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Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
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12 Months
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07 Nov 2012
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Short Description:


Senior Architect responsible for designing, developing, and implementing application infrastructure to provide highly-complex, reliable, and scalable applications and systems to meet the organization's objectives and requirements.


Complete Description:

Seeks 2 Senior Architects with in-depth experience of developing WebSphere Message Broker process flows for the Gatekeeper Modernization project.  The primary goal of the project is to provide an enterprise-class scalable, service oriented architecture (SOA) based solution for PennDOT’s external business partners to access Driver Licensing (DL) and Vehicle Registration (CARATS) system transactions via web services and the Internet.  WebSphere Message Broker will be used to accept incoming service requests from business partners over the internet, authenticate and authorize the requests in conjunction with IBM DataPower Appliance, transform and enrich the requests by adding additional data elements from SQL data sources and changing them to a format acceptable to the legacy IMS/COBOL Driver Licensing and Vehicle Registration systems, invoke the appropriate IMS/COBOL transactions, and send responses back to the business partners.


The 2 Senior Architects will be core members of the Gatekeeper Development team.  They will participate in requirements gathering, as necessary, and perform hands-on design, development, integration, testing, troubleshooting, and implementation of Message Broker process flows.  They will be responsible for post production support of the new Gatekeeper solution.  Experience implementing Message Broker based process flow solutions that invoke backend IMS/COBOL transactions and integrate with DataPower appliances is a plus.  Communication skills, written and verbal, are required.


Specific Duties:


1.Participate in requirements gathering, as necessary, and document requirements.

2.Design and implement end to end Gatekeeper process flows.  

3.Mentor other developers that are less experienced in developing Message Broker process flows.

4.Work with infrastructure/server engineers to resolve issues that may be encountered in integrating Message Broker with other architectural components, for example, IBM DataPower Appliance, backend IMS transactions.  This applies to all environments – Development, System Test, and Production.

5.Perform effective troubleshooting to rapidly resolve problems.

6.Design, plan, and implement stress/performance tests for workflows.

7.Participate in implementation planning

8.Troubleshoot and correct post production issues.



Hands-on experience designing, developing, implementing, and troubleshooting complex mission-critical process flows using WebSphere Message Broker.

Required 5 Years


Exp setting up Team Development environment for WMB to facilitate concurrent development, unit testing, code integration & code migration.



Exp architecting and implementing complex mission critical applications using IBM/Websphere MQ.

Required 5 Years


Experience integrating Web Services in Message Broker process flows



Strong oral and written communication skills



Implementing internet facing Message Broker solutions using IBM DataPower appliance for security.



Experience implementing Message Broker process flows that invoke IMS transactions.



Experience installing and configuring IBM Message Broker



Experience with programming languages like Java or .NET