JMS, servlets and web app security.
  • Knowledge of message oriented middleware and associated design principles including technologies such as queue connect factories, WebSphere integration bus, WMB and MQ.
  • Experience with IBM Power and IBM Pure Application Server platforms
  • Experience planning and managing WAS upgrades and related applications to new software releases
  • Understanding of WAS release versions and their impact and dependencies on the application portfolio and other IBM middleware products
  • Basic knowledge of Web services architecture and technologies such as SOAP, REST, UDDI and WSDL including security concerns. 
  • Dev Ops experience including continuous integration and automation of administrative tasks.
  • Experience with Apache or IBM HTTP and good grasp of current web architecture and app design patterns
  • Knowledge of at least 2 scripting languages such as Perl, Jython, Python including Unix shell
  • AIX and Linux Administration experience
  • Experience with mark-up languages such as HTML, XML, JSON
  • Familiarity with LDAP
  • Experience integrating with DB2 data sources and configuration of connection pools.
  • Experience administering IBM MQ is a plus.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Deployment, administration and operational support of WebSphere Application Server 8.5.5 / 9 on our development, testing, staging and production environments in support of multiple mission critical projects.
  • Setup and configuration of WebSphere security
  • Assist with deployment and administrative support of applications running on our WebSphere platform.
  • Troubleshooting and root cause analysis of problems in WAS environments including performance
  • Collaborate with Operations and development organizations related to support, configuration and upgrade planning.
  • Maintain WebSphere patching and bug fixes.
  • Design health checks and performance reports.
  • Develop automation tools for management, Monitoring, Configuration and Deployment.
  • Develop design and support documentation.
  • Implement WebSphere batch environment; job scheduling and integration with enterprise job scheduler
  • Provision environments for high availability, redundancy and disaster recovery.
  • Tune and scale WebSphere Application Server horizontally and vertically; Optimal utilization of workload management (WLM) capabilities.
  • 24/7 production support availability.
  • Ensure that WebSphere Application Server environment is properly designed and configured to operate in a critical highly available and scalable environment.
  • Knowledge of message oriented middleware including WebSphere integration bus, Message Driven Beans and WMB.


Physical Demands and Work Environment:

Work is generally sedentary in nature, but may require standing and walking. The working environment is generally favorable. Lighting and temperature are adequate, and there are no hazardous or unpleasant conditions caused by noise, dust, etc. Work is generally performed within an office environment, with standard office equipment available.

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  • A letter of interest describing your experience and interest in the position
  • Your resume
  • Names and contact information of three references, or three letters of reference

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