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Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
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6 Months
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25 Jun 2013
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Short Description:

Under limited supervision is responsible for development, enhancement, implementation, and support of the IBM Rational Suite of tools including but not limited to ClearCase and ClearQuest.


Complete Description:

Under limited supervision the individual in this position will responsible for the Rational ClearCase environment, which includes performing all software upgrades/enhancements, will work closely with developers to implement changes and perform daily maintenance, including the creation of ClearCase components, VOBs and granting access to developers.  This individual will also provide secondary support for the Websphere environment.  


Rational ClearCase Duties and Responsibilities Include:

•          ClearCase Administration

•          Manage ClearCase access control

•          Manage views

•          Manage storage pools

•          Schedule tasks

•          Back up and restore ClearCase objects

•          Administer ClearCase licenses

•          Install ClearCase

•          Manage VOBs


Websphere Duties and Responsibilities Include:

•          Participate in the creation and modification of standards and best practices concerning the WebSphere application servers and IHS(IBM HTTP server)

•          Provide technical advice and assistance to users concerning WebSphere application servers

•          Monitor WebSphere environments concerning capacity planning

•          Evaluate current WebSphere software parameters and recommend tuning efforts

•          Participate in testing and validation of new releases or maintenance upgrades to the WebSphere


Other Duties

A. Collaborate with PENNDOT developers and partners to develop and implement information systems.

B. Implements server configurations, performs server sizing estimates and capacity planning.  

D. Assists in the development of configuration standards.

C. Evaluates, plans, and implements new server technology, including planning, deployment, and management of new server resources/technology.

D. Administers/enhances Rational ClearCase, provides secondary support for ClearQuest and Websphere.

E. Develops new procedures and forms to improve efficiency.

F. Proactively identifies and resolves network issues.

G. Performs Server/Network Management functions using various management and monitoring tools available including sophisticated network and server management systems.

H. Establishes and documents standard procedures for operation, management, and monitoring.

I. Proactively plans for business continuity and disaster avoidance.

J. Creates/updates disaster recovery plans.

K. Perform related duties as required.



Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field or equivalent as well as a minimum of 5 years experience or Associates degree in computer science or related field and 7 years experience.


Specific knowledge required in the following areas:

•          Rational ClearCase

•          Websphere

•          IIS

•          MS Server 2003

•          ClearQuest (Desired)

Strong knowledge of Windows and Windows products including Windows Server 2003, Windows 7, personal computer software set up and installation, PC connectivity products and PC hardware connectivity.

Working knowledge of Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access)

Demonstrated ability to establish and meet work schedules within limited time frames and under tight deadlines and a willingness to work off hours as the need arises in support of changes to the LANs and WANs.

Effective verbal communication skills are required to work with all levels of the organization including management, vendors, and various PENNDOT personnel. Effective writing skills are required in order to document work performed.

Superior interpersonal and customer service skills required including ability to work effectively in a team environment. High level of proficiency in effective problem solving required.

Working Conditions

Standard work week is Monday – Friday but weekends, shift work, holiday, on-call, and overtime may be required.

Work may require travel to and from the various PENNDOT locations.





Required / Desired


of Experience


IBM Rational ClearCase




IBM WebSphere




Microsoft IIS Server




Microsoft Windows Server




IBM Rational ClearQuest

Highly desired



Monitoring and Diagnostic Tools

Highly desired