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Middleware System Administrator Rensselaer, NY 
Posted:  6/24/2019
Category:  Administrator
Job Type:  Temp to Perm
Minimum Experience:  12
Required Education:  BS/BA Degree
Job Description

Tidal is looking for its next passionate, experienced, self-motivated, Middleware System Administrator to join our team as we continue to partner with GDIT and New York State of Health (NYSoH) to provide comprehensive health coverage to more than 4.3 million New Yorkers. Our team provides NYS with innovative and agile health benefit exchange (HBE) solutions that deliver the functionality required to comply by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and provide the flexibility needed to easily scale up to support future requirements.
You’ll join our talented Architecture Team. Our project is a large scale Java web services environment. It is a three-tiered application (web, application, and database server) with multiple levels of security between each tier.
We are looking for people who want to make an positive impact to the project.
Job Description:
    •Support a wide variety of middleware components in a 24/7/365 high availability client environment. Primary responsibility is production support to include monitoring, troubleshooting and triage.

    •Provide technical leadership across a variety of middleware components. 

    •Set technical direction for mid-tier environments

    •Collect and review system data for capacity and planning purposes.

    •Analyze capacity data and develop capacity plans for appropriate level enterprise-wide systems.

    •Work closely with team lead and peers to ensure tasks are clearly defined and deadlines are met.

    •Perform software installations and upgrades across development, test and production environments.

    •Install, configure and maintain the WebSphere family of middleware infrastructure (WebSphere Application Server, WebSphere Portal Server, WebSphere Process Server and WebSphere MQ).

    •Install patches associated with WebSphere upgrades and updates.

    •Develop and maintain appropriate system documentation.

    •Perform complex systems administration.

    •Monitors and tunes appropriate systems to ensure an optimum level of performance.

    •Oversee and apply appropriate support packages/patches to maintain system integrity.

    Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, or related technical field

    •Twelve (12) or more years of experience working and leading middleware teams in a high-volume, mission critical environment.

    •Senior level experience in the WebSphere family of middleware infrastructure (WebSphere Application Server, WebSphere Portal Server, WebSphere Process Server and WebSphere MQ).

    •Extensive knowledge in implementing SSL across middleware tools.

    •Knowledge in OpenText, MuleSoft , Splunk (Optional)& UCD tools.

    •Scripting and Process Automation experience required

    •Experience with Ansible is preferred

    •Extensive knowledge of Java/J2EE methodology and frameworks

    •Extensive UNIX AIX or Linux and Scripting experience

    •Extensive SDLC experience with some development or Systems programming experience

    •Ability to analyze and trouble-shoot Mid-tier/infrastructure issues.

    •Experience in developing appropriate monitoring and alerting processes within the mid-tier environment

    •Experience developing custom operation scripts for day-to-day

    •Willingness to provide evening / weekend support coverage as necessary

    •Experience with Alfresco, ESG, IBM WTX, IBM Datastage beneficial

    •Strong written and verbal communication skills

    •Ability to interact with team and client staff in a stressful work environment.

    •Prior lead experience would be considered as an advantage

    •Strong analytical and problem resolution skills

    •Great Team and client interaction skills

Job Requirements

For Additional Information Contact:
Casey Ryan

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